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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.

Odysseas Elytes and Costa Coulentianos

Odysseas Elytēs (1911-1996), Θάνατος και ανάστασις του Κωνσταντίνου Παλαιολόγου [= Thanatos kai anastasis tou Kōnstantinou Palaiologou = The Death and Resurrection of Constantine Palaiologus] (Chavannes-sur-Reyssouze, 1971).

Μανιφέστο του Κομμουνιστικού Κόμματος

Herbert Sandberg (1908-1991), Μανιφέστο του Κομμουνιστικού Κόμματος / Χαρακτικά [= Manifesto of the Communist Party = Bilder zum Kommunistischen Manifest] (Κωδικός προϊόντος, unknown).

A Tribute to Norton Juster (1929-2021): The Phantom Tollbooth’s Classic Cover Morphs

This week marked the passing of one of America’s great fantasists, Norton Juster, the creator of The Phantom Tollbooth, the wickedly punny allegory about how to wake up a wasted mind,  illustrated by Jules Feiffer.  Juster’s generous gift of a …

Yellowface in Princeton University’s 20th-Century Triangle Club

Recently, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about the history of racism at Princeton University.

Paper made from asparagus, canna lily, carrots, and more

Fred Siegenthaler, Strange Papers: A Collection of the World’s Rarest Handmade Papers (Muttenz: Fred Siegenthaler, Paper Art, 1987). Graphic Arts Collection GAX 2021- in process There are a number of good descriptions online for Strange Papers.

Stranded Inside a Submarine: A 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Virtual Escape Room

We are delighted to present our newest Katie-designed escape room! While on vacation with your family, you take a tour of the SS-010 Goby, a decommissioned military submarine. But what unfolds is an unexpected adventure!

Skizzen aus dem Süden

In 1893, Puggy Rothschild and his friend Twickel* boarded a yacht dubbed the Aurora for a voyage to Livorno, Corsica, Algiers, Barcelona, and other ports. The following year they sailed in the Thalia to Dalmatia, Corfu, Greece, and Turkey.

Mithila Art in 2020: Life, Labor, and COVID-19 in South Asia

Shalini Karn, Faces of Corona, 2020. Acrylic on paper. Graphic Arts Collection 2020- in process   Please join us at 10:00 am Eastern (daylight savings) time on Friday March 26, 2021, for the next in our series of webinars highlighting the graphic arts collection.

This Week in Princeton History for March 8-14

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, many feel the CPUC’s response to homophobic violence is unsatisfactory, a graduate student vows to sue the town for …

Wifredo Lam

By the 1950s, Surrealism had run its course in New York and Berlin. In Paris, short-lived magazines such as Medium; Le Surréalisme, Même; and Bief continued to promote the work of Breton, Péret, Lam, Masson, Tanguy, Leonore Carrington and others.

Witness China’s New Love: The Changing Landscape of Chinese Children’s Literature

Posts over the last two years have highlighted trends in American children’s book publishing industry.   As a new class of liberal gatekeepers have trained their eyes on the output of trade publishers and championed diversity, conservative writers have taken advantage …

A Hepster’s Dictionary

–Music & Lyrics by Al Sherman & Harry Tobias from the film Sensations of 1945. Cab Calloway (1907-1994 ). The New Cab Calloway’s Cat-ologue: A Hepster’s Dictionary. 2nd revised ed.  ([New York?]: Privately published by the author, 1939).

Matthews’ views of Sierra Leone

The papers of Captain John Matthews (died 1798), lieutenant in the Royal Navy were pulled yesterday to view his watercolors of the African coast, mostly 1785-1797.

Dear Mr. Mudd: Why Was There a Woman in Princeton University’s Texas Club Before Coeducation?

Dear Mr. Mudd, Looking at the photograph posted on the Princeton University Archives Tumblr of the Texas Club in 1960, I see a woman, but Princeton wasn’t fully coeducational until 1969. Where did she come from?