Finally, it's warm and sunny enough to be able to enjoy the outdoors, which for many women means an excuse to don their best hats. Here's a look at some of our favorite headwear represented in the New-York Historical society collections.
Men have always had fashionable hats too, like this on on Esteban Miro, the governor of Louisiana from 1782 to 1791.
We're in love with this polka-dot getup, not to mention the car!
Of course, Bill Cunningham...Read More
Tomorrow, The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution opens at the New-York Historical Society. Featuring over 100 works from the original 1913 Armory Show, the exhibition examines how the Impressionist, Avant-Garde, and other modern works changed the way America looked at art.
One such work was Algerian Girl by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. From 1881 to 1882 Renoir traveled through Algeria, producing nearly thirty paintings. Parisian art dealer Durand-Ruel bought this painting from Renoir in 1882, and lent...Read More
Imagine you're charged with taking a subway for a ride. Now imagine that subway was the first subway ever. A pretty daunting task! Mayor George B. McClellan had the honor of operating the first NYC subway train on October 27, 1904, and was pretty excited about it!
The IRT had just opened, and McClellan was supposed to start the train from the City Hall Station. After that, he was to hand the controls to the IRT motorman....Read More
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