This post is written by Joe Festa, Print Room Reference Assistant
As my colleague Ted pointed out in his previous blog post, the electric tattoo machine revolutionized tattooing at the end of the 19th century. However, it wasn’t just electric current that propelled the industry; another factor can be attributed to the circulation of what’s called “flash” today: sheets of pre-drawn designs displayed in a portfolio, or more commonly, on the walls of tattoo shops.
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This post was written by cataloger Catherine Falzone.
As my colleagues and I work to catalog the thousands of almanacs held by N-YHS, thanks to a Hidden Collections Program grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), we have come across some unusual items that bear a closer look. Some of my favorite discoveries so far are the Davy Crockett almanacs. These items helped to spread the myth of Davy Crockett and serve as...Read More
This post was written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
New York City blackouts come with their own lore: There was the “Bronx is burning,” Son-of-Sam summer, and the looting of July 1977. Then there was the shadow of terrorism that hung about the darkened streets in August 2003, when suddenly the grid seemed vulnerable to sabotage, and the transit system shutdown was far too close to memories of 9/11/2001. But first, there was...Read More
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