'Inspired by the incredible snowflake photography of Mark Cassino (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markcassin o/) for the past couple of winters I've been trying my hand at capturing snowflake images.'
News Nishikie: Japan in the 1870s.
'Amazing stories new and old shown and retold by early Meiji woodblock drawers and writers'.
In the Beginning Was the Word: The Russian Church and Native Alaskan Cultures.
Ptolemy World Map.
'The presented map of the world, stretching from Western Ocean to China and from the sources of Nile to Greenland is at the same time image of the Earth in the boundless outer space. It is surrounded by personifications of 12 winds, the luminous oval in gold, pinkish and blue symbolizes the elements which make up the Universe: earth, air, fire and water. '
15th century images of the Book of Revelation.
Vintage French Tourism PR Photos.
'From 1934 towards the end of the sixties, the French Ministry for Tourism employed full-time PR photographers to snap "celebrities" travelling by Air France. I've found a pack of these press photos at the flea market of Clignancourt, and bought them for 1 euro each'.
John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations.
'A joint project of the Library of Congress and The British Library, the John Bull and Uncle Sam exhibition brings together for the first time treasures from the two greatest libraries in the English-speaking world in an exploration of selected time periods and cultural movements that provide unique insights into the relationship of the United States and Great Britain. '
Voices of Civil Rights.
'The exhibition Voices of Civil Rights documents events during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. This exhibition draws from the thousands of personal stories, oral histories, and photographs collected by the "Voices of Civil Rights" project, a collaborative effort of AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress, and marks the arrival of these materials in the Library's collection. '
Eleanor Roosevelt: 'My Day'.
'Eleanor Roosevelt's "My Day" was a syndicated newspaper column published from 1935 to 1962. During those years, Eleanor wrote the column consistently six days a week, the only interruption being when her husband died, and even then she missed only four days. The column allowed Eleanor to reach millions of Americans with her views on social and political issues, current and historical events, and her private and public life. Dealing with subjects far out of the range of the conventional first lady's concerns, "My Day" is an outstanding example of the breadth of issues and activities which occupied Eleanor Roosevelt's life. '
MESSENGER Passes Mercury.
A Jet from the Sun.
Horizon to Horizon.
British Portrait Miniatures.
'These pages developed to complement the Miniatures Gallery tell the story of the portrait miniature in Britain, from its first appearance in the 1520s, at the court of Henry VIII, to the height of its popularity in the early 19th century.'
Small but nice photo-set.
Latin American Travelogues.
16th-19th century Latin American travel accounts.