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    Car ascending the plane Mt JeffersonSouvenir Pamphlets

    The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine

    The John G. White and Special Collections Department is currently displaying items on travelers, travel, exploration, and adventure. Included are materials from collections of souvenir booklets from various locations in the United States and abroad. These collections of souvenir pamphlets (see this collection of items from Pennsylvania) are part of the Charles Frederick...

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    Matisse on the cover of Verve

    Matisse in Verve!

    Verve: an artistic and literary quarterly, was published irregularly in Paris, beginning in December, 1939. It featured high quality reproductions of contemporaneous and earlier art work as well as short stories and essays.  The colorful covers were designed by well-known French artists such as Matisse, Bonnard and Braque.  To view these dynamic publications vist the Special Collections Department on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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    Drawing from the Biehle Family Collection.The Cleveland Public Library Special Collection Department had the good fortune to be the recipient of the collections of architectural details, posters, correspondence, and memorabilia donated by the Biehle family.  The material, which makes up two separate collections, includes works by August Frederick Biehle, August F. Biehle, Jr., Frederick Chaffee Biehle, and Joseph Jicha as well as material that illuminated the development of this artistic family.  Furthermore, the collection consists of interior decorative architectural details including mural paintings and drawings...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Car ascending the plane Mt JeffersonSouvenir Pamphlets

    The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine

    The John G. White and Special Collections Department is currently displaying items on travelers, travel, exploration, and adventure. Included are materials from collections of souvenir booklets from various locations in the United States and abroad. These collections of souvenir pamphlets (see this collection of items from Pennsylvania) are part of the Charles Frederick...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Matisse on the cover of Verve

    Matisse in Verve!

    Verve: an artistic and literary quarterly, was published irregularly in Paris, beginning in December, 1939. It featured high quality reproductions of contemporaneous and earlier art work as well as short stories and essays.  The colorful covers were designed by well-known French artists such as Matisse, Bonnard and Braque.  To view these dynamic publications vist the Special Collections Department on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

    Read More »

    By Michael Dalby on

    Drawing from the Biehle Family Collection.The Cleveland Public Library Special Collection Department had the good fortune to be the recipient of the collections of architectural details, posters, correspondence, and memorabilia donated by the Biehle family.  The material, which makes up two separate collections, includes works by August Frederick Biehle, August F. Biehle, Jr., Frederick Chaffee Biehle, and Joseph Jicha as well as material that illuminated the development of this artistic family.  Furthermore, the collection consists of interior decorative architectural details including mural paintings and drawings...

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