Monthly Archives: August 2012

Video: AAS’s Political Collection Explored

Check out this preview for the second segment featuring the American Antiquarian Society on C-SPAN3's American Artifacts program. This segment is led by James David Moran, our Director of Outreach, and Philip Lampi, chief researcher on the "A New Nation Votes" project. It will showcase some of AAS's political collections, including ballots, political cartoons and ...

The Acquisitions Table: Pictures for Baby to Draw

Art in the Nursery.  Pictures for Baby to Draw. And Pictures for Baby to Laugh At. Boston: D. Lothrop & Co., ca. 1879. This small oblong (5 ¼ x 7 ½ inch) book imitates in miniature the format of drawing books for older children and youth.  The chromolithographed cover depicts boys and girls together creating artwork ...

Video: AAS President Shares Collections

The American Artifacts program on C-Span 3 will air a 30-minute television program on the American Antiquarian Society this weekend. The program is a virtual tour of Antiquarian Hall showcasing some of the Society’s treasures with our president, Ellen Dunlap. A short segment featuring the Eliot Indian Bible can be seen here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=muBe1woHuVA The full ...

The Card Catalog – In Memoriam

This is the type of post which started out as an “In Memoriam.” Something lighthearted which included lines about the deceased card catalog’s birth in the 1970s, it being a ‘descendent of generations of particleboard furniture’ and that it ‘leaves behind grieving relations such as the filing cabinet, map drawer, etc.’ But the more I ...