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For #foetalfriday we have illustrative instructions of how to deliver a baby by Cosme Viardel, (1671-1674) and published in 1676. * Cosme Viardel was the Royal Surgeon to Queen Marie-Therese. He was unusual in presenting methods which, he says, eliminate the need for instruments in childbirth. * * #illustrationoftheday #illustrationgram #scientificillustration #scienceillustration #engraving #sciart #historicalsciart * #bookbinding #book #books #oldbooks #booklove #bookstagram #beautifulbooks #rarebooks #antiquebooks #antiquarianbooks * #library #librarylife #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries #librarian * #histmed #historyofmedicine #medlibrary #specialcollections #17thcentury * #childbirth #gynaecology
📖 #TrésorDeBU , le retour ! 💎 . 📷 Vous l'aviez connu (et aimé 😘) sur le compte #instagram de l'@ubmontaigne , il revient aujourd'hui sur celui de vos @bubmontaigne ! 😋 . 👉 (Re)Partons ensemble à la découverte du #patrimoine documentaire des #bubmontaigne #ubmontaigne avec, pour commencer, un ouvrage du 17e siècle, le "Prodromo" de Francesco Lana Terzi (1631-1687) 🚀 . 📚 Ce document et son histoire vous attendent à la #bulettresetscienceshumaines (2e étage) 🤗 -- #bibliophilia #bibliophile #books #universitebordeauxmontaigne #igbooks #iglibraries #instabooks #bookstagram #booklover #librarylife #vieuxlivres #librariesofinstagram #livre #instauniversity #patrimoineuniversitaire #oldbooks #prodromo #francescolanaterzi #vendredilecture #preciousbooks #booksphotography #exposition #BibLSH #bibliothèquesuniversitaires
Jumping into Friday like these pigmen. #pigmanjerry Satirical lithograph from "St. Stephen's Review" (1884).
📷 Jour 7 sur 7️ pour nous dans le défi #librarylife . Nous avons été mis au défi par @bubmontaigne de publier sept photos en noir et blanc de la vie d'une bibliothèque pendant sept jours, sans aucun être humain, sans explications. Le défi est lancé à quelqu'un de nouveau chaque jour ! Aujourd'hui nous défions @buperpi . . 🇬🇧 Day 7 of 7 for us in the #librarylife  challenge. We were challenged by @bubmontaigne to post seven black and white photos of library life during seven days, no humans, no explanations. Someone new is challenged every day! Today we challenge @buperpi . -- #bibliophile  #bibliophilia  #bibliophilie  #bibliotheque #bibliothèques #bubmontaigne #bularochelle #ubmontaigne  #universitebordeauxmontaigne #catalogue #university #library #librarylovers #librarycatalog #photonoiretblanc #noiretblanc #livrestagram  #blackandwhitephoto  #photochallenge #librarychallenge #iglibraries #igbooks #librariesofinstagram  #bookstagram
Happy #bookfacefriday which this week is an #authorfacefriday ! We hope you'll agree it's appropriate in the case of this author whose persona stirs interest as much as his books. 🐛📙😵 Our #travellinglibrarian sent us this from Prague, a celebration of the city's most famous literary son by the sculptor David Černý. A #fantasticfriday to all! 🐛😵📙🐛😵📙 #kafka #prague #metalmorphosis #publicart #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries
John Johnson’s glorious Typographia, or, The Printer’s Instructor (2 volumes, 1824), recently delivered from our Preservation Department, who managed to reconstruct the crumbling publisher’s bindings, now showing off their fresh looking spines. 🌀 John Johnson (1777-1848) was a printer who worked in the office of Thomas Bensley. He later set up the Lee Priory Press, and upon that dissolution printed the Typographia, reviewed by the Gentleman’s Magazine thusly: “...in his attempts to surpass all his predecessors in ornamental typography, he has filled the book with useless matter and suffered the most glaring errors to escape his notice” (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004). But later scholars would judge Johnson’s work to be “a printer’s classic.” The noted San Francisco printer Robert Grabhorn acquired these volumes for his own printer’s library, which was in turn acquired by the San Francisco Public Library where it remains today. No more spine tingling crumbles to be seen, but freshly restored bindings! #publishersbindingthursday #grabhorncollection #sfplbookarts #publishersbinding #sfpubliclibrary #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram
