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Commemorative MetroCard®

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Object name: 
Date: 
2016
Medium: 
Plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 × 3 3/8 in. (5.4 × 8.6 cm)
Place Made: 
Description: 

Rectangular, black and white MetroCard printed along recto with multi-colored circles, some with white letters (left to right): “TH” in gold circle; “E” in red circle; blue circle; “SE” in pink circle; “CO” in gray circle; “ND” in orange circle; /
AV; in orange circle; “E” in blue circle; gold circle; “SU” in pink circle; “BW” in gray circle; “AY” in green circle; / “Q” in yellow circle; and “Commemorative MetroCard®.” Verso printed: “Subject to applicable tariffs and conditions of use. / EXPIRES 03/31/18 / 2809844822 / 25622249 / For MetroCard Customer Service, call 511 or go to eFIX at mta.info / This is the new MTA. / The Second Avenue Subway. We're just getting started. / Learn more at ny.gov/TheNewMTA / NEW YORK STATE [with silhouette of state] / MTA [in circle].

Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Mirrer, PhD, President and CEO, New-York Historical Society
Object Number: 
2017.12.4
Marks: 
“M1286” listed on verso.
Inscriptions: 
Gallery Label: 

After over thirty years of construction, New York City’s long-awaited Second Avenue Subway line finally opened on January 1, 2017. On December 31, 2016, just prior to the public opening, the line was celebrated at an invitation-only New Years’ Eve gathering and inaugural ride sponsored by fourteen New York City cultural institutions. The New-York Historical Society numbered among the event’s sponsor. Among those in attendance was the Historical Society’s President and CEO, Dr. Louise Mirrer, who received these souvenirs that evening.

Provenance: 
Bibliography: 
Prior Exhibitions: 
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2016
eMuseum Object ID: 
79097
Exclude from TMS update: 
3
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tote bag

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Object name: 
Date: 
2016
Medium: 
Cotton and vinyl
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 × 14 1/4 × 1/4 in. (63.5 × 36.2 × 0.6 cm)
Place Made: 
Description: 

Square black bag with two long, black strap handles. Face of bag printed in white letters: "Second / Avenue / Subway." Upper left of face also printed with silhouette of New York State and logo "MTA" surrounded by circle.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Mirrer, PhD, President and CEO, New-York Historical Society
Object Number: 
2017.12.3
Marks: 
Tag affixed along bag interior printed “NYCSubwayLine.net / MTA OFFICIALLY / LICENSED / 100% cotton / made in USA."
Inscriptions: 
Gallery Label: 

After over thirty years of construction, New York City’s long-awaited Second Avenue Subway line finally opened on January 1, 2017. On December 31, 2016, just prior to the public opening, the line was celebrated at an invitation-only New Years’ Eve gathering and inaugural ride sponsored by fourteen New York City cultural institutions. The New-York Historical Society numbered among the event’s sponsor. Among those in attendance was the Historical Society’s President and CEO, Dr. Louise Mirrer, who received these souvenirs that evening.

Provenance: 
Bibliography: 
Prior Exhibitions: 
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2016
eMuseum Object ID: 
79095
Exclude from TMS update: 
3
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Baseball cap

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Object name: 
Date: 
2016
Medium: 
Cotton, plastic, metal, cardboard, other textiles
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 × 11 × 7 in. (12.7 × 27.9 × 17.8 cm)
Place Made: 
Description: 

Black brushed twill baseball-style cap with soft, rounded crown and rigid, extended front visor, and with Velcro closure tabs at back. Front of crown decorated with two rows of embroidered, multi-colored circles, most labeled with white embroidered letters: (from left to right) “TH” on gold circle; “E” on red circle; blue circle; “SE” on pink circle; “CO” on gray circle; “ND” on orange circle; / “AV” on orange circle; “E” on blue circle; gold circle; “SU” on pink circle; “BW” on gray circle; “AY” on green circle; / and “Q” on yellow circle.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Mirrer, PhD, President and CEO, New-York Historical Society
Object Number: 
2017.12.2
Marks: 
No manufacturer’s marks.
Inscriptions: 
Gallery Label: 

After over thirty years of construction, New York City’s long-awaited Second Avenue Subway line finally opened on January 1, 2017. On December 31, 2016, just prior to the public opening, the line was celebrated at an invitation-only New Years’ Eve gathering and inaugural ride sponsored by fourteen New York City cultural institutions. The New-York Historical Society numbered among the event’s sponsor. Among those in attendance was the Historical Society’s President and CEO, Dr. Louise Mirrer, who received these souvenirs that evening.

