Museumofcityny Instagram Photos and Videos

museumofcityny Museum of the City of New York @museumofcityny mentions
Followers: 23,982
Following: 273
Total Comments: 0
Total Likes: 0

The first woman to run for U.S. President was Victoria Woodhull, illustrated here as Mrs. Satan. ...
Media Removed
The first woman to run for U.S. President was Victoria Woodhull, illustrated here as Mrs. Satan. She confidently announced her candidacy in 1870 stating: "I am quite well aware that in assuming this position I shall evoke more ridicule than enthusiasm at the outset. But this is an epoch of ... The first woman to run for U.S. President was Victoria Woodhull, illustrated here as Mrs. Satan. She confidently announced her candidacy in 1870 stating: "I am quite well aware that in assuming this position I shall evoke more ridicule than enthusiasm at the outset. But this is an epoch of sudden changes and startling surprises." Woodhull faced a long uphill battle to get on the ticket since she was already notorious for her advocacy of "free-love," or the belief that women should be able to marry or divorce whomever they choose. Her advocacy threatened the Victorian ideal of family, for which she was ridiculed and demonized in the press. Even after the Equal Rights Part nominated Woodhull and running mate Frederick Douglass (who never formally accepted the nomination) in 1872, Woodhull's name never appeared on the ballot. #RebelWomenNY
__
Thomas Nast. "Get Behind Me, (Mrs). Satan!", 1872. Published in Harper's Weekly. Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Dr. Howard B. Simon, 99.124.22.
Read more
Seventeen years after September 11, 2001, we honor the memory of everyone who was lost in the 9/11 ...
Media Removed
Seventeen years after September 11, 2001, we honor the memory of everyone who was lost in the 9/11 attacks, and we remember the majesty of the World Trade Center towers and their lasting impact on the city's identity. __ : Deborah Freeman (1947-). Museum of the City of New York. 82.14.19. Seventeen years after September 11, 2001, we honor the memory of everyone who was lost in the 9/11 attacks, and we remember the majesty of the World Trade Center towers and their lasting impact on the city's identity.
__
📷: ©Deborah Freeman (1947-). Museum of the City of New York. 82.14.19.
960 Fifth Avenue is a storied NYC address known for being one of the many striking apartment buildings ...
Media Removed
960 Fifth Avenue is a storied NYC address known for being one of the many striking apartment buildings built by Rosario Candela during his career. However, before it was a 12-story luxury Candela apartment house, it was the extravagant mansion belonging to Montana Senator and copper magnate ... 960 Fifth Avenue is a storied NYC address known for being one of the many striking apartment buildings built by Rosario Candela during his career. However, before it was a 12-story luxury Candela apartment house, it was the extravagant mansion belonging to Montana Senator and copper magnate William S. Clark Sr. Pictured here is Clark's mansion ca. 1918 followed by Candela's completed masterpiece in 1929. At a cost of $6 million (over $150 million in 2018) to build, Clark's mansion included 121 rooms, 31 baths, a swimming pool, an underground rail line, and much, much more. 😲 When the mansion went on the market after Clark's death, there weren't many buyers interested in taking on such a behemoth of a home, and the property sold for under $3 million and was demolished to make way for Candela's reimagining of luxury living for Manhattan's elite. Learn more about Candela's legacy in "Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela," now on view. #Candela
__
📷: Wurts Bros. 960 Fifth Avenue. Senator Clark's residence, ca. 1918. Museum of the City of New York, X2010.7.2.21087; Wurts Bros. 960 Fifth Avenue. Former site Senator Clark residence, 1929. Museum of the City of New York, X2010.7.2.3276. #gildedage #rosariocandela #nycdesign #fifthavenue
Read more
Opening Friday, September 14, "Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis" takes a fascinating look ...
Media Removed
Opening Friday, September 14, "Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis" takes a fascinating look at New York City's battle against infectious disease—a fight involving government, urban planners, medical professionals, businesses, artists, and activists. With a hybrid gallery and ... Opening Friday, September 14, "Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis" takes a fascinating look at New York City's battle against infectious disease—a fight involving government, urban planners, medical professionals, businesses, artists, and activists. With a hybrid gallery and library where visitors can view historical artifacts alongside contemporary artworks created for the exhibition and a curated selection of books, the exhibition reveals the surprising interplay between people and pathogens in an urban context. #GermCity 😷
__
📷: Typist wearing mask, New York City, October 16, 1918, Courtesy of The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
Read more
A quick google of “Dolly Varden” results in top hits about a trout, but the name comes from a 19th-century ...
Media Removed
A quick google of “Dolly Varden” results in top hits about a trout, but the name comes from a 19th-century fashion craze inspired by a character in Charles Dickens’ novel “Barnaby Rudge.” The look was fashioned after styles that were popular in the 1780s and 1790s, defined by an extreme bustle ... A quick google of “Dolly Varden” results in top hits about a trout, but the name comes from a 19th-century fashion craze inspired by a character in Charles Dickens’ novel “Barnaby Rudge.” The look was fashioned after styles that were popular in the 1780s and 1790s, defined by an extreme bustle and a spunky flower print. The dress was also short enough for the wearer to move (i.e. there was no train). The Dolly Varden character was such a hit that, in addition to becoming a fashion trend, she inspired pop songs, theater shows, and... the naming of a species of trout. 🐟
__
Learn more about 19th-century fashion in “Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism,” now on view. #RebelWomenNY #FashionFriday #victorianstyle #victorianism #victorian #dollyvarden
Read more
When you have over 13,000 Stanley Kubrick photographs in your collection and only space for a little ...
