. . . and a sale on China, Glass and Linen Goods. Postcards given away by Arnstein & Bonn, a dry goods merchant at 3rd Avenue and 56th Street
July 20, 2012
A souvenir from the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, an attraction that allowed visitors to view the moon through a giant telescope. The imagery for the attraction may be related to the Georges Méliès 1898 film "La Lune à un mètre" (or "The Astronomer's Dream")
November 8, 2011
UNION FRANÇAISE DES INDUSTRIES EXPORTATRICES. l’Elegance Francaise. Paris Ateliers d’Impressions et de Cartonnages d’Art, .
October 3, 2011
A souvenir album, enhanced by printed slips, photographs, and seating charts, of R. Grugeon's service with the Postal Censorship Office in the United Kingdom during World War I.
September 30, 2010
A curious addition to the Beinecke Library's collection: This miniature booklet displays a cover title declaring it to be a "thumb dictionary" of French and German terms. The inside cover betrays its true role, since that is distributed by the "Parti Socialiste Clandestin". Instead of translated words and phrases, this book is full of instructions for members of the French Resistance on how to sabotage German machinery, manufacturing plants, trains, and automobiles.
April 20, 2010
The Eiffel Tower under construction, 1888-1889. And completed, as seen in 1941.
December 10, 2009