Of course a Girl Scout catalog wouldn’t be complete without uniforms. The 1941 Brownie uniform was a brown shirt-waist style dress. It cost $2.25. The Senior Girl Scout Dress, a forest green dress with flared skirt and detachable collar, was priced at $4.95. And the Leader’s Cotton Uniform, a silver-green cotton dress with flared skirt, cost $5.50.
Month: October 2010
Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, Kunstformen der Natur, 1899-1904, Chiroptera. More images from this volume can be viewed, if you dare … Boo!
The Libraries staff has (almost) completely moved into our new swing space. A few stray binders, a shelf or two of books, and other miscellaneous pieces aside, we are officially done.
Neue lebende Bilder: ein Ziehbilderbuch, like many of his living pictures series of this time, consists of a series of familiar yet amusing figures that move when the pull tab is pulled. A girl draws water from a well, a painter a portrait on an easel, women wash clothes, a musician plays a cello, a butcher chops meat, and a dog is taught a new trick.
This unique copy of Theodore Roosevelt’s African game trails Scrapbook is stuffed to the gills with newspaper clippings, photographs, drawings, letters, invitations, and miscellaneous ephemera from the early 1900s, attached to the pages of the text.
Nancy Gwinn, Martin Kalfatovic and Suzanne Pilsk attended two meetings sponsored and hosted by the Internet Archive. Held at the facilities of the Internet Archive in San Francisco, the gatherings focused on providing content and the future of books and reading in an online, and increasingly mobile, environment.
The International Red Cross was organized on this date in 1863, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Libraries has many interesting items in its collections, on Clara Barton and the history of the American Red Cross.