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  • La Nuova Francia (New France) [Object]

    The first printing of this black and white woodcut map of early New France (now part of Canada) appeared in Ramusio’s 'Delle navigationi et viaggi' (Some Voyages and Travels) in...

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  • New York Beauty Quilt [Object]

    Pieced quilt top for single bed. The piecing is in red and plain yellow fabric; the background is white with a small black polka dot. Two parallel lines of yellow...

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  • New England Gentleman [Object]

    Among the most celebrated of American folk painters, John Brewster Jr. (1766-1854) was his own greatest creation. The son of a prominent doctor in Hampton, Connecticut, Brewster was born profoundly...

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  • Gees Bend One-Patch Quilt – Diamonds Variation [Object]

    Set on point, alternating squares of green and fuchsia velveteen are framed by a fuchsia border. A contrasting brown colour has been used for corner triangles and in eight central...

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  • Inspired by recent film ’12 Years a Slave’ [News / Blog]

    ...were sold in New York City, and enabled Gee’s Bend to purchase washing machines, indoor plumbing, and the tuition payment needed to send the great-grandaughter of a slave to college....


    Published: Monday, March 3, 2014

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  • 1920s Jazz Age: Fashion & Photographs [News / Blog]

    ...on an unprecedented scale. From Paris and London to New York and Hollywood, the period following the Great War offered the modern woman a completely new style of dressing. The...


    Published: Monday, November 6, 2017

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  • L.A. Wright Coverlet [Object]

    One of the earliest dated coverlets in the Museum’s collection was woven by Harry Tyler. Born of British parentage in Connecticut, Tyler later lived in Jefferson County, New York. In the...

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  • Beatrice Pratt Gibson Cartwright McEvoy (1889 – 1956) [Object]

    The much married mother of the American Museum’s founder, Dr. Dallas Pratt, is here portrayed in her famous emeralds and pearls by Reynaldo de Luza. Born in Lima, Peru, the...

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  • Jeremiah Goodman Bio [Page]

    Detailed bio of the artist behind the room portraits


    Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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  • Christmas 2016: A whistle-stop tour [News / Blog]

    ...– 1835 It is Christmas in New York 1835 and the Van Cortlandt family home is the venue for an evening of merriment. Amidst the presents and delicacies a new...


    Published: Friday, December 9, 2016

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