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50 Objects of New York

from The New York Times

A History of New York in 50 Objects

By SAM ROBERTS

An artichoke and an elevator. A Checker taxicab and a conductor’s baton. A MetroCard and a mastodon tusk.

Inspired by “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” the British Museum’s BBC radio series and book, we recruited historians and museum curators to identify 50 objects that could embody the narrative of New York.

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Posted on September 11, 2012 by Editor

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