The beginning of a new year seems like the perfect time to explore our collection of vintage calendars.
It's hard to imagine in this age of email marketing and television commercials, but calendars were once among the most effective means of advertising. Unlike advertisements in newspapers or magazines, which were likely to be discarded right away, a free calendar could potentially hang in a home or business for an entire year.
The more attractive the calendar, the...Read More
Off-limit to the public for over 35 years, Hart Island -- a mile-long island off the eastern coast of the Bronx -- has remained one of New York City's most closely guarded secrets. It is the home of New York's "potter's field," for those who can't afford to pay for burial, or whose identity is unknown.
Since 1976, Hart Island has been operated and maintained by the Department of Corrections, which transports inmates from Rikers Island...Read More
Jane Campbell Bannerman -- now a sprightly 103 years of age -- embarked on her first trip abroad in 1929, long before there were iphones or digital cameras. Instead, she carried sketchbooks and watercolors to record the scenes and people she encountered. Colorful, personal, quirky, and utterly unique, Bannerman's 74 sketchbooks capture the quintessential spirit of the places she visited, and also reflect her own appealing personality.
At the time of her inaugural trip, Jane Campbell...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
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