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Scouring toy catalogs and selecting their favorites is a holiday tradition for some children. We took a look in our collections to see what children might have selected in 1868. As you might expect, toys from 1868 are quite different from 21st Century toys. This trade catalog gives us a glimpse into playtime for children in 1868. Even though at first...
Tubular steel dressing tables with gold finishes from Kovový nábytek. This 1930’s Czech tubular steel trade catalog titled Kovový nábytek, (translated simply as Metal Furniture), is a recent addition to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library’s extensive collection of furniture trade literature. The library collects these invaluable primary...
The Smithsonian Libraries is pleased to announce two paid internship programs for Summer of 2019. One is specifically for Computer Science undergraduate students enrolled at an HBCU (Kathryn Turner Diversity and Technology Internship); the other is open to both graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of programs at any college or university (...