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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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Bringing Archives to Life, part two 

This sketch (artist unknown) comes from the Dow Collection, a collection of works rendered by Teachers College students studying under Professor Dow in the period 1905 to 1923. It appears on a board which seems to have been recycled from another work - the back shows remnants of glue and paper scraps of formerly attached …

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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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Chess Tournament In The Garden (1956), by Muftakow Raschid 

This watercolor, painted by 16-year-old Muftakow Raschid of the U.S.S.R., is part of the Ziegfeld Collection at Teachers College, Columbia University. Here's hoping for a nice weekend, filled with leisurely outdoor pursuits.

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Passow Israeli Children’s Peace Art Collection 

Two selections -- each created by a 13 year old boy -- from the Passow Israeli Children's Peace Art Collection, a collection of about 50 paintings and drawings made by Israeli children (Jewish and Arab) in response to the Six Days' War of 1967. Works donated to Teachers College, Columbia University by Harry M. Passow, …

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Colorful Fruits 

Untitled (n/a, 1904 - 1922), by Muxon

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Figures 

Untitled (n/a, 1904-1922), by W. Mead

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The Stronger Substance 

The Stronger Substance (circa 1970), by Gladys Mock

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Happy November! 

November (1956), by Joan Neufeld

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Factory Exterior 

Factory Exterior (1930), by (First name not known) Sokolovskaya

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Non-Conformist 

Non-Conformist (circa 1970), by David Shapiro

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Father Is Bringing Nice Flowers To Grandmother 

Part of 1950's collection of international children's art, originated by Dr. Edwin Ziegfeld, the creator of the Arts and Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Birds 

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