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The Supreme Court and Paper Collars

Isaac Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856), Dandies Dressing, November 2, 1818. Hand colored etching. From Dandies series published by Thomas Tegg. Graphic Arts Collection.


Henry Martin (Class of 1948, 1925-2020) Man playing croquet (no date). Graphic Arts Collection GA 2011.00360. Gift of David Reeves, Class of 1948.

An Outline of Society in Our Own Times

When asked recently whether George Cruikshank’s print “An Outline of Society in Our Own Times,” from his rare four volume Our Own Times (1846), was an etching or a glyphograph, we pulled both of the sets in Graphic Arts, as well as a scrapbook of Cruikshank illustrations.

Clothes Make the Woman: William H. Walker’s Critiques of 1890s Fashion and Feminism in Life Editorial Cartoons

In the 1850s, women’s rights activists attempted to popularize a new fashion, known as “bloomers” because of one of its best-known advocates, Amelia Bloomer. The summer of 1851 saw scores of women wearing these loose-fitting pants inspired by Turkish pantaloons.

Valor y Cambio

The Graphic Arts Collection recently acquired a few bank notes from Valor y Cambio. The directors of the project, Frances Negrón-Muntaner and Sarabel Santos-Negrón, had worked together in a range of projects before but this is their first artistic collaboration.

Good conduct medals for Jamaican sugar plantation

As a young boy, Henry Thomas de la Beche (née Henry Beach, 1796-1855) inherited a sugar plantation from his father.

Fudge, Part Deux

Today, Katie is broadcasting from our official blog test kitchen (which wow, looks remarkably like her own kitchen!). She's tackling her old culinary frenemy...that cursed confection, sneaky sweet, diabolical dessert otherwise known as...FUDGE. Take it away, Katie!

Morning at Princeton 10:00 a.m. March 16, 2021, for the archives

 One year ago, Princeton students, faculty, and staff stayed home and classes went virtual. Today, we are back on campus although most classes remain virtual. Besides being a grey day not much has changed except parking lots are full again. 2020 above, 2021 below.

This Week in Princeton History for March 15-21

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, 100 Princetonians picket a local bank for ties to apartheid, an unexpected loss of housing causes financial stress, and …

Ezzard Charles and other boxing champions

  June 22, 1949, Ezzard Charles (1921-1975) defeated Joe Walcott to win the National Boxing Association championship.

Tabloid Journalism 1825

In London, public executions were banned in 1868 but they remained legal in the United States through 1936 and so, when the three Thayer brothers were convicted of murdering their border, John Love, in 1825 hundreds gathered to watch the Buffalo, NY, hanging.