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At the Herman Melville House

It’s Maritime radio broadcast (February 27, 1945)

As the embedded video (containing only audio) begins, the host says: “Monday through Friday at this time, the Columbia Broadcasting System presents Service Time. Every Tuesday afternoon, this program is devoted to the men who sail the ships of the… Continue Reading →

Cavalcade of America “Down to the Sea” radio drama (1941)

The DuPont Company’s radio series Cavalcade of America ran from 1935 to 1953. A 1941 episode, “Down to the Sea,” took some elements of Herman Melville’s life, some of the more biographical elements from his books, and employed considerable invention…. Continue Reading →

Capital Region Welcome Center in New Baltimore

Apologies for these not being the best photos, having been taken with an older model iPad on an overcast and rainy day. The Capital Region Welcome Center in New Baltimore, on the east side of the Thruway (I-87) for those… Continue Reading →

New Year’s Day confectionery (1851)

To Tom Mills. Here’s a health to thee, Tom Mills— May your shadow never be less; Long may you scatter SUGAR PILLS, Through this Western wilderness. When the air is keen and my nose is cold, Along State Street I… Continue Reading →

Gymnasts’ New Year (1861)

☞ GYMNASIUM.—We understand that Prof. Fields and several members of our Gymnasium, accepted the invitation extended them by Mr. Lally, Secretary of the Lansingburgh Gymnasium, to pay a visit on New Year’s Eve. They returned about 11½ o’clock, well pleased… Continue Reading →

“The Footprints of the Little New Year” by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (1917)

The Footprints of the Little New Year By Carolyn Sherwin Bailey HE came so softly, when all the children were fast asleep, that not one heard him. There was a loud ringing of bells on the eve of New Year’s… Continue Reading →

The Christmas Cobwebs by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

The Christmas Cobwebs A German Legend By Carolyn Sherwin Bailey WAY across our big ocean is the Christmas land, Germany. There one can see the wonderful old toymakers at work all the year round, making Christmas dolls and wooden animals… Continue Reading →

Dick Schory, Typee, and Omoo

Dick Schory’s percussive ensemble’s two albums from 1957-1958 featured songs titled after Herman Melville’s first two novels.  A fan?

“The Brush Manufacture of Lansingburgh” (1866)

THE BRUSH MANUFACTURE OF LANSINGBURGH. Everybody knows that the two specialties of the ‘burgh are the brush and oil cloth manufactures, and that the brush business is the specialty par endurence. It was by an accidental circumstance that just fifty… Continue Reading →

“History Humpday: Oil, Bones, and Baleen – NYSM Whaling Artifacts.”

New York State Museum. “History Humpday: Oil, Bones, and Baleen – NYSM Whaling Artifacts.” YouTube.com November 14, 2018.

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