August 20, 2013
Plant left in gutter.
From p. 47 of The Ladies’ Work-table Book: Containing Clear and Practical Instructions in Plain and Fancy Needlework, Embroidery, Knitting, Netting, and Crochet. With Numerous Engravings (1845). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 17, 2008.

Plant left in gutter.

From p. 47 of The Ladies’ Work-table Book: Containing Clear and Practical Instructions in Plain and Fancy Needlework, Embroidery, Knitting, Netting, and Crochet. With Numerous Engravings (1845). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 17, 2008.

February 13, 2013
Violet left between the pages.
From The Nature Cure Cook Book and A B C of Natural Dietetics by Anna and Henry Lindlahr (1917). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 23, 2008.

Violet left between the pages.

From The Nature Cure Cook Book and A B C of Natural Dietetics by Anna and Henry Lindlahr (1917). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 23, 2008.

November 15, 2012

Samples of color-dyed cotton photographed in black and white.

Throughout A Manual of Dyeing and Dyeing Receipts, Comprising a System of Elementary Chemistry, as Applied to Dyeing: With Receipts for the General Reader for Dyeing Any Colour on Cotton, Silk, and Wool, with Coloured Pattern of Cloth of Each Fabric by James Napier (1875). Original from Columbia University. Digitized March 10, 2009.

October 14, 2012
"A Post-it note with the word STOP written in red ink.” Discovered by Christina Foliacci of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Paratexts.
From p. 8 of Manual on the Cultivation of the Sugar Cane: and the Fabrication and Refinement of Sugar by Benjamin Silliman (1833). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 12, 2007.

"A Post-it note with the word STOP written in red ink.” Discovered by Christina Foliacci of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Paratexts.

From p. 8 of Manual on the Cultivation of the Sugar Cane: and the Fabrication and Refinement of Sugar by Benjamin Silliman (1833). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 12, 2007.

September 25, 2012

Captured Library of Congress Photoduplication Service ruler (!) and ghostly frontispiece produced by microfilming.* 

From The Art of Dancing Explained by Reading and Figures: Whereby the Manner of Performing the Steps is Made Easy by a New and Familiar Method by Kellom Tomlinson (1724, plates 1735). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts). 

*A physical book microfilmed by the Library of Congress reproduced in printed form and digitized by Google Books.

September 15, 2012

Folded newspaper clipping pasted into front endpapers.
From Fisher’s Drawing Room Scrap Book (1840). Original from Oxford University. Digitized February 6, 2007.

Folded newspaper clipping pasted into front endpapers.

From Fisher’s Drawing Room Scrap Book (1840). Original from Oxford University. Digitized February 6, 2007.

September 10, 2012

Tipped-in Latin manuscript with flourishes.

From the back matter of Short Introduction of Grammar of the Latine Tongue by Thomas Bennet (1692). Original from Princeton University. Digitized July 21, 2008.

August 24, 2012

Newspaper clippings pasted in: “Bendigo Agricultural and Horticultural Society” and “Australian Wines in England.”

From the back matter of A Manual of Plain Directions for Planting and Cultivating Vineyards, and for Making Wine in New South Wales by James Busby (1830). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 11, 2006.

August 23, 2012

Photographed postcard. 

From The Authorship of Robinson Crusoe by William Laidlaw Purves (1903). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 30, 2009.

July 30, 2012
Clipping from a rare book catalog pasted in: “Mostly shipwrecks, pirates and blood.”
From the front matter of Robinson Crusoe’s Own Book by J. V. Pierce (1843). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized February 2, 2009.

Clipping from a rare book catalog pasted in: “Mostly shipwrecks, pirates and blood.”

From the front matter of Robinson Crusoe’s Own Book by J. V. Pierce (1843). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized February 2, 2009.

July 13, 2012

Handwritten letter, addressing author, confirms the conclusion of the text.

My dear Dr. Kunz;

Replying to your inquiry, I can recall no instance of an Eskimo of the Whale Sound region wearing a ring.

On one of my earlier expeditions I took an assortment of bright rings along in addition to needles, thimbles, (?), soap, etc. for the women of the tribe.

I found they had no attraction. Women would accept them as gifts and hang them up in their huts or houses but would not accept them in payment for anything + would not wear them.

Sorry I cannot be of more assistance to you. Best regards.

Sincerely,
Suary. 

The text reads “Rings are not in favor with the Eskimos, who do not appear to make or wear any.”

Between p. 30-31 of Rings for the Finger: From the Earliest Known Times, to the Present, with Full Descriptions of the Origin, Early Making, Materials, the Archaeology, History, for Affection, for Love, for Engagement, for Wedding, Commemorative, Mourning, Etc. by George Frederick Kunz (1917). Original from the University of California. Digitized February 18, 2011.

June 27, 2012
Cards from catalog pasted in (includes name of purchaser, date of purchase, and amount spent).
From the front matter of Anatomy of the Heart, Cranium, and Brain: Adapted to the Purposes of the Medical and Surgical Practitioner; to which is Added, in Notes, Observations on the Laws of Life and Sensation by Alexander Ramsay (1813). Original from the University of California. Digitized October 27, 2011.

Cards from catalog pasted in (includes name of purchaser, date of purchase, and amount spent).

From the front matter of Anatomy of the Heart, Cranium, and Brain: Adapted to the Purposes of the Medical and Surgical Practitioner; to which is Added, in Notes, Observations on the Laws of Life and Sensation by Alexander Ramsay (1813). Original from the University of California. Digitized October 27, 2011.

June 16, 2012

Marking ribbon, two ways.

From the front matter of Cato’s Letters, v. 3, ed. John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon (1724). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized September 21, 2006.

June 15, 2012
Postcard and religious pamphlet left inside cover of book.
From the front matter of ”Warrington” Pen Portraits: A Collection of Personal and Political Reminiscenses from 1848 to 1876, from the Writings of William S. Robinson, v.3, ed. William Stevens Robinson and Harriet Jane Hanson Robinson (1877). Original from Pennsylvania State University. Digitized March 27, 2012.

Postcard and religious pamphlet left inside cover of book.

From the front matter of Warrington” Pen Portraits: A Collection of Personal and Political Reminiscenses from 1848 to 1876, from the Writings of William S. Robinson, v.3, ed. William Stevens Robinson and Harriet Jane Hanson Robinson (1877). Original from Pennsylvania State University. Digitized March 27, 2012.

June 6, 2012

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain; a peculiar bar code slip dated a month before digitization. See other examples of Google’s tools. 

From the front matter of The Cumberstone Contest (1867). Original from Oxford University. Digitized July 13, 2006.

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain; a peculiar bar code slip dated a month before digitization. See other examples of Google’s tools. 

From the front matter of The Cumberstone Contest (1867). Original from Oxford University. Digitized July 13, 2006.