This post was written by Marybeth Kavanagh, Reference Librarian for the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections.
Tonight, thousands of people will gather to celebrate the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a spectacle that's been a holiday tradition in New York City for over 70 years. Though the first official ceremony was held in 1933, the tradition actually began on Christmas Eve 1931, when workers on the site put up a 20 ft balsam...Read More
Bella C. Landauer Collection, PR 031Talk about genetic engineering! How would you like to find one of these growing in your garden?
Bella C. Landauer Collection, PR 031These amusing anthropomorphic illustrations were produced in the mid-1880’s, a time when – in contrast to today’s Monsanto-dominated seed industry -- the number of American seed companies was growing rapidly. Spurred by increasing competition, and aided by...Read More
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