Media Removed
When you have over 13,000 Stanley Kubrick photographs in your collection and only space for a little over 120 of them to be on view in your exhibition, you have some difficult decisions to make. The curators of #KubrickPhotos chose a few of their favorites that didn't make the cut, and they ... When you have over 13,000 Stanley Kubrick photographs in your collection and only space for a little over 120 of them to be on view in your exhibition, you have some difficult decisions to make. The curators of #KubrickPhotos chose a few of their favorites that didn't make the cut, and they delve into the stories behind the photographs in our new IGTV series, "A Close Reading." In our first episode, curator Donald Albrecht discusses this photograph of the Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, Queens, that Stanley Kubrick took in 1947. Check it out on our IGTV channel! #KubrickPhotos
__
📸: Stanley Kubrick, From "Aqueduct Racetrack," 1948. Museum of the City of New York/SK Film Archive, LLC, X2011.4.10295.78. #stanleykubrick #kubrick
Read more
From Bat Mitzvahs to weddings and birthday parties, the Museum is a beautiful place to host your ...
Media Removed
From Bat Mitzvahs to weddings and birthday parties, the Museum is a beautiful place to host your next event! This recent bat mitzvah was bursting with color and games, plus... candy on the terrace! Click the link in our bio to get in touch about hosting your next event with us. __ 📸: @michaeljurick Event ... From Bat Mitzvahs to weddings and birthday parties, the Museum is a beautiful place to host your next event! ✨This recent bat mitzvah was bursting with color and games, plus... candy on the terrace! 🍭Click the link in our bio to get in touch about hosting your next event with us.
__
📸: @michaeljurick
Event planner: @anthonytaccetta
Read more
The first Labor Day parade took place on September 5, 1882, in Union Square. 10,000 workers took ...
Media Removed
The first Labor Day parade took place on September 5, 1882, in Union Square. 10,000 workers took unpaid time off from work to protest the poor conditions, unreasonable hours, and low pay that they faced in the industrial factories of New York City. Some states soon began recognizing the first ... The first Labor Day parade took place on September 5, 1882, in Union Square. 10,000 workers took unpaid time off from work to protest the poor conditions, unreasonable hours, and low pay that they faced in the industrial factories of New York City. Some states soon began recognizing the first Monday in September as a workingman's day off, but it wasn't until 1894, after the deadly Pullman Strike in Chicago, that Congress adopted Labor Day as a federal holiday as a gesture towards the labor movement. Pictured here is a Labor Day parade in Union Square in 1887.
__
L.G. Strand. [Labor Day Parade, Union Square.], 1887. Museum of the City of New York, X2010.11.3444. #laborday #unionsquare
Read more
We love the way visitor @jennyjennyt23 captured the drama of Starlight! <span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> #StarlightSunday
Media Removed
We love the way visitor @jennyjennyt23 captured the drama of Starlight! #StarlightSunday We love the way visitor @jennyjennyt23 captured the drama of Starlight! ✨ #StarlightSunday
Construction on Grand Central Depot began on this day in 1869. Financed by railroad tycoon Cornelius ...
Media Removed
Construction on Grand Central Depot began on this day in 1869. Financed by railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, the depot was an opportunity for him to bring all of his NYC railroad lines together under one roof for travelers looking to get out of the city. The depot opened to the public on ... Construction on Grand Central Depot began on this day in 1869. Financed by railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, the depot was an opportunity for him to bring all of his NYC railroad lines together under one roof for travelers looking to get out of the city. The depot opened to the public on October 9, 1871, and it eventually was transformed through renovations into Grand Central Station and then torn down and entirely rebuilt as Grand Central Terminal, opening on February 2, 1913.
__
[Grand Central Depot.], 1880. Museum of the City of New York, X2010.11.2805. #otd #onthisday #grandcentraldepot #grandcentral #grandcentralterminal #grandcentralstation #vintagenyc #oldnewyork #transportationhistory
Read more
This Stanley Kubrick photograph, captioned "A serviceman passing the time at a handwriting-analysis ...
Media Removed
This Stanley Kubrick photograph, captioned "A serviceman passing the time at a handwriting-analysis booth," seems to be telling a different story, right? Kubrick was on assignment in 1947 for Look magazine at the Palisades Amusement Park near NYC photographing the all-American pastimes ... This Stanley Kubrick photograph, captioned "A serviceman passing the time at a handwriting-analysis booth," seems to be telling a different story, right? 😍 Kubrick was on assignment in 1947 for Look magazine at the Palisades Amusement Park near NYC photographing the all-American pastimes of rollercoasters, fortune telling, and carnival treats. This was far from Kubrick's first assignment for Look magazine—just three months earlier, Kubrick's name had actually been added to the magazine's masthead for the first time, and he was only 19 years old. He continued to work for Look through 1950 until he finally transitioned to his true passion: filmmaking. 🎥 Enjoy a glimpse into these early years of Kubrick's developing career in "Through A Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs," now on view. #KubrickPhotos
__
📸: Stanley Kubrick, From "Fun at an Amusement Park: LOOK Visits Palisades Park", 1947. Museum of the City of the City of New York/SK Film Archive, LLC, X2011.4.11294.197. #stanleykubrick #lookmagazine #amusementparks #oldnewyork #vintagenyc
Read more
We're usually craning our necks to look up at skyscrapers, not down. Anyone else feeling a little ...
Media Removed
We're usually craning our necks to look up at skyscrapers, not down. Anyone else feeling a little wobbly? This photo of the Socony-Mobil Building was taken the year it opened in 1956 from its skyscraper neighbor across 42nd St: the Chrysler Building. The Socony-Mobil Building was the world's ... We're usually craning our necks to look up at skyscrapers, not down. Anyone else feeling a little wobbly? 😅 This photo of the Socony-Mobil Building was taken the year it opened in 1956 from its skyscraper neighbor across 42nd St: the Chrysler Building. The Socony-Mobil Building was the world's first stainless-steel skyscraper, and its facade was designated a NYC landmark in 2003. At the time, the chairman of the Landmarks Preservation Commission called the building "one of New York City's most striking skyscrapers." 🌆
__
Wurts Bros. 150 East 42nd Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenue. Socony-Mobil Building, bird's eye view, horizontal from Chrysler Building. Museum of the City of New York, X2010.7.1.10046. #skyscraper #vintagenyc #oldnewyork
Read more
What do you think makes New York New York? There is so much to choose from! Creative and hard-working ...
