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Charles H. Beckley Mattresses

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Photographs by Jeff Hirsch & Pierre Crosby Sian’s search for a new mattress led to us to one of our more unusual interviews in a 19th century red brick mattress factory in the South Bronx, the premises of Charles H. Beckley Inc., a family business still run by Ted, Tim and Ken Marschke, who are […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLII

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We were getting used to Richard Nixon as President. So far, not so good! There were still protests everywhere and in spite of Nixon’s attempts to make good his promise to bring us together it wasn’t working! Supposedly Henry Kissinger would be a wise adviser to the president but a short time after he joined the administration the US... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLI

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What an amazing decade — the ’60s.  And how amazing to be living in New York during the ’60s!  When I arrived in New York in 1960 Eisenhower was for a few more months still President. I took so much for granted but didn’t think that much about any of it.  I was excited to feel that I’d finally […]... READ MORE
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Horse Power: Red Hills International Horse Trials

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The 20th Anniversary Red Hills International Horse Trials, a top-ranked Eventing competition, was held at the sublime 670-acre Elinor Klapp Phipps Park in Tallahassee. Red Hills offers a refreshing close-up of riders and their horses, far from the tame refinements found at Wellington’s Winter Equestrian Festival. My first Eventing and always a de... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CL

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Those last days of 1968!  There was so much going on — aside from all the political chaos. It was as if New York was on an energetic social cultural binge to balance the energy expended on warfare, police riots and anti war demonstrations!  The city was in full swing, the anger subverted and filtered into […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLIX

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So after 1968 and all its turmoil we were staggering into 1969 with Nixon telling us in his inaugural speech that we “should all stop shouting at one another“! That was easier said than done! But the Paris Peace Talks were planned with Henry Cabot Lodge going as administrator. He had previously been the American ambassador to South Vietn... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLVIII

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1968. The end of a tumultuous year! A year full of dissent, assassinations, war and certainly protest!  It was frequently being said that there hadn’t been as much violent dissent since the Civil War. There had been a lot during the Depression but it was being said that this was worse! Johnny Meyer decided to end the […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLVII

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It was December and 1968 was boiling to a close while everyone hoped that things would calm down in the US and Nixon would make good on his promise to end the war and bring us all together! So far nothing had changed and I’d come to Los Angeles for Christmas with my family. Barbra was shooting “On […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLVI

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December, 1968: New York City continued to roil with dissent! While there were wildly decorated hippie head shops opening uptown and downtown with even wilder merchandise, those same establishments were in full support of the protests against the draft, the war and the government in general. Downtown, the Lower East Side was beginning to be thou... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLV

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1968 was staggering toward 1969 with Richard Nixon elected President and the war in Vietnam continuing while cities were still seething with riots and demonstrations against the war and the drafting of young men.  I was bunkered in my apartment working on daily illustration project deadlines with only New York Pacifica Network’s listener supp... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary

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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney exhibition opens at Norton Museum of Art Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s historical prominence is most often defined by her dynastic lineage and philanthropy, particularly as founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, rather than her proficient skills, aesthetic and accomplishments as a noteworthy 20th century sculpt... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLIV

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November, 1968: A very turbulent year was finally coming to an end!  Protests, draft cards being burned, assassinations and then the election of Richard Nixon. The whole civilization seemed to be tottering on the brink of dissolution! Nixon made a lot of promises: ending the Vietnam War, bringing the people together, ensuring a prosperous eco... READ MORE