When World War II broke out, men and women were both expected to give their all to support the war effort. For many women, that meant joining the ranks of the WAVES or becoming a defense worker. Women all over the country went to work building planes, ships, and other supplies for the men overseas. But if it weren't for a plea from Maiden Form, they may have been doing it without their bras!
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Ben Franklin was known for many things, but one of his most enduring legacies is his Poor Richard's Almanack. Published under his pseudonym, Ben Franklin released a yearly almanac from 1732 to 1758, filled with calendars, poems, sayings, and weather and astrological information. It is from these almanacs that we get most of Ben Franklin's proverbs.
This kerchief features eight vignettes in medallions illustrating Poor Richard's Lessons surrounding a central medallion with a portrait of Benjamin Franklin....Read More
To celebrate the upcoming opening of our groundbreaking exhibition, Lincoln and the Jews on March 20, Harold Holzer, the Roger Hertog Fellow at the New-York Historical Society and Chief Historian to the exhibition, has signed on as this week’s guest blogger. In his post, he highlights the show and the exciting history it illuminates. So read on and don’t miss Lincoln and the Jews, opening a week from today here at New-York Historical!
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