Media Removed
What do you think makes New York New York? There is so much to choose from! Creative and hard-working people, delicious food, impressive architecture, world-class museums, beautiful parks... the list of reasons to ️ NY never ends. We asked notable New Yorkers what they love about the city ... What do you think makes New York New York? There is so much to choose from! Creative and hard-working people, delicious food, impressive architecture, world-class museums, beautiful parks... the list of reasons to ❤️ NY never ends. We asked notable New Yorkers what they love about the city they call home, and you can watch their responses on our Instagram TV channel—just click on the IGTV icon in our bio! And let us know: #whatmakesnyny for you?
__
📸: Samuel H. Gottscho. [New York City views]. Skyline., 1932. Museum of the City of New York, 88.1.1.2295. #cityscape #skyline #nycskyline #vintagenyc #oldnewyork
Read more
What do you think makes New York New York? @antleeme123 (John Laurens & Philip Hamilton in @hamiltonmusical!) shared with us what it is that he loves about the city he calls home. ️ #whatmakesnyny What do you think makes New York New York? @antleeme123 (John Laurens & Philip Hamilton in @hamiltonmusical!) shared with us what it is that he loves about the city he calls home. ❤️ #whatmakesnyny
"It is not the ballot alone that woman needs for her safety and protection, but a revolution in our ...
Media Removed
"It is not the ballot alone that woman needs for her safety and protection, but a revolution in our political, religious and social systems; in fact the entire reorganization of society." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were more than advocates for ... "It is not the ballot alone that woman needs for her safety and protection, but a revolution in our political, religious and social systems; in fact the entire reorganization of society." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
-
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were more than advocates for votes for women—they sought a wholesale social revolution. With roots firmly planted in the temperance and abolition movements, both Stanton and Anthony pushed women's rights in a more radical, political direction and were known as "rebel women" of their time. In the formative years of the women's rights movement, Stanton and Anthony collaborated with a diverse group of women, including African Americans. However, during the debates over the 15th Amendment, they openly withdrew their support for black male suffrage, which caused a schism in the women's rights movement and led to critiques of the pair for excluding African Americans from the suffrage movement.
Learn more about their story and other women of the 19th century in "Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism," now on view. #RebelWomenNY
__
Sarony & Co. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, 1866-71. Museum of the City of New York, 98.7.2. #suffrage #womenshistory #newyorkhistory
Read more
We’re up close and personal with Starlight for today’s #StarlightSunday from visitor @sylviagiordano! ...
Media Removed
We’re up close and personal with Starlight for today’s #StarlightSunday from visitor @sylviagiordano! Enjoy the of Starlight yourself—we’re open 10am-6pm every day! We’re up close and personal with Starlight for today’s #StarlightSunday from visitor @sylviagiordano! Enjoy the ✨ of Starlight yourself—we’re open 10am-6pm every day!
Happy Birthday Leonard Bernstein! <span class="emoji emoji1f388"></span>Today marks the 100th birthday of the celebrated conductor, ...
Media Removed
Happy Birthday Leonard Bernstein! Today marks the 100th birthday of the celebrated conductor, composer, and New Yorker best known for his long tenure at the New York Philharmonic and his music for West Side Story, among many other accomplishments. Our collection includes many of the ... Happy Birthday Leonard Bernstein! 🎈Today marks the 100th birthday of the celebrated conductor, composer, and New Yorker best known for his long tenure at the New York Philharmonic and his music for West Side Story, among many other accomplishments. 🎶 Our collection includes many of the playbills and programs from his musicals and performances, as well as several photographs of Bernstein at the piano, relaxing with friends, and attending parties taken by Stanley Kubrick for Look magazine in 1949. 🥂 See a few on view in "Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs." #thisdayinplay #KubrickPhotos
__
Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine. [Leonard Bernstein at a piano.] 1949. Museum of the City of New York/SK Film Archives, LLC, X2011.4.12304.141. #otd #onthisday #leonardbernstein
Read more
Can you name this famous actor? Stanley Kubrick captured this actor's life in 1949 in New York City ...
Media Removed
Can you name this famous actor? Stanley Kubrick captured this actor's life in 1949 in New York City just before he became a true Hollywood star. His city existence was portrayed by Kubrick for Look magazine as that of an average guy: he lived in a fifth-floor walk-up apartment, ate "a lonely ... Can you name this famous actor? Stanley Kubrick captured this actor's life in 1949 in New York City just before he became a true Hollywood star. His city existence was portrayed by Kubrick for Look magazine as that of an average guy: he lived in a fifth-floor walk-up apartment, ate "a lonely breakfast," and owned only one suit (👆 that "gray tweed in durable but seedy condition"). Learn more about Kubrick's early career as a photographer for Look magazine in "Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs," now on view. #KubrickPhotos
.
.
.
Spoiler alert! It's Montgomery Clift.
__
📸: Stanley Kubrick, From "Montgomery Clift: Glamour Boy in Baggy Pants", 1949. Museum of the City of New York/SK Film Archive, LLC, X2011.4.12164.020E. #stanleykubrick #montgomeryclift #oldnewyork #blackandwhitenewyork
Read more
Cross-dressing in the 19th century could be a way for a woman to obtain a degree of freedom and independence ...
