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Detail of “Cruelty in Perfection” from the series The Four Stages of Cruelty, 1750, J. Bell under the supervision of William Hogarth, woodcut print. NYPL’s Print Collection in the Wallach Division holds a near-complete collection of Hogarth’s prints, and now they’re being digitized.

detail of a page from an Album of Cut-Outs, 19th century, cut-and-pasted printed paper on fabric This weird and wonderful album, comprised of more than 100 pages of collaged printed matter by an unknown maker, is held by the Print Collection in the Library’s Wallach Division.

We were visiting the Maps Division today and spied a book from the fantastically-named Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, published around 1837. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (also known as SDUK) published several interesting books for the diffusion of knowledge, including one about “Vegetable Substances,” many of which you can find at the Library.

[Barbara Gittings and Isabel Miller kissing at the "Hug a Homosexual" booth, ALA] / Kay Tobin Lahusen (1971), from the LGBT and HIV/AIDS Activist Collections at NYPL's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Manuscripts and Archives Division

Detail of a halftone printed postcard from Nantao, Shanghai (1907-1918), held by the NYPL’s Picture Collection

From the NYPL Picture Collection: vintage London subway posters

Gay Liberation Front marches on Times Square, New York City, 1969 [2]. IMAGE ID: 1582228, Manuscripts and Archives Division

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