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Holiday Greetings from Smithsonian Libraries!

We wish you warm tidings from all of us at Smithsonian Libraries this holiday season! Within the snow globe is an image of the Smithsonian Institution Building (the Castle) from Hints on public architecture, containing, among other illustrations, views and plans of the Smithsonian Institution by Robert Owen (1849). Our current exhibition is featured in the video as well. Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect is now on view in the National Museum more »

Happy Holidays from Smithsonian Libraries!

We wish you warmth and joy this holiday season! The book featured in this video is Tokaido gojusantsugi by Hiroshige Ando published in 1868. The translated title is 53 Stations of the Tokaido, a series of woodcut prints showing stations on the Tokaido road that linked Kyoto and Edo (now Tokyo). It is one of the many Japanese illustrated books from the Edo and Meiji periods that were scanned this year.

Holiday Greetings!

Please enjoy our annual holiday video (below). We’ve had a wonderful year here at the Smithsonian Libraries and we wish you all very merry holidays and a Happy New Year!  

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