In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Napoleon's Authorization for the Sale of the Louisiana Territory
April 24, 1803
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signature and date: lower right: "DeWitt M. Lockman / 1931"
Wilberforce Eames was a librarian, editor, bibliographer, and scholar who held a series of positions with the Lenox Library and the New York Public Library from 1885 into the early twentieth century. He was a member of The New-York Historical Society and in 1931 was the second recipient of its gold medal "For Achievement in History." Following presentation of the medal, this portrait of Eames was unveiled.
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