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Iconic photos of a changing city, and commentary on our Collections & Exhibitions from the crew at MCNY.org

Monthly Archives: November, 2011

Fitness Crazes of Yesteryear

Fitness crazes are nothing new to Americans, and the 19th century had its own fair share of extreme exercise routines.  As lifestyles became more sedentary and health issues more numerous, … Continue reading

November 29, 2011 · 8 Comments

Carl Van Vechten Looks at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

In 1924, employees from Macy’s organized the company’s first parade featuring floats and animals from Central Park Zoo. The parade began at 9 in the morning on Thanksgiving Day, November … Continue reading

November 23, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Literary World through the Eyes of a Woman at the turn of the 19th Century

Miss Ella M. Boult, writer and editor, served as assistant editor and secretary to Edmund Clarence Stedman from 1899 until his death in 1908.  Stedman was a journalist on the … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Belasco’s Ghost

New York is haunted by nature of its constant transformation.  Neighborhoods change, leaving only small or hidden remnants of what they were; once thriving communities are slowly eclipsed by others.  … Continue reading

November 8, 2011 · 7 Comments

Photographing the Postcard Collection

Ever wonder how much work goes into digitizing a collection for view on our Collections Portal?  Here at MCNY, the digital team has been hard at work numbering, shooting, and … Continue reading

November 1, 2011 · 77 Comments

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