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The Future, as imagined in the past

So today I got an email from the British Museum, who have several really nifty blogs. http://www.britishmuseum.org/blog.aspx?ref=header Not surprising, because they are a museum full of very nifty things.  Someone on staff had found an article, written in 1969, thinking … Continue reading

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World’s Fair Site: can you get there from here?

(Thank you, Wikipedia, for this image of the Queen’s World’s Fair site from August, 1964!) We interrupt the longer blog post we’re frantically working on to bring you this urgent debate concerning one of New York City’s most interesting historic … Continue reading

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The Melancholy Beauty of the Past

A few months ago, Dumbarton Oaks announced the new online exhibit of the Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection, available via their website.   This will provide scholars access to documentary images from archaeological digs from 1935-1945.  This is not especially exciting.  … Continue reading

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PEEP THIS…

Gone are the days of ornate architecture with its intricate masonry and delicate wood work.  For many an urban dweller it’s  a “Stack’em Shack” (translation apartment building) existence.  For the suburbanite you have your home with a plot of land. … Continue reading

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Autumn in New York

New York is a beautiful state.  Since we live and work in New York City, it’s easy to forget that New York is a large and prosperous state with a lot of *trees* and acres that aren’t overpopulated,  crowded, or … Continue reading

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