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Happy Holidays from Smithsonian Libraries!

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year from the heart of the Smithsonian! We hope the video below expresses the great regard we hold for each of you, the people we serve. 

The video itself drew inspiration from our own collection, featuring images from the New York Almanac of 1879 and the Dennison’s Christmas Book from 1923. It also contains snowflakes from William Scoresby’s des Jüngern Tagebuch einer reise auf den Wallfischfang, which is a Smithsonian Libraries title in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The music, The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, found via

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