Who Invented the Printing Press?
Johannes Gutenberg revolutionized printing technology by adapting the presses used for winemaking. Gutenberg's printing press is considered one of the greatest inventions of the second millennium.
The Victory Book Campaign, 1942–1943
Among the various wartime book programs the Victory Book Campaign is possibly the most fun to research. It involved all the exuberant Americ...
WPA Posters - South Portland Public Library
On the wall, alongside the circulation desk at the Main Library (and, occasionally, in the children’s room), you may have noticed some framed prints of posters promoting reading. These are reprints of posters created between 1935 and 1943 by the WPA (Originally the Works Progress Administration and later renamed to the Works Projects Administration). The WPA was one of the “Alphabet Agencies,” so called because of the initialized names given to the new government departments created as part…
Jefferson's Legacy: A Brief History of the Library of Congress -- CONCORDANCE OF IMAGES
An overcrowded room of books waiting to be filed in the Library of Congress in the 1800s
Books and Art
Lily Elsie reading. Elsie (1886–1962) was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of Franz Lehár’s operetta The Merry...
Dream Art Collection: Girls Reading
Someday I would love to have enough bookshelves to accommodate all of my books (and books yet to be found), with a cozy chair, a little table to hold a cup of tea, and a collection of beautifully framed photos of girls reading…• I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Marilyn Monroe movie, but I have such a soft spot for all the photos of her reading. She looks so young and vulnerable and happy, a girl I’d like to be book-lovin’ friends with.
Photography Tutorials and Photo Tips | Creative Inspiration
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Photos of Celebrities Reading Books About Other Celebrities
When we came across this photo of Steve Martin reading about Bob Dylan, we had a serious celebs-they’re-just-like-us moment. After all, you’d think that biographies of cultural heroes are for us plebs, who would thrill at descriptions of fame,…
Calling Book Loving Launderette Fans!
There are some great children’s books, thrillers, history, psychology and art books that we’ve just had donated to our bookstall. Pop along and check them out!