This post was written by Luis Rodriguez, Collections Management Specialist
The Kennedy family had a long and generally positive relationship with Time and its founder Henry Luce. Joseph P. Kennedy had several meetings with Luce while the former served as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and from the late 1930s on into the post-war years, the two argued amicably over United States foreign policy. In 1940 "Joe" Kennedy convinced Luce to write the introduction to the...Read More
This post was written by Matthew Murphy, Head of Cataloging and Metadata.
This week marks the 150th anniversary of the New York Draft Riots, one of bloodiest and most violent insurrections in American history. A perfect storm of social unrest, ethnic hatred, and class conflict led to the brutal and horrifying riots, which were popularized (and somewhat sensationalized) by Martin Scorsese’s film, “Gangs of New York” (2002). Lasting from July 13 to July 16, 1863, the...Read More
Spring fever was as common 150 years ago as it is now, and for many winter-weary souls, the illustrated seed catalogs that began appearing in that era are still the closest thing to a cure.
Among the many fine examples of early seed catalogs in our collections, my personal favorites were produced by James Vick, a Rochester seedsman who began his career in the printing trade in New York City. Vick was born in Portsmouth, England,...Read More
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