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Paris Calligrammes

The film Paris Calligrammes was completed in December 2019 and scheduled to be released in New York City in March 2020. Happily, a virtual re-release begins this Friday April 23, 2021 in Film Forum’s Virtual Cinema (possibly other virtual cinemas).

National Convention of the Moorish Science Temple of America

This panoramic photograph, approximately 3 feet wide, captured the 400 men, women, and children attending the tenth annual convention of the Moorish Science Temple of America in 1937.

Geddes “Paul” Hyslop’s photography album

Paul Hyslop and Raymond Mortimer   Architect Charles Geddes Clarkson Hyslop (1901-1988) and his companion, journalist and critic Raymond Mortimer (1895-1980) lived for most of their 40 year relationship in their restored 18th-century home at 5 Canonbury Place, Islington,

Flowers for Ferdinand

It's warm, it's raining, it's spring, and that means FLOWERS! If there's one character close to Katie's heart, it's the peaceful, flower-loving Ferdinand the Bull.

This Week in Princeton History for April 19-25

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, an excavation for new construction finds evidence of the original indigenous inhabitants of the area, a sophomore sees the …

Albert M. Cohn’s album of Cruikshank sketches

George Cruikshank (1792-1878 ), Album of Original Drawings, Sketches and Manuscript. Graphic Arts Collection GAX 2021 – in process. Provenance: Albert M. Cohn.

Strödda handteckningar

Ludwig Fehr after drawings by Pehr Nordqvist (1771–1805), Strödda handteckningar … Efter originalernacopierade och utgifne i stentryck … [Scattered drawings…after the originals, copied and published in lithography] (Gothenburg: Ludwig Fehr, 1822). 48 lithographs.

Rewriting Aesop: From Beatrix Potter to Jerry Pinkney

Some stories are so good that they are reimagined every generation.

Buy the Book Painted or Unpainted

If you are on the West Coast, Hauser & Wirth gallery is now open with an exhibition of books by Richard Jackson.

Anatomy for Painters

Gilles Demarteau (1722-1776) after Charles Monnet (1732-1809), Etudes d’anatomie a l’usage des peintres [= Anatomical studies for Painters] ([Paris]: Rue de la Pelterie, à la cloche, 177_?). 42 leaves of crayon manner etchings and engravings, printed in sanguine ink.

Our Writing Contest is ON!

It's time for the Cotsen Children's Library's annual 350 for 50 writing contest! YES!

April is for the Birds. Save the Date.

April is for the Birds: From Audubon’s Extraordinary Birds of America to the Indispensable Pocket Field Guides Grab your binoculars and join us on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

A Daguerreotype Portrait of Lucretia Mott

After Samuel Broadbent, Lucretia Mott, circa 1849. Quarter plate daguerreotype.

This Week in Princeton History for April 12-18

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, women’s tennis plays its first game, violence breaks out over fashion, and more.

Scholastic and Dav Pilkey Send Ook and Gluk Packing: A Post-Mortem

Dyslexic and disruptive as a boy, Dav Pilkey has great sympathy for children who find learning to read overwhelming.  He prefers a visual format like the graphic novel because the disaffected and discouraged are more likely to be engaged.  Allowing …

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