This post is by Jill Reichenbach, Reference Librarian for the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections. [*Blog post title taken from the song "Picture Book," by The Kinks.]
The Album File, as its name suggests, is a collection of over 450 photo albums and scrapbooks, with the earliest dating back to the 1860s. The collection has been culled from myriad sources, both purchased and donated, and includes albums containing photos of everything from the Civil...Read More
Given the New-York Historical Society's reluctance to change so much as the hyphen in its own name (see "It Can Hyphen Here: Why the New-York Historical Society Includes a Hyphen"), it may come as a shock to learn that in 1845, N-YHS spearheaded an effort to give an entirely new name to the whole country.
On April 1, 1845, a three-person Committee appointed by the New-York Historical Society reported on "the subject of the irrelevant appellation,...Read More
This post is by Alex Japha, Digital Preservation Intern in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library.
While 3D technology is now most associated with big-budget movies, 3D imagery is not a new concept. As part of the New-York Historical Society’s ongoing effort to make the Civil War Treasures Collection available digitally, more than 700 stereographs of the U.S. Civil War have recently been made accessible online.
A stereograph is a combination of two photographs, usually placed side by side...Read More
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