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Leonard B. Willeke Postcards

Leonard B. Willeke

The postcard was initially marketed as a convenient and inexpensive alternative to a telegram or letter, as it required neither extensive writing nor paper and envelope. While early cameras were too cumbersome for every traveler and too new to be affordable, travelers could easily purchase a…

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Language Comes after Artist: A Selection of Books by Lynne Avadenka

Book Artist Lynne Avadenka 2013

Detroit artist Lynne Avadenka has produced small-run, fine press books at her own Land Marks Press for 25 years. The books shown here are a selection of her work and celebrate her skill in merging the visual and textual. All make use of fine paper, binding and printing, and the author is Avadenka…

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Michigan's LGBT Heritage

Sarah Emma Edmonds

Welcome to the Michigan's LGBT Heritage exhibit. In this exhibit you will learn about a number of places, people, and events which have contributed to over 100 years of LGBT activism and visibility all across the state of Michigan. The images and information presented here are based on a physical…

The Geography of Colorants

S. Rom. Imperii circuli et electoratus Bavariae tabula choragraphica

“Today the list of colorants manufactured industrially covers nine thousand pages in nine volumes of the Colour Index International, the bible of dyers and colorists. Here these bright, synthetic earths have no fanciful names but are catalogued uncompromisingly by hue, use, and a number…

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Rediscovering the Jansson & Hondius Atlases of Henry Vignaud

Genovesato Serenissimae Reipublicae Genuensis...Descriptio

During the late 19th and early 20th century, Henry Vignaud, an American diplomat living in Paris, was amassing a large personal library, including books, atlases, maps, and other publications. In 1923-4 the University of Michigan acquired his library from his widow. His map collection was divided…

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Birthing Reproductive Justice: 150 Years of Images and Ideas

CARASA News Vol. 3, No 9

Birthing Reproductive Justice: 150 Years of Images and Ideas Reproductive Justice -- the right to have children, not to have children, and to parent children in healthy and safe environments -- is a movement and perspective that arose in the 1990s as a broader alternative to reproductive rights…

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