Many New Yorkers are likely unaware that a collection of ancient Egyptian items once resided on Broadway near Astor Place. From 1853-1860 the Abbott Collection, displayed as the Egyptian Museum, was located at the Stuyvesant Institute at 659 Broadway. Dr. Henry Abbott was a British physician who lived in Cairo for over 20 years and was a known collector of Egyptian art and antiquities, in a time when it was still possible to collect and...Read More
The James Boyd Collection of New York City Etchings in the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections is a particularly lovely survey of etchings by various artists depicting the city between 1910 and 1935. Boyd donated the collection to the New-York Historical Society in honor of his wife, Agnes Boyd, in 1935, and continued to add prints until 1944.
Here are some selections from the collection. Stay tuned for more!
This post is by Jill Reichenbach, Reference Librarian, Department...Read More
It's probably no consolation for last week's heat wave but if you were a well-heeled New Yorker living in the late nineteenth century, you would probably be spending the sultry days of summer living it up in Newport, RI. Not surprisingly, the story of Newport and New York's richest dwellers is well documented at the N-YHS. An interesting source is the register of the Newport Golf Club (1893-1898). It records visitors, their address, the length of...Read More
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