What does smallpox have to do with American history? According to David Rosner, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia University, advisor to the exhibition BE SURE! BE SAFE! GET VACCINATED! Smallpox, Vaccination and Civil Liberties in New York, everything. In this three-part series, written by Rosner, we'll take a look at the impact smallpox has had on our social fabric.
Some might be surprised to see the New-York Historical Society...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
Written by Sophie Lynford, Acting Assistant Curator of American Art
The term “Hudson River School” first appeared in print in 1879 in a review by the American art critic Earl Shinn. “Hudson River School” is an appellation that is still broadly applied to landscape paintings produced in the United States during the 19th century. Shinn, though, did not intend the moniker as a compliment. In his article, he pitted the Hudson River School against the newly...Read More
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