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
The current Ebola crisis is by no means the first time a viral haemorrhagic fever ("VHF") has terrorized the inhabitants of America. Throughout the 18th century and into the 19th, epidemics of another VHF -- yellow fever -- spread fear and panic across the United States. N-YHS is fortunate to hold a number of rare reports of these early epidemics.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, VHF's are a group of illnesses caused...Read More
Written by Marybeth Kavanagh, Print Room Reference Librarian
April 24, 1913, 7:30pm: President Woodrow Wilson presses a telegraphic button in Washington, DC, illuminating eighty thousand bulbs in the newly constructed Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway in New York City, and ushering in the era of the modern skyscraper.
Constructed in neo-Gothic style by architect Cass Gilbert, who was commissioned by F.W. Woolworth to design the new corporate headquarters of his five-and-dime empire, the Woolworth Building was then...Read More
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