Over my years, I have learned that often one thing leads to another. That happened again recently. A few months ago I purchased a carte de visite photographic portrait on the front of which was written, “Alexr. Saeltzer. Archt.” I recognized that name as that of a 19th-century New York City architect (who designed the … Read more
Two of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, Louis Comfort Tiffany and John La Farge, were pioneers of American stained glass in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tiffany and his studio were prolific–they so dominated stained glass lamp manufacturing that virtually any stained glass lamp, whether by Tiffany or someone else, is now referred to as … Read more
March 2, 1769: One of the most revered public figures of the early 19th-century, De Witt Clinton, served as a United States Senator, mayor of New York City, and governor of New York State. He was also the prime visionary behind the Erie Canal. Upon his death in 1828, Clinton was interred in the Little … Read more
I very much am looking forward to Sunday. Peter Kenny, a decorative arts curator at The Metropolitan Museum, is giving a talk at 1:00 p.m.