1. Happy Bastille Day! We found a great photo in our Digital Collection showing a Bastille Day celebration at the Statue of Liberty in 1936. Celebrate this French holiday by perusing through some more great Bastille Day images from our collection (and maybe enjoy a croissant or two!) 

    Happy Bastille Day! We found a great photo in our Digital Collection showing a Bastille Day celebration at the Statue of Liberty in 1936. Celebrate this French holiday by perusing through some more great Bastille Day images from our collection (and maybe enjoy a croissant or two!) 

  2. Happy Birthday to the great children’s author - and friend of the NYPL - Ms. Judy Blume! Ms. Blume visited the Library last year when the library unveiled its list of the 100 Great Children’s Books from the last 100 Years. Ms. Blume made the list herself with her classic Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Of course you can find most of Judy Blume’s work at NYPL branches through Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. During her visit to the library last year, Ms. Blume took the photo taken above at our awesome NYPL photobooth that can be found at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Happy Birthday Judy Blume! 

    Happy Birthday to the great children’s author - and friend of the NYPL - Ms. Judy Blume! Ms. Blume visited the Library last year when the library unveiled its list of the 100 Great Children’s Books from the last 100 Years. Ms. Blume made the list herself with her classic Tales of a Fourth Grade NothingOf course you can find most of Judy Blume’s work at NYPL branches through Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. During her visit to the library last year, Ms. Blume took the photo taken above at our awesome NYPL photobooth that can be found at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Happy Birthday Judy Blume! 

  3. Sad news this past weekend as the Rock world mourned the passing of Phil Everly, one half of the iconic and greatly influential duo, The Everly Brothers. Combining Country with Rock, The Everly Brothers penned such classics as BYE BYE LOVE, WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE, and ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM. They toured with Buddy Holly and inspired everyone from The Beatles to The Beach Boys to Simon and Garfunkle. Whether it is records, cd’s or books you can find a ton about The Everly Brothers at most NYPL branches. RIP Phil. 

    Sad news this past weekend as the Rock world mourned the passing of Phil Everly, one half of the iconic and greatly influential duo, The Everly Brothers. Combining Country with Rock, The Everly Brothers penned such classics as BYE BYE LOVE, WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE, and ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM. They toured with Buddy Holly and inspired everyone from The Beatles to The Beach Boys to Simon and Garfunkle. Whether it is records, cd’s or books you can find a ton about The Everly Brothers at most NYPL branches. RIP Phil. 

  4. Today we are sharing with you a second photo for Mustache Monday!
Our second mustache belongs to author and writer Ernest Hemingway whose birthday was yesterday!
Photo: NYPL Digital Gallery

    Today we are sharing with you a second photo for Mustache Monday!

    Our second mustache belongs to author and writer Ernest Hemingway whose birthday was yesterday!

    Photo: NYPL Digital Gallery

  5. This picture, courtesy of the NYPL digital collection , Angela Lansbury is shown holding her award of Best Actress in a Musical from the 1969 Tony’s for her performance in Dear World. Last night at the 67th Tony Awards, Patina Miller won this same award for her performance in Pippin. Last night’s show, hosted by none other than Neil Patrick Harris, had some amazing performances! What were some of your favorite parts of last night’s show?

    This picture, courtesy of the NYPL digital collection , Angela Lansbury is shown holding her award of Best Actress in a Musical from the 1969 Tony’s for her performance in Dear World. Last night at the 67th Tony Awards, Patina Miller won this same award for her performance in Pippin. Last night’s show, hosted by none other than Neil Patrick Harris, had some amazing performances! What were some of your favorite parts of last night’s show?

  6. In honor of Bram Stoker, born 165 years ago today and best known for his novel DRACULA, we thought we’d share an old favorite, this Kenn Duncan photo of the late Raul Julia in the 1978 stage production of Stoker’s novel. This photograph is part of our Kenn Duncan collection which is housed at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Billy Rose Theatre Division. You can see more photos from this production at the NYPL Digital Gallery. Tell us your favorite vampire moments in film, books, television or anything else…

    In honor of Bram Stoker, born 165 years ago today and best known for his novel DRACULA, we thought we’d share an old favorite, this Kenn Duncan photo of the late Raul Julia in the 1978 stage production of Stoker’s novel. This photograph is part of our Kenn Duncan collection which is housed at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Billy Rose Theatre Division. You can see more photos from this production at the NYPL Digital Gallery. Tell us your favorite vampire moments in film, books, television or anything else…

  7. For this week’s Mustache Monday, we’re featuring the work of social documentary photographer Lewis W. Hine, who spent much of his career covering the life and work of immigrants to the United States. The NYPL holds a large collection of his prints, many of which have been digitized.
Above is a photo study of “Italian worker on New York State Barge Canal, 1912”.

    For this week’s Mustache Monday, we’re featuring the work of social documentary photographer Lewis W. Hine, who spent much of his career covering the life and work of immigrants to the United States. The NYPL holds a large collection of his prints, many of which have been digitized.

    Above is a photo study of “Italian worker on New York State Barge Canal, 1912”.

  8. paulkatcher:

New York Public Library - Main Building (Taken with Instagram)

    paulkatcher:

    New York Public Library - Main Building (Taken with Instagram)

  9. Our illustrious benefactor, Andrew Carnegie.
Happy Mustache Monday!

    Our illustrious benefactor, Andrew Carnegie.

    Happy Mustache Monday!

  10. Some delightful photos from the Library’s A.G. Spalding Collection are currently blowing up around the internet, so we thought you Tumblr fans would like to see them, too. 
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    Some delightful photos from the Library’s A.G. Spalding Collection are currently blowing up around the internet, so we thought you Tumblr fans would like to see them, too. 

    Click through for more.