Media Removed
Cross-dressing in the 19th century could be a way for a woman to obtain a degree of freedom and independence not afforded to her within the confines of Victorian-era womanhood. A well-known example is Frances Clayton, who dressed as a man and went by Jack Williams during the Civil War so that ... Cross-dressing in the 19th century could be a way for a woman to obtain a degree of freedom and independence not afforded to her within the confines of Victorian-era womanhood. A well-known example is Frances Clayton, who dressed as a man and went by Jack Williams during the Civil War so that she could fight for the Union Army with her husband. While Clayton was from Minnesota, several New York women employed similar tactics to join the war effort, such as Louisa Hoffman and Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, who fought for the Confederate and Union armies, respectively. In addition to dressing as a soldier for the Civil War, there is evidence that some women donned men's clothing and joined New York gangs or led crews of Hudson River pirates. Curious to learn more? Check out today's story! And for the stories of more women who rebelled against the legal, social, cultural, and economic bounds of Victorian America, plan a visit to #RebelWomenNY, now on view.
__
📷: Samuel Masury. Miss F. L. Clayton, 4th Ms. Arty [i.e. Missouri Artillery], wounded in the battles of Shiloh and Stone River. Library of Congress, 2011647799; Samual Masury. Frances L. Clalin, 4 mo. heavy artillery, Co. l 13 mo., Cavalry Co. A. 22 months. Library of Congress, 2016646109. #rebelwomen #victorianera #civilwar
Read more
Experiencing NYC by boat can give you a whole new perspective on the city. ⛴️ For the tens of millions ...
Media Removed
Experiencing NYC by boat can give you a whole new perspective on the city. ⛴️ For the tens of millions of Staten Island ferry riders, both daily commuters and tourists, this view provides a bit of quiet distance that allows you to take in the city's grandeur before disembarking at Whitehall ... Experiencing NYC by boat can give you a whole new perspective on the city. ⛴️ For the tens of millions of Staten Island ferry riders, both daily commuters and tourists, this view provides a bit of quiet distance that allows you to take in the city's grandeur before disembarking at Whitehall Terminal into the fray. This particular skyline view is from 1932—today, the view is rather more crowded with several additional skyscrapers competing for precious New York City vertical real estate. 🏙️
...
Byron Company. Skyline of New York City from Staten Island, Ferry Boat, 1932. Museum of the City of New York, 93.1.1.15178. #cityscape #skyscrapers #skyline #vintagenyc #statenislandferry
Read more
"You are cordially invited to step up and speak out." And what a powerful megaphone this red "Freedom ...
Media Removed
"You are cordially invited to step up and speak out." And what a powerful megaphone this red "Freedom of Expression National Monument" was for New Yorkers looking to have their voices heard! These words were written on the megaphone's accompanying plaque in 1984, which was part of @creativetimenyc's ... "You are cordially invited to step up and speak out." And what a powerful megaphone this red "Freedom of Expression National Monument" was for New Yorkers looking to have their voices heard! 📣 These words were written on the megaphone's accompanying plaque in 1984, which was part of @creativetimenyc's yearly "Art on the Beach" installation on the empty Battery Park City landfill site in lower Manhattan. The megaphone's intention was to "combat the sense of powerlessness felt by ordinary citizens in an age of omnipotent electronic media." Swipe 👉 to see the project's 2004 reinstallation as a "modern-day soapbox" in Foley Square on the occasion of the city hosting the Republican National Convention. "Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York," now on view, looks at how NYC became one of the most robust and vibrant environments for public art in the world. #ArtintheOpen
__
📷: Laurie Hawkinson, Erika Rothenberg, and John Malpede, "Freedom of Expression National Monument, 1984, Art on the Beach at Battery Park City landfill, Photo courtesy of Erika Rothenberg; Laurie Hawkinson, Erika Rothenberg, and John Malpede, "Freedom of Expression National Monument," 2004, Foley Square, Photo courtesy of Erika Rothenberg. #publicart #nycart #artoutside
Read more
Rosario Candela reshaped the architectural legacy of 20th-century New York with the distinctive ...
Media Removed
Rosario Candela reshaped the architectural legacy of 20th-century New York with the distinctive "prewar" streetscapes he built along Park and Fifth Avenues and Sutton Place. The entrance to 770 Park Avenue, pictured here in 1930 and located right across 73rd St. from another Candela ... Rosario Candela reshaped the architectural legacy of 20th-century New York with the distinctive "prewar" streetscapes he built along Park and Fifth Avenues and Sutton Place. The entrance to 770 Park Avenue, pictured here in 1930 and located right across 73rd St. from another Candela building, is a beautiful example of Candela's capacity to incorporate ornamentation into his designs, creating residences that synchronize with each other while also each maintaining their own singular character. Discover more of Candela's New York story in "Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela," now on view. #Candela
__
📷: Wurts Bros. 770 Park Avenue apartment entrance, October 26, 1930. Museum of the City of New York, X2010.7.1.7261. #prewar #candelabuilding #nycarchitecture #rosariocandela #artdeco #neogeorgian
Read more
Feeling the <span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> glow on this #StarlightSunday! Beautiful photo captured by visitor @vaaaaaaalerie!
Media Removed
Feeling the glow on this #StarlightSunday! Beautiful photo captured by visitor @vaaaaaaalerie! Feeling the ✨ glow on this #StarlightSunday! Beautiful photo captured by visitor @vaaaaaaalerie!
As NYC's leading courtesan in the early 19th century, Helen Jewett lived a life of social and economic ...
