Archive for the ‘1910s’ Category

ROCHESTER NY.

August 14, 2009

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Photographs by Albert R. Stone for the Rochester Herald.
via Monroe County Library System

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CHILDREN’S SOCIETY.

August 14, 2009

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Children’s Aid Society NYC, c.1909 via Harvard University Library

STILL LIFE.

May 13, 2009

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I hosted a Fine Arts Party for my birthday, complete with still life.
via George Eastman House

AQUEDUCT DAY.

April 5, 2009

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Today BS and I took a day trip via MetroNorth to the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. The Aqeduct was completed in 1842 and provided NYC with clean water. Today this aqueduct trail weaves between wealthy persons backyards and nature. Totally loved it! The trail is 26 miles long and we traveled 5. Starting in Dobbs Ferry we passed by the Octagon House and freely romped around the grounds of Lyndhurst Mansion ending our journey in Tarrytown. images via Library of Congress

VARVARA.

March 11, 2009

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NisN research assignment requested by August Heffner on Varvara Stepanova, Russian constructivist. She was professor of textile design at the Vkhutemas (Higher Technical Artistic Studios) while continuing typography, book design and contributing to the magazine L.E.F. —What a total knock out!  There is this book, this article, and I only wish there was a show on Varvara and not just her husband, Rodchenko. Totally unfair.  Thanks August for the Varvara tip!

NORWEGIAN NATURE.

February 13, 2009

via Library of Congress – Photochrom Travel Views (thanks to Bree)

NYPL OFFLINE!

February 6, 2009

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I rarely post items not found on the internet. Today is the exception. Matt and I attended the NYPL class I mentioned yesterday—Handmade Then and Now by Jessica Pigza. It was excellent! I learned basics of the NYPL system – how to search for exactly what I need. I can’t wait to spend a day on the third floor looking through non circulating books. The books (poorly) photographed above are relics Jessica shared with the class. These were just things lying around her desk. How lucky to be a librarian!

HANDS & LACE.

January 24, 2009

via Library Company of Philadelphia and Folk Art Museum

PENN. GERMAN BROADSIDES.

January 24, 2009

Pennsylvania German Broadsides via The Library Company of Philadelphia

ROCKS & THINGS.

January 22, 2009

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Researching for a trip to Utah. via NYPL