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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Postcard Thursday: Time Travel to 1866



Earlier this summer, James took to the streets with a handful of guidebooks written in the 19th century to see if he could reconstruct a 150-year-old walking tour. He walked from Battery Park to Madison Square, examining what was -- and was not -- still visible from the era just after the Civil War.

His write-up of his adventures was published yesterday in Curbed. You can read it at http://ny.curbed.com/2016/7/27/12278588/new-york-city-historic-guidebooks-walking-tour. There's also a handy map with some of the highlights from James's reconstructed tour at http://ny.curbed.com/maps/new-york-city-historic-guidebooks-map

One great aspect of these guidebooks are the advertisements.



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FINAL REMINDER -- TOMORROW!
JULY 29 at 6:30PM || EXPLORING HAMILTON'S NEW YORK

We will be speaking at the New-York Historical Society on Friday, July 29, at 6:30pm. The illustrated talk, which takes you through the New York City Alexander Hamilton would have known, is free with museum admission (which is pay-what-you-wish on Friday nights) but the museum would like you to make a reservation. Click this link for all the details: http://www.nyhistory.org/programs/exploring-hamilton%E2%80%99s-new-york


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