Tag Archives: New York Public Library

Ta-Nehisi Coates at NYPL

A few days ago, on Oct. 22, Ta-Nehisi Coates was the speaker at the Schomberg Center at the New York Public Library. The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture is an invaluable archive of African-American resources. Skillfully interviewed by … Continue reading

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Woman taking a stereoscopic photograph

This is a photo of a woman taking a photo with a stereographic camera, c 1910. I love this image. All the circles— buttons, lenses, eyes, fingernails perceptible of the hands in the gloves, the rim of the hat all … Continue reading

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Three-dimensionalizing the past

OK, I have to admit it. I am totally fascinated with this early technology of stereoscope images from the 1850s to 1930s. I have a collection of many of these images, especially from World War I, as well as an … Continue reading

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