With more than four centuries of history, it’s no wonder that so many beloved Christmastime traditions originated in New York. Here are a few highlights, and remember if you’re in the city during the winter season, be sure to see our beloved Yueltide exhibition, Holiday Express, now on view through February 28.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…
First published anonymously in the Troy, New York, Sentinel in 1823, “A Visit from St. Nicholas” is now attributed to...Read More
Written by Kelly Morgan
In this final installment of the propaganda posters series, we’ll be examining the mobilization of the home front through Liberty loan drives and through manufacturing by appealing to the labor force, immigrant groups, and citizens unable to serve in the military or Red Cross. All posters discussed in this post are part of the collections of the New-York Historical Society.
With the goal of raising money for the war effort, artists illustrated posters...Read More
In honor of our upcoming exhibition, John Rogers: American Stories, curator Kim Orcutt will be writing a series of posts about his life, his work, and how he earned the nickname “The People’s Sculptor.”
John Rogers couldn’t make it home to Roxbury, Massachusetts, for Christmas in 1859. He had just settled in New York and was trying to establish his career as a sculptor. His later success is the subject of the exhibition John Rogers: American Stories at the...Read More
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