January 21, 2014
Stains from glue.
The frontispiece of The New and Improved Illustrated Bartenders’ Manual: or, How to Mix Drinks of the Present Style by Harry Johnson (1888). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 2, 2007.

Stains from glue.

The frontispiece of The New and Improved Illustrated Bartenders’ Manual: or, How to Mix Drinks of the Present Style by Harry Johnson (1888). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 2, 2007.

May 29, 2013
Remnants. 
From the back matter of City Development: A Study of Parks, Gardens, and Culture Institutes: A Report to the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust by Sir Patrick Geddes (1904). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized August 2, 2007.

Remnants. 

From the back matter of City Development: A Study of Parks, Gardens, and Culture Institutes: A Report to the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust by Sir Patrick Geddes (1904). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized August 2, 2007.

April 24, 2013
Glue.

From the front matter of Rigby’s Reliable Candy Teacher: With Complete and Modern Soda, Ice Cream and Sherbet Sections by Will O. Rigby and Fred Rigby (1920). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 2, 2007.

Glue.

From the front matter of Rigby’s Reliable Candy Teacher: With Complete and Modern Soda, Ice Cream and Sherbet Sections by Will O. Rigby and Fred Rigby (1920). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 2, 2007.

December 1, 2012
Bookplate palimpsest.
From the back matter of All Aboard: or, Life On the Lake by Oliver Optic (1856). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 14, 2008.

Bookplate palimpsest.

From the back matter of All Aboard: or, Life On the Lake by Oliver Optic (1856). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 14, 2008.

June 9, 2012
Clouds of of torn paper. 
From the back matter of Silence by Samuel Miller Hageman (1877). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized August 5, 2008.

Clouds of of torn paper. 

From the back matter of Silence by Samuel Miller Hageman (1877). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized August 5, 2008.

May 17, 2012

Glue?

From the front and back matter of The Old ‘Dolphin’ by Anne Jane Cupples (1885). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 13, 2007.

May 8, 2012
Composition in glue and torn paper.
From the back matter of Walden: or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau (1899). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford University library artifacts).

Composition in glue and torn paper.

From the back matter of Walden: or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau (1899). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford University library artifacts).

May 4, 2012
Printed plate with glue smeared across it.
From the front matter of College Girls’ Record: A Chronicle of Memories (1906). Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Digitized November 10, 2008.
Note: If you’re graduating and entertain the idea to fill out a blank college memory book from 1906, you can print this one out… though you’ll have to figure out which of your studies was your “Greatest Snap,” expound on which classmate you thought was “Most Hopeless,” and remember all those “Chafing-Dish Recipes.”

Printed plate with glue smeared across it.

From the front matter of College Girls’ Record: A Chronicle of Memories (1906). Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Digitized November 10, 2008.

Note: If you’re graduating and entertain the idea to fill out a blank college memory book from 1906, you can print this one out… though you’ll have to figure out which of your studies was your “Greatest Snap,” expound on which classmate you thought was “Most Hopeless,” and remember all those “Chafing-Dish Recipes.”

March 23, 2012
Item torn away; glue remains.
From the back matter of Algebra: An Elementary Text-Book, v.2 by George Chrystal (1906). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 14, 2008.

Item torn away; glue remains.

From the back matter of Algebra: An Elementary Text-Book, v.2 by George Chrystal (1906). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 14, 2008.

March 23, 2012
Library artifacts that (partially) resisted removal.
From the back matter of A Complete View of Baltimore by Charles Varle (1833). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 11, 2006.

Library artifacts that (partially) resisted removal.

From the back matter of A Complete View of Baltimore by Charles Varle (1833). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 11, 2006.

February 26, 2012
Ripped paper and adhesive.
From the back matter of Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, trans. Geo. M. Towle (1876). 

Ripped paper and adhesive.

From the back matter of Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, trans. Geo. M. Towle (1876). 

February 25, 2012
Foxing? Glue? Something else?
From the front matter of Harriet Russell: The Young Servant-Maid by (1880). 

Foxing? Glue? Something else?

From the front matter of Harriet Russell: The Young Servant-Maid by (1880). 

February 1, 2012
Torn paper with leftover glue blob (a blobject?).
From the back matter of Familiar Features of the Roadside: The Flowers, Shrubs, Birds, and Insects by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1897). 

Torn paper with leftover glue blob (a blobject?).

From the back matter of Familiar Features of the Roadside: The Flowers, Shrubs, Birds, and Insects by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1897). 

December 17, 2011
Paper glued or taped to rear endpaper, then ripped off.
From the back matter of Lucy Larcom: Life, Letters, and Diary, by Daniel Dulany Addison (1894).

Paper glued or taped to rear endpaper, then ripped off.

From the back matter of Lucy Larcom: Life, Letters, and Diary, by Daniel Dulany Addison (1894).

November 29, 2011
Artifact removed, glue remains.
From the front matter of Contributions to Medical and Biological Research, by Sir William Osler (1919). [Here]

Artifact removed, glue remains.

From the front matter of Contributions to Medical and Biological Research, by Sir William Osler (1919). [Here]