- “Documents Pertaining to the Japanese Surrender September 2, 1945.” September 21, 2012 through November 9, 2012. (Manila: Bureau of Printing, for the United States Army, September 1945). Broadsheets, five leaves with twelve mounted photographic facsimiles of documents and translations of the documents. On September 2, 1945, the war in the Pacific officially ended. In an internationally broadcast ceremony lasting twenty-three minutes aboard the U.S.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012 – December 30, 2012, Tuesday, January 1, 2013
When war broke out in 1939, New York was a cosmopolitan, heavily immigrant city, whose people had real stakes in the global conflict and strongly held opinions about whether or not to intervene. The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 brought the U.S. into the war, and New York became the principal port of embarkation for the warfront.
Historical Relics and Souvenirs
The New-York Historical Society’s collection of more than 300 relics includes eyewitness artifacts linked to key moments in American history, such as fragments of the gilded statue of George III torn from its pedestal on Bowling Green by a jubilant crowd after a public reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 9, 1776; a draft wheel used during the Civil War in the draft lottery held on July 13, 1863—an event that touched off the worst urban riots in American history—and the wooden barrel used by Governor DeWitt Clinton in