Having worked at the New-York Historical Society since my sophomore year, I have been asked multiple times in various contexts, why do I love history? There is the standard answer of not repeating mistakes and placing current events in a greater context, but for this blog post I thought I might try and answer this question in greater depth.
In various sciences, there is a phenomenon known as emergence theory which states that simple interactions...Read More
Civil War paintings have unique characteristics that make them distinct from other works of art. Understanding that they are historical objects and works of art at the same time, I have a few suggested steps that you could take when looking at a Civil War Painting.
Louis Lang (1814–1893), Return of the 69th (Irish) Regiment, N.Y.S.M. from the Seat of War, 186
1. Let the painting speak for itself
This goes for looking at any painting. Before you...Read More
What is the one thing that could turn the lights off in New York City?
World War II proved itself to be the force strong enough to put the city that never sleeps to bed. In the wake of the Great Depression that rocked not only the nation but the rest of the world, the United States was once again thrust into the middle of an international conflict. Proving itself to be increasingly supportive of the...Read More
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