1. We at NYPL hope your cookouts this holiday weekend are more cheerful than this one. Believe it or not, this is actually sheet music for a popular song from 1891 composed by Solomon Toombs. The sheet music is currently located in the music division of our Library For the Performing Arts.

    We at NYPL hope your cookouts this holiday weekend are more cheerful than this one. Believe it or not, this is actually sheet music for a popular song from 1891 composed by Solomon Toombs. The sheet music is currently located in the music division of our Library For the Performing Arts.

  2. Now we know what the Easter Bunny does when he’s not on duty. It’s all in this crazy German novelty card, published for Easter in 1909 and currently in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Thought we’d share for Easter 2011. If you have time between egg hunts, check out more Easter cards from our collection.

    Now we know what the Easter Bunny does when he’s not on duty. It’s all in this crazy German novelty card, published for Easter in 1909 and currently in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Thought we’d share for Easter 2011. If you have time between egg hunts, check out more Easter cards from our collection.

  3. Cheers - We’re Baaaaaaaack

    We’re so happy that the good folks at Tumblr fixed their technical difficulties and brought us back to life that we figured we’d toast them with this fairly absurd cigarette card from between 1934 and 1938. It’s from the Library’s George Arents Collection. Cheers!