The Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo, one of the first private clubs for women in the United States, was founded in 1894 “to advance the interests of education, literature and art.” Charlotte Mulligan, a teacher, writer, and musician from a well-to-do family was the driving force behind its creation. She envisioned a club rich in [...]Continue Reading →
As you all know by now, Google Maps is fantastic. However, sometimes it’s limiting for the kind of historical materials we have. For example, I have this map of Nelson, New York, which is a lovely, quiet, little place about 25 miles east of Syracuse. The Oneida Public Library’s collection of the 1873 [...]Continue Reading →
Once again, I’m walking along the virtual street in Google Maps and comparing our photographs on New York Heritage to the modern day streetviews.
Here’s downtown McGraw, NY,
first in [...]
There are thousands and thousands of great maps on NYHeritage, but I especially like two from Northern New York because they’re Sanborn Fire Insurance maps.
The Sanborn Map Company (still in existence today) was one of several companies who sold atlases in the 19th and 20th centuries specifically for the purpose of assessing fire [...]Continue Reading →
Google has done us all the remarkable favor of capturing images of cities and towns across America and making those images accessible for free in the Streetview of Google Maps. Across New York, we have contemporary street-level views which we can compare with our historic photos in New York Heritage. Sometimes this is a challenge, [...]Continue Reading →
The last post got a lot of responses (and we do love an adoring public), so now we’ll share the secret to our stereoscopic animations.
Take this image from the fantastic Buffalo Olmsted Parks Postcards & Stereo Views collection:
Right click the image and select “copy image.” In Photoshop, create a [...]Continue Reading →
Inspired by the New York Public Library’s Stereogranimator (http://stereo.nypl.org/), we’ve created a few animated stereographs from the collections on New York Heritage!
Stereoscopic cards were precursors to the iconic View Master toy. Users slid the stereograph into a viewer and looked at each half of the image with a different eye, causing an [...]Continue Reading →
The battle of Antietam ended 150 years ago today, and to honor the memory of those who served, we will highlight some of the fantastic images from the New York State Military Museum collection on New York Heritage.Continue Reading →
The Albany Institute of History & Art was founded in 1791, making it one of the oldest museums in the country. They have over one million items representing the broad history and culture of the upper Hudson Valley area.
This image is of a souvenir paperweight with an albumen silver photographic print [...]Continue Reading →
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