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Monthly Archives: July, 2015

Cymbeline; what’s a love story without some scandal?

It was January 25, 1897, the opening night of William Shakespeare’s romance Cymbeline, based on the legend of an early Celtic British king, at Wallack’s Theatre. The lavish production starred … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Pilfering the Male Wardrobe: The Gibson Girl’s Retort to Fashion Satire

Capricious, evanescent, outrageous: there has always been something to parody about fashion. It has had its moments of sanity, where form has actually nodded to function, but centuries-worth of acrid … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

From Dazzling to Dirty and Back Again: A Brief History of Times Square

Originally known as Long Acre (also Longacre) Square after London’s carriage district, Times Square served as the early site for William H. Vanderbilt’s American Horse Exchange. In the late 1880s, Long … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

Rainforest Ramblin’: Or a Day in the Life of a Museum Registrar

Registrar! Tell us about the time you traveled to the edge of the rainforest to pick up a guitar? “take off your thirsty boots and stay for a while Your … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

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