Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is New York City s oldest museum, with a rich history of scholarship, research, and illuminating exhibitions. The museum collection of the New-York Historical Society comprises more than 1.6 million works of art, featuring an impressive collection of Tiffany lamps, paintings by celebrated American portraitists, all the knownpreparatory watercolors forJohnJames Audubon s Birds of America, and exquisite worksby artists ofthe Hudson River Schoolincluding Thomas Cole smonumentalseries The Course of Empire. The Library is internationally known as a major research venue for the study of American and New York history. Its rich collections include more than five million manuscript items, 350,000books, and several million photographs, prints, architectural renderings, and related holdings. The Library s vast holdings of printed ephemera documenting daily life, culture, commerce, and politics from the eighteenth through the earlier twentieth centuries are unrivaled.The collectionsprovide a continuous record of New York and American history from the founding ofNew Amsterdam through the tragic events of 9/11. The Library s deepest areas of originalsource material include the Colonial and Revolutionary eras, the Early Republic, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age, with emphases on slavery and Abolition, temperance, social welfare, urbanlife, and architecture. Now celebrating a groundbreaking renovation and the dedication of its Center for the Study of Women s History, the Museum and Library present highlights fromtheirremarkable holdings, from the folk art collection of sculptor Elie Nadelman to iconicephemera from all eras of American history, for the first time as a Tiny Folio. An ideal souvenir for the New-York Historical Society s visitors, this charming volume also features a special section of works depicting the city itself, alongside full-color photography and short introductory texts.