In one week, join us for a special Facebook Live tour of @GWBooks as we celebrate their 5th anniversary with Mount Vernon CEO Douglas Bradburn on Thursday, September 27 at 10:00 am EST at facebook.com/historicmountvernon! ... #gwmountvernon #gwbooks #facebooklive #library #live #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries
4th of 7 black and white photos for #librarylife photo challange- Inviting @rumseymapcenter to join in with 7 photos from your collections? B&W, no people, no explanation- #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #bookandpaperconservation #watermark
Where have we been? --Twitter, mostly. Apologies to our friends in the #LibrariesOfInstagram community, we have missed you, but sometimes the days are just packed! Please to enjoy: highlights from the last little while. •Celebrating #Boston 's 388th Birthday ("Boston and the adjacent country with the stations of the British & provincial armies" 1775) •The World's Fair! In commemoration of #OTD 1932 The New York City Subway's third competing subway system, the municipally-owned Independent #Subway System 🚇, or 8th Avenue Lines, opened. This souvenir map from the 1939 World's Fair shows the 8th Avenue Line routes to the fair #TheWorldOfTomorrow • Hurricanes! 🌀1831 chart of the Atlantic Ocean showing the Twin Atlantic Coast Hurricanes of August 1830 as well as the October #Hurricane that moved through Puerto Rico and Bermuda • #Baltimore , to mark #OTD 1814 when Francis Scott Key composed the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry." The poem, combined with the melody from "The Anacreontic Song" by English composer John Stafford Smith, would later become The Star-Spangled Banner. •A map of New York's political divisions, for Happy #PrimaryDay ! (1870) #NYCVotes #NYPrimary ---- #IGLibraries #IG_Libraries #NYPLMaps #Mapstagram #NYPLCollections #AnacreonInHeaven #FortMcHenry #WorldsFair #InstaBacklog
Dante the Groundhog got to the lecture "The Cultural Heritage of Italy and the Heroes Who Saved It During WWII" early enough to get photos with speaker Anna Bottinelli, Senior Researcher of the Monuments Men Foundation [center, holding Dante], Dr. Anthony Nussmeier [left] and Dr. Valeria Forte [right], professors of Italian Language and Literature here at #UDallas . #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #udallas #italianculture #dante #dantethegroundhog
Happy #feathursday from a few of the hummingbirds at the Wagner. And the smallest egg in the Wagner's museum! Image 1: cover of Humming-Birds described and illustrated. By H.G. Adams. London : Groombridge, [1872]. MAIN 598.2 16 Image 2: the Blue-throated and Amethyste hummingbirds from same book. Image 3: Ruby-throated hummingbird specimen and egg from Morris Plains, NJ. On display in case 42A #wagnerfreeinstitute #hummingbird #publishersbindingthursday #librariesofinstagram #IGlibraries #specialcollections #naturalhistorymuseum
Jan van de Velde's, 1626 engraving depicting a witch summoning demons. Yes, that demon on the left is farting from two pipes lodged in his bum.
What's your favorite Shakespearean quotation for everyday use in your life? Bookstagrammers, don't forget! Sunday is the final day for our current exhibition, "Form and Function: The Genius of the Book," and we need your help to celebrate this excellent, faithful, well-constructed piece of technology: the book! Share a beloved book that's been with you through thick-and-thin, doing all the things that books do best—sharing information, providing enjoyment, or just looking fly. Tag your posts with #GeniusoftheBook and we'll share on Sunday! . . . "Shakespearian Quotations in Everyday Use : A Key to their Source and Context," by L.L.M. Marsden, London, 1931 [PR2892 .M2]. #PublishersBinding #PublishersBindingThursday #Bookbinding #book #books #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagrammers #booklove #bookporn #bookworm #booklover #booklovers #IGReads #IGLibraries #LibrariesofInstagram #Shakespeare #WilliamShakespeare #Shakespearenerd #Theatre #Literature #quote #quotation #qotd #quoteoftheday #favoritequote #FolgerFinds #GeniusoftheBook #FormandFunction #Lookatthisbook
1953 #map of average meteorological conditions around #boston . #wintymixiscoming #harvardlibrary #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram Image Description: a map with concentric circles centered on Boston colored with red, yellow, green, and blue to show climate.
