Just in time for the holidays, we’ve scoured our collections to find you some appropriate imagery to go along with that beloved carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas”. This post was written and compiled by Mario Rups, cataloger in our Resource Description unit. We hope you enjoy the delightful selection!
142 Years Ago … New York’s Harper’s Weekly published on January 2, 1869 with the salutation, “A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”
Wishing you happiness and health for the new year!
Nancy E. Gwinn and the Smithsonian Libraries staff
There is probably no better place to be during the holidays than the White House. I was privileged to attend the ceremony for the 2010 Winners of the IMLS (Institute for Museum and Library Services) National Medal. First Lady Michelle Obama elegantly presented each award in the East Room.
The first Noël, like many pop-up and movable books, was created to celebrate the holiday season.
As long as you avoid wiping your eyes with the leaves or serving them up in a salad, it should be possible to enjoy these colorful poinsettia plants in your home.