UFOs, Aliens, & Spaceships

The images below belong to the “UFOs, Aliens & Spaceships” folder.

As the name suggests, this folder contains illustrations, “photographic evidence” and other imagery related to various sightings and alleged first hand extraterrestrial encounters. While in some photographs UFOs are depicted as mere specs of light, in others they seem to appear in uncanny detail. There are also photographs of people who have started cults or societies to spread their belief in extraterrestrial existence and intergalactic cooperation. The elaborate fantasy art work you will find in the folder is indicative of our voracious fascination with worlds beyond our own.

This folder contains 21 illustrations and 29 photographs, with a total of 50 images.

 

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Sightings Vol 2 Issue 5 (1997)

 

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Sightings Vol 2 Issue 5 (1997)

 

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Sightings Vol 2 Issue 5 (1997)

 

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Photograph : Cedric Allingham

 

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Sightings Vol 2 Issue 5 (1997) | Courtesy of Mike Hawkins

 

 

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Weird U.S. (2008) | Dr. Beard of the Hollow Earth Society

 

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Weird U.S. (2008)

 

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Weird U.S. (2008) | Photography : Ryan Doan | Art : Riley Martin

 

 

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Sightings Vol 2 Issue 5 (1999) | Art : Monarca Lynn Metrifield

 

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Table Settings – Silverware & Utensils

The “Silverware & Utensils” folder is one of four subdivisions under the “Table Settings” category.

A particular highlight of this folder is the Limited Edition Portfolio from the Lauren Stanley Gallery which showcases their collection of American Soup Ladles from 1800-1900. It comes with a separate booklet that includes extensive information on the exhibited ladles, their history and manufacturers. Detailed descriptions are included on the back of each photograph as well.

This portfolio contains 38 images, with a total of 70 pictures in the entire folder.

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"Dancing Ladles"

“Dancing Ladles”

 

 

 

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Wood & Hughes, ca. 1885

 

Whiting Manufacturing Company, ca. 1878

Whiting Manufacturing Company, ca. 1878

Tiffany & Co., 1872

Tiffany & Co., 1872

Albert Coles, ca. 1868

Albert Coles, ca. 1868

Wood & Hughes, ca. 1870

Wood & Hughes, ca. 1870

George B. Sharp, Patent 1866

George B. Sharp, Patent 1866

James Watts, ca. 1865

James Watts, ca. 1865

Maker Unknown, ca. 1865

Maker Unknown, ca. 1865

William Gale & Son, ca. 1858

William Gale & Son, ca. 1858

John R. Wendt, ca. 1860

John R. Wendt, ca. 1860

Michael Gibney, 1846/ Christian Wiltberger, ca. 1800

Michael Gibney, 1846/ Christian Wiltberger, ca. 1800

 

 

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People – With Animals

People – With Animals is one of the 27 subdivisions of People and contains 284 pictures.

 

 

National Geographic.

National Geographic.

 

 

 

 

A three-toed sloth.

A three-toed sloth.

 

 

Japan.

Japan.

 

 

June 1944

June 1944.

 

 

Drinking Milk

 

 

 

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August 1938.

August 1938.

 

 

 

 

 

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Postcard from Blue Sky Gallery

Postcard from Blue Sky Gallery

 

 

 

August 1957.

August 1957.

 

 

 

National Geographic.

National Geographic.

 

 

National Geographic. Brazil.  Photo by Winfield Parks.

National Geographic.
Brazil.
Photo by Winfield Parks.

 

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Illustration – Children’s Books

We recently received a donation of over 30 beautiful, though decrepit, children’s books from the early 20th century. The haul gave the existing Illustration – Children’s Books category a hefty influx of content and prompted us to divide the subject chronologically as follows:

Illustration – Children’s Books – Pre – 1920’s

Illustration – Children’s Books – 1920-1929

Illustration – Children’s Books – 1930-1939

Illustration – Children’s Books – 1940-1979

Illustration – Children’s Books – 1980-1989

Illustration – Children’s Books – 1990-Present

"The Tale of Betsy Butterfly", 1918. Written by Arthur Scott Bailey  Illustrated by Harry L Smith

“The Tale of Betsy Butterfly”, 1918.
Written by Arthur Scott Bailey
Illustrated by Harry L Smith

 

 

 

"The Tale of Betsy Butterfly", 1918. Written by Arthur Scott Bailey  Illustrated by Harry L Smith