Images, documents, and artifacts from the Robert Woodruff Collection (MS-00455) are now on display in this fun exhibit just outside of Special Collections and Archives. Check out some never before seen images of Las Vegas in the 1930s and 1950s! #Repost @unlvlibraries with @get_repost ・・・ Stop by the third floor of Lied Library to check out this new photography exhibit featuring the work of Robert Woodruff from his collection in @unlvspeccoll. #unlv #unlvlibraries #lasvegas #lasvegashistory #lasvegasphoto #hendersonhistory #basicphoto #woodruffcollection #specialcollections #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries #historiclasvegas #helldoradophotos #lasvegasphotohistory
The colors in this beautiful book of hours are just what we need to brighten this gray Hanover day! . . #raunerlibrary #dartmouthcollege #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #illuminatedmanuscript #15thcentury #shelfie #rl_codex
Here's a peek inside the book we featured yesterday! Some past owner took many, many notes in the margins: some pages are almost entirely covered with them. But as this page clearly shows, the notes run right off the edge of the paper, suggesting that the book has been "trimmed"--the pages have been cut to a smaller size than they originally were, and the book has been rebound.⠀ ⠀ Things like this can give us insight into the book's life. Remember how someone wrote the name of the book on the bottom of the text block? That must've been done after the pages were trimmed.⠀ ⠀ [Athanaeus of Naucratis. "Athenaei Dipnosophistarum." Lvgdvni: 1556.] #bookstagram #oldbooks #rarebooks #bookhistory #16thcentury #marginalia #specialcollections #iglibraries #UWMadison
#ThorntonThursday The Sexual System chart from Botanical Extracts, or, Philosophy of Botany (1810) by Robert John Thornton #lloydlibrary #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries #rarebooks #sexualsystem #botany #anatomy
Today’s #feathursday post comes Monumentos Arquitectónicos de España (720.946 M769a2 1926). We adore these little mosaic birds, don’t you? #librariesofinstagram #architecture #iglibraries #birds #mosaic #art
This month is Hispanic Heritage month, and what better way to celebrate than to highlight some materials from Hispanic nations in our collection? Today's featured nation is Cuba. A nation with a complex, often-violent history, Cuba is, despite all its past and present turmoil, an incredibly fascinating and beautiful island nation. Our collection holds various materials on Cuba, including the materials shown above. Historia De Cuba, published in 1938, is a massive, multi-volume work detailing Cuba's historical relations with the United States and Spain since 1512. Vila was a Cuban writer and scholar, spending much of his life in Cuba but eventually moved to Miami and spent the rest of his life there. Cuba At a Glance is an informative work by Emma Kaufman and Anne O'Hagan, two female journalists who wanted to tell the early history, and particularly the revolutionary history, of Cuba during the 1860s and 1870s. Given that their work was published in the same year as the War of 1898, between the United States and Spain, it must be assumed that such interest in Cuban history was motivated by something other than curiosity. However, their work provided a framework of reference for the American population to begin to understand Cuba. #iglibraries #librariesofig #rarebook #rarebooks #vintage #history #hispanicheritage #hispanicheritagemonth #archive #archives #specialcollection #specialcollections #faulib #faulibraries #fau
#DantetheGroundhog is already excited for this afternoon's lecture, "The Cultural Heritage of Italy and the Heroes Who Saved It During WWII," given by Anna Bottinelli, Senior Researcher of the Monuments Men Foundation. Will you be going? (It's sponsored by Lamberti's, in case you needed any more motivation to attend). #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #udallas #italianculture
What happened to this stamping?! Based on the looseness of the cloth, it could have either not been properly covered or been water damaged. Still makes an interesting #publishersbindingthursday ! From “The fairy’s search” by Emeline Smith, published by Nafis & Cornish around 1847. #publishersbinding #iglibraries
Are you ready for the @redballproject ? This internationally renowned traveling public art work will soon be seen all over @unc and @chapelhillgov — including tomorrow at @rbhouseul ! Thanks to @ackland_art_museum for bringing this spectacular piece as part of its 60th birthday celebration! . . #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries #artseverywhere #artseverywhereunc #redballproject #redball #viewsfromthelibrary #publicart
Want to get the most out of #UofT Libraries? Tip 5: Check out the popular reading collections at select libraries at each of the three campuses to give yourself a short break from those textbooks! . . Visit the link in our description for more tips and stay tuned to learn more! . . . . . #iglibraries #libraries #library #librariesofinstagram #librariesoftheworld #exploreuoft #discoveruoft #studentlife
We co-curated @museumofcityny ‘s #GermCity : Microbes and the Metropolis exhibit, now open in #NYC . Our #ReadingRoom , inspired by the @wellcomelibrary in London, offers visitors opportunities to dig more deeply into the #history of #contagious #disease by engaging with archival materials #interactives a #publiccollecting project, and #audio and #video . Did we mention we love our #microbe shaped tables? Germ City is part of the Wellcome Trust’s #ContagiousCities project, encouraging local conversations about epidemic preparedness. #specialcollections #rarebooks #historyofmedicine #exhibitions #libraries #museums #iglibraries
