Color Our Collections: coloring pages from some unexpected sources

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#ColorOurCollections was a project started by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in order to provide an outlet for free coloring pages from libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions from around the world. It’s the wide range of contributors that makes this a pretty interesting project – the 2017 edition of this offering had […]

Fantastic industrial machines from old cigarette cards and Surrealist art

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I love the images on these old cigarette cards from the U.K. in the late 19th/early 20th Century … they look like they could be props in a Jules Verne novel. From left we have: a steam turbine, a “modern” lighthouse lantern, and a “steam hammer.” It made me wonder, what was a steam hammer […]