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This Week in Princeton History for September 29-October 5

For last week’s installment in our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its students and alumni, click here.

Kandinsky Pochoir

This finished pochoir facsimile of a Wassily Kandinsky painting was created in one day by the members of the Frederic W. Goudy workshop: Pochoir à la Française with Kitty Maryatt and Julie Mellby on Saturday September 27, 2014.

George Washington, not the best portrait

This woodcut portrait of George Washington (1732-1799) was published on the cover of Bickerstaff’s 1778 Boston almanack (said to be the second time the block was used).

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Princeton Career and the Triangle Club

Written by Dan Linke Today marks the 118th anniversary of F.

Dante and G.G. Macchiavelli

In researching the many editions of Dante’s Divine Comedy illustrated by Gustave Doré (1832-1883), I found a lesser known edition illustrated by Gian Giacomo Macchiavelli (1756-1811).

Getting Campy

Are you ready for the great outdoors? Enjoy a day of hiking, roast marshmallows over an open fire, and snooze under the stars in a tent. All you need is a sturdy backpack, a few camping essentials, and a couple of awesome outdoor badges!

Japanese Scrolls Digitized

The Princeton University Digital Library has digitized three illustrated Japanese scrolls dating from the seventeenth century (C0744.08, Garrett Japanese Manuscripts, no. 1).

Tourism in Mexico

The collection WA130 Tourism in Mexico (Graphic Arts Off-Site Storage RCPXG-5830371) includes several dozen boxes of travel scrapbooks, photo albums, journals, letters, brochures, maps, books and other print material.

This Week in Princeton History for September 22-28

For last week’s installment in our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its students and alumni, click here. George Washington attends Commencement, Dr. Patch Adams speaks in McCosh 50, and more.

Period Advertising

On one of Columbia Professor Andrew Dolkart’s recent walking tours through lower Manhattan, we stopped at the corner of Broadway and John Street to study the Corbin Building. When it opened in 1889 it was one of the tallest commercial buildings in New York City.

Bal Masqué

Oliphant Down (1885-1917), Bal Masqué: a Fantasy in One Act (London: Gowan and Gray, 1924). Book jacket design by E.A. Taylor.

Hans Alexander Mueller

The December 4, 1939 issue of Life Magazine included a profile of the German American artist Hans Alexander Mueller (1888-1962), who had just published, Woodcuts & Wood Engravings: How I Make Them.

The BiblioFiles Presents: Philip Pullman

Just posted! An interview with esteemed author, Philip Pullman.

Woodrow Wilson and Football

Wilson’s Love of Football “Wilson was a true football enthusiast. He valued the game from a high-minded, moralistic point of view, while also acting as something of an armchair quarterback.

Schönbrunn Gardens in Vienna

Norbert Bittner (1786-1851), Des Ruines de Schönbrun des[siné], gravés et dedié à Mr. de Pleban, Profeseur par N. Bittner, Archit. (Vienna, ca.1815]. Graphic Arts Collection 2014- in process.