Elizabeth I and her Hair

Was Queen Elizabeth I bald? She is said to have reddish-gold hair like her father, King Henry VIII. The Virgin Queen definitely wore wigs, and may have sported and influenced some of the fabulous styles depicted below that were popular with wealthy ladies on the 16th century.

Happy Labor Day

The Libraries has countless images in its Galaxy of Images website and online exhibitions and collections featuring people from all eras working hard to make a living. Here are a few highlights:

National Watermelon Day

Today is National Watermelon Day. Here are some virtual melons for you to savor until you can get the real thing …

National Blueberry Month

“You ought to have seen what I saw on my way To the village, through Mortenson’s pasture to-day: Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb, Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum

Appreciate A Cow Today

Some count it as the 15th, some as today, the 18th, but shouldn’t every day be cow appreciation day?

National Ice Cream Month, c. 1907

July is National Ice Cream Month and the Libraries wants you to break out your ice cream maker and try out some recipes … from 1907.

New on Galaxy of Images … Wonderful Watercolors

Here are some wonderful watercolors, just added to the Libraries’ Galaxy of Images, from the Anthropology Library.

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