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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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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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Travel Through Maps & Narratives: An Exhibit on Travel & Tourism

Clark Exhibit Cases

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page." - St. Augustine of Hippo Humans have always traveled, but our reasons for travel have changed and multipled over time. Travel has evolved into an industry with social, economic, and environmental impacts. People all over the world…

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Translating Homer: From Papyri to Alexander Pope

Engraved Homer

This is an online version of the exhibit “Translating Homer: from Papyri to Alexander Pope,” which was on display at U-M’s Hatcher Graduate Library from August 9-October 7, 2012. Based on holdings from the Papyrology Collection and the Special Collections Library, the exhibit…

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Sacred Hands

Greek Epistle to the Romans

A selection of items from Sacred Hands, an exhibit which was on display in the Library's Audubon Room from January 13 - March 4, 2012. The exhibition catalog can be viewed online and downloaded in full from the HathiTrust Digital Library. It seems appropriate to use the term “sacred” to…

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