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#TinyBookTuesday Heydon’s First Spelling Book 

Happy #TinyBookTuesday ! Today we have Heydon's First Spelling Book: Being an Easy Instruction to Spelling. This tiny book was published in 1853, London, United Kingdom.  <img class="alignnone wp-image-2369 size-medium" src="" …

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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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#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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#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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#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 “Reading Made Easy; Adorned with a neat set of Cats” 

It's #TinyBookTuesday from the Teacher's College Library!  Today we have "Harrison's First Book for Children or Reading Made Easy Adorned with a neat set of Cats" published by W & J Harrison around 1818.

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#TinyBookTuesdays; A Miniature Bible 

Today's #TinyBookTuesdays presents a 1700's miniature bible from the Gottesman Library & Archives! !

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#tbtxmas – Children’s Christmas 

The first two images come from Wilfred Mills' Marionettes, Masks and Shadows—a guide to the history, use, and manufacture of marionette dolls, including information on creating marionettes and staging your own puppet shows.               The next example of Christmas puppets comes from Tom Tichenor's Puppets. Tichenor was a Nashville …

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#tinybooktuesdays 

This weeks #tinybooktuesdays features The Bird's Nest Stories. Published by Leavitt & Allen in New York between 1852 and 1876.  

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Happy Thanksgiving 

from the team at the Gottesman Libraries to you! Images from Sales Contest Cartoons, copyright 1935 and printed in "ditto ink."

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Mini Bible History 

Welcome to another #TinyBookTuesdays! This time we have the History of the Bible published by Auburn: Alden, Beardsley & Co. in 1851. It measures approximately 2 x 2 inches, and is 192 pages long (including several wood-engraved illustrations). Shown with a quarter for scale, because it's just that tiny! title page interior pages     with …

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#TinyBookTuesdays 

Welcome to #TinyBookTuesdays ! For our first installation we have Uncle John's Panorama, Charley's Picture Alphabet. Published in 1854 by G. Henderson & Co.

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Archiving “Artful Accidents” 

"Toward a Science of Comparative Education" title page, with hand captured in the image Stumbling across this image recalled to mind the 2013 essay on The Artful Accidents of Google Books, written by poet and scholar Kenneth Goldsmith and featured on the Page Turner blog of The New Yorker in 2013. Goldsmith comments on the small, …

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Morehouse’s Comet 

Morehouse's Comet, or C/1908 R1, was discovered by Daniel Walter Morehouse and first observed on September 1, 1908. This image, now part of the Rothman Slide Collection, was originally taken at the Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin sometime in 1908.  If this comet ever makes another pass through Earth's skies, it won't be for millions of years. …

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Bringing Archives to Life 

What do you get when you cross centuries-old archival materials with the humble GIF? Apparently, a completely charming collection of animations, courtesy of the Smithsonian Libraries Tumblr. My favorite is the exotic elephant airship below, but the Greenland Whale, jaunty sailboat, and Uncommon Flying Squirrel are definitely worth a look! Read more from Richard Naples, …

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Fashion Friday: Color Schemes (1923) by Mary Elizabeth McNeeley 

Another piece from the McNeeley Costume Drawings, this gouache original features evening wear fashions from 1923.

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