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Postcard Thursday: The Erie Canal
I've got an old mule and her name is Sal Fifteen years on the Erie Canal She's a good old worker and a good old pal Fifteen years on the Erie Canal We've hauled some barges in our day Filled with lumber, coal, and hay And every inch of the way we know From ...
Postcard Thursday: The Erie Canal
Postcard Thursday: The Erie Canal
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Postcard Thursday: Melville's Whale
site for processing whale oil, Antarctica On October 18, 1851, a novel called  The Whale  by Herman Melville was published in England. It would come out in America about a month later under the title  Moby Dick  and would become a landmark of 19th-century A...
Postcard Thursday: Melville's Whale
Postcard Thursday: Melville's Whale
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Postcard Thursday: The DAR
On October 11, 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded. The organization was created as part of a wave of patriotic sentiment that gripped America after the Civil War. It was also, quite frankly, a way for white, native-born women to remi...
Postcard Thursday: The DAR
Postcard Thursday: The DAR
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Postcard Thursday: Wall Street
For nearly four centuries, the lower tip of Manhattan has been defined by Wall Street, the path of which was originally marked by a nine-foot-high wooden palisade. James  digs deep into the the street's history for  Curbed NY  in his most recent feature sto...
Postcard Thursday: Wall Street
Postcard Thursday: Wall Street
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Postcard Thursday: Wall Street
For nearly four centuries, the lower tip of Manhattan has been defined by Wall Street, the path of which was originally marked by a nine-foot-high wooden palisade. James  digs deep into the the street's history for  Curbed NY  in his most recent feature sto...
Postcard Thursday: Wall Street
Postcard Thursday: Wall Street
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Postcard Thursday: The Death of General Wolfe
The Death of General Wolfe  by Benjamin West. On September 13, 1759, Major-General James Wolfe died during the Siege of Quebec in the French and Indian War (aka the Seven Years War). Wolfe's heroic victory won the war for Britain, allowing it to seize most ...
Postcard Thursday: The Death of General Wolfe
Postcard Thursday: The Death of General Wolfe
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Postcard Thursday: Trinity's Real Estate Holdings
looking up Wall Street at Trinity Church Yesterday, James had a feature in  Curbed NY   about the history of Trinity Church's real estate holdings in Lower Manhattan. By the end of the nineteenth century, Trinity had become the second-largest land owners in...
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Postcard Thursday: An Assassination Attempt Caught on Camera
On August 9, 1910, the mayor of New York, William Jay Gaynor, posed for photos on the deck on the  SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse . He was about to embark on a vacation to Europe, and as he stood on deck he was approached by J.J. Gallagher, a former municipal...
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Postcard Thursday: Poe's Lost Home
There's a story in the newly revamped  Gothamist/WNYC   today about the efforts to have Walt Whitman's sole remaining New York City home landmarked. (You can read it at  http://gothamist.com/2018/07/26/walt_whitman_brooklyn_home.php ) This brings to mind th...
Postcard Thursday: Poe's Lost Home
Postcard Thursday: Poe's Lost Home
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Postcard Thursday: Depicting the Hamilton-Burr Duel
On July 12, 1804, Alexander Hamilton died at his friend William Bayard's home on Jane Street, having been shot the day before by Aaron Burr in Weehawken, New Jersey. Over the years, numerous illustrations have shown the dramatic moment of the duel when Burr...
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