Date: 02/26/2015

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Mid-Manhattan Library (455 5th Ave., Manhattan)

Price: Free

With Justin Martin, the author of three highly praised previous biographies: Greenspan: the Man behind Money, Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon, and Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted. This illustrated talk exposes a wild, decadent, and incredibly influential artists’ circle that hung out at Pfaff’s saloon in NYC during the 1850s. Among its members: a young Walt Whitman; trailblazing stand-up comic Artemus Ward, psychedelic drug explorer Fitz Hugh Ludlow, and the brilliant brazen Adah Menken, who achieved worldwide fame for her “Naked Lady” routine.

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