Just in time for the 72nd anniversary of New York's 1939 World's Fair -- which opened on April 30th, 1939 -- the New-York Historical Society has received an extensive collection of photographs and other memorabilia documenting this momentous event.
President Roosevelt's official dedication at the Fair's opening ceremonies.
Although Paul Gillespie was only 12 years old in 1939, and almost certainly did not attend the fair himself, he apparently developed a lifelong fascination with the "World of...Read More
Photographs depicting the history of the New-York Historical Society are now available online. Users can locate the photographs through the collection's finding aid. Simply click on the thumbnail picture to view all of the photographs in a folder. Or just view the images through our Flickr account here. It is a simple and fun way to look at images of the Society throughout our history.
The photographs provide an overview of the cultural history of N-YHS...Read More
On February 25, 1870 Hiram Rhoades Revels, a preacher from Mississippi was sworn into the United States Senate. That occasion marked the first time a man of African descent served in either house of congress.
While his service is a landmark in American history, Revels would not seek a second term but did go on to distinguish himself in the field of education, becoming the first president of what is now Alcorn State University. His stint...Read More
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