He loved women so much he painted wings on them. After years of neglect, he is now being appreciated.
A photographic portrait of Lake Placid, New York, in the pre-Olympic Age
Her life preservers weighted with scrap-iron, her lifeboats mere decoration, the excursion steamer General Slocum left New York’s Third Street pier at 9:30 on the morning of June 15,1904, with thirteen-hundred picknickers bound for a Long Island beach. Less than an hour later, she was afire.
A ponderous memorial to a people who refused to vanish
A young girl’s memories of life in a community haunted by
When Theodore Roosevelt—Harvard-educated, dandified, and just twenty-three—arrived in Albany as an assemblyman in 1882, the oldpols dismissed him as a “Punkin-Lily,”and worse. They were in for a shock.
An exclusive preserve of New York’s social elite —its rise, its flourishing years, and its slide into genteel decline
The ups and downs of the invention that forever altered the American skyline
Paul Robeson was giving a concert. It ended in a riot that foreshadowed the McCarthy era of the 1950’s
Besides being a bigot, a fop, and a thief, the British governor Lord Cornbury, had some peculiar fetishes
A gathering of turn-of-the-century paintings
No other impresario ever matched the record of the indomitable Max Maretzek in bringing new works and new stars to America
Would the great fighter come over for the Union? Italian freedom and lead troops Lincoln hoped so
The fastest man in the air competed with the Wrights for ten years, became rich, and awakened America to the air age.
The happy meeting of a young matron and an extraordinary camera produced a memorable record of turn-of-the-century America
Was there really a conspiracy to burn the town?
Carl Fisher thought Americans should be able to drive across their country, but it took a decade and a world war to finish his road