Media Removed
As NYC's leading courtesan in the early 19th century, Helen Jewett lived a life of social and economic independence rather unheard of for women at the time. Through her wit, charm, and beauty she attracted an exclusive and high-paying clientele, affording her the confidence to unapologetically ... As NYC's leading courtesan in the early 19th century, Helen Jewett lived a life of social and economic independence rather unheard of for women at the time. Through her wit, charm, and beauty she attracted an exclusive and high-paying clientele, affording her the confidence to unapologetically defend her right to travel through the city's streets unaccompanied. Her choice of profession pigeonholed her as working class, but this print depicts her as the equivalent of a middle-class woman—confident, beautiful, and feminine—the Victorian ideal. Tragically, Jewett was found murdered in April 1836, the year this print was published. Authorities arrested Richard P. Robinson, one of her clients, but he was acquitted and her murder remains shrouded in mystery. Learn more about Jewett's remarkable life in "Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism," now on view. #RebelWomenNY
__
The Real Ellen Jewett., 1836. Published by Henry R. Robinson. Museum of the City of New York, 95.54.13. #victorianera #victoriannewyork #oldnewyork #womenshistory
Read more
Hey New York! How do you plan to stay cool this weekend? <span class="emoji emoji2600"></span>️ . Edmund Vincent Gillon. [Little girls ...
Media Removed
Hey New York! How do you plan to stay cool this weekend? ️ . Edmund Vincent Gillon. [Little girls playing at fire hydrant.], ca. 1977. Museum of the City of New York, 2013.3.2.2199. #eastvillage #latesummer #summerinnyc #summerinnewyork #vintagenewyork #vintagenyc Hey New York! How do you plan to stay cool this weekend? ☀️
.
Edmund Vincent Gillon. [Little girls playing at fire hydrant.], ca. 1977. Museum of the City of New York, 2013.3.2.2199. #eastvillage #latesummer #summerinnyc #summerinnewyork #vintagenewyork #vintagenyc
Cute <span class="emoji emoji1f449"></span> cuter <span class="emoji emoji1f449"></span> cutest? 😀 This crew of budding photographers in the Museum's STEM photo camp recently ...
Media Removed
Cute cuter cutest? 😀 This crew of budding photographers in the Museum's STEM photo camp recently visited the @javitscenter green roof to learn all about sustainable spaces and take photographs of the landscape design, wildlife, plant life, and stunning city views! 🏙️There are always ... Cute 👉 cuter 👉 cutest? 😀 This crew of budding photographers in the Museum's STEM photo camp recently visited the @javitscenter green roof to learn all about sustainable spaces and take photographs of the landscape design, wildlife, plant life, and stunning city views! 🏙️There are always fun activities for kids and families at the Museum, and we just announced our fall line-up! Check out what we have planned via the link in our bio.
Read more
It’s a beautiful night for #UptownBounce! Check out @frickcollection for highlights from our ...
Media Removed
It’s a beautiful night for #UptownBounce! Check out @frickcollection for highlights from our last block party of the season! It’s a beautiful night for #UptownBounce! Check out @frickcollection for highlights from our last block party of the season!
What is it that makes New York... New York? We asked, and Yannick Lebrun, dancer with @alvinailey, shared what it is that he loves about the city he calls home. Let us know #whatmakesnyny for you! What is it that makes New York... New York? We asked, and Yannick Lebrun, dancer with @alvinailey, shared what it is that he loves about the city he calls home. Let us know #whatmakesnyny for you!
What is the magic that just makes New York New York? We asked notable New Yorkers what it is that they love about our city, and we’ll be sharing their responses over the next few weeks! If you can’t wait, see them all via the link in our bio! And let us know - #WhatMakesNYNY for you? What is the magic that just makes New York New York? We asked notable New Yorkers what it is that they love about our city, and we’ll be sharing their responses over the next few weeks! If you can’t wait, see them all via the link in our bio! And let us know - #WhatMakesNYNY for you? 🗽
<span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> #StarlightSunday captured by visitor @chris_bowman! <span class="emoji emoji2728"></span>
Media Removed
#StarlightSunday captured by visitor @chris_bowman! ✨ #StarlightSunday captured by visitor @chris_bowman! ✨
We are so touched by this beautiful #FanArtFriday by @montanaknudsen of three inspiring women ...
Media Removed
We are so touched by this beautiful #FanArtFriday by @montanaknudsen of three inspiring women from #RebelWomenNY: Dr. Susan Smith McKinney-Steward, the first black woman in New York to receive a medical degree; Nellie Bly, a fearless journalist; and Hetty Green, the female financier ... We are so touched by this beautiful #FanArtFriday by @montanaknudsen of three inspiring women from #RebelWomenNY: Dr. Susan Smith McKinney-Steward, the first black woman in New York to receive a medical degree; Nellie Bly, a fearless journalist; and Hetty Green, the female financier who bailed out NYC. Learn more about these three trailblazers and more in "Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism," now on view. #RebelWomenNY
Read more
Drama, drama, drama. <span class="emoji emoji1f3ad"></span> Once the highest paid actress in the world, Adah Isaacs Menken was a wildly ...
Media Removed
Drama, drama, drama. Once the highest paid actress in the world, Adah Isaacs Menken was a wildly successful performer in late 19th-century New York who delighted (and sometimes shocked! 😯) audiences while challenging Victorian-era ideals of genteel womanhood. Our theater collection ... Drama, drama, drama. 🎭 Once the highest paid actress in the world, Adah Isaacs Menken was a wildly successful performer in late 19th-century New York who delighted (and sometimes shocked! 😯) audiences while challenging Victorian-era ideals of genteel womanhood. Our theater collection contains numerous cartes de visite of Menken as some of the different characters she inhabited, which so beautifully reveal her captivating personality. Swipe ➡️ to get a sense of how small these cabinet cards actually are, and to see the particularly dashing photo of Menken that is part of our #RebelWomenNY exhibition. #onthisdayinplay
Read more
Spoken by the 19th-century rebellious woman Adah Isaacs Menken, these words were a challenge to the Victorian-era gender norms under which she lived in New York City. The ideal woman at the time was supposed to be demure, at home with the children, and wearing constricting corsets—Menken ... Spoken by the 19th-century rebellious woman Adah Isaacs Menken, these words were a challenge to the Victorian-era gender norms under which she lived in New York City. The ideal woman at the time was supposed to be demure, at home with the children, and wearing constricting corsets—Menken defied all of these expectations. Discover more of the barrier-breaking story of her rise to fame in “Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism,” now on view. #RebelWomenNY
Read more
The "Queen of the Waves," Gertrude Ederle, was the first woman and the fastest person to swim across ...
