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This Revolutionary War Lieutenant’s coat is being prepared for an exhibition scheduled to open in the fall. As a preliminary step, textile conservator Midori Sato and N-YHS Conservation Assistant Janet Lee examine the garment and decide what kind of treatment and stabilization it will need. 

Officer’s coat.  1785-1795.  Wool, linen, metal. New-York Historical Society.


In a volume of transcriptions made from 17th and 18th century documents related to the Spanish colonization of America, there was a manuscript map that, while colorful and interesting, was in pretty rough shape. But fear not. The conservation team has already flattened, mended and rehoused it. The map was also digitized, and a small facsimile now holds the place of the original.  

Transcriptions, correspondence and maps. 1854-1858. Buckingham Smith papers and collected materials. New-York Historical Society.

groups on sacred bones and ascetic house are not very good at all, but have a lot of upper class white people with money backing it from behind the scenes, buying and running the media to “just help their homies” as if it’s not some boys club circle jerk. the murdered-out black bomber jacket exclusivity spectrum of those punk/noiser crossover scenes are dusty as fuck. co-oping an 80s xeroxed-out creep aesthetic doesn’t make you any less of a sellout than some burger/goner records fuckboys in skate shoes n’ ray bans. rich conservatives exist & pull the strings within punk just like everywhere else and it’s miserable to watch tweens drooling over garbage like lust for youth when actual killer freak shit is so disenfranchised by media as a whole that they don’t even want to do an interview for a diy zine.