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Hudson River School, Forever® | USPS Stamps

Four works by major artists of the Hudson River School were issued as postage stamps by the U.S. Postal Service in August 2014. They are the 12th issuance in the series, American Treasures.

When the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz exhibited The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th-century American Landscape […]

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Joins the Google Art Project

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Joins the Google Art Project

Partnership Provides Global Access to High-resolution Images of 160 Artistically and Historically Important Objects in the Colonial Williamsburg Collections. Check the blog post at


A Windfall of Warhol: Rediscovered Photos of a Pop Art Legend


A Windfall of Warhol: Rediscovered Photos of a Pop Art Legend.

My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

Where early photography meets extreme hotness

via My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

Well, I’m not too sure I should be feeling anything for these young men. They were born c. 1845 and those featured in this poster–for sale–may have died horrible deaths or survived the Civil War, perhaps with awful wounds. Anyway, I’m offering it as […]

Old Penn Station Featured in AMC’s Mad Men

I’m an avid fan of this show, and in Season 3, Episode 2, “Love Among the Ruins,” it touched on the controversy that raged in the early 1960s about the demolition of McKim, Mead and White’s Beaux-Arts Pennsylvania Station (itself modeled on the Roman Imperial Baths of Caracalla–a ruin–get it?) to make way for the […]

NPVRC–Online Collection News

Last year and over the summer, the local collection of digital images, which began on a test server at, has grown to over 9,000 images.  Recently, the data was copied to a new server at, and the logistics and space for storing the image files were resolved by Academic Computing. Many of the […]

Explore Thomas Cole

To enrich your enjoyment of the Hudson River School exhibition on loan from the New-York Historical Society on veiw at the SDMA on campus…. […]