Written by Joseph Ditta, Reference Librarian.
In honor of Presidents’ Day, come with us back to 1889, when the celebrations marking the centennial of George Washington's inauguration as first president of the United States were in full swing. Perhaps the most impressive manifestation of New York's pride of place as the location for that memorable event was the triumphal arch the City erected across the foot of Fifth Avenue, just north of Washington Square. Designed by...Read More
This post was written by Saira Haqqi, Enhanced Conservation Work Experience (ECWE) Assistant.
Our upcoming exhibition, Tattooed New York, will feature this delightful sketchbook containing tattoo designs by an unknown artist. Before it could be exhibited, the book needed some conservation treatment. When it came to the lab it showed signs of extensive use: the covers were paint splattered, pages were loose, and there were multiple creases and tears. Mixed among the larger leaves were some smaller...Read More
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