Orient: Dreamscape by the Sea
As in summer's past, I am in Orient, New York. I rented a 1700s-era cottage owned by Nancy Newman, the third-generation of her family to own this historic house.
The history of the cottage is inextricably entwined with one of New York's treasured shops. Nancy's grandfather, Henry Shaw Newman, purchased the Old Print Shop in New York City in 1928. He was an expert on prints, maps and American Art, and in particular, Currier & Ives. Her father, Kenneth M. Newman, began to work at the Old Print Shop in 1949. He was an expert on American 19th century prints, especially those of John James Audubon.