Media Removed
The "Queen of the Waves," Gertrude Ederle, was the first woman and the fastest person to swim across the English Channel on this day in 1926. Born in Manhattan in 1905, Ederle trained in New York City and won three medals in the 1924 Olympics at just 19 years old. She began training to swim the ... The "Queen of the Waves," Gertrude Ederle, was the first woman and the fastest person to swim across the English Channel on this day in 1926. Born in Manhattan in 1905, Ederle trained in New York City and won three medals in the 1924 Olympics at just 19 years old. She began training to swim the English Channel the following year despite being told that a woman wouldn't be able to swim the 35 miles of rough waters. When she made ground in Kingsdown, England on August 6, 1926, she had not only crossed the Channel faster than all five men who had made the crossing before her, she beat the men's world record by 1 hour 59 minutes. She was exuberantly celebrated upon her return to New York with a parade in her honor, and she was even invited to the White House to meet President Calvin Coolidge, who called her "America's Best Girl." __
📷: Unknown photographer. [Gertrude Ederle.], 1931. Museum of the City of New York, F2012.58.456. #otd #onthisday #gertrudeederle #herstory #womenshistory
Read more
Today would have been Andy Warhol's 90th birthday. This statue of Warhol by artist Rob Pruitt was ...
Media Removed
Today would have been Andy Warhol's 90th birthday. This statue of Warhol by artist Rob Pruitt was on view in Union Square, the location of the Factory, from March 30, 2011, to September 4, 2012, and now can be seen in our exhibition "Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York." Pruitt ... Today would have been Andy Warhol's 90th birthday. This statue of Warhol by artist Rob Pruitt was on view in Union Square, the location of the Factory, from March 30, 2011, to September 4, 2012, and now can be seen in our exhibition "Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York." Pruitt said of the piece: "Like so many other artists and performers and people who don't fit in because they're gay or otherwise different, Andy moved here to become who he was, to fulfill his dreams and make it big. He still represents that courage and that possibility." See the monument for yourself in #ArtintheOpen through November 10.
__
Rob Pruitt, The Andy Monument, Union Square, 2011. Photograph by James Ewing. Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY. #andywarhol #unionsquare
Read more
Sometimes a dog's life in the big city includes a stop at the 21 Club. <span class="emoji emoji1f429"></span> On assignment for Look magazine ...
Media Removed
Sometimes a dog's life in the big city includes a stop at the 21 Club. On assignment for Look magazine in 1949, Stanley Kubrick photographed the pampered lives of New York's 291,018 licensed dogs, including this crew enjoying some downtime in the checkroom of the 21 Club while their owners ... Sometimes a dog's life in the big city includes a stop at the 21 Club. 🐩 On assignment for Look magazine in 1949, Stanley Kubrick photographed the pampered lives of New York's 291,018 licensed dogs, including this 👆crew enjoying some downtime in the checkroom of the 21 Club while their owners lunched. See this photo and over 120 others from Kubrick's early career as a photographer in #KubrickPhotos, now on view.
__
📷: Stanley Kubrick, From "A Dog’s Life in the Big City", 1949. Museum of the City of New York/SK Film Archive, LLC, X2011.4.12306.304. #stanleykubrick #lookmagazine #dogsofinstagram #poodlesofinstagram
Read more
Women marching in the street was a sight to be seen in 1915! <span class="emoji emoji1f632"></span> New York suffragists were the first to ...
Media Removed
Women marching in the street was a sight to be seen in 1915! New York suffragists were the first to enlist women to march in parades, making their movement public and difficult to ignore in a revolutionary way for the time. How else did New York suffragists campaign for women's right to vote? ... Women marching in the street was a sight to be seen in 1915! 😲 New York suffragists were the first to enlist women to march in parades, making their movement public and difficult to ignore in a revolutionary way for the time. How else did New York suffragists campaign for women's right to vote? It's the last weekend for you to find out in #BeyondSuffrage before its last day on Aug 5th! We're open 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday.
__
Suffrage parade through Madison Square, 1915, Museum of the City of New York, Photo Archives, X2010.11.10836.
Read more
As the first black woman in New York to receive a medical degree—and only the third woman nationwide—Dr. ...
Media Removed
As the first black woman in New York to receive a medical degree—and only the third woman nationwide—Dr. Susan Smith McKinney-Steward was definitely a 19th-century rebel woman. Among many accomplishments, she opened her own medical offices in Brooklyn and Manhattan and was politically ... As the first black woman in New York to receive a medical degree—and only the third woman nationwide—Dr. Susan Smith McKinney-Steward was definitely a 19th-century rebel woman. Among many accomplishments, she opened her own medical offices in Brooklyn and Manhattan and was politically active in the city, helping to found the Equal Suffrage League in Brooklyn and the Women's Loyal Union, New York's leading black women's club. So notable were here achievements that civil rights leader W.E.B. DuBois delivered her eulogy in 1918 at Green-Wood Cemetery. Learn more about her story in #RebelWomenNY, now on view.
__
Dr. Susan Maria Smith McKinney Steward, Physician., 1870. Courtesy of Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.
Read more
One can sometimes forget: suffragists were campaigning for men to vote for women to have the right ...
