Let's talk mustard. Even if you've never actually tried it, it's unlikely you'd have trouble recognizing a bottle of Gulden's. Its distinctive gold and crimson label is, at least as far as condiments go, iconic. But have you ever taken a closer look? Like many brands, Gulden's slapped images of medals earned in bygone days on packaging to tout the product's merits. Although the competitions for which they were awarded are largely forgotten, one of Gulden's medals...Read More
This post was written by Heather Mulliner, spring semester intern in the Department of Manuscripts.
A career in politics seemed all but inevitable for George Frederick Seward, the nephew of Lincoln’s famed Secretary of State (and one-time Presidential rival) William Henry Seward. But like his better-known uncle – whose vocal opposition to slavery cost him the Presidential nomination – George Frederick Seward’s political ambitions were thwarted by his stand on a controversial issue.
G.F. Seward’s career as...Read More
This post is by Brenna McCormick-Thompson, Print Room Reference Assistant
In the autumn of 1815, a group of concerned citizens in Westchester County, New York banded together to put a stop to one of the most egregious crimes plaguing the region: horse stealing. Having identified a very real threat to their homes and communities, a committee of seven men set about drafting a constitution for a new society to protect themselves from the despicable acts of...Read More
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