Yay, first time participant @tracie_gieselman_msuarchivist joins the #ChallengeWednesday theme with this post! #Repost • • • • • This is my first post for the Wednesdays in September challenge to celebrate the history of the labor movement. This 1912 souvenir publication was distributed at a Labor Day celebration and contains wonderful ads and details about various labor unions. . . . . . #nothiddenlabor #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram ••••• #500thPost
Hairy (Leuconotopicus villosus) & downy (Dryobates pubescens) woodpeckers for #Feathursday ! #SciArt by Puerto Rican-American ornithologist & artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes in honor of #HispanicHeritageMonth . Published in Elon Howard Eaton's "Birds of New York" pt. 2 (1914). Contributed for digitization by the Gerstein Science Information Centre (@gersteinlibrary ) of the University of Toronto Libraries (@uoftlibraries ): https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/20083282 _________________________________________________ #UofT #UniversityofToronto #birds #Zoology #BHLib #BiodiversityHeritageLibrary #Biodiversity #NaturalHistory #Science #Art #ArtAndScience #Illustration #ScienceArt #Artists #ArtHistory #OpenAccess #OpenData #Libraries #Archives #SpecialCollections #LibrariesofInstagram #IGLibraries
IGLibraries brings the hidden side of library life into view! #Repost @anachronalia • • • • • The #iglibraries are highlighting all the behind the scenes work in libraries this month with their hashtag #nothiddenlabor Here is a shout out to the cleaning volunteers and conservators at the Brotherton Collection (working on collections I can't photograph for data protection reasons :) ) and at The Leeds Library where I am one of many who clean the books such as this one above. The tide line as you progress through is very satisfying. #libraryvisit #volunteering #conservationcleaning
#Repost @muspeccoll • • • • • The Redstockings Collective is taking over today's #NotHiddenLabor post with "The Politics of Housework." This feminist manifesto lays out all the work often done by women to maintain homes, and the emotional labor involved in asking their partners to share the burden.⠀ From the 20th Century Political Pamphlet collection.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #feminism #redstockings #emotionallabor #labor #womensrights #housework #cleaning #bibliophile #bookstagram #booklover #rarebooks #specialcollections #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries #mizzou #universityofmissouri #ellislibrary #ifttt
The September challenge invites #LibrariesOfInstagram to share labor-related content on Wednesdays, and Thursdays, we highlight theme posts. #Repost @librarycompany • • • • • We are excited to join @utsaspeccoll , @laborarchiveswa , and @transportationlibrary in the September #NotHiddenLabor challenge! Each week this month we will be sharing items from our collection that document various aspects of the American labor movement, trade unions, and American workers in general. This Charles Pancoast photograph from our World War One Photograph and Ephemera Collection shows members of the National League of Workers taking a break from gardening at Little Wakefield in Germantown. Founded during World War One in 1917, the National League of Workers was formed by a group of women as a national organization geared toward the standardization of work of the women of the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., it quickly became a nationwide force with a particularly large division in Pennsylvania. Check out the link in our bio to see more images from our World War One Photograph and Ephemera Collection. Pancoast, Charles R., b. 1858, photographer. [Group of National League Workers at Little Wakefield]. 1 photograph: gelatin silver (6 X 8 in.). #BensLibrary #NationalLeagueofWorkers #WomenWorkers #WorldWarOne #WWI #LittleWakefield #WomenLaborers #Gardening #PhiladelphiaHistory #Germantown #AmericanHistory #1910s #CharlesPancoast #LCPprints #SpecialCollections #IGLibraries #LibrariesofInstagram
“ONE SEEMED TO COMPLETE THE OTHER” • [Exhibition catalogue]: Claude Monet, A. Rodin. Paris: 1889. • The rare catalogue of a storied exhibition of Monet and Rodin at the Galerie Georges Petit, organized in the summer of 1889 to coincide with the Paris Exposition Universelle. Monet displayed 145 of his recent works and Rodin 36. Up to that point the art world had rejected Monet’s groundbreaking compositions, but the event proved to be a turning point in Monet’s career. The two essays, printed herein, by the critics Octave Mirbeau and Gustave Geffroy on Monet and Rodin, respectively, praise the artists’ originality and daring. • The installation of the exhibition did not unfold smoothly. Put in place on the morning of the vernissage, Rodin’s sculptures obscured many of Monet’s paintings, leading Monet to worry in a letter to Georges Petit that his best works would be “lost.” According to Edmond de Goncourt, the normally soft-spoken Rodin, made aware of Monet’s consternation, blurted, “I don’t give a damn about Monet, I don’t care about everyone else, I will just take care of myself!” The tension between the artists soon dissipated and the exhibition proved an enormous success and precipitated the recognition of Monet as a visionary of modernity. Mere acquaintances before this exhibition, the two artists maintained a regular correspondence until Rodin’s death in 1917. • In his review of the exhibition, the journalist Charles Frémine wrote in Le Rappel: “The one seems to complete the other. Rodin could find no better frame for his sculpture than the painting of Claude Monet…At first glance, one sees that they are a force unto themselves. One is really in their space, and nature is at home here. It is to nature alone that they address their work…Result: surprise, novelty, originality…What they found is life.” • The catalogue lists chronologically the 145 works selected by Monet, executed between 1864 and 1889, and 36 of Rodin’s sculptures. The owners of many of the pieces are noted. A contemporary annotator has written in pencil his critiques and observations of some of the items.
