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I received the following via e-mail regarding an article from William Pepe that was featured in the last issue of Barr’s. Thanks to Audrey Mad…

Features

A 1935 meeting of the minds created the idea of the New York World's Fair of 1939/40.  The Chicago World's Fair of 1933/34 was still fresh in the minds of the group of New York business men who created the New York World's Fair Corporation.  The corporation made the idea of a World's Fair in…

When Robert D’Avia first became interested in lighthouses, he found them on stamps, which he almost immediately began collecting. Soon, he discovered postcards offered a wide variety of different lighthouses. Soon after that, he made the switch to collecting postcards that feature those beau…

Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori is credited with inventing the modern piano in Padua, Italy, in 1709.  A hundred and fifty years later, the piano had become the “King” of musical instruments as well as a symbol of social and economic status.  No middle or upper-class Victorian household w…

Set to feature free film screening, two convening societies and NPM chief curator of philately, Dan Piazza