“The Tale of Betsy Butterfly”, 1918.
Written by Arthur Scott Bailey
Illustrated by Harry L Smith

 

"The Tale of Betsy Butterfly", 1918. Written by Arthur Scott Bailey  Illustrated by Harry L Smith

“The Tale of Betsy Butterfly”, 1918.
Written by Arthur Scott Bailey
Illustrated by Harry L Smith

 

 

"The Tale of Betsy Butterfly", 1918. Written by Arthur Scott Bailey  Illustrated by Harry L Smith

“The Tale of Betsy Butterfly”, 1918.
Written by Arthur Scott Bailey
Illustrated by Harry L Smith

 

 

 

Harper's, 1902. Illustration by Elizabeth Smippen Green

Harper’s, 1902.
Illustration by Elizabeth Smippen Green

 

 

Harper's, 1902. Illustration by Elizabeth Smippen Green

Harper’s, 1902.
Illustration by Elizabeth Smippen Green

 

 

 

 

"Adventures in Animal Land", 1926. Illustrated by Clara Atwood Fitts.

“Adventures in Animal Land”, 1926.
Illustrated by Clara Atwood Fitts

 

 

 

"Friends: A Primer", 1936.  Illustrated by Marguerite Davis.

“Friends: A Primer”, 1936.
Illustrated by Marguerite Davis.

 

 

"Friends: A Primer", 1936.  Illustrated by Marguerite Davis.

“Friends: A Primer”, 1936.
Illustrated by Marguerite Davis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help Wanted

Sheet Music

Clefs and lattices of lines, notes and rests, presence and absence, signatures and articulations, the graphic art of musical notation serves as both rigid explanation and expressive abstraction. Below find samples illuminated and otherwise unadorned from our Picture Collection, ranging from the Italian Renaissance to 2006.

Medieval Sheet Music

Medieval Sheet Music

Following is a selection of sheet music from the 1879 book The Baby’s Boutique, Illustrated by Walter Crane, an influential, prolific illustrator that you can learn more about in our book stacks:

Walter Crane Catalog

Charley Over The Water

 

Pussy Cat

La Bergere

The Scarecrow

And The Pedlar

 

Sheet Music from a 2006 Video Art piece by Cory Arcangel.

Sheet Music from a 2006 Video Art piece by Cory Arcangel.

The Etude Magazine, April 1946.

The Etude Magazine, April 1946.

The Etude Magazine, March 1946.

The Etude Magazine, March 1946.

The Etude Magazine, March 1946.

The Etude Magazine, March 1946.

Etude Magazine, February 1933.

The Etude Magazine, February 1933.

By Victor Renton, published in The Etude magazine, January 1933

The Etude magazine, January 1933

Heresies

Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics ran independently from 1977 to 1993. Each issue focused on a different topic such as food, theater, or ecology. Between the covers you’ll find photography, film stills, sculptures, paintings, poems, prose, memoirs, collage, and documentations of performance art. Contributors included Harmony Hammond, Ida Applebroog, May Stevens, Mary Beth Edelson, Sally Webster, and Amy Sillman.

Here is the homepage for the 2009 documentary on Heresies called “The Heretics”, directed by Joan Braderman. The site includes an index to the articles.

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We have 24 of the 27 issues of Heresies in our back stacks. Come explore them.

Feminism and Ecology

Heresies, Vol. 4, No. 1, Issue 13. 1981.
Cover, Back cover.

Pie Face

Heresies, Vol. 6, No. 1, Issue 21. 1987.

Food is a Feminist Issue

Heresies, Vol. 6, No. 1, Issue 21. 1987.
Cover, Back cover.

The Women's Pages

Heresies, Vol. 4, No. 2, Issue 14. 1982.
Cover, Back cover.

Sex Issue

Heresies, Vol. 3, No. 4, Issue 12. 1981.
Cover, Back cover.

Portrait of an Office

Heresies, Vol. 2, No. 3, Issue 7. Spring 1979.
From the article “Portrait of an Office” by Margaret Willey

Female and Male Body Language

Heresies, Vol. 2, No. 3, Issue 7. Spring 1979.

Heresies

Heresies, Vol. 7, No. 3, Issue 27. 1993.

issue 23s

Heresies, Vol. 6, No. 3, Issue 23. 1988.
“Baby Contest” by Annette Savitski

Women in Theater and Performance

Heresies, Vol. 5, No. 1, Issue 17. 1984.
Feminist Theatrical Performances

Sex Issue

Heresies, Vol. 3, No. 4, Issue 12. 1981.
Jersey Shore Women’s Wrestling Club

Post-Totalitarian Criticism

Heresies, Vol. 7, No. 2, Issue 26. 1992.
Maria Serebriakova, untitled collage, 1989.

