One of the New-York Historical Society’s goals is discovering new ways to make the past present, and make visitors feel involved in New York’s history. Well, how does taking part in pulling down a historical statue sound? Because if you get enough friends, you may be able to do just that.
From 1852-1853, Johannes Adam Simon Oertel painted the moment when the Sons of Liberty pulled down the statue of King George III that stood in...Read More
It is still so cold in New York. We had a Nor'easter Bomb yesterday and now it's still cold and dreary, so let's fantasize about the warmth and sun and color that comes in spring. Technically that's supposed to be right now, but we'll just have to dream for another week or so.
The above painting shows handsomely dressed New Yorkers along 59th Street, near the Plaza Hotel and in front of the Pulitzer Fountain (funded...Read More
Written by Ina Bort
Our last post explored the biography of Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, the doyenne-turned-activist we believe commissioned this plate’s manufacture. Today we explore the first of two likely scenarios where this and similar plates may have been used: The suffrage conferences Alva organized at Marble House, her Newport estate, in 1909 and 1914.
Ever conscious of her new role as suffrage publicist, Alva identified Marble House as the ideal venue for the late August 1909...Read More
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