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Museum of the City of New York

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Works: 509 works in 885 publications in 2 languages and 17,951 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays  Exhibition, pictorial works  Anecdotes  Chronologies 
Roles: Editor, Publishing director, Other, Publisher, isb, Compiler, Photographer, 475
Classifications: HV4046.N6, 301.441
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How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York by Jacob A Riis( Book )

9 editions published between 1890 and 1980 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic account of slum conditions in New York City was first published in 1890. Annotation. Famous journalistic record, exposing poverty & degradation of New York slums around 1900, by major social reformer. Famous journalistic record, exposing poverty and degradation of New York slums around 1900, by major social reformer. 100 striking and influential photographs. In How The Other Half Lives New Yorkers read with horror that three-quarters of the residents of their city were housed in tenements and that in those tenements rents were substantially higher than in better sections of the city. In his book Riis gave a full and detailed picture of what life in those slums was like, how the slums were created, how and why they remained as they were, who was forced to live there, and offered suggestions for easing the lot of the poor
Jacob A. Riis : photographer & citizen by Jacob A Riis( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs from the Riis family's private collection (later given to the Museum of the City of New York) on the immigrant slums of New York City. Captions come from Riis' own writings. Alland can be credited somewhat for reviving historical interest in Riis' photographs
The day our world changed : children's art of 9/11 by Robin F Goodman( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collaboration by the New York University Child Study Center and the Museum of the City of New York presents works by children five to eighteen from New York and its suburbs, along with essays by artists, writers, historians, and leaders
New York interiors at the turn of the century : in 131 photographs by Joseph Byron from the Byron Collection of the Museum of the City of New York by Joseph Byron( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greenwich Village : culture and counterculture( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The City of New York : a history illustrated from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York by Jerry E Patterson( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadway! : 125 years of musical theatre by Hollis Alpert( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïllustreerde geschiedenis van de wereldberoemde Amerikaanse theaterstraat en de vele musicals die daar in de loop van deze eeuw zijn opgevoerd
Hirschfeld's New York by Clare Bell( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A community of many worlds : Arab Americans in New York City( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York changing : revisiting Berenice Abbott's New York by Douglas Levere( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hives of sickness : public health and epidemics in New York City( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 1865 report on public health in New York painted a grim picture of "high brick blocks and closely-packed houses ... literally hives of sickness" propagating epidemics of cholera, smallpox, typhoid, typhus, and yellow fever, which swept through the whole city. In this stimulating collection of essays, nine historians of American medicine explore New York's responses to its public health crises from colonial times to the present. These essays illustrate the relationship between the disease environment of New York and changes in housing, population, social conditions, and the success of medical science, linking such factors to New York's experiences with smallpox, polio, and AIDS. As David Rosner writes in his introduction, "aspects of the current health crises in the city are not unique to this era and ..., as in the past, a concerted effort to face up to modern epidemics can lead to meaningful and humanitarian responses."
The fabulous interiors of the great ocean liners in historic photographs by William H Miller( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some 200 superb photographs? in long shots and close-ups? capture exquisite interiors of world?s great floating palaces? 1890s to 1980s: Titanic,?le de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more. Informative captions provide key details
The first great ocean liners in photographs : 193 views, 1897-1927 by William H Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