Provenance: 
Bibliography: 
Prior Exhibitions: 
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2016
eMuseum Object ID: 
79094
Exclude from TMS update: 
3
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Champagne glass

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Object name: 
Date: 
2016
Medium: 
Printed glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 in. × 2 1/8 in. (20.3 × 5.4 cm)
Place Made: 
Description: 

Flute-shaped champagne glass with tall stem and circular foot. Face of flute printed with navy blue design depicting subway train emerging from New York cityscape. Face also stamped “Second / Avenue / Subway" beneath train graphic.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Mirrer, PhD, President and CEO, New-York Historical Society
Object Number: 
2017.12.1
Marks: 
No manufacturer’s marks.
Inscriptions: 
Gallery Label: 

After over thirty years of construction, New York City’s long-awaited Second Avenue Subway line finally opened on January 1, 2017. On December 31, 2016, just prior to the public opening, the line was celebrated at an invitation-only New Years’ Eve gathering and inaugural ride sponsored by fourteen New York City cultural institutions. The New-York Historical Society numbered among the event’s sponsor. Among those in attendance was the Historical Society’s President and CEO, Dr. Louise Mirrer, who received these souvenirs that evening.

Provenance: 
Bibliography: 
Prior Exhibitions: 
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2016
eMuseum Object ID: 
79093
Exclude from TMS update: 
3
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ashtray from the S.S. "United States"

Classification: 
Date: 
1952-1969
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 5 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (1.9 x 13.7 x 8.9 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of JoAnn and Charles Srebnik
Object Number: 
2012.4.2
Inscriptions: 
Bottom center printed in blue with "United States Lines" and eagle logo
Gallery Label: 
The United States Lines' luxury oceanliner S.S. "United States," designed by New York naval architect William Francis Gibbs, plied the route between New York and Le Havre from 1952 to 1969. Its capacity was 888 first class, 524 cabin, and 544 tourist class. The ship sailed with a crew of 1,036. Subsidized by the U.S. Navy, the United States could be converted from a 2,000-person passenger liner into a 14,000-person troop ship in a few days. To cut the ship’s weight and reduce fire hazards, Gibbs insisted on aluminum throughout. In fact, all 22,000 pieces of furniture aboard were framed in aluminum. These design choices made the ship capable of record speeds--crossing the Atlantic in 3 days, 12 hours, and 12 minutes, with an average speed of 34.51 knots. This record remains unbroken. The arrival of the "United States" in New York harbor was a noteworthy event. Gibbs, who maintained an office downtown, always greeted the ship upon its arrival in New York harbor. With the ascendance of the jet age in the 1960s, oceanliners fell out of favor, and the ship was withdrawn from service in 1969. Today it remains docked on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. The "United States" was sleek and modern, with a décor to match. In contrast to the opulent Victorian interiors of earlier ocean liners, the United States’ cabins were decorated with aluminum, glass, plastic, and synthetic textiles. This simple glass pin tray featuring the U.S. Lines eagle logo reflects the ship’s modern aesthetic.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1969
eMuseum Object ID: 
68164
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flag

Classification: 
Date: 
2011
Medium: 
Synthetic fabric; wood
Description: 
American flag on wooden stick with stenciled text: "OCCUPY / WALL / STREET."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Margi Hofer
Object Number: 
2011.24.1
Gallery Label: 
"Occupy Wall Street" is a protest that began September 17, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district. The protest was initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters and has led to Occupy protests and movements around the world. The main issues are social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the undue influence of corporations on government—particularly from the financial services sector. The slogan, "We are the 99%," addresses the growing income inequality and wealth distribution in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population. Protestors at Zuccotti Park created stenciled flags such as these for fellow protestors and for distribution to passers-by. The donor acquired this flag while visiting Zuccotti Park in October, 2011.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2011
eMuseum Object ID: 
68020
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Decorative flags (7) in box

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1940-1945
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. (9.5 x 4.1 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Box of Dennison decorative flags. "Dennison Manufacturing Co. / The Tag Makers / Framingham, Mass. U.S.A."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. & Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2010.26.56
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1945
eMuseum Object ID: 
66933
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

"Slinky" toy

Classification: 
Date: 
2010
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Closed: 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (7 x 5.7 x 7 cm)
Description: 
Red and yellow metal slinky printed "MACY'S THANKSGIVING PARADE" on side.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Linda Ferber
Object Number: 
2010.30
Gallery Label: 
The Slinky was made to promote the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25, 2010.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2010
eMuseum Object ID: 
66876
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Toothpick flag

Classification: 
Date: 
1945
Medium: 
Paper and wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (6.4 x 4.4 cm)
Description: 
Paper flag on toothpick, red and blue striped with three flanking white stars and text: "Welcome HOME"
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2010.16.9
Date Begin: 
1945
Date End: 
1945
eMuseum Object ID: 
66049
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Kaleidoscope

Classification: 
Date: 
2009
Medium: 
Plastic, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (17.8 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm)
Description: 
Multi-colored Macy's Day Parade kaleidoscope souvenir depicting images of balloon floats and iconic imagery of New York City.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Linda Ferber
Object Number: 
2010.9
Inscriptions: 
"Macy's / Thanksgiving Day Parade / 2009"; Schylling Rowley, MA 01969 Made in China 9214KH
Date Begin: 
2009
Date End: 
2009
eMuseum Object ID: 
65859
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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