This post was written by Tammy Kiter, Manuscript Reference Librarian.
This time of year has become synonymous with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. As we revel in the excitement of watching our favorite characters float larger than life down Central Park West, let’s celebrate three of the key ingredients for a fantastic holiday in the Big Apple: Family, Food and Fun! Oh yeah… and history!
The image above is from a daguerreotype taken by photographer Jerry Spagnoli....Read More
It sounds like an easy question, right? Well, Thomas Jefferson certainly wrote it -- in terms of authorship. But do you know whose hand it was that literally produced the famous handwritten copy? If you're not sure, don't worry, historians aren't completely certain either. That said, there is consensus that it was "probably" Timothy Matlack, of Pennsylvania. Matlack had been appointed clerk to the secretary of the Second Continental Congress, Charles Thomson, a little over a...Read More
This post was written by Alice Browne, N-YHS cataloguer
September 17 marks the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day of fighting in the Civil War, which left almost four thousand dead. It was not a conclusive victory for either side, but did put an end to Lee’s invasion of Maryland. N-YHS photograph and manuscript collections contain images and eyewitness accounts which make the horror of the battle very vivid....Read More
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