Tag Archives: New York Historical Society

NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY • World War 1

The current show of paintings of World War 1 are mostly of the tragedies and horror of the war……….too gruesome for me to include in this blog……..so I will only share a few that are “bearable to view”.

“Over Here…..Over There”…….Norman Rockwell’s famous painting of four doughboys ……………singing around the campfire……….is how the mass media presented the war to Americans.


This image was so successful it appeared on the sheet music for George M. Cohan’s popular song.

Henry Howard Houston Woodward………..painted by Violet Oakley…….was a fighter pilot in the service of the french Army.  His plane was reported missing on April 1, 1918.  The remains of his plane and his body were found a year later.


The interior of a Hospital Tent, 1918……….painted by John Singer Sargent……..while touring the western front and painted soldiers in non-combative activities.

THE RETURN of PRIVATE DAVIS from the ARGONE…….painted by John Curry.  William Davis was John’s high school friend……but his body was returned three years after his death.  It took John 17 years to complete this painting………so deep was his grief.

New York Historical Society • Holiday Express

 

 

 

HOLIDAY EXPRESS: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection at the New York  Historical society has transformed this Christmas season with a spectacular exhibit………..trains and toys from a bygone era.

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DO CLICK ON ONE to see them all!

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Marklin 5-gauge locomotive, 1905

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The train conductor is in the gift shop………and will answer all your questions about TRAINS.

 

AUDUBON’S AVAIRY • New-York Historical Society

 

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

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To celebrate the New York Historical Society’s purchase of the complete collections of John James Audubon watercolors…..all 474 of them……..they have created an exhibition that is spectacular.

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These were John James preparatory watercolor models for his folio print edition THE BIRDS OF AMERICA printed by Havell in 1827.

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The Great Blue Heron ………….[and we have one that lives in Central Park].

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The collection was purchased from Mrs, John James Audubon in 1863.

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SNOWY OWLS

 

TIFFANY LAMPS at the Historical Society of NYC

Founded in 1804, the NY Historical Society houses an impressive collection of art and artifacts.  Some of these treasure were created by the Louis Comfort Tiffany studios.  His first lamps were created in 1895…………and continued for many years.  The museum has an extensive collection of lamps and stained glass windows……worth millions……..and worth viewing.

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