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Just in time for the 72nd anniversary of New York’s 1939 World’s Fair — which opened on April 30th, 1939 — the New-York Historical Society has received

Post date: Fri, 05/13/2011 - 4:55pm

The variability and just plain depressing weather of late here in New York is probably trying everyone’s patience.

Post date: Fri, 05/13/2011 - 4:55pm

The camera, that is:

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An intriguing series of advertising cabinet cards have piqued the curiosity of staff and researchers ever since they were given to the New-York Historical Society by Mrs. Elihu Spicer in 1960.


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Next Friday, March 25th, is the 100th anniversary of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.  The deadly fire prompted the creation of new fire

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Admittedly that would make much more sense to  pre-1752 New Yorkers.

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In honor of Women’s History month, we want to highlight materials that focus on  women in New York City history.  The

Post date: Fri, 05/13/2011 - 4:52pm

As we watch events unfolding in Libya, and still hear regular news of Somali piracy, it seems like a good opportunity to have a look back at America’s historic relationship with

Post date: Fri, 05/13/2011 - 4:51pm

“One of the smallest and least known national groups in this country is a group of Black Jews.  In New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and other cities,

Post date: Fri, 05/13/2011 - 4:50pm

The position of African-Americans during the American Revolution was complicated by the incongruous conceptions of freedom held by American coloni

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