The price of chocolate

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From The Magazine ANTIQUES, January/February 2012. | A pretty little porcelain cup and saucer, delicate and sweet. In nearly every historic house museum in the United States, a handsome antique tea or chocolate set ornaments a parlor tabletop. This ritual display speaks of polite society, hospitality, and good cheer. But at one historic site, Philipsburg Manor, a chocolate cup and …

The Real Story of Sleepy Hollow

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, January/February 2012 | Washington Irving could spin a tale so well that even Charles Dickens was in his thrall. “I don’t go upstairs to bed two nights out of the seven,” the English novelist said, “without taking Washington Irving under my arm.”* Irving’s success was long in coming, but it enabled him to move to a …

The Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 100 years later

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July 2009 | A cross between a world’s fair, a historical pageant, and a land and water carnival, the landmark Hudson-Fulton Celebration held in New York over two weeks in late September and early October 1909 was organized to commemorate two separate but related events: the three-hundredth anniversary of Henry Hudson’s exploration of the river that came to bear his …