Media Removed
One can sometimes forget: suffragists were campaigning for men to vote for women to have the right to vote, as this photo of Mrs. John Rogers on a soapbox speaking to a crowd of bowler hats and fedoras perfectly illustrates. How did women position the suffrage movement to speak to the voting ... One can sometimes forget: suffragists were campaigning for men to vote for women to have the right to vote, as this photo of Mrs. John Rogers on a soapbox speaking to a crowd of bowler hats and fedoras perfectly illustrates. How did women position the suffrage movement to speak to the voting priorities of men in New York state? Find out in our exhibition, "Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics" before it closes this Sunday, August 5. #BeyondSuffrage
__
Mrs. John Rogers at Suffrage Shop, October 19, 1915. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain News Service. #newyorkshistory #womenshistory #voting #votingrights
Read more
Judy Garland kicked off her last Broadway show at The Palace Theatre on this day in 1967. <span class="emoji emoji1f3ad"></span> She is pictured ...
Media Removed
Judy Garland kicked off her last Broadway show at The Palace Theatre on this day in 1967. She is pictured here in 1965 with her daughter, Liza Minnelli, backstage for a show in NYC, and the second image captures her on stage in 1967 for "Judy Garland At Home at the Palace," her final, month-long ... Judy Garland kicked off her last Broadway show at The Palace Theatre on this day in 1967. 🎭 She is pictured here in 1965 with her daughter, Liza Minnelli, backstage for a show in NYC, and the second image captures her on stage in 1967 for "Judy Garland At Home at the Palace," her final, month-long Broadway performance. The show was a homecoming of sorts since her previous two shows at The Palace Theatre were quite successful, with her first show in 1951, "Two-A-Day," garnering her a Tony. Garland was celebrated for bringing back vaudeville in "Two-A-Day" to a theater that had been a leading performance venue in vaudeville's heyday. #thisdayinplay
__
Photographer unknown. [Liza Minnelli with her mother, Judy Garland, backstage at "Flor, the Red Menace."], 1965. Museum of the City of New York, 92.52.5.16. #onthisday #otd #judygarland #lizaminnelli #broadway #broadwaytheater #broadwayhistory
Read more
Can you name all four pioneering women in this photo? <span class="emoji emoji270a"></span>🏾<span class="emoji emoji270a"></span>🏼<span class="emoji emoji270a"></span>🏿 From political and activist backgrounds, ...
Media Removed
Can you name all four pioneering women in this photo? 🏾🏼🏿 From political and activist backgrounds, they came together to found the National Women's Political Caucus in 1971 in New York, demonstrating their view that grassroots activism and electoral politics were intertwined. Their ... Can you name all four pioneering women in this photo? ✊🏾✊🏼✊🏿 From political and activist backgrounds, they came together to found the National Women's Political Caucus in 1971 in New York, demonstrating their view that grassroots activism and electoral politics were intertwined. Their stories and many more are covered in our exhibition #BeyondSuffrage, closing Sunday, August 5.

Answer: from left to right are - women's movement leader Gloria Steinem, U.S. Representative Bella Abzug, U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, and feminist leader Betty Friedan.
__
National Women's Political Caucus, July 12, 1971. Photographed by Charles Gorry, Courtesy of AP Images. #womenshistory #nychistory #womensmovement #feminist #feminism
Read more
"If we win the Empire State... all the States will come tumbling down like a pack of cards." - Harriot ...
Media Removed
"If we win the Empire State... all the States will come tumbling down like a pack of cards." - Harriot Stanton Blatch ️ Harriot Stanton Blatch, daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was a leader in the woman suffrage movement in New York who recognized the potential national impact the state ... "If we win the Empire State... all the States will come tumbling down like a pack of cards." - Harriot Stanton Blatch ♠️ Harriot Stanton Blatch, daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was a leader in the woman suffrage movement in New York who recognized the potential national impact the state could have if woman suffrage were to pass in the state. ♣️ And, speaking of a pack of cards... we have this "Votes for Women" deck from 1917 in our collection. Suffragists created memorabilia and publications for the movement as a way to get their message out to as many New Yorkers as possible, even infiltrating Saturday night poker games and bridge tournaments. ♥️ See these cards and more in #BeyondSuffrage before it closes on August 5.
__
Women's Political Union "Votes for Women" playing cards, 1917. Museum of the City of New York, gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moen, 49.215.12. #suffrage #womansuffrage #womenshistory #nychistory #playingcards
Read more
Suffragists in New York exploited the city's function as a media hub and staged events that would ...
Media Removed
Suffragists in New York exploited the city's function as a media hub and staged events that would attract media attention, such as women-led marches that were novel and still shocking for the time. Many suffragists also campaigned on the idea that women could infuse politics with morality ... Suffragists in New York exploited the city's function as a media hub and staged events that would attract media attention, such as women-led marches that were novel and still shocking for the time. Many suffragists also campaigned on the idea that women could infuse politics with morality and purity, which coincided well with the broad reform movement of the era. Pictured here are suffragists claiming that women voters would clean up corrupt and "dirty" politics. Learn more about their stories and 100 years of women shaping New York City politics in #BeyondSuffrage before the exhibition closes on August 5.
__
Suffrage parade on Fifth Avenue, November 1, 1915. Courtesy of Rose Schneiderman Collection, Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Archives, New York University. #newyorkhistory #nychistory #womenshistory #suffrage #womansuffrage
Read more
I spy with my little eye... a man. <span class="emoji emoji1f50d"></span> Do you? . Seated at the center of this 1937 photo is then-NYC Mayor ...
Media Removed
I spy with my little eye... a man. Do you? . Seated at the center of this 1937 photo is then-NYC Mayor Fiorello La Guardia who appointed an unprecedented 44 women to his administration—a number that would double by the end of his second term. Their passions and expertise helped to reshape ... I spy with my little eye... a man. 🔍 Do you?
