1. Happy Mustache Monday!

    This is Charlie Gould, who played ball for the Cincinnati Red Stockings, among other teams. According to Harry Ellard’s book Baseball in Cincinnati: A History, he was one of the more affable players in the league and his fielding prowess was so well known that fellows called him “the bushel-basket.”

    We have a photo of his wife Laura, as well, so she joins him as a special, non-mustached Mustache Monday guest.

    (Source: digitalgallery.nypl.org)

  2. Happy Mustache Monday!

    Unidentified man in a portrait by Noah Gifford, 54 Purchase Street (corner of William), New Bedford, Mass.

    (Source: digitalgallery.nypl.org)

  3. RIP Dick Clark… we’ll miss you on New Year’s Eve.

    RIP Dick Clark… we’ll miss you on New Year’s Eve.

  4. Hey, Connecticut - today’s Mustache Monday is for you. This is former US senator, governor, mayor of Hartford, and influential businessman Morgan G. Bulkeley. His photo resides in the library’s A. G. Spalding Baseball Collection because he formed the Hartford Dark Blues in 1874 and was the first president of the National League when it was created in 1876. 
According to the Baseball Hall of Fame, where he was inducted in 1937, “He was able to enhance the overall image of the league when he decided to target issues as illegal gambling, drinking and fan rowdiness.” 

    Hey, Connecticut - today’s Mustache Monday is for you. This is former US senator, governor, mayor of Hartford, and influential businessman Morgan G. Bulkeley. His photo resides in the library’s A. G. Spalding Baseball Collection because he formed the Hartford Dark Blues in 1874 and was the first president of the National League when it was created in 1876. 

    According to the Baseball Hall of Fame, where he was inducted in 1937, “He was able to enhance the overall image of the league when he decided to target issues as illegal gambling, drinking and fan rowdiness.” 

    (Source: ctheritage.org)

  5. Pop quiz: who wrote the quote above the door to the Rose Main Reading Room?
carmina:

Library day. #NYC #nypl #quote #art #library (Taken with Instagram at New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building)

    Pop quiz: who wrote the quote above the door to the Rose Main Reading Room?

    carmina:

    Library day. #NYC #nypl #quote #art #library (Taken with Instagram at New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building)

  6. Today in 1872, President Grant signed legislation that created Yellowstone National Park, the first such park in the world. Photo: Falls of the Gibbon, made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator.

    Today in 1872, President Grant signed legislation that created Yellowstone National Park, the first such park in the world. Photo: Falls of the Gibbon, made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator.

  7. For this week’s Mustache Monday, here’s a photo of Winston Churchill’s father, Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill, who was born today in 1849.

    For this week’s Mustache Monday, here’s a photo of Winston Churchill’s father, Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill, who was born today in 1849.

  8. Another fashionable model - Gladys Macauley at the World’s Fair in 1940.

    Another fashionable model - Gladys Macauley at the World’s Fair in 1940.

  9. Fashion Week has started here in New York. In the fashionista spirit, we’ll post some style inspiration to the Tumblr today.
Here’s Mary Patricia Codd, who lived at the Hotel Barbizon, an extremely glamorous residence for single young ladies, including many models (read about it in Vanity Fair), visiting the New York World’s Fair in 1940.
Meanwhile, are you on Pinterest? Check out our "Fashionably NYPL" board, featuring images from our Digital Gallery.

    Fashion Week has started here in New York. In the fashionista spirit, we’ll post some style inspiration to the Tumblr today.

    Here’s Mary Patricia Codd, who lived at the Hotel Barbizon, an extremely glamorous residence for single young ladies, including many models (read about it in Vanity Fair), visiting the New York World’s Fair in 1940.

    Meanwhile, are you on Pinterest? Check out our "Fashionably NYPL" board, featuring images from our Digital Gallery.

  10. For today’s Mustache Monday, we present Ivan Turgenev, a Russian novelist whom everyone should read.
But don’t take our word for it — what does William Dean Howells have to say?
I cannot describe the satisfaction his work gave me; I can only impart some sense of it, perhaps, by saying that it was like a happiness I had been waiting for all my life, and now that it had come, I was richly content forever. (From On Turgenev)
Start with the classic Fathers and Sons; NYPL has 171 copies just waiting for you.

    For today’s Mustache Monday, we present Ivan Turgenev, a Russian novelist whom everyone should read.

    But don’t take our word for it — what does William Dean Howells have to say?

    I cannot describe the satisfaction his work gave me; I can only impart some sense of it, perhaps, by saying that it was like a happiness I had been waiting for all my life, and now that it had come, I was richly content forever. (From On Turgenev)


    Start with the classic Fathers and Sons; NYPL has 171 copies just waiting for you.