Find Dogs in the Work Day

Wheel dog Aniak from Alaska Bird Trails

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx

It’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day! Unfortunately, but with very good reason, we can’t bring dogs into the Phillips Library (“My dog ate the Derby Family Papers” wouldn’t be met with too much sympathy…).  To console ourselves, we searched throughout our collections for pictures of dogs to share with anyone else feeling blue over not having a four-legged companion snoozing under their desk today. Read more

Kaleidoscope of Fashion

French fashion in 1920 from La mode féminine

Spring is here, which means sun and warm weather! Perhaps the only drawback to the season is that shedding winter layers means actually having to plan outfits. If you’re searching for inspiration for your spring wardrobe, look no further! We’ve gone through our collection of beautiful fashion prints which will give you that vintage and unique look you’ve always dreamed of. Fashion Plates are illustrations depicting fashionable styles of clothing, and were popular from in the 19th and early 20th centuries, before the more realistic photography fazed them out.

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Asian Gardens at the Phillips Library

Artificial Garden at Japanese Villa

Japanese garden with hillock and trees

Hand colored illustrations of Japanese villa gardens, late nineteenth century (3)

Recently, the Phillips Library had the pleasure of finding beautiful pictures of Asian gardens to display for a group visit. Natural history and Asian art are strengths of the PEM and Phillips Library, so we were able to pull an interesting selection of items. Before these images are put back into the vault, we simply had to share them with the world. The images that were selected here are from Chinese and Japanese gardens.

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