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Double Takes - Made Me Look - Again!

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Tom Mix ~ A Cowboy for the Ages

People have always known how to have fun getting dressed up, and Harry Rhoads was a photographer who knew how to capture people having fun.

Manuscript Monday: Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, & Thomas Edison walk into a bar...

Manuscript Monday:  Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, & Thomas Edison walk into a bar...
Manuscript Monday:  Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, & Thomas Edison walk into a bar...
Manuscript Monday:  Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, & Thomas Edison walk into a bar...
Manuscript Monday:  Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, & Thomas Edison walk into a bar...
Manuscript Monday:  Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, & Thomas Edison walk into a bar...
Manuscript Monday:  Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, & Thomas Edison walk into a bar...

...and discuss their favorite childhood books!  Yes, WH/G has lists of favorite children’s books from many notable folks.  What better way to get inspired for Summer of Reading.

In the late 1920’s DPL sent out requests asking people to list their most beloved childhood books.  Who was included in this survey?  Amelia Earhart, Thomas A.

Double Takes

Double Takes

Double Takes - This one made me look - again!

With the thousands of images I see every day, using the '3 second rule,' if I find myself needing to look at a picture any longer than about 3 seconds - I'll share it.

Maps!

Maps!
Maps!
Maps!
Maps!
Maps!
Maps!

 Got a case of the Mondays?  Come clear the cobwebs and see some beautiful maps in Western History/Genealogy.

 Have you ever been amazed by the beauty of maps?

Celebrate Poetry Month

Anvil of Roses

 April is National Poetry Month.  Here's one from local poet laureate, Thomas Hornsby Ferril.

Thomas Hornsby Ferril published Anvil of Roses, his

Sanctus Sonorensis

Sanctus Sonorensis
Sanctus Sonorensis

One of the perks of working in WH/G is getting to see interesting and inspiring artists books.  Sanctus Sonorensis beautifully addresses the topic of immigration in the American southwest. 

While on a sabbatical in New Mexico, book artist Philip

You too can preserve!

You too can preserve!

Does that picture of Uncle Bubba look like him. You know, kinda torn, wrinkled and a little sagging?

Do you have family treasures that are in need of some TLC?  Does that picture of Uncle Bubba look like him?  You know, kinda torn, wrinkled and a little sagging? 

Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico

Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico
Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico
Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico
Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico

This week Manuscript Mondays continues to celebrate Women’s History Month with collections featuring symphony conductor Antonia Brico.

Antonia Brico (1902-1989) was born in the Netherlands of Italian and Dutch parents, and immigrated to the USA in 1908.

Manuscript Monday: Muriel Sibell Wolle

Manuscript Monday: Muriel Sibell Wolle

March is Women’s History Month, and this week’s Manuscript Monday features a collection from painter, designer, photographer, explorer, teacher, and historian, Muriel Sibell Wolle.  Read on!

Ghosts in the Library

Portrait of a woman

We’re telling ghost stories in the scan lab at work this morning. There have been so many spooky library incidents!

Portrait of a woman