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New York at its Core

New York at its Core



New York at Its Core occupies the entire first floor of our landmark building, and explores the history of New York since its founding through key themes of money, diversity, density, and creativity. Visitors can now investigate the qualities that make this city...

New York at its Core

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Timescapes

Timescapes



Timescapes, the Museum’s award-winning short documentary, explores how New York City grew from a settlement of a few hundred Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans into the metropolis we know today, and features animated maps and archival photographs, prints,...

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George M. Cohan Collection

George M. Cohan Collection



The Edward B. Marks Music Co. Collection on George M. Cohan documents the career of one of the 20th century’s most prolific theatrical artists. Born in 1878, George Michael Cohan joined his parents’ vaudeville act in infancy. His first full-length production opened...

George M. Cohan Collection

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John Vachon for LOOK magazine

John Vachon for LOOK magazine



John Vachon (1914-1975) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and received a bachelor's degree in English literature from St. Thomas College at age 20. He began his career as a photographer working for Roy Stryker (1893-1975) at the Farm Security Administration during...

John Vachon for LOOK magazine

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Ephemera

Ephemera



The Museum’s Ephemera Collections include advertisements, handbills, pamphlets, menus, invitations, medals, pins, buttons, badges, three-dimensional souvenirs, and printed textiles. As utilitarian objects, these items served as the connective tissue between citizens...

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Eyes on America: Processing and Cataloging the LOOK Collection

Eyes on America: Processing and Cataloging the LOOK Collection



LOOK magazine was founded in 1937 and published as a bi-weekly, general interest magazine. By the 1950s, it had evolved into a popular magazine with a national circulation, and by the late 60s, it reached a peak circulation of nearly 8 million readers. LOOK was...

Eyes on America: Processing and Cataloging the LOOK Collection

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Edward Floyd De Lancey Family Papers

Edward Floyd De Lancey Family Papers



This group of manuscripts was assembled by Edward Floyd De Lancey (1821-1905), and purchased by the Museum in 1942 through the Ms. Elon Huntington Hooker Acquisitions Fund. These manuscripts pertain to the affairs of several notable associated New York families...

Edward Floyd De Lancey Family Papers

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Prints for Sale

Prints for Sale



The City Museum is pleased to offer custom printed, exhibition quality reproductions of thousands of images from its collections. Browse available images here or contact rightsandrepro@mcny.org to inquire about the availability of others....

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Theatrical Broadsides

Theatrical Broadsides



The Museum of the City of New York’s Collection on Theatrical Broadsides illustrates the history and culture of performance in New York City, the city’s emergence as the theatrical capital of the United States, and the stage as a mirror for reflecting the social...

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New York City History Day 2020: Breaking Barriers in History

New York City History Day 2020: Breaking Barriers in History



The Museum of the City of New York is proud to host the 30th Annual New York City History Day, in March 2020. This album draws from the Museum’s collection of approximately 750,000 items to engage this year’s National History Day theme: “Breaking Barriers in...

New York City History Day 2020: Breaking Barriers in History

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