Dreaming of warmer climes? All this snow has us wondering . . . where did 19th century New Yorkers travel to escape the winter blahs?
For those that could afford it, the Ward Line of steamships offered runs to Nassau, Cuba and Mexico, as advertised in this circa 1890's brochure:
Within 36 hours of leaving port, the Ward Line promised, "cold weather is left behind and the blue waters of the Gulf Stream lap with loving ripples...Read More
This article is written by Joe Festa, Manuscript Reference Librarian.
Jeff Cowen, a contemporary art photographer born in New York City, is best known for his portraits and collages, and a painterly approach to his photographic process. Five gelatin silver prints by Cowen are housed within the Photographer File here at New-York Historical Society. Taken early in the artist’s career, these images illustrate Cowen’s artistic practice prior to his formal study at the Art Students League...Read More
As we are now in holiday party season, it seems a good time to look back at previous holiday parties at N-YHS. Pictures in the N-YHS Archives show parties from the 1950's and 1960's that include dancing, plenty of drinking, and even smoking in the museum. Most of these pictures depict the staff inside what was the Port of New York Gallery on the first floor of the museum. The permanent exhibit was designed to...Read More
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