Written by Geraldine Granahan, CLIR project cataloger
The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library of The New-York Historical Society has several items in its collections that were printed in the Cherokee language. One example is the above almanac, Cherokee Almanac 1861, which is written in Cherokee (or Tsalagi),an Iroquoian language used by the Cherokee people. The writing system was invented by a Cherokee known as Sequoyah, or by his English name George Guess or George Gist (1776-1843)....Read More
This post was written by Julia Lipkins, Reference Archivist, Manuscripts Department.
Charles Gilbert Hine (1859-1931), an amateur photographer, captured this noir scene of Madison Square Theatre on 24th Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway in 1905. His collection of photographs at N-YHS includes platinum, cyanotype, and albumen prints of Manhattan at the turn of the 20th century. Hine also created a series of annotated photo albums, which he titled, “Broadway, New York From the Sky Scraper to the...Read More
This post was written by Maureen Maryanski, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
At the height of the Roaring Twenties, the wealthy and glamorous descended in droves on the northeast corner of 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue to hear the latest compositions, see the newest dances, and revel in the cultural and creative crucible of Harlem’s most famous nightclub: the Cotton Club. Known as the “Aristocrat of Harlem,” this cabaret was opened in September 1923 by gangster...Read More
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