Tag Archives: New York City

The Genius of the Reticent Inventor – Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell made the first long-distance telephone call in 1892, reaching Chicago from New York photo: Stefano Bianchetti

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher   “The Boston Advertiser prints an interesting account of an experiment in carrying out a conversation by word of mouth over a telegraph wire, made by Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson. … In a distance of two miles, with Mr. Bell in Boston and Mr. Watson in Cambridge, conversation was […]

Antiques Peek: Biker Attire

Schott NYC Perfecto 118

by Jessica Kosinski There are many collectibles designed to sit on shelves and be admired. But then there are the collectibles that also serve practical purposes. For those who collect motorcycle gear, and especially motorcycle jackets, part of the thrill is wearing the gear and showing it off to fellow riders, as well as any […]

Erica Wilson: Sharing Joy through Embroidery

Crewelwork sampler, one of the early projects worked by Erica at the Royal School of Needlework. Their first few projects were designed for them. Students had to pay for their own materials and most proudly kept their projects for the whole of their lives. 2015.0047.004 A, B, Gift of The Family of Erica Wilson, Courtesy of Winterthur Museum

By Linda EatonJohn L. & Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections and the Senior Curator of Textiles at Winterthur Museum     Until relatively recently, scholarship on women’s needlework has focused on the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. Susan Burrows Swan, whose book, Plain & Fancy, was first published in 1977 and reissued in 1995, […]

Antiques Peek: September 2019

Antiques Peek: September 2019

Furniture from the Valley by Jessica Kosinski The Hudson Valley is also commonly called the Hudson River Valley because it surrounds the Hudson River. It is an area with a very rich history and historical significance. The history of European exploration in the Hudson River Valley dates back to an expedition by John Cabot in […]

Publisher’s Corner: September 2019

Publisher’s Corner: September 2019

Visiting the Hudson River Valley by Maxine Carter-Lome If you’ve ever visited or spent time in the Hudson River Valley of New York State, than you know something about the natural beauty and rich history of this early settlement region of our country. If not, we hope this issue inspires you to take a trip. […]

A Bright Future for Neon Lights

A Bright Future for Neon Lights

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Considered ideal Man Cave accessories for their flashy glow and their connection to popular brands, neon lights made a splash in advertising throughout the twentieth century and have been mounting a comeback. Could your décor use a non-traditional pop of color? Consider adding a bit of neon to your […]

Broadway Cares

Broadway Cares

Theater Collectibles from the Source By Lane Beauchamp, Director of Communications for Broadway Cares For one Sunday each September, the heart of New York City’s theater district pulses with the energy of thousands of theater fans as they gather for the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. One of the most highly anticipated days of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Abbey Road studio console, $1.8 million, Bonhams

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Abbey Road studio console, $1.8 million, Bonhams

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An Abbey Road Studios recording console, the very one used by Pink Floyd when they recorded the rock album Dark Side of the Moon, sold for $1.8 million at a Rock Memorabilia Sale held March 27th by Bonhams in New York City. Also, a […]

What A Wonderful World: The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair

What A Wonderful World: The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair

By Donald-Brian Johnson Abe Lincoln was there. So were the “Flintstones.” Michelangelo’s Pieta paid an exclusive visit. The enormous inhabitants of Sinclair’s “Dinoland” bid folks a toothy welcome. And, it’s where The Riddler executed a dastardly burglary during the pilot episode of TV’s Batman. During the summers of 1964 and ’65, a gee-whillikers wonderland welcomed […]

Publisher’s Corner: June 2017

Publisher’s Corner: June 2017

A Fair to Remember By Maxine Carter-Lome My first World’s Fair was the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows Park outside of New York City, although I was too young to remember much or appreciate what I saw (I have much more vivid memories of Expo 67 in Montreal). I do, however, have […]