Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Harry Houdini sitting upon his own grave 1916
Anybody watching the Houdini mini-series on the History Channel? It's, um, interesting, I gu...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Help us pick new topics for the Bowery Boys podcast!
Thanks for voting! The poll is now closed. We're off to turn your opinions into future Bowery B...
The Women's Peace Parade, a moody anti-war protest in 1914
Give Peace A Chance: Women take to the streets in a stunning parade of mourning Below are som...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Farewell New Amsterdam! Peter Stuyvesant vs the world, reflecting on the handover between the Dutch and the English
On August 26, 1664, English ships sailed into the harbor and essentially ran the Dutch out of the...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds at Ebbets Field -- in the first Major League baseball game ever broadcast on television
Seventy five years ago today, an extraordinary tradition began -- televised Major League baseb...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Rudolph Valentino, the seductive, tragic idol of the Jazz Age
PODCAST Rudolph Valentino was an star from the early years of Hollywood, but his elegant, ra...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Joyful mourning: The Lower East Side honors a forgotten star
An extraordinary photograph of Yiddish theater stars! Front row: Jacob Adler, Sigmund Feinman,...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
History In The Making 8/19: White House Down Edition
Above: An engraving the gutted Capitol building by William Strickland ( LOC ) Two hundred yea...
Friday, August 15, 2014
The cocaine fiends of the Gilded Age: New York stages an intervention for its over-the-counter drug problem
We once lived in a world when cocaine was in nearly everything -- pain relievers, muscle relax...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Newsboys strike 125 years ago, but it wasn't yet a musical
Newsies hawk newspapers to riders of a passing trolley [ LOC ] One hundred and twenty five year...
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