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Cara a Cara. Visiones de lo cotidiano.

Cara a Cara: Visiones de lo cotidiano = Face to Face: Views of the Everyday (Oaxaca, Mexico: Irving Herrera/Bautistaivan, 2013). Edition of 35.

This Week in Princeton History for May 3-9

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a “Wild West” show is in town, a junior asks his father to send news about riots at home, …

Schoolboy Print Collecting Described in W. P. Scargill’s Recollections of a Blue-Coat Boy

William Pitt Scargill (1787-1836), turned occasional writer and novelist after a twenty-year career as a Unitarian minister.  He tried his hand at a children’s book once with Recollections of a Blue-Coat Boy, or A View of Christ’s Hospital (1829).

What did W. C. Handy and ‘The New Cow of Greenwich Village’ have in common? Robert Clairmont

‘Father of the Blues’ William C. Handy (1873-1958) was introduced to a scruffy Greenwich Village poet named Robert Clairmont (1902-1971) in the spring of 1828.

Takahashi Hakusen 高橋白扇

Takahashi Hakusen 高橋白扇, Chikusa ちくさ, Showa era, 1927 (Showa 2). 5 v. with 20 pochoir plates. Graphic Arts Collection GAX 2021- in process We recently acquired this complete set of textile designs in pochoir from the Japanese artist Takahashi Hakusen 高橋白扇.

The saint of all flower growers

José de Nava (1735-1815), [Vida de Santa Rosa de Viterbo] ([Puebla de Zaragoza: s.n., 1763-1807?]). 33 engraved plates (one facsimile).

Macy’s Sells “Birds of America”

  In 1902 R.H. Macy’ & Co. already known simply as Macy’s, moved their flagship store to Broadway and 34th street where they hoped to become the largest department store in the world.

Princeton’s East College: Horses, Cannons, and Ghosts

By Iliyah Coles ’22 East College, built in 1833, was Princeton’s first building solely used to house students.

Hello, My Name Is…

Imagine you are a New York Times best-selling author with 11 books to your name, but no one knows your name? Your real name that is. Or your identity. In fact, your entire career is based on secrets, hiding, and anonymity.

Picturing the Press that Printed the Picture

Gustave Baumann (1881-1971), The Print Shop, from In the Hills o’ Brown, 1910. One of 12 color woodcuts on ivory Japanese paper. Edition: 100.

The “Plays” of 17th-Century Boys Recorded in Francis Willughby’s Book of Games

Francis Willughby (1635-1672), the gentleman naturalist and member of the Royal Society, left a manuscript about games, sports, and pastimes among his papers when he died at age 36 (University of Nottingham NUL Mi LM 14).  The unfinished work was …

Taller Movimiento Gráfiko Mayahuel

Gráfica Palabra Zapatista (México: Movimiento Gráfico Mayahuel y Libertad Bajo Palabra, 2019). Book divided into 2 parts, text and plates, bound dos à dos.

This Week in Princeton History for April 26-May 2

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, late frosts mean no butter, employees bring their daughters to work with them for the first time, and more.

La Création. Bound by Marie-Jose Guian-Milliaud for her personal library.

La Création. Les trois premiers livres de la Genèse suivis de la généalogie adamique. Traduction littérale des textes sémitiques par M. le docteur J.-C. Mardrus (Paris: Schmied, 1928). Designed and illustrated by François-Louis Schmied.

April is for the Birds. Please join us Friday.

April is for the Birds: From Audubon’s Extraordinary Birds of America to the Indispensable Pocket Field Guides. A free webinar but we ask you to register: HERE   Grab your binoculars and join us on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.