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Trinidad and Tobago

The Graphic Arts Collection is fortunate to have acquired an album of 96 albumen and gelatin silver photographs of Trinidad and Tobago from the last years of the 19th century.

The Preservation of Richard MacGwire rather than Richard Crosbie

William Ward (1766–1826), after John James Barralet (about 1747-1815), The Preservation of Sir Richard MacGwire who fell into the sea (by the descent of a Balloon) off the coast of Ireland on the 12th May 1785. Mezzotint.

Madeleine Gras binding

Remy de Gourmont, Lettres a l’Amazone (Paris: George Cres et Cie., 1914). Binding by Madeleine Gras housed in original chemise and slipcase. One of 8 copies on papier de chine, from a total edition of 1075.

Dear Mr. Mudd: Who Was Princeton’s First International Student?

Dear Mr. Mudd, Can you tell me who Princeton’s first international student was? Were there international students in the first graduating class?   As with all questions about “firsts,” this one is too complicated to answer simply with someone’s name.

Happy Birthday Little Red Lighthouse

  One hundred years ago, a little red lighthouse was taken out of storage, re-assembled, and put to work at Jeffrey’s Hook along the Hudson River in northern Manhattan.

The BiblioFiles Presents: Adam Rex

Just posted! A webcast and podcast with New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Adam Rex.

The Staying Power of Beverly Cleary (1913-2021)

Early in her career Beverly Cleary said “universal human emotions” were what she wanted to write about, but the idea that there exist emotions all readers can relate to, regardless of race, gender, and class, seems hopelessly optimistic, perhaps even …

This Week in Princeton History for March 29-April 4

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a member of the Class of 1905 denounces racial exclusion, Elm Club opens, and more.

A Long Minuet

Born to the Manor (Mildenhall, Suffolk), young Henry William Bunbury left St Catharine’s College, Cambridge in 1769 to travel and experience life. From an early age, he showed a talent for drawing and by 1776, Bunbury was exhibiting his work at the Royal Academy.

Female Equitation

Mrs. Stirling Clarke, The Ladies’ Equestrian Guide, or, The Habit & the Horse: a treatise on female equitation, with illustrations lithographed by Messrs. Day & Son, from photographs by Herbert Watkins (London: Day & Son, [1857]).

Meekly Obstinate Pious VS The Fejee Islanders, January 1858

Unidentified artist, Rev’d Meekly Obstinate Pious vs. the Fegee Islanders. January 1858 [England, mid-19th century]. Fourteen watercolors in oblong album.

Princeton Meets the Near East: John Van Antwerp MacMurray’s Ambassadorship in Turkey

By Diana Dayoub ’21 The connections between Princeton and the Near East are not self-evident.

Talking John Birch 1962

  Beginning in February 1962, Agnes “Sis” Cunningham (1909-2004), her husband Gordon Friesen, and their daughters gathered around the kitchen table to mimeograph and then distribute a small magazine they called Broadside.

Props to the Pups

Today is National Puppy Day, and we're giving some love to our furry friends, starting with this handsome doggie, Finley Zondlo, the newest edition to Katie's family!

This Week in Princeton History for March 22-28

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the temperance movement finds support, A Beautiful Mind begins filming on campus, and more.