If you’re feeling contemplative today, this 1472 printing of the Dominican Johannes Nider’s ‘Vierundzweinczig guldin harpffen’ is the book for you. (Plus bonus #bookguts !) Printed in Augsburg by Johannes Bämler, 18 December 1472. @RCLibraries @rclspecialcollections #incunabula #medievaljokes #medieval #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #specialcollections #rarebooks
The bindings on our copies of Emma Britten’s The Electric Physician (Boston, 1875) show the effect of light and time on the dye used to color the bookcloth. #mauvine #PublishersBindingThursday Britten, Emma Hardinge. The electric physician: or Self cure through electricity. [Boston, Mass.] Published by Dr. William Britten. [1875] http://pacscl.exlibrisgroup.com:48992/F?func=direct&doc_number=000297892 #BensLibrary #Dye #RareBooks #IGLibraries #LibrariesofInstagram #SpecialCollections #1870s
Oh, we’ve got a few #football programs up our sleeve, @uncarchives ! This one is from the 1978 matchup at Pitt Stadium, which took place on Band Day. #pitt #universityofpittsburgh #h2p #pittfootball #pittathletics #pittpanthers #collegefootball #archives #specialcollections #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries
Lynd Ward's 1937 wordless book, Vertigo, is perfect for the #NotHiddenLabor #IGLibraries instagram challenge. #Rutgers #RutgersLibraries #RutgersSCUA #LyndWard #Vertigo #WordlessBooks #SpecialCollections
Please enjoy this incunable woodcut of St. Mark and his symbolic lion (or perhaps #NotALion ). They hold a place of honor in our collection of incunable leaves.⠀ NE905 .S2⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #incunable #lions #medieval #iconography #woodcuts #bibliophile #bookstagram #booklover #rarebooks #specialcollections #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries #mizzou #universityofmissouri #ellislibrary #ifttt
This schematic map shows Frederick Law Olmsted’s preliminary design for improving the Muddy River. By 1880, urban growth had taken its toll, and the once-flowing tributary was notoriously polluted and prone to flooding. The City of Boston hired Olmsted to create a beautiful public space that could alleviate these problems. In this plan, Olmsted envisioned adding gentle meanders to the river’s course and transforming a swamp into a park pond. Today, climate change and large scale development have exacerbated some of the problems Olmsted worked to address 140 years ago, and landscape architects have a renewed focus on designing open spaces that are not only functional and beautiful, but also resilient. Join us tonight, September 20, along with the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and @nbbjdesign for “Resilient Places + People,” a panel discussion that explores the future of resilient landscape design in Greater Boston. The event will be at 6pm in Rabb Hall in the Central Library of the @bplboston. PS- And be sure to check out this map in our exhibition “Breathing Room: Mapping Boston’s Green Spaces” before it closes at the end of this month! Frederick Law Olmsted. "Suggestion for the Improvement of Muddy River..." Boston, 1880. [Link in profile.] Image description: A schematic plan showing Frederick Law Olmsted's preliminary design for improving the Muddy River in Boston. #ResilientPlaces +People #BreathingRoom #climateresilience #park #greenspace #landscapearchitecture #FLO #olmstedparks #bostonparksdept #bosparks #muddyriver #Boston #massachusetts #floodresilience #nbbj75 #maps #geography #cartography #history #BPLMaps #BPLBoston #BostonPublicLibrary #library #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries
biu_sante📷 Jour 5 sur 7️ dans le défi #librarylife . Nous avons été mis au défi par @bibunivlarochelle de publier sept photos en noir et blanc de la vie d'une bibliothèque pendant sept jours, sans aucun être humain, sans explications. Le défi est lancé à quelqu'un de nouveau chaque jour ! Aujourd'hui nous défions @gallicabnf 🇬🇧 Day 5 of 7 for in the #librarylife challenge. We were challenged by @bibunivlarochelle to post seven black and white photos of library life during seven days, no humans, no explanations. Someone new is challenged every day! Today we challenge @gallicabnf -- #bibliophile #bibliophilia #bibliophilie #bibliotheque #bibliothèques #university #library #librarylovers #photonoiretblanc #noiretblanc #livrestagram #blackandwhitephoto #photochallenge #librarychallenge #iglibraries #igbooks #librariesofinstagram #bookstagram
