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McGlory’s Armory Hall

Billy McGlory was one of the most infamous men in Manhattan in the 1880s, at the center of organized crime and well connected. Adapted from Wikipedia (footnotes intact; clicking will take you to Wikipedia): William “Billy” McGlory (1853 – ?) was an … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Costume Ball

Text excerpted and adapted from1 Victoriana Magazine. Compiled and edited by Priscilla Haug. “All Society in Costume.” The New York Times. March 27, 1883. (direct quotes in italics) “Vanderbilt Ball – how a costume ball changed New York elite society.” … Continue reading

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