1. In honor of the first week of public school here in New York City, here is an image from the late 1800s called “School’s In,” depicting cats in a wicker basket … learning. It’s a Caturday from the classroom (and from our collection of Art, Prints, and Photographs)! Happy Caturday! 

    In honor of the first week of public school here in New York City, here is an image from the late 1800s called “School’s In,” depicting cats in a wicker basket … learning. It’s a Caturday from the classroom (and from our collection of Art, Prints, and Photographs)! Happy Caturday! 

  2. It’s a Cassatt Caturday. This 1908 painting by famed artist Mary Cassatt depicts a little girl holding an adorable kitten - perfect Caturday fodder. It’s also a perfect opportunity to shamelessly promote a brand new (totally free) exhibition at the Library’s landmark 42nd Street building - Daring Methods: The Prints of Mary Cassatt. Here’s a description: “Spanning twenty years of Cassatt’s career as a printmaker, from 1878 to 1898, this exhibition documents her first tentative steps in the medium and culminates with her highly accomplished and technically dazzling color prints.” So come on down today (before 6 p.m.) and check it out on the third floor - there won’t be any paintings as seen here, but the prints from our Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs are pretty amazing (you can some of them here). You have something better to do on this glorious Caturday? See you later!

    It’s a Cassatt Caturday. This 1908 painting by famed artist Mary Cassatt depicts a little girl holding an adorable kitten - perfect Caturday fodder. It’s also a perfect opportunity to shamelessly promote a brand new (totally free) exhibition at the Library’s landmark 42nd Street building - Daring Methods: The Prints of Mary Cassatt. Here’s a description: “Spanning twenty years of Cassatt’s career as a printmaker, from 1878 to 1898, this exhibition documents her first tentative steps in the medium and culminates with her highly accomplished and technically dazzling color prints.” So come on down today (before 6 p.m.) and check it out on the third floor - there won’t be any paintings as seen here, but the prints from our Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs are pretty amazing (you can some of them here). You have something better to do on this glorious Caturday? See you later!

  3. It’s a vintage Caturday, courtesy of the Library’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs in our Art and Architecture Collection. This 1895 poster by famed illustrator Edward Penfield features two big black cats and a windmill - can’t lose with that combination. It’s advertising “About Paris,” a book by well-known journalist and writer Richard Harding Davis. By the way, you can order prints (including this one) from our collections via NYPL Premium Services - so browse the Digital Gallery and order up some unique and historic holiday gifts!

    It’s a vintage Caturday, courtesy of the Library’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs in our Art and Architecture Collection. This 1895 poster by famed illustrator Edward Penfield features two big black cats and a windmill - can’t lose with that combination. It’s advertising “About Paris,” a book by well-known journalist and writer Richard Harding Davis. By the way, you can order prints (including this one) from our collections via NYPL Premium Services - so browse the Digital Gallery and order up some unique and historic holiday gifts!

  4. Well, this was yesterday, but still - these prints are gorgeous. Just a sample of the inspiration you can find at the library.

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    Today, on May 10, 1866, Russian painter and stage designer Leon Bakst was born. Check out some of his costume designs in the Library’s Digital Gallery.

  5. As evening falls on the city’s first snowfall of 2012, here’s a beautiful 1907 print of a winter evening in NYC by John Edwin Jackson. It’s in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection, and we thought it was a nice way to close out our series of snow images today. Enjoy!

    As evening falls on the city’s first snowfall of 2012, here’s a beautiful 1907 print of a winter evening in NYC by John Edwin Jackson. It’s in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection, and we thought it was a nice way to close out our series of snow images today. Enjoy!

  6. Here is an appropriate image from our collections considering the weather in New York today - an 1893 print by E.G.H. Del’Orme, depicting a “winter morning” on Fifth Avenue and 17th Street in Manhattan. It’s currently in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Enjoy! And stay warm!

    Here is an appropriate image from our collections considering the weather in New York today - an 1893 print by E.G.H. Del’Orme, depicting a “winter morning” on Fifth Avenue and 17th Street in Manhattan. It’s currently in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Enjoy! And stay warm!

  7. It’s snowing in NYC! In honor of the first snowfall of 2012 (and, as always, Caturday), here is a really beautiful December 1904 print by artist Charles Livingston Bull depicting a snow leopard on a snow-covered mountain. The image is currently in our amazing Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Happy Caturday! And happy snow! Stay tuned - we’ll have more snow-related images from our collections throughout the day.

    It’s snowing in NYC! In honor of the first snowfall of 2012 (and, as always, Caturday), here is a really beautiful December 1904 print by artist Charles Livingston Bull depicting a snow leopard on a snow-covered mountain. The image is currently in our amazing Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Happy Caturday! And happy snow! Stay tuned - we’ll have more snow-related images from our collections throughout the day.

  8. So the holidays are over, but before we let it go, we thought we’d share one more adorable holiday-related image from our Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs for Caturday - an undated chromolithograph depicting two adorable kids and their cat (he’s there - near the fireplace) waiting for Santa Claus. C’mon, that’s cute all year round! 

    So the holidays are over, but before we let it go, we thought we’d share one more adorable holiday-related image from our Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs for Caturday - an undated chromolithograph depicting two adorable kids and their cat (he’s there - near the fireplace) waiting for Santa Claus. C’mon, that’s cute all year round! 

  9. I iz fine art.
For this week’s Caturday, we though we’d share this 1890 print from our collections depicting the painting Jeune Fille au Chat by French artist Charles Chaplin (no, not the comedian, the artist). Enjoy! By the way, the holidays ARE coming, so if you like the images we share on here from our Digital Gallery, why not buy high-quality prints? Under any image in the Gallery, you’ll see a “buy” option. We have over 700,000 images to choose from - give it a shot.

    I iz fine art.

    For this week’s Caturday, we though we’d share this 1890 print from our collections depicting the painting Jeune Fille au Chat by French artist Charles Chaplin (no, not the comedian, the artist). Enjoy! By the way, the holidays ARE coming, so if you like the images we share on here from our Digital Gallery, why not buy high-quality prints? Under any image in the Gallery, you’ll see a “buy” option. We have over 700,000 images to choose from - give it a shot.

  10. Who doesn’t love people watching? Not this cat, featured in the 1905 print “The View From The Balcony” by artist Adolph Birkenruth. It’s in our general research collection, and we thought it was perfect for this week’s Caturday. Enjoy!

    Who doesn’t love people watching? Not this cat, featured in the 1905 print “The View From The Balcony” by artist Adolph Birkenruth. It’s in our general research collection, and we thought it was perfect for this week’s Caturday. Enjoy!