nypl:

July 27, 1906: “I saw the hippopotamus yesterday. The heat did not bother him. He was taking a bath. Your Father.” 
#CuteThingsDadsSendTheirKids
From the Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection.

That is one easygoing hippo.

nypl:

July 27, 1906: “I saw the hippopotamus yesterday. The heat did not bother him. He was taking a bath. Your Father.” 

#CuteThingsDadsSendTheirKids

From the Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection.

That is one easygoing hippo.

nypl:

This is a magic lantern slide (fore-runner to the photo slide carousel and Powerpoint) from a 1918 presentation about the library. Over 9.6 million items were circulated by the NYPL that year! (It’s almost three times that today.)

I miss using my library card.

nypl:

This is a magic lantern slide (fore-runner to the photo slide carousel and Powerpoint) from a 1918 presentation about the library. Over 9.6 million items were circulated by the NYPL that year! (It’s almost three times that today.)

I miss using my library card.