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New-York Historical Society

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Works: 1,459 works in 2,668 publications in 1 language and 47,808 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Encyclopedias  Catalogs  Biography‡vDictionaries  Anecdotes  Pictorial works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Periodicals 
Roles: Other, Producer, Editor, Publisher
Classifications: F128.3, 759.13
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The encyclopedia of New York City( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,575 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
New York a documentary film by Ric Burns( Visual )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the history of New York City from its discovery to its growth into the economic and cultural trendsetter of the United States and beyond. Beginning with Henry Hudson's 1609 discovery of New York, viewers will learn of the first settlers, the age of industrial growth, the founding of the New York Stock Exchange, the building of Central Park, the age of "Boss" rule of the city, the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the arrival of masses of immigrants and their effect on the city's culture, and the fight for housing and labor laws as the huge city of New York moves through the 20th century
Collections of the New York Historical Society for the year by New-York Historical Society( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New-York Historical Society's dictionary of artists in America, 1564-1860 by George Cuthbert Groce( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 1975 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion volume to The New-York Historical Society's exhibition of the paintings of John James Audubon features full-color reproductions of all 470 original watercolors created for The Birds of America
The Civil War in 50 objects by Harold Holzer( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 946 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
Old New York in early photographs, 1853-1901. Mary Black: curator of painting and sculpture by New-York Historical Society( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 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 )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 818 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 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration to New York( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life's pleasures : the Ashcan artists' brush with leisure, 1895-1925( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 413 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
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 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventing the skyline : the architecture of Cass Gilbert by Cass Gilbert( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays by major Gilbert scholars and the individual histories of twelve major commissions featured in an exhibit by the New-York Historical Society document the variety and brilliance of Gilbert's architecture, as well as the process of each project: from commission through design to construction and completion. Each discussion illuminates different aspects of Gilbert's work, including the administrative structure of his office and his relationship with engineers, contractors, and clients; his designs for skyscrapers; his work as an urban planner; and his office's use of architectural drawings."--Jacket
Making American taste : narrative art for a new democracy( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 368 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
When did the Statue of Liberty turn green? : and 101 other questions about New York City by Jean Ashton( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 328 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."--P. [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( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 216 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
An address delivered before the New York Historical Society : February 23, 1852 by Daniel Webster( Book )

7 editions published in 1852 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical sketch of Robert R. Livingston : read before the N.Y. Historical Society, October 3, 1876 by Frederic De Peyster( Book )

7 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The encyclopedia of New York City
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.)

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

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The watercolors for the birds of AmericaOld New York in early photographs, 1853-1901. Mary Black: curator of painting and sculptureImmigration to New YorkLife's pleasures : the Ashcan artists' brush with leisure, 1895-1925Inventing the skyline : the architecture of Cass GilbertWhen 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 Society