193 black and white photographs covering the years from 1897-1927
Day of jubilee : the great age of public celebrations in New York, 1788-1909 : illustrated from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York by Brooks McNamara( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Day of Jubilee: The Great Age of Public Celebrations in New York, 1788-1909 examines civic performances designed to honor prominent individuals, mark political events and issues of significance to New York City, or signal the completion of great projects that have touched the lives of New Yorkers. The great jubilees of recent years, including the ticker tape parades for the astronauts and championship sports teams and the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, all drew on traditions established in the nineteenth century. Brooks McNamara sees these events as an extension of the traditional theatrical form
Cecil Beaton : the New York years by Cecil Beaton( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive book on the legendary photographer's life in New York City, with many never-before-seen images and reminiscences by his closest friends and confidants. From the 1930s, when he helped revolutionize fashion journalism, through the 1960s, when he launched headlong into the Pop art era, London-based photographer Cecil Beaton brought to New York City his own perspective--aristocratic, sexually ambiguous, and theatrical. At the same time, New York offered Beaton innumerable opportunities to reinvent himself and his career. Cecil Beaton: The New York Years features sketches, costumes, set designs, previously unpublished letters, and over 220 photographs and drawings, many in color and never seen before. This volume documents Beaton's most influential relationships with quintessential figures of the New York art scene, including Greta Garbo, his female confidant and muse, and Andy Warhol. Richly illustrated, Cecil Beaton is the definitive portfolio chronicling Beaton's stunning career in fashion, portraiture, and the performing arts
New York's Yiddish theater : from the Bowery to Broadway by Edna Nahshon( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and Swedish and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early decades of the twentieth century, a vibrant theatrical culture took shape on New York City's Lower East Side. Original dramas, comedies, musicals, and vaudeville, along with sophisticated productions of Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Chekhov, were innovatively staged for crowds that rivaled the scene on Broadway. While these productions were in Yiddish and catered to Eastern European Jewish audiences (the largest immigrant group in the city at the time), their artistic and aesthetic creations and their play with politics and history came to influence all facets of the American stage. Vividly illustrated and with contributions from leading historians and critics, this history recounts in absorbing detail the heyday of "Yiddish Broadway" and its vital contribution to American Jewish life and its crossover to the broader American culture. These performances grappled with Jewish nationalism, labor relations, women's rights, religious observance, acculturation, and assimilation. They reflected a range of genres, from tear-jerkers to experimental theater. The artists who came of age in this world include Stella Adler, Eddie Cantor, Jerry Lewis, Sophie Tucker, Mel Brooks, and Joan Rivers. The story of New York's Yiddish theater is a tale of creativity and legacy and of immigrants who, in the process of becoming Americans, had an enormous impact on the country's cultural and artistic development."--Back cover
Our town : images and stories from the Museum of the City of New York by Robert R Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paintings featured range from a ca. 1750 John Wollaston portrait of Colonial matron Mary Spratt Provoost Alexander to Childe Hassam's 1890 Rainy Late Afternoon, Union Square to a 1989 work by graffiti artist LEE. Among the numerous prints are John Sloan's 1925 Snowstorm in the Village and Albert Abramowitz's 1930 colored woodcut Wuxtry (Newsboy). The photography highlights include rare 19th-century cyanotypes of Central Park, six works from the Museum's renowned Jacob A. Riis Collection, and photographs taken by Berenice Abbott for her 1930s "Changing New York" project. A rare court suit and gown worn to one of George Washington's inaugural balls is featured alongside a Gilbert Stuart portrait of the first president
New York life at the turn of the century in photographs : from the Byron collection of the Museum of the City of New York by Joseph Byron( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are 120 wonderful vintage views from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York. Remarkable for clarity, definition and detail, the prints comprise a richly evocative portrait of turn-of-the-century life? street scenes, parks, restaurants, commercial interiors, Easter Parade, Blizzard of '99, Coney Island, a dinner for Mark Twain, etc. Informative text
Capital of capital : money, banking+power in New York City : 1784-2012 by Steven H Jaffe( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Revolutionary Era bank notes to the 2008 financial collapse, Capital of Capital explores how New York City gave rise to a banking industry that in turn made the American and world economies. Capital of Capital also examines the frequently contentious evolution of the banking business, its role in making New York City an international economic center, and its influence on America's politics, society, and culture. Based on a major exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, Capital of Capital features the key leaders of banking, including Alexander Hamilton and J. P. Morgan, as well as its critics, such as Louis Brandeis and the Occupy Wall Street protesters. The book also covers the major events and controversies that have shaped the history of banking and includes a fascinating array of primary materials ranging from antebellum bank notes and ledgers to early credit cards and advertisements. Lavishly illustrated, Capital of Capital provides a multifaceted, original understanding of the profound impact of banking on the life of New York City and the world's economy
A short and remarkable history of New York City by Jane Mushabac( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York
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Museum Kota New York

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Museum New York, NY

Muzeo de la Urbo Novjorko

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New York (N.Y.). Museum of the City of New York

New York (New York). Museum of the City of New York

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The day our world changed : children's art of 9/11New York interiors at the turn of the century : in 131 photographs by Joseph Byron from the Byron Collection of the Museum of the City of New YorkGreenwich Village : culture and countercultureHirschfeld's New YorkA community of many worlds : Arab Americans in New York CityNew York changing : revisiting Berenice Abbott's New YorkHives of sickness : public health and epidemics in New York CityThe fabulous interiors of the great ocean liners in historic photographs