E.A. Séguy Insectes, 1927. For the other side of National Honey Month … "When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees."—Joseph Joubert “All more »
Month: September 2010
The fourth category of books included in the exhibit, “Fantastic Forms,” incorporates multiple construction types, which range from traditional mechanisms to ever-changing new innovations.
Jellyfish tend to be regarded as bad news. An encounter with these creatures and their stinging tentacles could give anyone bad luck, whether or not it happens to be Friday the 13th. However, jellyfish are some of the most bizarrely beautiful, strange, and mysterious animals on the planet.
To celebrate National Roller Skating Week, we are featuring trade literature advertising Plimpton’s Patent Roller Skates.
Maria Sibylla Merian, Raupen wunderbare Verwandelung und sonderbare Blumennahrung, 1730, bee hive. September is National Honey Month. “If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.”—Dale Carnegie “Tart more »
Textile Novelties, a trade catalog by J. B. Patterson & Co., is located in the trade literature collection at the National Museum of American History Library.
While the books are important as works of art, the design and engineering behind their construction is equally significant.