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A history of New York in 101 objects

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A history of the metropolis as depicted through the stories of dozens of iconic objects includes profiles of subjects ranging from a Checker taxicab and the "I Love NY" logo to a bagel and an Automat vending machine.

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Newark Public Library 974.7 ROB (Text)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476728773 (hc) :
  • ISBN: 1476728771 (hc) :
  • Physical Description: xx, 308 pages : facsimiles, photographs (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Fordham Gneiss -- Mastodon tusk -- Arrowhead -- Crime scene -- Birth certificate -- Flushing remonstrance -- Dictionary -- Beaver -- Oyster -- Guidebook -- Newspaper -- Horse's tail -- Fire pail -- Stone slab -- Burial beads -- Buttonwood Agreement -- Water pipe -- Dueling pistols -- Missing -- Surveyor's bolt -- Water keg -- Potato -- Sewing machine -- The price of admission -- Republican ticket -- Otis safety break -- Draft wheel -- City college birthday -- How the library began -- Linotype -- Water tanks -- Tweed's secret accounts -- Atlantic cable -- Dynamo -- Toll ticket -- New colossus -- School doorknob -- Ellis Island Manifest -- The other grand central clock -- The stoop -- The Critic -- Civic Fame -- The bagel -- General Slocum -- Dreamland bell -- Subway throttle -- Black-and-White cookie -- Battle's badge -- Triangle monument -- The automat -- Armory show -- New Yorkers' view -- Baseball card -- "To City" sign -- Air conditioner -- Ticket tape -- Chrysler Building spire -- Artichoke -- Tree of Hope -- King Kong -- First houses -- Time capsule -- Cyclotron -- "This Land" -- La Guardia reading comics -- Levittown house -- Cotton picker -- Robinson's glove -- Jell-O box -- Spaldeen -- "East Side Story" -- Ruiz Marathon certificate -- DPL Parking sign -- Baseball -- Subway token -- The Checker -- Cross Bronx expressway -- Cargo container -- Here's Johnny -- The anthora -- Night -- Bernstein’s baton -- Met button -- Graffiti -- CBGB sign -- Saturday night special -- "Drop dead" -- I love New York -- Pooper-scooper -- Bullion -- AIDS button -- Casita -- Phantom's mask -- Con Ed chimney -- New Year's ball -- Wired -- Jar of dust -- Domino sign -- Stuyvesant Yearbook -- Charlotte Street House -- Madonna.
Summary, etc.:
A history of the metropolis as depicted through the stories of dozens of iconic objects includes profiles of subjects ranging from a Checker taxicab and the "I Love NY" logo to a bagel and an Automat vending machine.
Subject: HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
HISTORY / Social History.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General.
New York (N.Y.) > History > Miscellanea.
Genre: History.
Miscellanea.


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