Join Ephemeral New York for “Home Sweet Mansion” on March 5!

It was good to be a prosperous New Yorker in the late 19th century: beautiful clothing, expensive furnishings, well-kept parlors, and tables laden with food.

But someone had to do the hard work of actually cooking and cleaning, and it certainly wasn’t the prosperous New Yorker.

Join Ephemeral New York on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. for “Home Sweet Mansion: A Peek Into the Domestic Lives of Gilded Age New Yorkers,” in partnership with the Upper West Side historic advocacy organization Landmark West.

This lively talk at 35 West 67th Street will look at how the upper classes navigated the domestic side of life—and how a staff of maids, coachmen, and other servants managed the households inside the Upper West Side’s sumptuous mansions and elegant brownstones.

Details and tickets here! These programs are a lot of fun, and I hope to see Ephemeral readers there.

12 Responses to “Join Ephemeral New York for “Home Sweet Mansion” on March 5!”

  1. Christine Levy Says:

    Home Sweet Mansion
    For those of us that cannot attend your lecture do you offer a video or podcast ?

  2. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    A podcast not at this time, unfortunately. But I can check with LW about a video.

  3. Kevin Says:

    Not to be a wiseguy, but I noticed the Guilded Age Laundress has a lot of electric appliances at her disposal.

  4. Force Tube Avenue Says:

    Hi, Congratulations on the sold-out presentation. I’ll be more prompt in future. Cheers.

    • ephemeralnewyork Says:

      Thanks Force Tube…I’ll try to give more of a heads up next time. I’d love to meet you after all these years of reading your insightful comments.

  5. Force Tube Avenue Says:

    Most kind. It would be my pleasure.

  6. ReggieD Says:

    Whose mansion is in the first photo, and it’s approximate location, if possible? just curious.

  7. Tom B Says:

    The mansion reminds me of the movie “It Happened on 5th Ave.”

  8. Luise Erdmann Says:

    A video would be a real treat for those at a distance! And for all those who didn’t sign up in time. You have a large audience!

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