Provides access to Godey's Lady's Book from 1830-1898, a publication intended for American women. Covers topics such as fashion, mineralogy, handcrafts, dance, health and hygiene, recipes, and remedies.
The British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture module of NCCO features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores.
Focuses on adult comic books and graphic novels, from the first underground comix in the 1960s to modern graphic novels. The collection contains over 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, in addition to over 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles.
Cigarette cards were similar to baseball and other trading cards, and could be on any subject: movie stars, sports teams, life in the British colonies, varieties of freshwater fish. The New York Public Library collection contains almost 50,000 of these cards.
A fascinating collection of 10 scrapbooks owned by the legendary escape artist Harry Houdini. Included are playbills, theater programs, clippings, photographs, prints, correspondence, and other materials dating from ca. 1850 to the 1920s on the history of magic and the spiritualist movement.