Historic Book Person of the Week #5: Johann Ernst Adelbulner

A whole lot of hair and a little bit of mustache.

Eighteenth-century German printer, Johann Ernst Adelbulner.


Civil Warrior of the Week #1: Col. Rush C. Hawkins

The Magician of the Week feature goes on hiatus this week. But not to fear: a weekly dose of historic portraiture will still be available, and now we’re increasing the facial hair quotient considerably. Today marks the first of the “Civil Warrior of the Week” posts, and our first image, that of Rush C. Hawkins, offers not only the afore-promised facial hair, but a pretty nice hat too:

Even nicer than Hawkins’ hat: the collection of rare books and art he left to Brown University.