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The postcard collection boasts some wonderful images of familiar, and some not so familiar buildings around downtown Providence and the East Side.  These are just a sampling of what we have.    The postcards are not as accessible as the rest of the Picture Collection folders, but are available for browsing upon request.  Eventually we hope to be able to make more of these available digitally in our image database.

Dates are only available on postcards that have a postmark on them.  Most are from the early 1900’s.

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The Picture Collection has an extensive section of 20th century costume, with separate sections for men, women and children, and most of it broken down by decade.  Sources for this material are fashion magazines, Sunday newspaper supplements, and catalogs.  I have to confess that some of my favorite Picture Collection files are the 1970’s costume.   Whether they make you cringe or smile, these images just might make your day.

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Some new additions to the mounted prints in the Picture Collection include these Iron Age Picture Stones from the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.  These beautiful stones date from the 5th – 7th centuries, A.D.

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This outdoor theatre in Tampere, Finland actually rotates the audience around to the next scene.  Circa 1959.  This image can be found in the Picture Collection in the folder titled “Theaters – Open-Air”

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This is just one of the gems you can find in the Picture Collection Costume files.  These shepherds of the Carpathian foothills will be filed under Costume – Czechoslovakia.

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The collection of mounted art file prints in the Picture Collection is as old as the library itself.  And the collection is still in heavy use today.  While filing away stacks of mounted prints from the architecture section at the end of the semester, I stumbled across a few gems.  These are just a few of the many wonderful old black and white photographic prints that can be found in this collection.

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It is not often that we add new mounted prints to the art file in the Picture Collection.  However, sometimes we find items that are just too good to simply laminate.  A recent new batch of mounted prints includes some glossy black and white photographs of the Johnson Wax Building in Racine, Wisconsin, by Frank Lloyd Wright.  There are also some old architectural images of college and university architecture from early 20th century publications.  We have also mounted some beautiful calendar images of Hokusai woodblock prints, as well as a collection of paintings by Odd Nerdrum, a contemporary Norwegian painter.

Johnson Wax 1
Johnson Wax Building, Racine, Wisconsin
Johnson Wax 2

Johnson Wax Building, Racine, Wisconsin

College of the City of New York, Sub-Freshman Building

Hokusai, Mishima Pass in Kai Province, woodblock print, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji

 

Princeton University

Princeton University, Alexander Hall

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