A parliament of owls peer out curiously from the depths of our delightful A Parliament of Owls Tote, ready to impart their wisdom. Inspired by a variety of beautifully illustrated owls in the collection of the New-York Historical Society, the tote portrays a veritable bird house of representatives. Our crowd sourced flock was created from works dating from 1548 to 1829, and include two Snowy Owls by John James Audubon, a Eurasian Scops Owl by Pierre Vase, a Barn Owl by Isaac La Grese, and an Eagle Owl and Gesner's "Noctua” owl by unknown artists.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic at the New-York Historical Society is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The exhibition captures the wizarding traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories through centuries-old treasures including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library and New-York Historical Society—with original material from Harry Potter publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowling’s own archives.