At the end of WWII & NYC, there is a phone booth labeled "Talk to Us," where visitors have been leaving their comments, questions, and personal stories of World War II. Some remember what it was like to serve, others what it was like to hide under their desks at school during air raids, but each stories gives an important glimpse into what life was like in the city during the war.
Where I lived in...Read More
On April 17, 1907, Ellis Island had its busiest day ever, processing 11,747 individuals who just arrived to America. An average day had them processing about 5,000, so this must have overloaded them! According to the Ellis Island Foundation, "During this historic month [April 1907] of American immigration, the Port of New York received 197 ships and more than a quarter-million passengers from around the world. Most of these arrivals were immigrants intent on establishing a...Read More
By Timothy Wroten
For the world of American art and design, last week was marked by the passing of illustrious designer and ceramicist Eva Zeisel, who was 105. The New-York Historical Society Museum was fortunate enough to work with Zeisel in 2003 to collect and exhibit some of her remarkable designs.
Above are some pitchers that were donated to us by the artist in 2003. In the mid-1940s, Red Wing Pottery commissioned Zeisel to create a "Greenwich Villagey" dinner service. The resulting line...Read More
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