New York on the Record: Spirited Republic
The National Archives at New York City's Welcome Center displays original documents in its New York on the Record gallery. This exhibit is free and open to all visitors seeking a glimpse of original records that capture our national story. New York on the Record shows the connection between our records, our government and our history.
New York on the Record: Spirited Republic highlighted records from the National Archives at New York City to explore instances in which alcohol has intersected with family history, rights of individuals, finance, and other unexpected stories.
Featured documents include:
- Wanted poster for Prohibition-era gangster, Dutch Schultz
- Account of provisions on board the United States Cartel Brunswick transporting returning war prisoners from the War of 1812
- A nineteenth-century indictment of a woman charged with selling liquor without a license
- Photograph of an outdoor beer garden at Camp Kilmer during World War II, and more
This New York City installation is in support of "Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History" at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, through January 10, 2016.
The National Archives at New York City is located on the 3rd floor of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan.