This post was written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
Robert E. Lee wore a puzzled look as he examined the officer’s dark features, then recovered enough to extend his hand and remark, “I am glad to see one real American here.” On that April 9 afternoon, 150 years ago, at the McLean House in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, General Lee was greeting Ely S. Parker, a Seneca Indian who was serving as General Ulysses...Read More
This post was written by Jonah Estess, former digital projects intern in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library.
Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York familiarized audiences with the New York Draft Riots, a tumultuous, multi-partied conflict including Five Points neighborhood residents, the uptown elite, Union soldiers, rioters, as well as New York’s African American population. From a sketchbook filled with scenes of daily life, the New-York Historical Society has chosen to digitize a set of 13 sketches of New York...Read More
Fashion week, Alexander McQueen at the Met . . . . lately, we've been looking at fashion very seriously. But fashion has always had its funny side too. Take, for example, this 1776 caricature of the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Caricature File, PR 010
One of a series of satires by the husband-and-wife team Matthew and Mary Darly, these prints mock the elevated hairstyles popular in 18th-century London while also providing political commentary.
While fashion in the "Age...Read More
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