Russian Billboard

Heresies, Vol. 7, No. 2, Issue 26. 1992.
Russian Billboard

Kristin Reed

Heresies, Vol. 7, No. 1, Issue 25. 1990.
“Predominant Ideology” by Kristin Reed, 1988. Krylon, xerox, gouache, chalk. 12″x14″.

Heresies, Vol. 1, No. 3, Issue 3. Fall 1977.
Betsy Dam, The 7000 Year Old Woman. Performance #2, a street event, fully clothed. Photo by Su Friedrich.

Food is a Feminist Issue

Heresies, Vol. 6, No. 1, Issue 21. 1987.

Judith Ren-Lay as "Ivy Mouse"

Heresies, Vol. 5, No. 1, Issue 17. 1984.
Judith Ren-Lay as “Ivy Mouse”

Heresies

Heresies, Vol. 2, No. 3, Issue 17. Spring 1979.

Carol Harmel.

Heresies, Vol. 3, No. 4, Issue 12. 1981.
Photo by Carol Harmel.

Heresies

Heresies, Vol. 1, No. 3, Issue 3. 1977.

Sandra Desando

Heresies, Vol. 1, No. 3, Issue 3. Fall 1977.
Sandra Desando

"No Longer Afraid" by Susan Spencer Cole

Heresies, Vol. 6, No. 3, Issue 23. Fall 1988.
“No Longer Afraid” by Susan Spencer Cole

Installation and Set for "Private Places" by Vernita Nemec

Heresies, Vol. 6, No. 3, Issue 23. Fall 1988.
Installation and Set for “Private Places” by Vernita Nemec

"T.V." by marina Gutierrez

Heresies, Vol. 5, No. 1, Issue 17. 1984.
“T.V.” by Marina Gutierrez, 1979, Monoprint/Color Etching

"The Rat Patrol" by Christy Rupp

Heresies, Vol. 4, No. 1, Issue 13. 1981.
“The Rat Patrol” by Christy Rupp, 1979

Advertising – Public Awareness

Not created to sell products, but rather to sway opinion and, of course, initiate and raise awareness, public awareness ads (PSA’s) recall the issues; the fears, deficiencies, and perceived instances of collective ignorance of a given time. Related to Advertising – Corporate Identity in their shared use of propaganda like techniques, these print manifestations of agenda can be very impactful. We divide Advertising – Awareness chronologically: Advertising – Public Awareness – Pre-1980 Advertising – Public Awareness – 1980-1989 Advertising – Public Awareness – 1990-1999 Advertising – Public Awareness – 2000-2010 Advertising – Public Awareness – 2010-2019

Communication Arts Magazine, Vol 13, No 1. 1971.

Communication Arts Magazine, Vol 13, No 1. 1971.

 

Teen. November 1964.

Teen. November 1964.

Utne. January-February 2003.

Utne. January-February 2003.

1992

1992

1985

1985

1985[?]

1985[?]

1988[?]

1988[?]

The Advocate, 2000.

The Advocate, 2000.

 

The Advocate. 2004.

The Advocate. 2004.

The Advocate. 2001.

The Advocate. 2001.

The Advocate. 1996.

The Advocate. 1996.

1990's

1990’s

 

Time. December 2006.

Time. December 2006.

1980's

1980’s

 

1986

1986

   

National Geographic. June 1968.

National Geographic. June 1968.

1983.

1983.

Geo, Vol 2. July 1980.

Geo, Vol 2. July 1980.

FiberArts

FiberArts  features contemporary artists who work with fabric, weaving, sewing, dyes, textiles, embroidery, crochet, knitting, needlework and soft sculpture in order to produce works that boast both fine craftsmanship and fine art. Although expression and decoration with textiles is ancient, it was only fairly recently accepted in the fine arts world. The fibers revolution of the 1960’s led to a huge number of artists, both men and women, exploring and experimenting in a medium which was once labeled “women’s work” or pushed aside from the arts scene as mere craft.

FiberArts Spines

In the library you will find 122 Issues of FiberArts  from 1979 to the Summer 2011 issue, which was sadly the last.

FiberArts. March/April 1989.
“Dinner” by Joan Ward Summer. 1985. Wool, tapestry.

