Entries Tagged as 'Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library'

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

More Mystery Film Stills

We received an enthusiastic response to our first post on uncaptioned film stills in our Ludlow-Santo Domingo Collection, including a very nice writeup in the Boston Globe. Thanks to all who posted comments to help us identify those mystery movies. It seemed like readers had fun with the process, so we’ve asked the cataloger of […]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Calling All Movie Buffs!

UPDATE: The response to this post was so great we’ve posted 25 new unidentified movie stills–let us know if you can help! We recently cataloged a collection of several hundred film stills as part of the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library. Many identify the film or actor depicted, but to make this collection as useful as possible […]

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Proto-Maus

This post is part of an ongoing series complementing the upcoming exhibition Altered States: Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence in the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library on display in the Edison and Newman Room from September 5 – December 16, 2017. Art Spiegelman is best known for Maus, his graphic novel based on interviews with his father, a […]

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Pipe, top hat, and tails???

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring recently cataloged items from the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library.  Size matters! was the motto that Wilhelm Moser and David Culby took quite seriously when creating The Manipulator in Dusseldorf in the 1980s.  This art magazine is an impressive 70 cm long by 50 cm wide and marks the […]

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

A Postcard for every Occasion

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring recently cataloged items from the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library.  Pulps are so called because of the low quality of paper, coarse untreated paper produced from wood pulp, on which they were printed. Because the quality of paper was so poor it meant that it was cheap thus keeping production […]

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Mo’ money, Mo’ plant problems

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring recently cataloged items from the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library.  If you are looking for some practical advice on how to grow cannabis under fluorescent lighting I’ve got just the book for you!  A guide to growing Cannabis under fluorescents by C.E. Faber was published in 1974.  Tips […]

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Remember Cootie Catchers?

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring recently cataloged items from the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library.  Will you live in a mansion, drive a Ferrari, get your dream job, have two kids and marry your hot 12-year old crush?  Or will your fate be to have a rusty pickup truck, work a minimum wage […]

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Scandale!

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring recently cataloged items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Originally a French lawyer, Georges Anquetil was also a journalist and publisher who was well known for unorthodox methods and anarchist leanings.  Early in his legal career he wrote under the name “Georges Evil.”  His career […]

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Artistry of Linocuts

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring recently cataloged items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. This lovely artist book Geheimzinnige Personen : omtrent de flarden des levenswas was created by a Dutch artist, Margit Willems.  It loosely translates to Mysterious Persons: on the scraps of life and features 23 linocuts with text […]

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Perils of drinking

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring recently cataloged items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.     L’antialcoolisme en histoires vraies is a volume that deals with the history of alchoholism and the various effects on all of society.  Crafted as lectures and lessons that go with official programs it was written by Dr. […]