Weekend Special: Vintage charm

Vintage postcard of Empire State Building

♥ I love postcards, especially vintage postcards — they’re such a unique glimpse into popular culture. Here is a peek into the hard work of digitizing a postcard collection, from the Museum of the City of New York.  Seriously, hours upon hours upon hours of time digitizing and cataloging materials so we can scroll through them more easily online. Librarians, catalogers, archivists and museum curators are AWESOME. But you already knew that, right? 😉

♥ And it seems someone is leaving gorgeously intricate (and tiny) book-related sculptures in Scotland libraries. Scotland’s so lucky!

♥ This site is one of my personal favorites, Advertising for Love; it features newspaper personal ads to illustrate love and marriage back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s in the U.S. It sounds like such an odd subject, I know, but it is FASCINATING. Sample quote: “Romance, flirtations, and creepy stalkers. All in a day’s work for me.

Thank you, interwebs, for making sites like this possible.

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2 comments on “Weekend Special: Vintage charm

  1. Mia Moffett says:

    Thank you so much for sharing our post! So glad our hard work is appreciated! 🙂

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