New York, Queen of Commerce

Monday, March 28, 2011

A weekly series of “historical dramas recreating stirring periods and moments in the commercial and economic growth of New York City,” these somewhat polemical plays highlighted the city as a burgeoning cultural and historical capital by bringing to life key moments in its commercial history. The plays were sponsored by a variety of civic and industry groups. Hear some examples below.

"Paddle, Portage, and Sail"

"Maritime Bottoms"

"Yankee Clippers"

Audio courtesy of NYC Municipal Archives.


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