At the New-York Historical Society, we mount exhibitions that directly connect American history and art to you, our visitors. This summer, we will present Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beloved schoolgirl and the iconic illustration and writing of her creator.
The story of Madeline's author Ludwig Bemelmans mirrors that of so many other New Yorkers: he was an immigrant who went against the grain in his home country (in his...Read More
Beer has a reputation as being a working man's drink, but from 1940 to 1965 New York's Rheingold Beer made their beer synonymous with elegance, beauty, and modernity. Their Miss Rheingold contest drew thousands of applicants each year, with the winner representing Rheingold in advertisements and personal appearances all year long. "According to corporate lore," says CNN, "in 1959, New Yorkers cast 22 million ballots at 30,000 city taverns and delis--a voter turnout second only to presidential...Read More
Which bowler fell through a plate-glass window as a kid, leaving him with permanently curled fingers? Which cyclist was the highest paid athlete of the early 20th century? Did you even know pedestrianism was a sport? It's for facts like these and more that the Bill Shannon Biographical Dictionary of New York Sports was born. With over 1,750 entries, it's a one-stop guide to everything about New York sports.
The vast majority of the entries were written...Read More
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