Let's talk mustard. Even if you've never actually tried it, it's unlikely you'd have trouble recognizing a bottle of Gulden's. Its distinctive gold and crimson label is, at least as far as condiments go, iconic. But have you ever taken a closer look? Like many brands, Gulden's slapped images of medals earned in bygone days on packaging to tout the product's merits. Although the competitions for which they were awarded are largely forgotten, one of Gulden's medals...Read More
A great deal of the work done on the Irish immigrant experience focuses on the refugees of Ireland's potato blight in the late 1840s. However, the epic story of the Irish in America, and the challenges it encountered, did not begin there. One obscure chapter of this story is captured in the tale of the short-lived New-York Hibernian Volunteers.
While Irish immigration was on a far smaller scale in the late eighteenth century, by the 1790s...Read More
Post written by Kenneth Cleary, a summer intern at N-YHS who processed the Paul Gillespie Collection of New York World's Fair Materials.
A rich collection of photographs from the 1939-40 New York World's Fair is newly available to researchers at the N-YHS library. Donated to N-YHS in May of this year, the Paul Gillespie Collection of New York World's Fair Materials (PR 283) contains a large number of amateur photographs that present a view of the...Read More
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