Passenger Air Travel in the 1920s As Told Through Cigarette Cards

Passenger air travel in the 1920s and 30s was a uniquely exhilarating experience — provided you could afford it. But for those of us stuck in a world where flying has become a mundane and sometimes excruciating ordeal, we can at least live vicariously through the past. A website called The Passion of Former Days has… » 11/26/14 4:32pm 11/26/14 4:32pm

11 Totally Free Images From NYC's Best Museums and Libraries

Over the past few months, a number of museums have begun digitizing their rare and beautiful pieces of art, historical documents, and rare artifacts, and offering them online in high-resolution, downloadable formats. » 5/27/14 9:00am 5/27/14 9:00am

Creature Feature: The Original Frankenstein Text Is Now Readable Online

In the pantheon of classic horror, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein ranks as one of the first, and most memorable, monster tales ever told. And while it's easy enough to pick up a new copy of the spine-tingling 1818 narrative from pretty much any bookstore, it's now possible to pore over the original, hand-penned… » 10/31/13 9:13pm 10/31/13 9:13pm

Time Travel to 1939 with the New York Public Library's Biblion iPad App

The New York Public Library has a stunning new app that lets you see a ton of essays, pictures, people, etc and information about the 1939-40 World's Fair. It's like a time traveling machine that brings you back to that era. » 5/17/11 8:20pm 5/17/11 8:20pm