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    • Advertisement for Magician Dr. Sydney Ross. (photo credit: Steve Cohen, Chamber Magic)
      The Magical History of the Waldorf Astoria
      Posted by Erin Allsop on July 25, 2014

      The Waldorf Astoria is a magical place, not only because of its rich and fascinating history as a Manhattan landmark, but also because it was the chosen venue for many famous magicians over the years. [...]

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    • Tiziana Serreta and Oswaldo Kantule show in the Waldorf Towers admiring the artwork that Oswaldo created for a surprise project. Oswaldo is the great grandson of Chief Nele Kantule
      The Story of the Panama Canal
      Posted by Erin Allsop on June 20, 2014

      The Waldorf Astoria played a central role as the backdrop to the development of a country and a canal integral to the development of commerce for much of the Americas. Today’s vignette highlights our role [...]

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    • Menu from the Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh Banquet
      “The Spirit of St. Louis” at the Waldorf
      Posted by Erin Allsop on June 13, 2014

      Today’s entry is a nod to an extraordinary feat accomplished by Charles Lindbergh and memorialized at an event we were proud to host. This commemorative dinner was held on June 16th 1927 as he was [...]

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    • Eamon deValera (center) on top of the original Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1919. From left to right are Harry Boland, Liam Mellows (leader of the ‘1916 exiles’), Eamon deValera, Diarmuid Lynch (secretary of the Friends of Irish Freedom), Dr Patrick McCartan (Irish envoy to Washington), and, sitting, John Devoy (leader of Clan na Gael).
      The “Waldorf O’Storia”
      Posted by Erin Allsop on March 14, 2014

      Meaning “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes” in Gaelic, Ireland’s native language, the term “C’ead Mile Failte” (pronounced “kad meel-a fall-sha”) could not be more fitting for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel! For over a century, we have welcomed [...]

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