You can get mortadella in most supermarkets in the U.S., and it invariably has pistachios in the filling. It is also thinly sliced, like American bologna, not like in Italy, where chunks are served up alongside cubes of salame and provolone and roasted peppers, eggplant, zucchini …
Month: October 2010
A very special Libraries staffer, Amy Levin, retired in September. Amy had been with the Smithsonian Libraries since 1975.
In the 1850s, Dean created their “New Scenic Books” series of which Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper is an example. As the story is being read, cut-paper illustrated forms connected by ribbon are unfolded giving the appearance that they are popping up from the page surface. This work contains several such pop-up stage set illustrations that dramatically enhance this well-known fairy tale.
Especially poignant-looking is this grounded flying squirrel. He needs to take to the air, like his black, gray, and brown companions. Up to the trees, where the nuts are.
A good way to make someone’s eyes glaze over at a party is to tell them that you write and edit the information that appears in online catalog records—but you should tell people this with a twinkle in your eye, because you know that as an archival or special collections cataloger, you get to work directly with the coolest of the cool materials. You’re often among the first at your archives or library to have the privilege of looking through the new acquisitions, and you’re also the one who examines the old treasures when it comes time to upgrade their catalog records.
The DC Water Authority is currently fixing a main water line on Constitution Avenue, which has caused a closing of the road. You can still get into the National Museum of Natural History on that side of the building if you can finagle your way around the construction.
The Libraries will be hosting a series of lectures to accompany its current exhibition at the National Museum of American History, Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn. Save the date on your calendar for these sure-to-be-fascinating talks about pop-ups from some of the leading artists in the field.