FiberArts. January/February 1982.
“Rhythm” by Jarmila Machova.

FiberArts. Summer 1990.
“The Street Story Quilt Part 1: The Accident” by Faith Ringgold. 1985.

FiberArts. March/April 1989.
Masking Costume of the Igbo People, Nigeria.

FiberArts. Summer 1990.
“Animated Power” (1987) and “The Harvest” (1989) by Tina Brewer.

FiberArts. November/December 1988.
Left: “Hanging Gardens of Babylon” by Anna Arbor. 1987. Saftey fence & Surveyor’s ribbon, woven and knotted.
Right: “The Neighborhood Nuisances” by Beth Holyoke. 1987. Ripstop Nylon & Applique.

FiberArts. November/December 1989.
Lillian Elliot

FiberArts. November/December 1989.
(An advertisement.)

FiberArts. November/December 1989.
Top: “Leopards” by Jean Hewes. 1988.
Bottom: “Edmond’s Fast Food” by Chris Wolf. 1989.

FiberArts. January/February 1982.

FiberArts. 1980, No 6.
Katherine Westphal.

FiberArts. March/April 1982.

Left Page: “Rose of Fire” and “Movement of Red” by Akiko Kotani.
Right Page: Carol Mecagni

FiberArts. 1979.
Pam Patrie.

FiberArts. 1980, No 6.
Judith Poxson Fawkes.

FiberArts. 1981, No 2.
Anne McKenzie Nicholson.

FiberArts. March/April 1982.
Machine-Knit garments by Betsy Lahaussios, Mickey Nushawg, Susanna Lewis, Jean Williams Cacicedo.

FiberArts. March/April 1982.
Left: detail of “Four in One” by Carole Beadle.
Right: detail of work by Lia Cook.

FiberArts. March/April 1982.
Large picture: “Gingko Grid” by Diane Itter.

FiberArts. Summer 1990.

FiberArts. Summer 1990.

FiberArts. 1980, No 6.

FiberArts. November/December 1982.

FiberArts. November/December 1982.

FiberArts. January/February 1983.
Top Left: Man’s Robe. Turkestan.
Top Right: “Charles Patless” by Pat Oleszko.
Bottom: “Stop and Go Dress” by Cynthia Pannucci.

FiberArts. January/February 1983.

FiberArts. January/February 1983.
Left to Right, Clockwise (Artists, not pictured): Jocelyn Turner, Judith Content, Judith Stein, Norma Rosen.

FiberArts. January/February 1983.
Clockwise from bottom left (artists, not pictured): Cate Fitt, Fraas/Slade, Yvonne Porcella, Ellen Haputli, Dina Knapp.

Nance O'Banion

Nance O’Banion

Harmony Hammond

Harmony Hammond

FiberArts. 1980, No 6.

Bonnie Meltzer with two of her crocheted yarn hangings, "Middle Aged Date" and "Man Eating Spaghetti"

Bonnie Meltzer with two of her crocheted yarn hangings, “Middle Aged Date” and “Man Eating Spaghetti”

Betye Saar

Betye Saar

FiberArts, Volume 1. 1980.

FiberArts. 1981, No 2.
“Moma and Nana” by Faith Ringgold.

Plaid Shirt by Deborah Kaufman, Felted Wool, 26 x 36 "

FiberArts, Volume 1. 1980.
Plaid Shirt by Deborah Kaufman, Felted Wool, 26 x 36 “

Masks – Mexican +++

+++ See Pictures +++

Masks – Mexican has 93 items and joins Masks – African as the only subdivisions to the general Masks folder in the Picture collection. Please enjoy the following sample.

Nuestro, September 1980.

Nuestro, September 1980.

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
Alligator

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
Devil

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
Hermit

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
Monkey

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
Parachico

Accordion pamphlet from the Dayton Museum of Natural History exhibit "The Many Faces of Mexico: a Celebration of Masks".

Accordion pamphlet from the Dayton Museum of Natural History exhibit “The Many Faces of Mexico: a Celebration of Masks”.

Accordion pamphlet from the Dayton Museum of Natural History exhibit "The Many Faces of Mexico: a Celebration of Masks".

Accordion pamphlet from the Dayton Museum of Natural History exhibit “The Many Faces of Mexico: a Celebration of Masks”.

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
Cunning

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
Bat

British Journal of Photography, 2006.

British Journal of Photography, 2006.

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
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