As we prepare to begin a new year of classes at Northwestern University, we are excited to welcome (and welcome back!) transportation students, faculty, and staff. Transportation librarians are looking forward to meeting incoming graduate students at today's introduction session, and we hope to see you in the library in the months and years to come. The book shown here, published in 1971, offers a brief history of transportation research and education here at NU, including the Transportation Center's origins in the mid-1950s, research activities, and a section on the library. . . . . HE192 .N879t . . . . _________________________________________ #iglibraries #ig_libraries #librariesofinstagram #transportation #education #nutc #northwesternuniversity
Good news! You can now pick up your @fango_ order from the LoungeLab on Level 3 @uofglibrary ! Open from Mon-Fri, 10am -3pm. Download the app, order in advance & the simply pick up your @uofg_food order. No need to queue ever again for 🥣, ☕️, 🥪, 🍌 & 🍪😋 #UofGLibrary #UofG #UofGlasgow #UofGFood #universityofglasgow #quitthequeues #Glasgow #studentlife #campus #scotland #food #cookie #soup #yummy #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram
Don't forget our book sale next week! 📚⠀ Friday evening Sept. 28 from 6 - 10 pm and Saturday Sept. 29 from 10 am - 6 pm. See you!⠀ .⠀ Please note: it's not possible to use the library on Friday and Saturday.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ . ⠀⠀ _____________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀ #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries #ig_libraries #booksale #sale #uitverkoop
For #feathursday we have the heron from ‘An History of Animals’ by John Hill (1714 – 1775). Published in 1750. * Hill was born in Peterborough and appreciated to an apothecary and on the completion of his apprenticeship he set up in a small shop in St Martin's Lane, Westminster. He had a medical degree from Edinburgh, and he practised as a "quack doctor", making considerable sums by the preparation of dubious herb and vegetable medicines. He was known for his "pectoral balsam of honey" and "tincture of bardana". Of the seventy-six separate works with which he is credited in the Dictionary of National Biography, the most valuable are those that deal with botany. John Hill's often provocative and scurrilous writings involved him in many quarrels, both in the field of science and that of literature. Despite Hill's merits as a scientist (at a time when many Fellows had no scientific background) and his relations, his election to the title of Fellow failed to materialise. Hill started to criticise the Society. In December 1749, he started writing anonymous, critical reviews of some articles published in the Philosophical Transactions. Henry Fielding attacked him in The Covent Garden Journal, Christopher Smart wrote a mock-epic, The Hilliad, against him, and David Garrick replied to his strictures against him by two epigrams, one of which runs: "For physics and farces, his equal there scarce is; His farces are physic, his physic a farce is." He died in 1775. #illustrationoftheday #illustrationgram #engraving #sciart #woodcut #woodengraving #printmaker * * #birdpainting #scientificillustration #historicalsciart #ornithology #printmaker * * #book #books #oldbooks #booklove #bookstagram #beautifulbooks #rarebooks #antiquebooks #antiquarianbooks * #library #librarylife #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries * #histmed #historyofmedicine #specialcollections #17thcentury
Repost from @biodivlibrary @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost Happy #FungiFriday ! Yesterday our friends at @mannlibrary posted some lovely #SciArt from “Toadstools, Mushrooms, Fungi, Edible and Poisonous: One thousand American Fungi” by Charles McIlvaine and Robert K. Macadam (1902). So we thought we'd post one of our favorites from that title in response. 🍄 +💀 + 😈. That's one way to portray poisonous mushrooms. Illustration by Val Starnes. Contributed to #BHLib by MBLWHOI Library: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1270222 --------------------------------------- #fungi #mycology #scientificillustration #MBLWHOI #openaccess #BHL #BiodiversityHeritageLibrary #Libraries #Archives #SpecialCollections #LibrariesofInstagram #IGLibraries #NaturalHistory
#Repost @ucmspeccoll • • • • • A collage of #yellowcovers for this month’s #nothiddenlabor #iglibraries challenge. Thanks to @laborarchiveswa , @utsaspeccoll & @transportationlibrary for sponsoring.
