Old News & Views
A RUSSIAN'S VIEW OF NY
"More than any other city in the world, it is the fullest expression of our modern age … a city of prose and fantasy, of capitalist automatism, its streets a triumph of cubism, its moral philosophy that of the dollar."
- Leon Trotsky, 1916
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Opening Reception Last Night
- New York Herald, Feb. 21, 1872
"At last we have something to represent to us what the Louvre is to Paris and the National Gallery to London," said the Herald after a private showing 3 days earlier.
[Image from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly, March 9, 1872]
A NATION’S ANNIVERSARY
Impressive Exercises at St. Paul’s and the Sub-Treasury – The Monster Parade from the Battery to the Park – Fifty Thousand Men in Line and a Million Looking On
- New York Times, May 1, 1889
The occasion was the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration. Pictured below is the Reverend Dr. R. S. Strong offering a prayer on the site of the Old City Hall where Washington took the oath.
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A Novel of New Amsterdam
The Mevrouw Who Saved Manhattan
"[A] romp through the history of New Netherland that would surely have Petrus Stuyvesant complaining about the riot transpiring between its pages."
- de Halve Maen, Journal of the Holland Society of New York