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Open the cabinet door, inscribed “Schöne rarität, schöne spielewerk” (Beautiful rarity, beautiful game work), and you will see what others are viewing through the peep holes at the sides.
Walter Raleigh Houghton (1845-1929) was a history professor at Indiana University who believed that “the political history of the United States has received less attention than any other important portion of the history of our country, notwithstanding the fact that there
This post is the first in a two-part series examining daily foodways at Princeton.
In Flagrante is one of the greatest photobooks of our generation. Its artist/author Chris Killip passed away yesterday at the age of 74.
The Graphic Arts Collection includes many boxes of chromolithographed trade cards. Here is a section of piano and organ companies, mixed with a few videos so you can hear the sound of the reed instruments.
It might be a smaller, simpler Halloween this year, but that doesn't mean it has to be any less spirited (oooo bad pun alert!).
Augusto de Campos, Poetamenos (São Paulo: Edições Invenção, 1973).
In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a rally mourns the death of Matthew Shepard, controversy surrounds an advertisement in the Daily Princetonian, and more.
William Gray, Social Contrasts, Portrayed in a series of twenty two coloured lithographic plates from pen and ink sketches (London: William Oliver, 3 Amen Corner, Paternoster Row. And all Booksellers, no date ).
What if Draco, Ron, Luna, and Hermione were transported to Platform 9 ¾ in King’s Cross Station, London? They would be to the left of the flagship of official licensed Harry Potter shops… While there are no beauty products …
Peter Adams Company, Samples of the Peter Adams Company’s American Art Papers made at the company’s Waverly Mills at Buckland, Conn. New York, 1893.
When we say someone or something is a “workhorse” these days, it signifies working hard for a long time, but we rarely mean an animal. For most of Princeton’s past, however, this term would have referred to literal horses.
The designs created by Aaron Douglas (1899-1979) for Georgina A. Gollock’s Sons of Africa (New York: Friendship Press, 1928) are simple and refined but add enormously to the beauty of the book’s first edition.
Hey, how are you doing? The answer to that question may vary hour to hour, but here's a chance to voice those feelings on your very own "Feel-O-Fone" line! All you need are a few household items to chat with your head and your heart.
The unpacking and opening of this new acquisition has been documented below to avoid any misunderstandings with our reading room or the reading public.
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