Green-Wood’s Magic Lantern Slide Collection

I enjoy collecting. And, as a person fascinated by our history, one of the things I like to collect is photographs of 19th century New York City. Such photographs help us understand a world both different from ours, but one that has profoundly affected our own world. They give us perspective on the human condition–what … Read more

Morse Bronze Plaque, Heading Home

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872) was a giant of the 19th century world and is one of Green-Wood’s most famous permanent residents. Morse had three extraordinary careers: as painter, photographer, and telegraph inventor. Morse was the leading portrait painter of his time; he was chosen in 1826 to be the founding president of the National … Read more