The library staff at the New-York Historical Society is happy to announce the publication of When Did the Statue of Liberty Turn Green? And 101 Other Questions About New York City. For years, the librarians at the New-York Historical Society have kept a record of the questions posed to them by curious New Yorkers and visitors to the city. Who was the first woman to run for mayor of New York? Why are beavers featured...Read More
Written by Maureen Maryanski, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
As Women’s History Month comes to a close, let’s focus on an attempted publicity stunt from 1916 involving New York suffragists, a biplane, and President Woodrow Wilson. Three fantastic photographs in the library collection tell the beginning of the story as a group of suffragists met at Midland Beach, Staten Island on December 2, 1916.
The plan was to “bomb” President Woodrow Wilson on his yacht, the Mayflower,...Read More
That is especially true in this lighthearted note (discovered by our volunteer Carol while re-housing the collection) from Ashcan School painter and printmaker John Sloan, to art collector, critic and patron Albert Eugene Gallatin. It seems his words of apology just could not do justice to his predicament. So, to illustrate the situation, Sloan adds his "thousand words". (For a transcription, see below.)
John Sloan to A.E. Gallatin, November 30, 1915 (A.E. Gallatin Papers)