Ink AND paper come together again AND again AND again to make a car that is both mighty AND fast. Because you shouldn’t have to sacrifice one thing for another. On the canvas or the road—AND is better.
Do you remember the flowers of spring? Perhaps this miniature book will remind you! Inside this pansy you will find “Remembrance,” a poem by Edith Prince-Snowden. Each page is delicately illustrated, and the book comes attached to a string, so you can hang it as an ornament. The publisher Raphael, Tuck & Sons began in 1866, and became very successful during the post card boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This book is un-dated, but could easily have come from that period. A tiny reminder of fleeting love and changing seasons!
Remembrance by Edith Prince-Snowden. Designed by Florence Prince and Amy Sawyer. Published by Raphael, Tuck, & Sons Ltd: London, Paris, New York. Un-catalogued miniatures collection.
Post by Laura H.
When I teach gif making I say the idea is key, not the skills. You have to have a good idea. For example. Adorable!!
—from The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems
See more envelope poems and read the introduction to the book in the November 2013 issue of Poetry.
An audio slideshow of Emily Dickinson’s envelope poems with voiceover commentary from the book’s editors, Jen Bervin and Marta Werner, and contemporary artists Lesley Dill and Spencer Finch.
Vesta was a life size model of a Great Dane used to teach people about the inner workings of their beloved pets. She was equipped with a recorded voice to give lectures about the structure of a dog.
© The Field Museum, GN79097.
Woman and Vesta,World’s first transparent dog.
Do we still have this?! bye I need to go find this right now
A fantastic side effect of libraries, museums, and archives using social media. The other people n the building also end up learning what we have.
We are so excited. A Prayer Journal by Flannery O’Connor (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), is out now. The book collects prayers written by the southern author. Because we feel like kin to O’Connor—she published a number of her well-known stories in the Sewanee Review—we can’t wait to get our hands on it. The New Yorker has thoughts about the collection.
Prairie Lights Books mentioned this book in a post about SF great Joe Haldeman. It’s in the University Archives at UIowa. Here’s Joe’s “Boozy Beef” recipe. Joe graduated from the Workshop with an MFA in Creative Writing in 1975. His thesis was “Forever War.” Come see Joe and a lot of great SF authors at ICON 38 this weekend in Cedar Rapids, IA. UI Spec-Coll will be there, too, talking about the Hevelin Collection.
I love his story on pg 80 above. Super excited for ICON now:
Too bad we’re up against lunch and Whose Con is it Anyway. If you’re in the Cedar Rapids area, you should stop by.