This post was written by Saira Haqqi, Enhanced Conservation Work Experience (ECWE) Assistant.
One of the highlights of working in the New-York Historical Society's conservation lab is the range of materials that come to us for treatment. Sometimes, as with this broadside, the treatment can be quite in-depth; but some items just need a minor mend to make them safe for use and display.
This was the case with our recently acquired copy of the 1959 edition of The...Read More
Written by Joseph Ditta, Reference Librarian
Happy Friday the Thirteenth! Are you cowering under the covers, hoping to escape the horrible tragedies that are doomed to hit you should you set foot out of bed? If you answered yes, we are sorry to say your friggatriskaidekaphobia (that’s fear of Friday the Thirteenth, folks) disqualifies you from membership in the Thirteen Club. You’ve never heard of the Thirteen Club? We confess we were only vaguely aware of...Read More
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