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
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.
Not only do we react to disease but I would make the...Read More
This week, we’re examining women’s pioneering role in computer programming. To learn more about tech history made in New York, check out our upcoming exhibit Silicon City, opening Friday, November 13. The show explores early inventions that paved the way for the computer—think electricity, the telegraph—to the Big Apple’s contemporary role as a burgeoning epicenter for cutting-edge tech firms.
Who was the world’s first computer scientist? It’s not who you think. Here’s a clue: This person...Read More
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