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In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, Morrison Hall is under construction, James Carnahan takes the helm as president, and more.
Beatrix Potter understood very well the power of hunger. The fox and wolf she cast as villains in her two versions of Little Red Riding Hood are wily rascals whose bellies ache. While they may be cleverer than their prey, …
John Taylor Arms, Loop the Loop, 1920. Original aquatint printed directly from the copper plate, frontispiece, The Print Connoisseur December 1920. Frederick Reynolds, Castle of Vitre, 1920.
https://www.nypl.org/about/divisions/wallach-division/picture-collection... Coming in the fall, The Color of a Flea’s Eye: The Picture Collection by Taryn Simon, exhibitio
At the very end of the March 15, 1890, issue of Wilson’s Photographic Magazine, the editor threw in a photo-engraving [below] produced by the Moss Engraving Company after a negative by William P.
To each their own thrills, be it the humble log flume (Dr. Dana) or the insane 128mph coaster that basically turns your face inside out (Katie). Inspired by my Moby Dick sighting on the Wildwood, New Jersey boardwalk, Katie and I had a lot of fun researching this post.
The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, held July 28-August 12, 1928, in Amsterdam. Gold: William Nicholson (1872-1949), British. Un Almanach de douze Sports (Paris Société Française d’Edition, 1898).
In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the ADA takes effect, the Campus Center’s first birthday draws hundreds of guests, and more.
An Old Bachelor Dines with an Old Friend and His Fourteen Children: a 1799 Humorous Essay on Parenting
Young characters in eighteenth-century children’s books have a reputation for being preternaturally well-behaved goody-goodies. That stereotype probably contains some truth, but we don’t have to dig very hard to find contemporary writers besides Jane Austen who showed th
William Notman (1826-1891), “Victoria Skating Rink, Carnival Shrove Tuesday, March 1, 1870.” Albumen silver print published in The Philadelphia Photographer (Philadelphia, Pa.: Benerman & Wilson, December 1870).
Here are a series of 19th-century metamorphosis trade cards from the Graphic Arts Collection. No more needs to be said.
Although the use of collodion as a binder for photographic paper prints goes back to the 1860s, the commercialization of ready-use-papers took longer to develop and to be accepted by American photographers.
Manifiesto is considered the fifth collection of poems by Chilean writer Nicanor Parra, originally published in 1963 by Editorial Nascimento as a single sheet folded in two parts inside a cardboard folder.
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