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Curator’s Choice: Playing Old Maid with Hunca Munca and her Friends

When I was little, playing Old Maid with a specially designed set of cards beat a standard deck hands down.   The peculiar characters (caricatures, really) were much more satisfying than the bland flat faces of the kings, queens and jacks in …

Curator’s Choice: Playing Old Maid with Hunca Munca and her Friends

When I was little, playing Old Maid with a specially designed set of cards beat a standard deck hands down.   The peculiar characters (caricatures, really) were much more satisfying than the bland flat faces of the kings, queens and jacks in …

Lost and Found: Segregation and the South

By Dan Linke and Brenda Tindal A recently donated film long thought lost has been digitized and is now viewable online.  “Segregation and the South,” a film produced in 1957 by the Fund for the Republic, reported on race issues …

New Exhibition Coming This Thursday, May 29th 2014

Just in time for Reunions, Cotsen will be presenting our newest exhibition: Building Books: Architecture for Children The exhibition will feature a diverse array of toys and picture books focused around a central theme of all things constructive.

New Exhibition Coming This Thursday, May 29th 2014

Just in time for Reunions, Cotsen will be presenting our newest exhibition: Building Books: Architecture for Children The exhibition will feature a diverse array of toys and picture books focused around a central theme of all things constructive.

Fort Stanton, New Mexico Territory, ca. 1887

The Western Americana Collection recently acquired a set of four 5 x 7 albumen cabinet cards of Fort Stanton, New Mexico.  The photographs are undated and the photographer is unattributed.

Fort Stanton, New Mexico Territory, ca. 1887

The Western Americana Collection recently acquired a set of four 5 x 7 albumen cabinet cards of Fort Stanton, New Mexico.  The photographs are undated and the photographer is unattributed.

A Binding by Thomas Krüger 1580

From a description of an instance of the use of this panel on a binding at the British Library: “Thomas Krüger, possibly the son of the binder Nikolaus Krüger of Wittenberg and himself a binder, started work not later than …

Dr. Benjamin Franklin’s Advice to Bathers (1819)

The “Cautions To Learners, and Advice to Bathers, by the Late Celebrated Dr. Benj.

The Importance of Reading

With reading period upon us I thought that it might be appropriate to remind the diligent young minds of Princeton University about the importance of minding their books.

The Importance of Reading

With reading period upon us I thought that it might be appropriate to remind the diligent young minds of Princeton University about the importance of minding their books.

William Bell Scott and the Pre-Raphaelites

The Manuscripts Division is pleased to announce the acquisition of the William E. Fredeman Collection of William Bell Scott, the Scott Family, and Alice Boyd (C1459), a recent addition to Princeton’s extensive Pre-Raphaelite manuscript holdings.

A Rhapsody of early British Ephemera: 361 General items and 416 Book Trade : Recently acquired and digitized

For details about Boulter’s Museum see “Notes on an Eighteenth Century Museum at Great Yarmouth “Museum Boulterianum” and on the Development on the Modern Museum” by Thomas Southwell in The Museums Journal, October 1908, p.

School Days in Children’s Books…

One of the interesting aspects about cataloging children’s books is that you get to see quite an amazing variety of materials–“children’s books” includes fiction, stories, poetry, history, as well as books about history, science, technology, nature, animals, birds, insect

School Days in Children’s Books…

One of the interesting aspects about cataloging children’s books is that you get to see quite an amazing variety of materials–“children’s books” includes fiction, stories, poetry, history, as well as books about history, science, technology, nature, animals, birds, insect

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