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
This post was written by Julita Braxton, AHMC Cataloger.
On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after Lincoln granted freedom to all persons enslaved within rebellious states through the issue of the Emancipation Proclamation, word finally reached Galveston, Texas. It was on this date that Union soldiers brought news that the war had ended and were able to enforce this executive order. Now known as Juneteenth, June 19, today commemorates the liberation of those...Read More
With the opening of the next section of the High Line this week we are reminded of the incredible transformation of the High Line from an abandoned relic of 20th Century transportation history to a restorative piece of the urban landscape. There are many sidebars to the story, but perhaps one of the more ironic is that the High Line itself began as part of a project jeopardizing the Upper West Side's very own Riverside...Read More
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