Apparently the man we have come to call Santa was also, according to Wikipedia, “the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, children, and students.”
Month: December 2010
The Libraries has many titles in its collections on Walt Disney. Books on his studio’s feature films, the theme parks, biography, cartoons and animation, society and history, even African Art. A few titles below caught my eye, especially The Disneyization of society.
Numbers or Roly Poly Numbers is a pop-up version of a leporello (a book that folds out in an accordion-like manner). A small brightly-colored cube is opened by pulling apart one side to reveal a small pop-up figure in a smaller cube. The process continues as ten cubes— each with a number of figures ranging from one to ten— are exposed.
“When I declined to give up my seat, it was not that day. Or bus, in particular. I just wanted to be free like everybody else. I did not want to be continually humiliated over something I had no control over: the color of my skin.”
Mary Augusta Thomas and I, Nancy Gwinn, went to Panama this week to visit our library at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Center. We saw the renovated library reading space, where extra more »
Sears shipped the components for 49,500 “kit-houses” in 15 years, providing middle-class Americans with good residential design at affordable prices. Buyers selected their dream house from the scores of models presented in Sears’ “Honor Bilt” catalogs. For historians, details of house design, such as the breakfast nook, and slogans, such as “Where women spend 2/3 of every day should be modern and bright,” are important records of American domestic life.
Join us TODAY for: Chuck Fischer, Creating a Pop-Up Book and The Enduring Appeal Of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, December 1, 2010, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.