This post was written by Tammy Kiter, Manuscript Reference Librarian.
On the morning of May 1, 1915, the German Embassy in the United States placed ads in New York newspapers issuing serious warnings to anyone planning to travel on an Atlantic voyage; alerting them that a war zone existed in the waters adjacent to the British Isles and any vessels flying the flag of Great Britain, or her allies, was taking a great risk and liable...Read More
Peace on earth and good will to men may be in short supply, but there is no time like Christmas to appreciate that nowadays advertising is everywhere. Billboards, newspapers, magazines, television, the Internet, cell phones . . . advertisers will try any means available to get consumers to buy their products. So it’s hardly surprising to find 19th century advertisers taking advantage of one of the earliest forms of mass media: sheet music.
In the year...Read More
This post was written by N-YHS intern Audrey Belanger
If you, like me, occasionally suffer from bouts of longing for life in the 19th century (Carriages! Balls! Needlepoint!), there is no better cure than perusing 19th century death records in the N-YHS manuscript collection. Not only were sicknesses such as consumption, dropsy, smallpox, and hives regular menaces, but death lurked in unexpected places as well. According to a City of New York coroner’s bill from 1850,...Read More
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