A History of New York in 50 Objects – NYTimes.com

How in heaven’s name did I miss this? It’s too cool, just like the BBC series that inspired it. A mastodon tusk.

A History of New York in 50 Objects – NYTimes.com:

Inspired by “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” the British Museum’s BBC radio series and book, we recruited historians and museum curators to identify 50 objects that could embody the narrative of New York. (Recalling that adage about great minds: In March, Leonard Lopate asked his WNYC radio listeners to participate in a similar project.)

(Via www.nytimes.com)