This Friday, the New-York Historical is presenting William Wyler's The Heiress (1949) as part of our free Friday night film series. Based on Henry James' 1880 story Washington Square, the film stars Olivia de Havilland as a young woman who falls in love with a handsome young man (Montgomery Clift), despite the objections of her emotionally abusive father who suspects the man of being a fortune hunter.
In 1880, when James wrote his novel, Washington Square Park...Read More
Women in New York City have a long history of taking to streets and stages to make their voices heard. The suffrage parades of the 1910s captured the attention of the city and helped convince men that women were engaged citizens who deserved the right to vote. This past weekend, 200,000 women and men again demanded a political voice right outside the doors of the New-York Historical Society.
Telling the Stories of Women on the March
On March 27, 1915, Mary Mallon, known as Typhoid Mary, was permanently quarantined at this hospital on North Brother Island. From 1900 until her second quarantine in 1915, she was presumed to have infected 49 people, three of whom died, due to her being an asymptomatic carrier.
Typhoid is a bacterial disease commonly spread by eating contaminated food or water, especially food that hasn't been cooked thoroughly. Mary Mallon was a personal chef, who was known...Read More
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