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The Birds of America

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1844
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 13/16 x 6 7/8 in. (27.5 x 17.5 cm)
Description: 
The Birds of America, Royal Octavo Edition (7 volumes with100 parts, New York: Published by J.J. Audubon; Philadelphia: J.B. Chevalier, 1840-44) (New York: Published by J. J. Audubon; Philadelphia: J.B. Chevalier, 1840-44) Royal Octavo edition [10 3/4 x 6 7/8 in.] Y-q 1840.Audubon.Birds Volume 1, no. 1, cover Vol. 1, no. 3, p. 10, plate 15, Common Osprey, Fish Hawk Vol. 1, no. 4, p. 74, plate 17, Mississippi Kite Vol. 3, no. 34, p. 96, plate 170, Indigo Bunting Vol. 4, no. 49, p. 160, plate 244, Yellow-breasted Chat Vol. 4, no. 51, p. 205, plate 255, Belted Kingfisher Vol. 4, no. 52, p. 214, plate 256, Ivory-billed Woodpecker Vol. 5, no. 58, p. 42, plate 288, Wild Turkey Female & Young Vol. 6, no. 72, p. 53, plate 359, Scarlet Ibis Vol. 6, no. 75, p. 169, plate 375, American Flamingo
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society Library
Object Number: 
LIB.Y-q.1840.Audubon.Birds
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1844
eMuseum Object ID: 
64048
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Two pages of Audubon's Subscription List to "The Birds of America" Double-Elephant Folio and Octavo Editions

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1826
Dimensions: 
Larger (irregular): 4 5/16 x 8 1/4 in. (11 x 21 cm) Smaller (irregular): 4 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. (10.8 x 20 cm)
Description: 
Fol. 2.3r and 2.4v
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society Library, Gift of Samuel P. Reed
Object Number: 
MSS.BV.Audubon.1
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1831
eMuseum Object ID: 
59503
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Books and Manuscripts

The Manuscript collections contain over 20,000 linear feet of archival materials including family papers and organizational and business records that document the lives of important New Yorkers and Americans as well as average citizens.  The bulk of the manuscript collections are from the 18th and 19th centuries, but we also have important materials from the 17th century and a growing number of 20th and 21st century collections.

Classification: 

Communication from His Honor the Mayor, Fernando Wood, Transmitted to the Common Council of New York, January 7th, 1861

Classification: 
Date: 
1861
Description: 
Pamphlet published: New York: Edward Jones, 1861
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society Library
Object Number: 
LIB.JS1234.A14.1861
Bibliography: 
Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1861
eMuseum Object ID: 
68526
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

To The People of Louisiana, Their Executive and Representatives Greeting

Classification: 
Date: 
January 29, 1861
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society Library
Object Number: 
MSS.Misc. MSS Wood,Fernando
Bibliography: 
Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1861
eMuseum Object ID: 
68525
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Lunar calendar for the ensuing thirty-two years.

Classification: 
Date: 
1869
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 15/16 x 21 5/8 in. (71 x 55 cm)
Description: 
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : J.F. Trow & Co., printers, 50 Greene St., N.Y
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society Library
Object Number: 
LIB.SY.1869.45
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1869
eMuseum Object ID: 
68018
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

A lunar calendar, of the festivals, and other days in the year, observed by the Israelites.

Classification: 
Date: 
1806
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society Library
Object Number: 
LIB.AY291.L7
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1806
eMuseum Object ID: 
68017
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Santa Claus and his Works

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
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Date: 
1870
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society Library
Object Number: 
LIB.YC1870.Web
Gallery Label: 
Nast was to recycle his Santa Claus portraits many times. This book, printed in full color by James McLoughlin in New York in 1870, uses small images that first appeared as vignettes in the 1866 Harper's holiday cartoon to illustrate an original poem by George Webster. Although not as well known as "A Visit from St. Nicholas," Webster's poem contains some memorable lines calculated to warm the hearts of adults as well as children, including this description of the rotund Santa: "He is large round the waist, but what care we for that/ 'Tis the goodnatured people who always get fat."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
67996
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

"Santa Claus in Camp"

Classification: 
Date: 
January 3, 1863
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society Library
Object Number: 
LIB.E171.H29.5
Gallery Label: 
The vavarian born artist Thomas Nast's cartoons of the Tammany Tiger, Uncle Sam, and other iconic figures have become part of the popular imagination. An artist and engraver, Nast drew regularly on political subjects for the national periodical Harper's Weekly. His Santa Claus, which reflects German ideas about the old man, appeared first in 1863, and was gradually refined into the image we know today - the basis of the ubiquitous jolly figure used to market everything from soft drinks to lingerie. This image of Santa distributing gifts to Union soldiers in the midst of the Civil War marks the initial appearance in print of a Nast Santa. The image was intended to evoke powerful feelings on the home front.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1863
eMuseum Object ID: 
67995
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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