December 13, 2008

Timesink alert: NYPL Digital Gallery

The End of a Perfect Day.  Digital ID: 1134452. New York Public Library
OMG, this totally is Bounce. Click on images for links to the NYPL and bigger views.

The Digital Gallery of the New York Public Library
provides free and open access to over 640,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
With all that digital goodness available, where to begin? I started with - wait for it - dogs, and a search for dog images will turn up bazillions. Here are a couple old commercial posters:

Arrow collars. Cluett shirts. Digital ID: 1541673. New York Public Library

Arrow collars & shirts. Saturd... Digital ID: 1541677. New York Public Library

A trio of Staffies:

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier... Digital ID: 1520573. New York Public Library

Look at the Bedlington! Look at the gorgeous GSD! Look at the corgi...! Clearly they had not yet been perfected by the fancy.

Bedlington. Digital ID: 1118080. New York Public Library

’Ride-a-cock horse.’ Digital ID: 1183782. New York Public Library

Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgie.  Digital ID: 1520159. New York Public Library

Seriously, this is one helluva timesink. You've been warned.

[H/T: Design*Sponge.]


Caveat said...

Woo hoo!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful vintage images of dogs before some breeders bent them out of shape. Love the mousie one!