Due to the ongoing construction here at the library, we’ve decided to postpone the 3pm Friday tours until construction is finished. You’re always welcome to set up an appointment for a tour anytime, though.
Now that the housekeeping details are out of the way, here’s the best logo (and logo explanation) of the day:
It’s taken from the end of an excellent periodical / advertising brochure / paper specimen book:
Hurlbut’s Papermaker Gentleman:
David Hunter, feather in cap.
Jefferson Davis essentially put out a hit on Hunter for his efforts to arm freed slaves and include them in the war effort.
Today we offer the first entry of a regular weekly feature: The Magician of the Week. Magicians tend to be excellent (and often quite dapper) self-promoters, so this is a way to offer a weekly image with a dose of style and flair. We start with a classic scenario, the rabbit in the hat.
John Booth with Rabbit
Image taken from a copy of Booth’s Forging Ahead in Magic (Philadelphia: Kanter’s Magic Chop, 1939 — Percival #110) inscribed to John Percival:
More about John Booth.