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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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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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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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Then and Now: Color Trends 

The Mary Elizabeth McNeeley Costume Drawings Collection is comprised of 10 drawings produced by McNeeley in the Costume Art classes taught by Belle Northrup at Teachers College. McNeeley graduated in 1923, and the donation of her drawings was arranged by her granddaughter in 1984. The calendar might say August, but it's already starting to feel …

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Our Travelling – Edith Wozak 

Happy International Friendship Day! This work -- painted by 13-year-old Edith Wozak from Norway -- is part of the 1950s collection originated by Dr. Edwin Ziegfeld, the creator of the Arts and Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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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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Ugly And Vindictive 

Ugly And Vindictive by Burdett From the Arthur Wesley Dow Collection

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Gottesman Libraries Art Exhibition 

M. W. Offit GalleryThe M.W. Offit Gallery is currently featuring a selection of artworks from Gottesman Libraries’ historical art collection. It’s a great chance to see some of the works in the Federico Castellón Memorial Print Collection in person! Untitled, ca. 1970, Allen D'Arcangelo (top); Walden, Naoko Matsubara (bottom) Federico Castellón is best …

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Factory Exterior 

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

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Landscape through a child’s eyes 

Landscape (1930), by Unknown

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Great October Socialist Revolution Celebration Annual Demonstration (1930) 

Great October Socialist Revolution Celebration Annual Demonstration (1930)

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Birds 

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Art as Social Commentary 

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Ukrainian Children’s Art Collection 

A collection of Ukrainian children's art in 1920s and 30s. The collection reflected characteristics under the historical, social, and cultural context when Ukraine was a part of the  socialist  Soviet Union.

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