Post written by Ashley Todd, a fall intern at N-YHS who processed the Bannerman Family Papers. The collection was generously donated by Virginia Betts in 2011.
If you have ever taken the Metro-North Hudson Line train to Poughkeepsie then you are probably familiar with the haunting castle ruins that sit on a small island between the Beacon and Cold Spring stations. Resembling a relic that you would expect to find in the highlands of Scotland...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
This post was written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections
What to do if you are a leader of a political party and you fear that your party’s presumptive nominee for the presidency thoroughly lacks the temperament for the office? If he is erratic, animated by “disgusting egotism,” “distempered jealousy,” and “ungovernable indiscretion”? Or that he simply has such “great and intrinsic defects in his character, which unfit him for the office of Chief...Read More
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