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!
With the...Read More
The hectic demeanor of Fifth Avenue, especially as holiday shopping season rounds the bend, would rarely be compared to the quiet, contemplative environment of a museum. But if you’re walking around Midtown check out Bergdorf Goodman’s windows for a hint of history amongst the street’s craze. Bergdorf Goodman is honoring the reopening of the New-York Historical Society with a stunning window, featuring thirty-two portraits of American historical figures reproduced from our collection, including those of...Read More
This week’s post is by returning guest blogger, Chennie Huang. By day, she’s a communications associate here at N-YHS. By night, she’s a graduate student studying art history at CUNY, concentrating in European and Asian art. This week, she explores the artists who inspired legendary cartoonist, Al Hirschfeld.
Al Hirscheld’s artistic career as a caricaturist spanned from the 1920s until the 1990s. Over these decades, he had developed a personal style that has been deemed unique...Read More
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