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Mrs. Frank Leslie top center Henry Carter (1821-1880) worked occasionally as an artist for the Illustrated London News under the pen name Frank Leslie before moving to New York City, where he began publishing his own paper, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper.
The Wheeldex (also called the Simplawheel), with its one central hole, did not hold the cards securely and so, Danish engineer Hildaur Neilson revised and improved it, rebranding his device the Rolodex (rolling index).
The Irish American actress Ada Rehan (born Bidelia Crehan, 1857-1916) first appeared on stage as a last minute stand-in for another actress and went on to become one of this country’s best loved Shakespearean actresses with Augustin Daly’s 5th Avenue Theater Company.
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.
Was it fate that brought the package from Dublin to the Graphic Arts Collection at Princeton exactly on Bloomsday, June 16, 2021, or just good planning?
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
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