A glorious sea of American flags, crowded streets, and Fifth Avenue skyscrapers, The Fourth of July, 1916 (The Greatest Display of the American Flag Ever Seen in New York,...

A 40-year veteran of New York City's Fire Department and a leader of the recovery efforts after 9/11, Chief Ronald R. Spadafora is an American hero. He died in 2018 from...

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presents a captivating collection of original documents from the Revolutionary War that feature untold stories of everyday life...

Dive into the story of tennis legend Billie Jean King's work as a champion for women and LGBTQ Americans. Explore ephemera, photographs, and objects from King's life that chart...

Billie Jean King’s tireless fight against sexism remains relevant today when women still face inequality from the halls of government to the sports field. An early supporter of...

A highlight of the Center for Women’s History, Women’s Voices is a multimedia digital installation where visitors can discover the hidden connections among exceptional...

The meaning of the first three words of the U.S. Constitution—“We the people…”—has changed over the course of our nation’s history, and who constitutes “the people” is a topic...

Our vast silver collection presents American history in a unique way. Early New York silver reflected the multiethnic society that characterized the Dutch settlement of New...

In 2015, the New-York Historical Society  was given the reference archive of Time, Inc. The storied publishing empire was leaving its noted midtown headquarters and moving to a...

For a century, the covers of Time and Life magazines have captured, in a single image, the zeitgeist of American culture, politics, and technology. 

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