17th April, 2014

huntingtonlibrary:

The Weekly Squint—Detail from the walkway that runs along the rose garden.
Squint is an every-Thursday post that features snapshots of small, obscure Huntington details that catch our eye. It’s a little window into some of the delightful minutiae that bring a smile to our collective face.

The Weekly Squint! huntingtonlibrary:

The Weekly Squint—Detail from the walkway that runs along the rose garden.
Squint is an every-Thursday post that features snapshots of small, obscure Huntington details that catch our eye. It’s a little window into some of the delightful minutiae that bring a smile to our collective face.

The Weekly Squint!

huntingtonlibrary:

The Weekly Squint—
Detail from the walkway that runs along the rose garden.

Squint is an every-Thursday post that features snapshots of small, obscure Huntington details that catch our eye. It’s a little window into some of the delightful minutiae that bring a smile to our collective face.

The Weekly Squint!

(via The Huntington)

16th April, 2014

Just a few of the librarians, archivists, and repositories that make an appearance in my “Librarians in pop culture” slideshow for our library’s ice cream social. Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions (they all made it in there, plus a ton more), and happy National Library Week! Just a few of the librarians, archivists, and repositories that make an appearance in my “Librarians in pop culture” slideshow for our library’s ice cream social. Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions (they all made it in there, plus a ton more), and happy National Library Week!

Just a few of the librarians, archivists, and repositories that make an appearance in my “Librarians in pop culture” slideshow for our library’s ice cream social. Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions (they all made it in there, plus a ton more), and happy National Library Week!

15th April, 2014

rihistoricalsociety:

Stay tuned to see more of The History of Little Fanny, an 1812 paper doll book from the Rhode Island Historical Society’s collection. 

We’re showcasing this piece as we prepare for What Cheer Day, which will take place Saturday, October 25 at the John Brown House Museum in Providence. One of our featured activities will be a paper doll making station.  

(via Special Collections University of Iowa)

14th April, 2014

huntingtonlibrary:

(Something went haywire when we posted this earlier, so we’re posting again now.)
It’s Saint Patrick’s Day! For the occasion, we’ve GIFed the earliest known image of the saint, in which he has accidentally run his staff through the High King’s foot.
This fantastic little portrait comes from a 13th-century manuscript in our collections. Read more about it—and see the pre-GIF version—over on Verso, our blog.

huntingtonlibrary:

(Something went haywire when we posted this earlier, so we’re posting again now.)

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day! For the occasion, we’ve GIFed the earliest known image of the saint, in which he has accidentally run his staff through the High King’s foot.

This fantastic little portrait comes from a 13th-century manuscript in our collections. Read more about it—and see the pre-GIF version—over on Verso, our blog.

(via The Huntington)

13th April, 2014

fuckyeahneedlework:

houghtonlib:

The third part of the Bible : (after some division) containing five excellent bookes : most commodious for all Christians, 1632. Contemporary embroidered binding; worked in colored & silver thread on white satin; edges gauffered & gilt.
STC 2304.5
Houghton Library, Harvard University

!!!!!!

I love me some embroidered book covers.

fuckyeahneedlework:

houghtonlib:

The third part of the Bible : (after some division) containing five excellent bookes : most commodious for all Christians, 1632. Contemporary embroidered binding; worked in colored & silver thread on white satin; edges gauffered & gilt.

STC 2304.5

Houghton Library, Harvard University

!!!!!!

I love me some embroidered book covers.

(via Fuck Yeah Needlework)