One Night at Sherry’s: James Hazen Hyde Has a Ball (and Some Cake)

Party Over Here! Guests at Hyde’s 1905 Ball at Sherry’s Restaurant At the age of 23, Manhattan socialite and supreme party-er of the Gilded Age, James Hazen Hyde (1876-1859) inherited […]

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Signs of the Time: Federal Art in NYC

Music Contest Poster, Estelle Levine, Artist, Federal Art Project, Library of Congress During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration* (WPA) sponsored a variety of public programs designed to put […]

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The Washingtons in New York: The Nation, the Publick, and the Enslaved

George: “Mary, Please come with me to New York!” (Illustration by Norman Rockwell, 1932) On April 23, 1789, just one week before being sworn in as the first president of […]

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Jackie, A New Yorker

Jack and Jackie Greet New York, 1960 After becoming First Lady, Jackie Kennedy seemed to do anything to avoid Washington, D.C. She did indeed officially live in the White House […]

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