This post was written by Marybeth Kavanagh, Print Room Reference Librarian.
It's widely accepted that the first Christmas card was printed in London in 1843, when Sir Henry Cole hired artist John Calcott Horsley to design a holiday card that he could send to his friends. But it was Boston-based printer Louis Prang who introduced the Christmas card to the American public.
Louis Prang (1824-1909) was a lithographer and publisher known for his early adoption of the...Read More
This post is by Jonah Estess, Digital Project Intern in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, approximately 60,000 amputations were performed during the Civil War. This equates to approximately three out of every four wartime operations. A large percentage of those soldiers had hand or arms amputated. For those who did not die from trauma, blood loss, or infection as a consequence of the surgery, further challenges to their daily...Read More
The Brown Brothers Harriman Collection at the New-York Historical Society was amassed to support the publication of Partners in Banking published by Doubleday & Co. in celebration of the firm’s 150th anniversary in 1968.
Partners in Banking was designed as an image-heavy history of the firm, and the Collection is rich in visual materials. However, because much of the company's evolution after 1945 did not provide extensive graphic material, the book’s author (and Director of the...Read More
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