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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

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.

"Fight or Buy Bonds" ~ WWI poster for Third Liberty Loan illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy, 1917.

french letter antique

french letter antique

Lettre du peintre Charles Russell

Lettre du peintre Charles Russell

happy home

happy home

Citation: Letter to My Dear Rolle, Aug. 26, 1874. Rembrandt Lockwood and Lockwood family papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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

alfred g. buckham. clouds massing before a thunderstorm ca 1920

Diary of Elizabeth Simcoe, Simcoe family fonds Archives of Ontario

Diary of Elizabeth Simcoe, Simcoe family fonds Archives of Ontario

Please return to the wind... by Daniela Iride Murgia

Please return to the wind... by Daniela Iride Murgia

Hôtel de Ville, Paris - 1902 - Henri Cassiers

Hôtel de Ville, Paris - 1902 - Henri Cassiers

Victor Hugo letter

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

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

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..

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.

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.

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.