Soldier Salvatore Cillis illustrates his letters home. "In this New Year's letter from Camp Upton, in Long Island, Cillis describes the epic snowball fight that inspired his watercolored letterhead." http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2012/12/27/salvatore_cillis_a_soldier_illustrated_a_new_year_s_letter_home.html
"Fight or Buy Bonds" ~ WWI poster for Third Liberty Loan illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy, 1917.
french letter antique
Lettre du peintre Charles Russell
Citation: Letter to My Dear Rolle, Aug. 26, 1874. Rembrandt Lockwood and Lockwood family papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
alfred g. buckham. clouds massing before a thunderstorm ca 1920
Diary of Elizabeth Simcoe, Simcoe family fonds Archives of Ontario
Please return to the wind... by Daniela Iride Murgia
Hôtel de Ville, Paris - 1902 - Henri Cassiers
Victor Hugo letter
THIS IS JUST TO SAY (William Carlos Williams) I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold
Bienvenue sur le site de Pierre-Stéphane PROUST
Drawings and sketches of costumes for the opera in Paris and Versailles from 1739 to 1767 Louis-Rene Boquet (1717-1814), 1770..
Citation: Paul Bransom to Kicki Hays, 1947 Oct. 17 . Helen Ireland Hays papers concerning Paul Bransom, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
A British reverend’s daughter named Barbara Johnson (1738-1825) kept a meticulous diary of the fabrics she used and details of the garments she made with them. The original diary is now a part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection. It was reproduced in the 1980s and published under the title A Lady of Fashion: Barbara Johnson’s Album of Styles and Fabrics.