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Telling New York City's History In 101 Objects: A Q&A With Sam Roberts

Checker cab. (Photo courtesy of Simon and Schuster)


Bagel and lox. (Photo courtesy of Simon and Schuster)


Jar of dust from World Trade Center site. (Photo courtesy of Simon and Schuster)



Black and white cookie. (Photo courtesy of Simon and Schuster)


Subway tokens. (Photo courtesy of Simon and Schuster)


"Saturday Night Special" handgun. (Photo courtesy of Simon and Schuster)



Advertisement for the Rivoli, an early air conditioner. (Photo courtesy of Simon and Schuster)


Spaldeen. (Photo courtesy of Simon and Schuster)


Elijah Otis demonstrates his elevator safety brake. (<a href="http://www.otisworldwide.com/d31-timeline.html">Otis Elevator Company</a>)


The Anthora. (<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/bom_mot/4160092509/in/photolist-7kByyV-8pf42L-7A624Y-qvvG7f-4EZVEF-aCtSSC-aSfaXK-dZRhq8-bUmXQa-CwKUuE-68afWT-9vbCA3-nezH4D-eHve9p-bthkbL-8TESjo-bqmjTn-5sEHgr-dBSEsa-exSxji-abJqrv-avtPJE-CHChk-613PbW-avtQqA-7LHHwZ-6UC6gf-bVcMhf-6ReYun-dbjsEb-dQbHZB-bq6xdC-F9TxgY-9icyyB-F8JF62-yAVeLY-nHYTMR-7bBzxc-xprXup-bo1f8D-6MuZ9P-dmMSfv-a2zSEU-6j2b16-7sXwtH-9QHcya-avrbXB-7mN7VW-8sdXLP-7XrnfY">LaTur</a>)