The New York Public Library may be a terrible employer, but boy do I love their digital archive. To be fair, I love their proper archives too, but being in Austin hampers my access a tad.

The Mid-Manhattan Library’s media collection includes thousands of manilla-foldered files filled with clippings. I can only imagine the effort that must have gone into filling those folders. A legion of flickering scissors dancing through a hundred years of magazines, catalogs, and newspapers.

This incredible set of images comes from an artist listed only as A.D.H., 1895. If only Scott Schuman could have captured this.

And my favorite…

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