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Postcard Thursday: Apollo XI
On July 20, 1969, the Apollo XI capsule landed on the moon and humans walked on a celestial body for the first time. A few days later, the Apollo astronauts--back on terra firma--were feted in New York with a major ticker tape parade.  At the time, many cla...

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Postcard Thursday: The NYC Draft Riots
Children play in front of the Colored Orphans Asylum, which was burned down during the riots On July 13, 1863, the deadly New York City draft riots began with an attack on the Ninth District Office. As we write in  Footprints in New York : July 1863 was hot...

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Postcard Thursday: Independence Day Postcards
As long-time readers of the blog know, we are only a portion of the way through " Independence Week ," so, technically, this post isn't late! Hope you had a great holiday. Today's post features some actual turn-of-the-20th-century postcards, which were a po...

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Postcard Thursday: Little House on the Prairie
Do you remember these? You can visit this lunch box -- and lots of other  Little House on the Prairie  memorabilia from the books and TV shows -- at the various Laura Ingalls Wilder museums scattered across the Midwest. In honor of Wilder's 150th birthday, ...

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Postcard Thursday: Frank Lloyd at MoMA
Model of the Price Tower in Barteslville, OK If you haven't yet had the chance, we highly recommend heading over to the Museum of Modern Art to see " Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive ," a wonderful collection of architectural drawings, rende...

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Postcard Thursday; Last Chance for the Bowery
Reservations are going fast..... While the "early bird" deadline for signing up for our  Sunday, June 25, tour of the Bowery  is technically June 21, there are only a few spots left, so if you are planning to attend, do reserve at your earliest convenience....

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Postcard Thursday: Frank Lloyd Wright
The blueprints for Fallingwater, often called Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Today, June 8, marks the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, who is considered by many to be America's most significant architect. In his honr,  Curbed  has devoted a series of...

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Postcard Thursday: It was 50 Years Ago Today.... (Or Was It?)
On June 1, 1967, the Beatles released what is widely considered to be their crowning achievement, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Except, it turns out, June 1 isn't the day it came out. In the UK, the album had actually dropped on May 26, rushed in...

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Decoration Day
Before there were baseball trading cards, there were cards that came packed in cigarette packs and tins of tobacco. And before there was Memorial Day, we instead had a holiday called Decoration Day, which originated at the end of the Civil War. Originally, ...

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Postcard Thursday; The Ratzer Map
250 years ago, Lieutenant Bernard Ratzer set off across Manhattan and Brooklyn to make the first -- and still, in many ways, best -- comprehensive map of New York City. A few months ago, James walked in Ratzer's footsteps, looking for traces of the city as ...
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