On October 23, 1915, over 25,000 women marched up Fifth Avenue in New York City to advocate for women's suffrage. At that point, the fight had been ongoing for more than 65 years, with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 first passing a resolution in favor of women's suffrage. Unfortunately, they wouldn't find success for another five years.
New York's 1915 suffrage parade was the largest held in the city until that time. But many still had...Read More
The New-York Historical Society hosted a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization ceremony, where 90 people became U.S. citizens, on Wednesday, April 13. The new U.S. citizens originate from 42 countries, including Bangladesh, People’s Republic of China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Slovakia, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Yemen, among others.
New-York Historical’s Trustee Andrew H. Tisch provided keynote remarks. You can read his moving speech below:
"118 years ago, my grandfather Avraham Tisienski stood...Read More
Yikes! This aggressive-looking machine is patented under the name “Lightning” and is cold to the touch. Because it’s made from cast iron, when you lift it, its weight drags your whole body down and turns your arm to pudding. It has four gears; each is a different size, and each is necessary. When activated, these gears grind, whip, and spin a single two-pronged fork against a sharpened, diagonally suspended knife.
But the Lightning is not a...Read More
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