This post was written by Julia Lipkins, Reference Archivist, Manuscripts Department.
Charles Gilbert Hine (1859-1931), an amateur photographer, captured this noir scene of Madison Square Theatre on 24th Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway in 1905. His collection of photographs at N-YHS includes platinum, cyanotype, and albumen prints of Manhattan at the turn of the 20th century. Hine also created a series of annotated photo albums, which he titled, “Broadway, New York From the Sky Scraper to the...Read More
On September 22, 1852, New York dry goods merchant Edward Neufville Tailer sat down to record his latest diary entry as he did religiously from 1848 until very nearly the day of his death in 1917. On this particular occasion he reflected on his reading of one of the most famous American literary works, Uncle Tom's Cabin, published only that summer.
While not every American has read Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, it's virtually impossible not to have heard of it. Regarded...Read More
This post was written by Sarah Rose, archival intern from Queens College on the Institutional Archives Project.
Since February, I have been working with the papers of former N-YHS Librarian Dorothy C. Barck. Barck was hired as an assistant in the library in 1922 by Librarian Alexander Wall and remained at N-YHS for 32 years. She became Librarian in 1942, when the expansion of the building had been completed and open to the public for three...Read More
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