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

Monthly Archives: January, 2016

Folded and Feathered: bringing hand fans to the Collections Portal

Long before air conditioning was a common amenity in most residences and buildings, high society New York women established their “cool” with an opulent, yet useful accessory: the hand fan.  … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Librettist Harry B. Smith and the thousands of words

In the time it took to pull together images and write this blog, lyricist Harry Bache Smith could probably have written a popular hit song, contributed a number and a … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Traditions and Tastes: Seven Dutch Bible Tile Fragments Recovered from the South Ferry Terminal Site

By guest blogger Leslie Gerhauser We are pleased to welcome Leslie Gerhauser as guest blogger to discuss fascinating Dutch Bible tiles that were uncovered by archaeologists in lower Manhattan. The Museum of … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 5 Comments

Reintroducing Ruby Bailey!

In 2004 the Museum of the City of New York  acquired a collection of clothing and fashion mannequins from the estate of Harlem resident Ruby Hyacinth Bailey. Her work, alongside … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 20 Comments

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