.
Seated at the center of this 1937 photo is then-NYC Mayor Fiorello La Guardia who appointed an unprecedented 44 women to his administration—a number that would double by the end of his second term. Their passions and expertise helped to reshape New York politics, guided by the idea that government should be a tool for reform. At this dinner honoring his reelection, some of the women performed a play, "Fifty Women and One Man," which satirized La Guardia's first term and the prominent role of women in it.
.
Discover more stories of women shaping New York politics over the last 100 years in #BeyondSuffrage before it closes on August 5.
__
📷: Women of the La Guardia administration dinner, December 6, 1937. Courtesy of the La Guardia and Wagner Archives, F.H. La Guardia Collection. #womenshistory #newyorkhistory #laguardia
Read more
Stanley Kubrick is internationally celebrated for his unique perspective and evocative vision as a filmmaker, but his early years as a still photographer in New York City are less known. @iamabfalecbaldwin sat down with Museum curators Donald Albrecht and Sean Corcoran to discuss Kubrick's ... Stanley Kubrick is internationally celebrated for his unique perspective and evocative vision as a filmmaker, but his early years as a still photographer in New York City are less known. @iamabfalecbaldwin sat down with Museum curators Donald Albrecht and Sean Corcoran to discuss Kubrick's burgeoning creative talent as evidenced in our exhibition of his photographs for Look magazine, "Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs." Click the link in our bio to watch the full conversation. #KubrickPhotos #KubrickDay
Read more
Today, on the anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's 90th birthday, we celebrate the director who had ...
Media Removed
Today, on the anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's 90th birthday, we celebrate the director who had an undeniable impact on the art of filmmaking and began developing his auteur's eye as a still photographer here in New York City. The Bronx native was only 17 years old when he was hired by Look ... Today, on the anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's 90th birthday, we celebrate the director who had an undeniable impact on the art of filmmaking and began developing his auteur's eye as a still photographer here in New York City. The Bronx native was only 17 years old when he was hired by Look magazine to shoot humanist slice-of-NYC-life features that celebrated and exposed the inhabitants of his beloved city, even working himself into some of the shots 👆. See over 120 of his photographs on display for the first time in "Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs," now on view. #KubrickPhotos #KubrickDay
__
📷: Stanley Kubrick, From "Faye Emerson: Young Lady in a Hurry", 1950. Museum of the City of New York/SK Film Archive, LLC, X2011.4.12264.040. #stanleykubrick #lookmagazine #otd #onthisday
Read more
Why should women vote? Because "IT IS FOR THE COMMON GOOD OF ALL." When this flyer was handed out by ...
Media Removed
Why should women vote? Because "IT IS FOR THE COMMON GOOD OF ALL." When this flyer was handed out by activists in 1915 in New York City, they were still two years away from woman suffrage passing in New York State. Suffragists used all kinds of strategies to fight for the right to vote, even pioneering ... Why should women vote? Because "IT IS FOR THE COMMON GOOD OF ALL." When this flyer was handed out by activists in 1915 in New York City, they were still two years away from woman suffrage passing in New York State. Suffragists used all kinds of strategies to fight for the right to vote, even pioneering some tactics for the first time. You can see this flyer and more in "Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics," our exhibition that looks at how women fought for the right to vote in New York and have been affecting political change ever since. #BeyondSuffrage closes on Sunday, August 5.
__
"Twelve Reasons Why Women Should Vote" published by the Woman Suffrage Party, 1915, Museum of the City of New York, F2011.16.2.
Read more
 #UptownBounce is BACK on 7/25 rain or shine! Dance the night away with beats by @joeycarvello of ...
Media Removed
#UptownBounce is BACK on 7/25 rain or shine! Dance the night away with beats by @joeycarvello of @mobilemondays, learn some new moves from legendary salsa instructor Franck Muhel, enjoy treats from @amysbread, and more! Don’t miss everyone’s favorite uptown block party series with our ... #UptownBounce is BACK on 7/25 rain or shine! Dance the night away with beats by @joeycarvello of @mobilemondays, learn some new moves from legendary salsa instructor Franck Muhel, enjoy treats from @amysbread, and more! Don’t miss everyone’s favorite uptown block party series with our neighbors @elmuseo from 6pm-9pm! 💃
Read more
Visitor @zenjaye captured a new perspective of Starlight for #StarlightSunday! <span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> - How did you ...
Media Removed
Visitor @zenjaye captured a new perspective of Starlight for #StarlightSunday! - How did you see things a little differently this week? Visitor @zenjaye captured a new perspective of Starlight for #StarlightSunday! ✨
-
How did you see things a little differently this week?
These aren't just a pair of cute ladies' boots—these are rebellious shoes. On view in our "Rebel ...
Media Removed
These aren't just a pair of cute ladies' boots—these are rebellious shoes. On view in our "Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism" exhibition, these 19th-century women's satin boots would have been a symbol of a woman's nonconformity; only a rebellious woman wore scarlet shoes—or any form ... These aren't just a pair of cute ladies' boots—these are rebellious shoes. On view in our "Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism" exhibition, these 19th-century women's satin boots would have been a symbol of a woman's nonconformity; only a rebellious woman wore scarlet shoes—or any form of "fancy dress"—on the street during the day. Covered clothing and muted colors were the hallmark of a "true" Victorian lady, who was supposed to deflect, rather than attract, attention to her physical appearance. See these shoes and learn the stories of women who defied the conventions of Victorian womanhood in #RebelWomenNY.
__
Women's satin boots, 1870s-80s. Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Miss Carol Frankenthal, 54.389AB. #victorianism #victorianfashion #newyorkfashion #womensboots
Read more