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#TinyBookTuesday “Twelve Maxims on Swimming” 

Happy #TinyBookTuesday! Today we have Twelve Maxims on Swimming by the author of The Cigar. This tiny book was published in 1833 by Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, London.

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#tbt—tinyTC 

From the institutional archives, this little model dates from the early 2000s: It's not the most detailed architectural model (it's missing the beautifully arched entryway to Zankel, for one thing), but the bones are there, and Russell Hall looks as winsome as ever!

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#WeirdWednesdays 

From the Historical Photographs of Teachers College pocket on PocketKnowledge, I give you "Children in Gym." The photo dates back to somewhere in the first 50 years of the 20th century and showcases students "exercising" in what used to be the Teachers College gymnasium. Pantaloons and dresses mandatory. View a larger version here!

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#TinyBookTuesday The Masquerade 

Happy #TinyBookTuesday! Today we have The Masquerade; Containing a Variety of Merry Characters of All Sorts, Properly Dressed for the Occasion, Calculated t Amuse and Instruct all the Good Boys and Girls in the Kingdom from 1780! This little book was "printed and fold at No.17, Queen-Street, Cheapside; and No. 4, Aldermary Church Yard, in Bow Lane." …

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#massiveBookMonday and #musicalMonday in one giant-sized text 

To offset all the focus on tiny books, today we're exploring the library's largest books. Today's discovery looks to be part of the Liturgy of the Hours—prayers, Psalms, hymns, and other readings in Latin to be used throughout the day. There's no title page, but the entire book is handwritten, with beautiful illustrations gracing some of the …

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#foodFriday – History in Sandwiches 

Many food historians attribute the modern sandwich to the 18th-century Earl of Sandwich, but the idea of wrapping filling in some kind of bread definitely extends much farther back into history. The wrap sandwich, for example, was first documented by Hillel the Elder, who wrapped lamb and herbs in soft matzah during Passover. Mrs. Rorer …

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#ThrowBackThursday March 1951- Where’s the snow at? 

#ThrowBackThursday March 1951: Clear, blue skies VS. March 2015: Happy Snow Day! Teachers College from the Southeast, includes: Horace Mann, Thompson, Main Building, Russell Hall, and Whittier Hall. Image a la PocketKnowledge, photographer unknown.

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Weird Wednesdays 

Today's Weird Wednesday post features an item from the depths of the Teachers College archive. This mysterious wooden box was discovered in the sub-basement, hidden under a pile of old files and historical photographs. The following images document the contents within...  

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#TinyBookTuesday “The Sports of Childhood” 

Happy #TinyBookTuesday! Today we have The Sports of Childhood; or Pastimes of Youth published by S. Babcock, New Haven in 1840. Archery, a game of cricket, blowing bubbles,  and walking on stilts are recommended pastimes for children!   PS. Never trust children with a pen and a book!  

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#MusicalMondays – Lavender’s Blue 

To start off the month of March and the newly implemented #MusicalMondays I present a nursery rhyme taken from The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book (1955)   The nursery rhyme comes from 17th century England and has been recorded in various forms since then. We may more popularly remember it as "Lavender Blue" from Disney's So …

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#foodFriday – Still Life with Oysters 

Alexander Adriaenssen (1587–1661) was a Flemish artist, best known for his still-life paintings, like this one: Alexander Adriaenssen - Still life with Oysters (ca. 1630s) This warm and inviting table scene is nice intro for today's treat: "Oysters à la Newburg," from Mrs. Rorer's Fifteen New Ways for Oysters. This dish could work equally well as …

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#ThrowBackThursday The Conservatory And Aquaria 

The Conservatory And Aquaria In The Biological Laboratory, Teachers College, 1904. Photographer: Unknown.

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#TinyBookTuesday “A New Pictorial Scripture Alphabet” 

#TinyBookTuesday presents A New Pictorial Scripture Alphabet for the Assistance and Amusement of Very Young Learners by F. Clarke in 1848! This tiny book was published by Gates & Stedman, 116 Nassau Street, New York.  

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#foodFriday – “Sandwiches” (with a side of swimming) 

Today is another treat from the domestic science archives: Sandwiches, published in 1894. At this point in time, Sarah Tyson Rorer was working for Ladies Home Journal—a decade later, she would go on to manage pavilions and demonstrate new cooking techniques at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair! The book contains sandwiches to suit a variety of tastes …

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#TinyBookTuesday “The Little History of England” 

Happy #TinyBookTuesday ! Here is The Little History of England published by Clark, Austin & Smith, New York in 1850.

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#foodFriday “Fifteen New Ways for Oysters” 

Happy Friday! Today we're bringing you recipes from the great Mrs. S T Rorer, author of Colonial Recipes, Twenty Quick Soups, and many more! This week's selection comes from Fifteen New Ways for Oysters, published in Philadelphia, 1894. Sure, you could go out for oysters—but in this weather, why not stay in and cook up …

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#TinyBookTuesday “The Curiosities of London and Westminster” 

Happy #TinyBookTuesday! Here is The Curiosities of London and Westminster Described, in Four Volumes, Embellished with Elegant Copper Plates, Volume III. This tiny book contains descriptions of: St. Paul's Cathedral,  Black Friars Bridge, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, The Temple, Temple Bar, The British Museum, Northumberland House, Charing Cross, and Lincoln's Inn.  It was published in London and printed …

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Scrolling through the New England Primer 

For a closer look at each of the pages, check out the previous TinyBookTuesdays: The New-England Primer

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#TinyBookTuesday; “A Compendious History of the World” 

It's #TinyBookTuesday! Today we have: A Compendious History of the World from the Creation to the Dissolution of the Roman Republic, Compiled for the use of Young Gentlemen & Ladies by their Old Friend Mr. Newbery, Embellished with Variety of Copper Plates. This tiny book was printed in London for Newbery at the Bible & Sun in St. …

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#TinyBookTuesdays “The New-England Primer” 

It's #TinyBookTuesdays! Today we have The New-England Primer of an Easy and Pleasant Guide to the Art of Reading. Adorned with Cuts. To Which is Added the Catechism. This tiny book was published by John Punchard and James Gay in Cornhill, Boston; 1831.

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