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9 Striking Library Posters from the Great Depression - BOOK RIOT

9 Striking Library Posters from the Great Depression - BOOK RIOT | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Starting in 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression, the federal government did something that might seem odd: it paid artists to make art.
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Vintage Catalog Cards for Literary Classics from the Semi-Secret Archive of the Library of Congress

Vintage Catalog Cards for Literary Classics from the Semi-Secret Archive of the Library of Congress | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
An affectionate reminder that a book is a node in a complex human network of authors, readers, and librarians, connecting time, space, and s (A treat for lit-geeks: Vintage catalog cards for literary classics from the Library of Congress semi-secret...
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25 Vintage Photos of Librarians Being Awesome

25 Vintage Photos of Librarians Being Awesome | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Emily Temple:

"Librarians, in case you hadn't heard, are essential members of society -- likely to expand minds wherever they go -- and, as such, are fully worthy of hero worship..."

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Photos of librarians from the past!

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Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading

Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

by Maria Popova:

"Curating eclectic interestingness from culture's collective brain"

 

"Delightfully colorful and brimming with endearingly bad copywriting, these mid-century gems exude the same charming literary enthusiasm we’ve previously seen in the reading PSA posters of the WPA era"

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Take A Peek Inside National Geographic's Giant Vintage Photo Archive - Gizmodo Australia

Take A Peek Inside National Geographic's Giant Vintage Photo Archive - Gizmodo Australia | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"In the digital age, it’s easy to forget that the millions of physical photographs that exist in the world still need a physical home — somewhere they will be cared for so they don’t fall into decay or vanish without a trace. Bill Bonner is the caretaker of National Geographic’s immense archive of vintage photos, and this video from its Proof blog takes us inside.

National Geographic is home to some 11 million photographs, eight million of which are overseen by Bonner in the basement of their headquarters in Washington DC. The collection spans well over 100 years of image making, and Bonner claims to have looked at every single image in his archive."

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A video showing some of the gems of this photograph treasure!

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Library Infographics: 1930′s style

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by Michael Lieberman:

Nowadays, the visualization of data is all the rage. It seems each new study or piece of research is turned into an image.
I'm not so sure this was as common in the 1930's and 40's when these visual aids were printed.

The series of 28 posters were produced under the supervision of noted librarian Ruby Ethel Cundiff for the Library School Course in Teaching the Use of the Library at the George Peabody College for Teachers.

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Stunning Infographics salvaged from a library pile!

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Very cool collection! Digitized by Claremont Colleges Digital Library.

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Vintage Photographs From Inside 10 Famous Libraries - Flavorwire

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by Emily Temple:

"A mini collection of vintage photographs from inside famous libraries both at home and abroad."

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