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Author Archives: Christina Watson

The Sounds of Patriotism: Popular Songs of World War I

Walking into Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York, visitors are transported back in time to 100 years ago when the streets of the city were covered … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Life Cycle of a Loan

Many museums have an active loan program, borrowing from and lending to other organizations. For example, curators for New York at Its Core scoured collections far and wide to supplement … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Beheading of President Andrew Jackson

On July 2, 1834, President Andrew Jackson, also known as “Old Hickory,” was beheaded in Boston in what was thought to be a response to the Bank War that had … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Fort George Amusement Park

Over a century ago on the northernmost tip of Manhattan in Fort George, on the same spot where General Washington fought the British, there stood a fantastic amusement park complete … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Contemplating and Commemorating Rapid Transit in New York City

  The recently opened Second Avenue Subway, and dreaded closure of the L train in 2019, has all of us at the Museum looking back on the very beginnings of the … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Resuscitating Ruby’s Dolls

During the early brainstorming sessions for New York at Its Core, discussions turned to the potential exhibition of Bermuda-born New York designer Ruby Bailey’s “Cotton Sculpture” dolls. In 2004, the Museum … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

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