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This Week in Princeton History for June 28-July 4

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a London magazine notes the impact of Prohibition on Princetonians, Yale offers condolences on the death of a rising …

The person with the most nose knows most

Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ (1809-1852), The Nose by Nikolai Gogol; English translation and commentary by Stanislav Shvabrin; sixteen drawings with collage by William Kentridge (San Francisco: Arion Press, 2021). Copy 17 of 40. Deluxe edition.

Robert Penn (Wichapi Cik’ala)

Robert “Bobby” Penn (Wichapi Cik’ala, or Little Star, 1946-1999), Butterfly, 1994. Etching. Graphic Arts Collection GA 2008.00897 Robert “Bobby” Penn (Wichapi Cik’ala, or Little Star, 1946-1999), Singer, 1994. Etching. Graphic Arts Collection GA 2008.00899.

Jules Léotard by Jean Émile Durandeau

Jules Léotard (1830-1870), Mémoires de Léotard (Paris: Chez tous les libraires, 1860). Firestone recap 4298.579. Fold-out by Durandeau printed on green paper.

A Princeton-Area Nazi Boys Camp and Civil Liberties in New Jersey in the 1930s

The people of Princeton were on edge one summer in 1934.

Geminiamo crying out “I want to make my name known to the world”

Francesco Villamena (ca. 1565–1624), Geminiano ‘Caldarostaro’ [the Roast Chestnut Seller from a series of six Street Traders and Mendicant Friars], 1597-1601. Engraving.

Studio Snapshots: Jessica Love

Today we're visiting author and illustrator, Jessica Love! Her debut picture book, Julián is a Mermaid (Candlewick, 2018), is the story of a young boy who loves mermaids and dresses up like one.

Sports of a Country Fair or Watching People Fall Down

Thomas Rowlandson (1757–1827), Sports of a Country Fair, 1810. Hand colored etchings. Oversize Rowlandson 1807.51f   Thomas Rowlandson (1757–1827), Sports of a Country Fair, 1810. Hand colored etchings.

This Week in Princeton History for June 21-27

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, sophomores host the first big dance, newly unionized staff receive double-digit-percentage pay increases, and more.

Bartholomew Fair drawn by John Nixon

Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) after a drawing by John Nixon (ca. 1759-1818), Bartholomew Fair, no date [ca. 1807]. Hand colored etching. Grego II, p. 92. Graphic Arts Collection Rowlandson 1785e vol. 8. Gift of Dickson Q. Brown, Class of 1895.     Dickson Q.

An early 20th-century American co-ed

Merab Carroll Gamble Brook (1896 or 1898 – 1995), Photography album, ca.1921. Graphic Arts Collection GA 2021- in process Marab Gamble went to school at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, eight miles from Hershey.

Roscoe “Roc” R. Semmel Identified

Thanks go to Eric White, who identified a pen and ink drawing in the Graphic Arts Collection as the work of cartoonist Roscoe “Roc” R. Semmel (1888-1913). Semmel was the oldest of three children born to Robert J. and Hattie Semmel in Washington, PA.

“Saint Paul enlevé jusqu’au troisième ciel” for Paul Scarron

Guillaume Chasteau (1635-1683) after Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), Saint Paul Raised to the Third Heaven [Saint Paul enlevé jusqu’au troisième ciel], 17th century.

Introductions to Jane Austen for the “Savvy Parent’s Nursery Library”

“Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other writers aspire” –J. K.

Opere del signor Piranesi, che sono state pubblicate fino all’anno 1762

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), Opere del signor Piranesi: che sono state pubblicate fino all’anno 1762. E che si vendono presso il medesimo nel palazzo del sig.

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