This post was written by Tammy Kiter, Manuscript Reference Librarian.
This time of year has become synonymous with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. As we revel in the excitement of watching our favorite characters float larger than life down Central Park West, let’s celebrate three of the key ingredients for a fantastic holiday in the Big Apple: Family, Food and Fun! Oh yeah… and history!
The image above is from a daguerreotype taken by photographer Jerry Spagnoli....Read More
The library staff at the New-York Historical Society is happy to announce the publication of When Did the Statue of Liberty Turn Green? And 101 Other Questions About New York City. For years, the librarians at the New-York Historical Society have kept a record of the questions posed to them by curious New Yorkers and visitors to the city. Who was the first woman to run for mayor of New York? Why are beavers featured...Read More
This post was written by Alison Barr, Manuscript Department volunteer.
The Charles Frederick Heartman Collection at the New-York Historical Society is comprised of a vast array of material mostly related to American history and culture. Heartman was a well-known and respected book and autograph collector, a bookseller and author who wrote on diverse topics but had a keen interest in African Americana. He was an interesting man. He collected books from a very young age, and...Read More
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