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A costly fashion… literally.

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A Piece of High Line History

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Library Closing For the Summer

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End of the World As We Know It

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The “Golden Age of Bicycling” Account Book

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William H. Paine: assistant engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge

May 24th marks the 128th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. While the name John Augustus Roebling is widely associated with the bridge’s design and production, the contributions of the six other men involved in the bridge’s engineering is rarely acknowledged in popular history. Paine (believed to be second from right), pictured on […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Paul Gillespie’s 1939 New York World’s Fair Collection

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 […]

The brier and bramble: Thomas Jefferson and the English Garden Style

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The South Shoots First

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