The new Preservation Office in Carrier Library at James Madison University. Settling into our new space after the big move!

The new Preservation Office in Carrier Library at James Madison University. Settling into our new space after the big move!

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jothelibrarian:

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is another dragon. From an astronomical tract, it is quite different in style to the other dragons we’ve looked at the last week or so!
This one dates from around 1460-1470, and is in the collection of the New York Public Library.
Image source: Spencer Collection MS 28. New York Public Library. Image believed to be in the public domain.

jothelibrarian:

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is another dragon. From an astronomical tract, it is quite different in style to the other dragons we’ve looked at the last week or so!

This one dates from around 1460-1470, and is in the collection of the New York Public Library.

Image source: Spencer Collection MS 28. New York Public Library. Image believed to be in the public domain.

(via scientificillustration)

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earth-song:

Infrascapes in Somogy - XXXIX by *DimensionSeven

earth-song:

Infrascapes in Somogy - XXXIX by *DimensionSeven

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calamityjon:

DC Comics in the modern day just isn’t for me, they lost me well before the relaunch. Still, as a company, they’ve put out some of my favorite books over the last eighty years. 
Since they’re obsessed with the number “52”, here’s a list of fifty-two of the best titles DC Comics has ever published from my point of view…
1.     Twilight (Chaykin & Garcia-Lopez)2.     Batman: Year One (Miller & Mazzuchelli)3.     JLA (Morrison & Porter, et al)4.     The Phantom Zone (Gerber & Colan)5.     Hero Hotline and ’Mazing Man (Rozakis & DeStefano)6.     The Shadow (Helfer, Sienkiewicz, Baker et al)7.     Batman Black&White  (Various Creators)8.     Seven Soldiers (Morrison, et al)9.     Camelot 3000 (Barr & Bolland)10.   Seaguy (Morrison & Stewart)11.   Ambush Bug (Giffen, Fleming, et al)12.   Justice League / Justice League International (Giffen, DeMatteis, Maguire, Hughes et al)13.   Hitman (Ennis & McCrea)14.   Wednesday Comics (Various Creators)15.   Funny Folks, Funny Stuff and DC’s assorted funny animal books  (Various Creators)16.   The Golden Age (Robinson & Smith)17.   Green Lantern: Mosaic (Jones & Hammer, et al)18.   Suicide Squad (Ostrander & McDonnell, et al)19.   H-E-R-O (Pfeifer et al)20.   Kingdom Come (Waid & Ross)21.   Metamorpho vol 1 (Haney & Fradon, et al)22.   Milestone (Various Creators)23.   The Fourth World Saga (Mister Miracle, Forever People, New Gods and Jimmy Olsen – Kirby et al)24.   Plastic Man (Kyle Baker)25.   The Adventures of Bob Hope/The Adventures of Jerry Lewis (Drake, Oksner, et al)26.   Sugar & Spike (Sheldon Mayer)27.   Sword of the Atom (Strnad & Kane)28.   The Question (O’Neill & Cowan, et al)29.   Ragman volume 1 (Kubert & The Redondo School)30.   Sandman (Gaiman, et al)31.   Vigilante: City Lights, Prairie Justice (Robinson, Salmons, Blevins & Chiarello)32.   Superman: For the Man Who Has Everything (Moore & Gibbons)33.   Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Moore, Swan, Shaffenberger, Perez)34.   Tailgunner Jo (Gillis & Artis)35.   V For Vendetta (Moore and Lloyd)36.   All-Star Superman (Morrison, Quitely & Grant)37.   Why I Hate Saturn (Baker)38.   DC Focus (Various Creators)39.   Solo (Various Creators)40.   Blackhawk (Pasko, Burchett)41.   52 (Various Creators)42.   Animal Man (Morrison, Truog)43.   Starman (Robinson, Harris et al)44.   Saga of the Swamp Thing (Moore, Veitch, Totleben, Bissette, et al)45.   OMAC (Jack Kirby)46.   Army@Love (Rick Veitch)47.   Bizarro Comics/Bizarro World (Various Creators)48.   The Spirit Archives (Will Eisner et al)49.   Sandman Mystery Theater (Wagner, et al)50.   Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, Perez)
And, of course, at numbers 51 and 52:
Watchmen (Alan Moore & David Gibbons) and The Dark Knight Returns (Frank Miller)
Probably could do another fifty-two, giving it just a little thought, but each of these books is well worth checking out…

calamityjon:

DC Comics in the modern day just isn’t for me, they lost me well before the relaunch. Still, as a company, they’ve put out some of my favorite books over the last eighty years. 

