Monthly Archives: September 2013

Upcoming exhibitions of fashion

This fall season in NY is going to be an exciting one for those of us who love fashion. Here is a list of some of the upcoming exhibitions, if you know of any other please post it to our … Continue reading

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Downtown, Uptown: From the Dry Goods Store to the Palace of Consumption- Part II

This is part two of a paper I presented last May at our annual symposium. You can read the first part here. By the late 1850s the Grand Street area was established as the new shopping district, but society had … Continue reading

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Downtown, Uptown: From the Dry Goods Store to the Palace of Consumption- Part I

This is a two parts post,  presented first in May 2013 at the our annual symposium. In 1835, the wealthy merchant Seabury Tredwell bought the house on 29 East Fourth Street in New York City. “The elegance and beauty of this … Continue reading

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