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Shake Your Groove Thing

Get ready to tap your toes with our newest online exhibit, Shall We Dance? Three Centuries of Dance in America.  The beauty of virtual shows is the ability to breathe new life into a previous exhibit with supplemental material and … Continue reading

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A Priestly Treasure Trove of Ceramics

Around the turn of the 20th century, the Reverend Edward McClure, a Roman Catholic priest in Brockton, Massachusetts, commissioned photos of his house.  Lovingly bound in red morocco, the album cover proudly proclaims “Home of Father McClure” in gilt lettering.  … Continue reading

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Sleuthing in Rare Books to Reveal an Art Lover’s Interest, Part Two

The works of art in my possession were not purchased with a view to selfishly enjoying them; for, believing that collections of good pictures serve as educators in art and tend to foster a refined and healthful taste, I have … Continue reading

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Best in Class

With the holidays fast approaching, ’tis the season of Christmas traditions at Winterthur. The annual Yuletide Tour is under way, showcasing Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated for the season. In admiring the lavish dining room at its holiday … Continue reading

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Every Trade Card Tells a Story

Despite their small size, trade cards and labels yield loads of information across many subject areas for researchers. A form of advertising that appeared in England in the mid-1600s and in America by the 1720s, early trade cards were either … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Photograph Conservation Intern

I have a little over one month remaining of my third-year internship and career as a graduate student. Before I know it, I will be packing up my things and moving to a new destination—this time for a post-graduate fellowship … Continue reading

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Poster, Not Postage, Stamps

Winterthur Library first started collecting poster—not postage—stamps in 1995, and during the past 17 years, we have acquired about 1,800 of them. Among other purposes, poster stamps were used as advertising vehicles for products; to promote urban growth and settlement; … Continue reading

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Fishy Business: Historic Ephemera Traces History

E. Richard McKinstry is the Winterthur Library Director and Andrew W. Mellon Senior Librarian. He has served as president of the Ephemera Society of America, an experience that further enhanced his appreciation of printed ephemera and people who collect it. Especially during the … Continue reading

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Brand-New Blog! Brand-New Tradition?

Ida McCall is the web and communications editor at Winterthur. She spends a lot of her time making sure commas and en-dashes are where they are supposed to be, but her main loves are writing and reading. Here at Winterthur, … Continue reading

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