Dueling Banks BONY vs Manhattan Trust Co. Within a block of each other on Wall Street are the BONY (Bank of New York) and Manhattan Trust Buildings. Both are New York City Landmarks and proudly display their plaques. Tourists stop to snap pictures but what many don’t realize is that the buildings are monuments to.. read more →

27 Nov 2018
November 27, 2018

Political Cartoons American Revolution

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Political Cartoons of the American Revolution I love political cartoons! But I have to admit that the first time I saw them from the Revolutionary War Era I didn’t have any idea what they meant. Once I started to figure them out I realized they were brilliant and started a collection. Here are some of.. read more →

12 Nov 2018
November 12, 2018

No Taxation Without Representation

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The Stamp Act Why is it Important? The Stamp Act is the first story I tell on the Revolutionary War Era Tour. I start with it because it begins the united opposition to England in the colonies. Plus, if you grew up when I did, your teachers went over it again and again. And although.. read more →

01 Nov 2018
November 1, 2018

Stamp Act Riot NYC

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November 1, 1765 – The Stamp Act Riot Lady Liberty Has Died of a Cruel Stamp to Her Vitals! At sundown a crowd gathers on the NYC Commons. They march through the city by candlelight (500 – 600 candles) and carry signs, an effigy of the governor, a scaffold and other symbolic objects. When they.. read more →

October 31, 1765 – Mourning, Lamentations, and Woe! 200 NYC merchants meet at Burns Coffee House on Broadway to discuss the dreaded Stamp Act, due to go into effect the next day. Their ships in the harbor have flags at half mast. A crowd of unruly sailors gathers at the docks. Governor Colden and Major.. read more →