This post was written by Twila Rios, Summer Intern in the department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections.
The New-York Historical Society has two collections of photographer Claire Yaffa: the Claire Yaffa Children with AIDS photograph collection and the Claire Yaffa New York Foundling Hospital photograph collection. A portion of the Children with Aids photograph collection is currently on exhibit at N-YHS, through September 1, 2013.
When looking through these collections a few impressions stand out. First...Read More
This post is written by Joe Festa, Manuscript Reference Librarian.
Mural artist Edwin Howland Blashfield, born in Brooklyn in 1848, is perhaps best known for adorning the dome of the Library of Congress Main Reading Room in Washington, DC. His work can be characterized by his formal European apprenticeship in the classical arts, which greatly informed his aesthetic and contributed to his success during the American Gilded Age.
In 1867, Blashfield left New York to study under...Read More
As we are now in holiday party season, it seems a good time to look back at previous holiday parties at N-YHS. Pictures in the N-YHS Archives show parties from the 1950's and 1960's that include dancing, plenty of drinking, and even smoking in the museum. Most of these pictures depict the staff inside what was the Port of New York Gallery on the first floor of the museum. The permanent exhibit was designed to...Read More
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