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A Quest to Uncover History Through Handwriting

Combat with Swords (detail), from Fiore dei Liberi, Fior di Battaglia, possibly Venice or Padua, ca. 1410. Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment, 11 x 8 1/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XV 13, fol. 20v
Combat with Swords (detail), from Fiore dei Liberi, Fior di Battaglia, possibly Venice or Padua, ca. 1410. Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment, 11 x 8 1/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XV 13, fol. 20v

The study of old handwriting combines detective work, scholarship, and a little bit of magic. More»

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What Do Paleographers Do?

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It’s nothing to do with fossils—paleographers are specialists in old handwriting. More»

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      theconsultingenabler:

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      Check out a cake pan at Great Bend Public Library, Kansas

      This is amazing.

      Who says libraries are dying?

      I feel like there was another cake pan/library photo floating around a while back which was even more epic. Hanging them in bags seems much more sensible though.

      Oh man, does looking at this make anyone else hungry?

      Imagine taking that cake pan and putting gelato in it.

      stolen from the internet

      Can’t even work for the rest of the day now.

      First, huntingtonlibrary and thegetty were beautiful and magical together…until gelato came along and stole huntingtonlibrary's heart away.

      Wait wait wait, huntingtonlibrary what if we promised to fill this vase with gelato.

      It’s 9 feet high…

      Vase, 1889, Jean-Désiré Ringel d’Illzach. Bronze and copper, 107 1/2 in. high. The J. Paul Getty Museum.

      01/27/15

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