Since they’re obsessed with the number “52”, here’s a list of fifty-two of the best titles DC Comics has ever published from my point of view…

1.     Twilight (Chaykin & Garcia-Lopez)
2.     Batman: Year One (Miller & Mazzuchelli)
3.     JLA (Morrison & Porter, et al)
4.     The Phantom Zone (Gerber & Colan)
5.     Hero Hotline and ’Mazing Man (Rozakis & DeStefano)
6.     The Shadow (Helfer, Sienkiewicz, Baker et al)
7.     Batman Black&White  (Various Creators)
8.     Seven Soldiers (Morrison, et al)
9.     Camelot 3000 (Barr & Bolland)
10.   Seaguy (Morrison & Stewart)
11.   Ambush Bug (Giffen, Fleming, et al)
12.   Justice League / Justice League International (Giffen, DeMatteis, Maguire, Hughes et al)
13.   Hitman (Ennis & McCrea)
14.   Wednesday Comics (Various Creators)
15.   Funny Folks, Funny Stuff and DC’s assorted funny animal books  (Various Creators)
16.   The Golden Age (Robinson & Smith)
17.   Green Lantern: Mosaic (Jones & Hammer, et al)
18.   Suicide Squad (Ostrander & McDonnell, et al)
19.   H-E-R-O (Pfeifer et al)
20.   Kingdom Come (Waid & Ross)
21.   Metamorpho vol 1 (Haney & Fradon, et al)
22.   Milestone (Various Creators)
23.   The Fourth World Saga (Mister Miracle, Forever People, New Gods and Jimmy Olsen – Kirby et al)
24.   Plastic Man (Kyle Baker)
25.   The Adventures of Bob Hope/The Adventures of Jerry Lewis (Drake, Oksner, et al)
26.   Sugar & Spike (Sheldon Mayer)
27.   Sword of the Atom (Strnad & Kane)
28.   The Question (O’Neill & Cowan, et al)
29.   Ragman volume 1 (Kubert & The Redondo School)
30.   Sandman (Gaiman, et al)
31.   Vigilante: City Lights, Prairie Justice (Robinson, Salmons, Blevins & Chiarello)
32.   Superman: For the Man Who Has Everything (Moore & Gibbons)
33.   Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Moore, Swan, Shaffenberger, Perez)
34.   Tailgunner Jo (Gillis & Artis)
35.   V For Vendetta (Moore and Lloyd)
36.   All-Star Superman (Morrison, Quitely & Grant)
37.   Why I Hate Saturn (Baker)
38.   DC Focus (Various Creators)
39.   Solo (Various Creators)
40.   Blackhawk (Pasko, Burchett)
41.   52 (Various Creators)
42.   Animal Man (Morrison, Truog)
43.   Starman (Robinson, Harris et al)
44.   Saga of the Swamp Thing (Moore, Veitch, Totleben, Bissette, et al)
45.   OMAC (Jack Kirby)
46.   Army@Love (Rick Veitch)
47.   Bizarro Comics/Bizarro World (Various Creators)
48.   The Spirit Archives (Will Eisner et al)
49.   Sandman Mystery Theater (Wagner, et al)
50.   Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, Perez)

And, of course, at numbers 51 and 52:

Watchmen (Alan Moore & David Gibbons) and The Dark Knight Returns (Frank Miller)

Probably could do another fifty-two, giving it just a little thought, but each of these books is well worth checking out…

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retrogasm:

How to kiss properly - 1942 Life Magazine

retrogasm:

How to kiss properly - 1942 Life Magazine

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Officially done with SisterSpeak!!!

until next semester of course. bittersweet to say the least, but the portfolio is in the zine is out and now two more assignments to go!!

go team school!

nevver:

What we’re reading

tumblr and twitter in a nut shell

nevver:

What we’re reading

tumblr and twitter in a nut shell

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