This post is by Alex Japha, Digital Preservation Intern in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library.
While 3D technology is now most associated with big-budget movies, 3D imagery is not a new concept. As part of the New-York Historical Society’s ongoing effort to make the Civil War Treasures Collection available digitally, more than 700 stereographs of the U.S. Civil War have recently been made accessible online.
A stereograph is a combination of two photographs, usually placed side by side...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
This post was written by Jonah Estess, former digital projects intern in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library.
Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York familiarized audiences with the New York Draft Riots, a tumultuous, multi-partied conflict including Five Points neighborhood residents, the uptown elite, Union soldiers, rioters, as well as New York’s African American population. From a sketchbook filled with scenes of daily life, the New-York Historical Society has chosen to digitize a set of 13 sketches of New York...Read More
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