How do you say "Norwegian pirate" en Français? (Yes, yes, I know, "pirate norvégien"; everyone knows that.) It's #TalkLikeAPirateDay , mateys, which seemed like as good a reason as any to fire up ye olde Instagram, and led your friendly neighborhood Archibrarian to seek all things obscure and pirate-related from ye stacks. But, be not deceived! ☠☠☠ This is no #PirateGenealogy , but one of history's great fictions of family history, written by none other than legendary elitist and white supremacist enfant terrible: writer Arthur de Gobineau (1816-1882). Aye, this small volume has genealogical tables, but they be false! The dread conquérant Ottar Jarl is a but a myth, part of de Gobineau's pseudo origin story, complete with Vikings, a family tree connecting de Gobineau to Jarl to Odin himself, and more than a soupçon of racism. •• Which beggars the question: comment-dites vous 'Norwegian pirate'? In this case, you can be the judge, mes chers lecteurs.... ••••• Gobineau, Arthur, comte de, 1816-1882. Histoire d'Ottar jarl : pirate norvégien, conquérant du pays de Bray, en Normandie, et de sa descendance / par le comte de Gobineau. Paris : Didier et cie, 1879. #NYPLHISTORY call no. ASF (Gournay) (Gobineau. Histoire d'Ottar jarl) ----- #LibrariesOfInstagram #IGLibraries #IG_Libraries #Pirates #Genealogy #History #EnFrancais
And now, after a day of mayhem and anarchy, we wish you a good night. 🏭 Office Mayhem; A Handbook for Practical Anarchy in the Workplace by Juliette Cezzar (2007). Thanks for the great September challenge #nothiddenlabor @laborarchiveswa @transportationlibrary and @utsaspeccoll #workhumor #scowah #sfplbookarts #sfpubliclibrary #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #officehumor
Ahoy matey! Flat Blackbeard heard there's treasure in the Government and Heritage Library rare books collection. Arrrrrr! Wonder what he'll discover? #Blackbeard300 #TalkLikeAPirateDay #pirate #blackbeard #edwardteach #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #rarebooks #everythingnc
Not every strike succeeds. For this week’s #nothiddenlabor challenge, we’re featuring an image of dam workers gathered together at the Six Companies dormitory in Boulder City during the August 1931 strike. Construction began on the dam in March 1931, and workers would soon discover that the searing heat of the Nevada desert made working and living conditions truly miserable. The speed of construction also resulted in safety shortcuts that endangered workers lives. During the summer, the radical labor union Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) sent an organizer to Las Vegas in an effort to stir up the workers but did not succeed in recruiting anyone. Still, when the Six Companies reassigned some tunnel diversion workers to lower paying jobs on August 7, the entire workforce went on strike in protest. In addition to the pay cut, the workers demanded that clean water and flush toilets be provided, ice water be readily available, and the Six Companies obey Arizona and Nevada mining laws. With the Great Depression in full swing, it’s not surprising that their demands were rejected by job supervisor Frank Crowe. After the U.S. Secretary of Labor refused to intervene on their behalf, the strikers voted to return to their jobs. It was not a complete failure, however, as the Six Companies pledged that this pay cut would be the last, and some efforts were made to improve work conditions. From the Elton and Madeline Garrett Collection (PH: 0265-0080). #iglibraries #specialcollections #librariesofinstagram #bouldercanyonproject #strike #hooverdam #nevadahistory #nevadalaborhistory #boulderdam #hooverdamstrike
This is my second post for the Wednesdays in September challenge to celebrate the history of the labor movement. The Labor Union Archives at MSU hold numerous charters, but not many date back to 1884! The Grand International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Division No. 83 was the first union in Springfield, Missouri in 1871. They changed their name to the Ozark Division in 1884. . . . . . #nothiddenlabor #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram
This oh-so-fancy Kodak carousel transvue 140 slide tray holds slides from a Massachusetts Department of Labor and Industries presentation on “Law on the Employment of Minors in Massachusetts.” Swipe to see some slides on examples of jobs that can be held by minors, and those that cannot. #nothiddenlabor . . LA1/series 2316X. Child Labor Law slide presentation. Massachusetts Archives. Boston, Massachusetts. . . #wednesdaychallenge #archivesofinstagram #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram Follow @best.of.massachusetts for more pictures #massachusettsphoto #massachusettstatooartist #massachusettslife #massachusettsbound #massachusettscraftbeer #massachusettsmakeupartist #massachusettsmetal #massachusettsliving
Panic rises as time runs out! Join us for a fun and challenging escape room game for #UofT Queer Orientation Week on Monday Sept 24 from 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm. Explore our LGBTQ2S+ collection and win prizes – find out more by visiting http://uoft.me/panic . . . . . . #UofTQO #uoftbacktoschool #uoft #uoftbulletin #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #library #libraries #escaperoom #lgbtq #lgbtq 🌈 #games #robartslibrary #uoftlibraries
