Helsinki, 1898 (by Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland)
So Extensive, So Well Balanced: Corset Advertisement, Ladies Home Journal, c. 1903.
"HAVE NO BRASS EYELETS IT WOULD BE ABSURD" I see that someone has some exceedingly strong opinions about eyelets.
Ruth St. Denis: Physical Culture Magazine, 1917 via The New York Public Library
Österreichesiche Nationalbibliothek [Austrian National Library]. Vienna, Austria 2012.
If ever again I get the opportunity to visit Vienna, I’ll be spending every waking hour within these doors. Unfortunately, I’d imagine no sacher torte to be allowed in the library. Alas!
Selfies of Historical Significance: Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanova, c. 1913.
“All we know is that, thanks to a new camera and an old impulse, a teenage girl was able to gaze into a mirror, look into her own eyes, and capture her image for posterity.” (via 1913: Duchess Anastasia Takes a Selfie - Megan Garber - The Atlantic)
Letting go of New England Autumn is going to be a trying process as we move closer toward winter. Also, graveyards.
Librarian/Archivist School: Where you can without doubt bond over the greatness of notebooks made specifically for listmaking and the organizational methods you applied to Pokemon cards in elementary school. In other news, Peets Coffee in Harvard Square is conducive to making homework happen.
A recent development of the Smithsonian institutions, Smithsonian X 3D allows users to view and print 3D renderings of artifacts of historical significance ranging from a wooly mammoth skeleton to the flight suit of Amelia Earhart. Bringing users and rare learning materials closer together, this Smithsonian project illustrates the innovative means in which learning institutions are giving collections new life through emergent technologies.
“With only 1% of collections on display in Smithsonian museum galleries, digitization affords the opportunity to bring the remaining 99% of the collection into the virtual light. All of these digital assets become the infrastructure which will allow not just the Smithsonian, but the world at large to tell new stories about the familiar, as well as the unfamiliar, treasures in these collections." - Günter Waibel, Digitization Program Director
The “Freshman-Junior Wedding” was a Simmons College tradition, in which the class president of the Freshman class dressed as a bride, and the Junior class president dressed in drag as a groom. ”Till graduation do us part” was their motto! C. 1930s (via)