It’s the Patriotic Barber of NY, or the Captain in the Suds! Upon learning that his customer is an officer in the King’s army, the Patriotic Barber kicks him out of his shop, half shaved, with his wig still removed. A hero to the Sons of Liberty! But wait, look at the face of the.. read more →

06 Jun 2017
June 6, 2017

Charlotte Temple

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The Scandalous Story of Charlotte Temple Charlotte Temple, or “Charlotte: A Tale of Truth”, was published in London in 1791. Written by Susanna Rowson, it was a best seller in London and New York in the seduction novel genre that was popular at the time. But was it just a novel or was it a.. read more →

The Tragedy of Elizabeth Franklin 😢 Benjamin Franklin’s Daughter-in-Law One of the things we don’t learn much about in school is the way families were divided during the American Revolution. We’re taught an image of the “good guys” as patriots and the “bad guys” as loyalists. But what about brothers or fathers and sons who fought.. read more →

New York: The Scoff and Wonder of America!  😳 Or, everyone hates New York. The love/hate relationship between New York and the rest of America is nothing new. By the time of the American Revolution it was in full swing, with the city frequently taking actions that outraged our upstate and colonial neighbors. Here are.. read more →

The End of the World As We Know It! 💣 April 23, 1775 – New York City Wall Street, 1774 click image to enlarge Sunday, August 23, 1775, started out as any other Sunday in New York. The residents of the island were up early and off to their respective houses of worship for services. Families.. read more →