For most of human history, every book was handmade. 📖 Even now, bookbinders and book conservators use ancient techniques to create and restore books. The images here for our #NotHiddenLabor post are from the plates accompanying Diderot's "Encyclopédie." Given a few costume changes and maybe some Bluetooth headphones, they could easily depict bookbinding today. See more depictions of artisans like these bookbinders from t.8 of "Recueil de planches sur les sciences…" (1771) digitized for @biodivlibrary and found by searching "Diderot" on biodiversitylibrary.org. You can also click the link to our blog in the bio and see more of our lab by searching "The Fix" . . . #iglibraries #Diderot #blackandwhite #bookbinding #reliure #copperplate #Enlightenment #intaglio
“Song Book,” Union Label and Service Trades Department, AFL-CIO. This small collection of union songs and folk songs is undated, but copyright is listed for many of the individual songs, with the most recent date being 1975 for “Look for the Union Label” (slide 3). Swipe to see table of contents, a couple songs and back cover. #nothiddenlabor #AFLCIO #nyslmsc #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram
Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus). #SciArt by W. Heubach for Lehrbuch der Botanik (1911) by Otto Schmeil. Contributed for digitization by the Gerstein Science Information Centre (@gersteinlibrary ) of the University of Toronto Libraries (@uoftlibraries ): https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/22538164 _________________________________________________ #YellowIris #Irises #floricultura #flowers #FloralArt #FloralArtist #Botany #BotanicalArt #BotanicalArtist #BHLib #BiodiversityHeritageLibrary #Biodiversity #NaturalHistory #Science #Art #ArtAndScience #Illustration #ScienceArt #Artists #ArtHistory #Libraries #Archives #SpecialCollections #LibrariesofInstagram #IGLibraries
Welcome to our chamber of horrors! We teach a lot of classes here at the Lilly Library—over 250 per year. But this is the first time we’ve been asked to teach a class on hair. 35 freshman studying “The Popular Culture of Hair” came in to comb through our tresses, look at our locks, learn how these weird relics became part of our collections, and examine documents that shed light on their hairstory... er, history. Famous examples include Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Simon Bolivar. It was fun while it lasted, but you know what they say... #hairtoday #gonetomorrow #specialcollections #rarebooks #iglibraries #librariansofinstagram #sylviaplath #edgarallanpoe #rbmsioc
Men working on the road at the intersection of 16th and Curtis Streets, Denver, 1939. (X-23717) #nothiddenlabor #laborers #denver #denverhistory #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries
Bookstagrammers: when you think about it, books are really, really good at their jobs. We want you to celebrate one of the world's greatest technologies with us. "Form and Function: The Genius of the Book" closes this Sunday, September 23, so before then, share a picture of a beloved book that's been with you through thick-and-thin, doing all the things that books do best—sharing information, providing enjoyment, or just looking fly. Tag your posts with #GeniusoftheBook and we'll share on Sunday! And, if you're in DC, don't miss the beautiful books and bindings of "Form and Function: The Genius of the Book!" . . . From the Folger's collection: "In hoc enchiridio haec insunt : Rubric[a]e omnes C[a]esarei ac Pontificii iuris," 1527 [203- 729.2q]. #Bookstagram #bookstagrammers #bookporn #lookatthisbook #bookworm #bookworms #booklovers #bookshop #myfavoritebook #books #FolgerShakespeareLibrary #FolgerFinds #Bookstagrammer #instabook #FormandFunction #bookbinding #DCevents #DCmuseums #FreeinDC #ondisplay #exhibition #musesocial #IGLibraries #LibrariesofInstagram #library #museum
For all you buccaneers on 9/19, a little ditty: “Fifteen men on The Dead Man’s Chest / Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! / Drink and the devil had done for the rest— / Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!” The treasure map from one of the best pirate stories ever written: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, first serialized in the children’s magazine Young Folks in 1881-1882; first appearance in book form in 1883. This illustration of Treasure Island by Edward A. Wilson comes from the Limited Editions Club edition (1941). 🏝#talklikeapirateday #TreasureIsland #RobertLouisStevenson #LimitedEditionsClub #grabhorncollection #sfplbookarts #sfpubliclibrary #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram ☠️
Drop by to marvel at treasures from our history of science collections! To celebrate @scilitweek , we’re hosting an open house today on McLennan 4th floor between 3-6pm. This beautiful hand-coloured woodcut belongs to the earliest German natural history work, printed in 1478; it’s also thought to be the first printed illustration of birds in the Western world. Konrad von Megenberg. Buch der Natur. Augsburg: Johannes Bamler, 1478. | RBSC Blacker-Wood Collection M 4K83 cutter | #scilitweek #historyofscience #rarebooks #mcgillrarebooks #biology #woodcutwednesday #fb #mcgillu #blackerwood #iglibraries
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