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Is that a zebra?

No, it's a quagga! From the Libraries' current exhibition, The Art of African Exploration: Quaggas were frequently confused with zebras in early explorers’ accounts. Unlike zebras, a quagga’s stripes are more »

Lucy?

As you browse the Libraries extensive image site, Galaxy of Images, you might run across this Baedeker from the online exhibition Nile Notes of a Howadji: American Travelers in Egypt. more »

President’s Day

New York Postmark, 1756.-Addressed to Colonel George Washington The Postal Service in Colonial America: A Bibliography of Material in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries National Postal Museum Branch —Elizabeth Periale