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New-York Historical Society

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Works: 1,791 works in 3,368 publications in 1 language and 56,889 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Illustrated works  Encyclopedias  Exhibition, pictorial works  Documentary television programs  Anecdotes  Dictionaries  Catalogs 
Roles: Other, Editor, Former owner, Producer, isb, Organizer of meeting, his, Publishing director, Publisher
Classifications: F128.3, 974.71003
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The encyclopedia of New York City by New-York Historical Society( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 3,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia displays the richness and diversity of New York City as they have never before been documented. Overseen by an editorial board composed of distinguished scholars and experts and edited by one of the leading urban historians in the nation, it is an indispensable resource for residents and visitors alike
When did the Statue of Liberty turn green? : and 101 other questions about New York City by Jean Ashton( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Did the Statue of Liberty Turn Green? the staff of the New York Historical Society Library answer more than a hundred of the most popular and compelling queries."--Page 4 of cover
My life in the old Army : the reminiscences of Abner Doubleday : from the collections of the New-York Historical Society by Abner Doubleday( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often thought of as the inventor of baseball - the great American pastime - Abner Doubleday was first and foremost a soldier. My Life in the Old Army is comprised of a set of previously unpublished writings (the originals are housed at the New-York Historical Society) with an emphasis on Doubleday's tour of duty during the Mexican War. He was on hand for the first shots of the conflict, for the battles of Monterrey and Buena Vista, and later served in Saltillo after the campaign moved farther south toward Mexico City. Fluent in Spanish, he traveled far and wide in Mexico and describes his experiences in this volume
New York : a Documentary Film by Ric Burns( Visual )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of New York from its founding in 1624 as a Dutch trading post to its continuing pre-eminence in the culture and economy of the world. Later episodes produced in 2001-2003
The Civil War in 50 objects by Harold Holzer( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a visual perspective on the Civil War as reflected by artifacts ranging from a soldier's footlocker and the Emancipation Proclamation to leaves from Abraham Lincoln's bier and Grant's handwritten terms of surrender at Appomattox
The New-York Historical Society's dictionary of artists in America, 1564-1860 by George Cuthbert Groce( Book )

11 editions published between 1957 and 1975 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old New York in early photographs, 1853-1901, 196 prints from the collection of the New-York Historical Society by New-York Historical Society( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures and descriptions of the mansions, sailing vessels, shanty towns, street vendors, and other picturesque features that characterized Manhattan's physiognomy in the late nineteenth century
Thomas Cole : landscape into history by Thomas Cole( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The watercolors for the birds of America by John James Audubon( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All aspects of Audubon's genius come together in one definitive, sumptuous volume. Acquired in 1863 from Audubon's widow, all of the original watercolors for Audubon's masterpiece, in addition to other little-known and never before-published outstanding pieces, have been selected from the New York Historical Society's extensive collection. Recently conserved and newly photographed with painstaking care, these rarely seen works are reproduced here to reveal the original, brilliant colors. The text has been contributed by some of America's foremost art historians, conservators, and Audubon's life and art to the New York Historical Society's technical studios of the watercolors are explored in a series of erudite yet accessible essays, while the book's full-page plates are thoroughly detailed with engaging and informative entries. Art lovers, historians, and naturalists as well as the general public will appreciate this unique volume
A biographical sketch of Robert R. Livingston : read before the N.Y. Historical Society, October 3, 1876 by Frederic De Peyster( )

10 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political correspondence and public papers of Aaron Burr by Aaron Burr( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Potter : a history of magic by British Library( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The complete catalog of the British Library exhibition at the New-York Historical Society"--
The Chinese Exclusion Act( Visual )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens. The first in a long line of acts targeting the Chinese for exclusion, it remained in force for more than 60 years
Life's pleasures : the Ashcan artists' brush with leisure, 1895-1925( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Somber depictions of working-class life in early twentieth-century New York are the images most often associated with the Ashcan school of artists - the circle around Robert Henri, notably those who participated with him in the seminal exhibition "The Eight" in 1908." "These artists' gritty portrayals of urban life are not, however, representative of the entire spectrum of Ashcan art. Featuring some of the circle's most vibrant and outstanding works, Life's Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists' Brush with Leisure, 1895-1925 demonstrates unequivocally the zeal with which these artists embraced the world of play enjoyed by all levels of society. Spirited scenes of diverse leisure activities in cafes, bars, and parks, at the theatre and at sporting events, on the beach, and in the countryside are complemented by lively essays on the world of leisure experienced and depicted by the Ashcan school, providing a fresh exploration of this major American artistic movement."--Jacket
Immigration to New York by Immigration to New York( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays include topics such as politics, religion, and the sociology of major ethnic groups in New York State
Audubon's aviary : the original watercolors for the birds of America by Roberta J. M Olson( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biograhical sketch of an American icon / Roberta J.M. Olson -- Audubon's innovations and the traditif kor aons of ornithological illustration : some things old, some things borrowed, but most things new / Roberta J.M. Olson -- Drawing birds : Audubon's artistic practices / Marjorie Shelley -- Highlights from the watercolors for The birds of America / Roberta J.M. Olson -- The rest of the flock -- Listing of Audubon's bird watercolors in the New-York Historical Society / compiled by Alexandra Mazzitelli
Mr. Luman Reed's picture gallery : a pioneer collection of American art by Ella M Foshay( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making American taste : narrative art for a new democracy by Barbara Dayer Gallati( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making American Taste features fifty-five works from the New-York Historical Society's collection that cast new light on both the history of American art and the formation of American cultural ideals during a crucial period from the 1830s to the late 1860s. By integrating history, literary and religious subjects with now better-known examples of rural and domestic genre, the exhibition explores the broad range of styles and narrative themes that appealed to nineteenth-century Americans seeking cultural refinement. The exhibition includes Louis Lang's The Return of the 69th (Irish) Regiment, 1862, a Civil War masterpiece rediscovered, as well as works by such canonical artists as Benjamin West, Asher B. Durand, William Sidney Mount and Eastman Johnson. Additionally, significant works by artists who were major figures in their own time, such as Daniel Huntington, Henry Peters Gray and T.H. Matteson, but who have been virtually ignored in current American art surveys, are also on exhibition. The reintegration of these "forgotten" works into the larger art-historical framework challenges the canon of current taste that has elevated genre to a privileged position at the expense of other narrative modes (including Stuart and Tudor, Shakespearean, and idealized subjects inspired by European masters). Together the works expand our understanding of the tastes of the nineteenth-century New Yorkers whose gifts formed the New-York Historical Society's core collections
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The encyclopedia of New York City
Covers
When did the Statue of Liberty turn green? : and 101 other questions about New York CityMy life in the old Army : the reminiscences of Abner Doubleday : from the collections of the New-York Historical SocietyOld New York in early photographs, 1853-1901, 196 prints from the collection of the New-York Historical SocietyThe watercolors for the birds of AmericaLife's pleasures : the Ashcan artists' brush with leisure, 1895-1925Immigration to New YorkThe Hudson River School : nature and the American vision
Alternative Names
Historical Society

Historical Society New York, NY

N-YHS.

New York Historical Association.

New York Historical Association (New York, N.Y.)

New-York Historical Society

New-York Historical Society (New York, N.Y.)

Novjorka Historia Societo

NYHS

Sociedad Historica de Nueva York.

Sociedad Historica de Nueva York (New York, N.Y.)

Société historique de New York (New York, N.Y.)

Нью-Йоркское историческое общество

뉴욕 역사 협회

ニューヨーク州歴史協会

纽约历史协会

紐約歷史學會

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English (324)