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Pocket watch of alumnus Andrew F. Gaffey, C'25, circa 1922, University Art Collection

Blog Posts from the Booth Family Center for Special Collections

Lady Mary's Sketchbook

Lady Mary's Sketchbook

A 19th-century sketchbook brings Lake District scenes around Lowther Castle to life.

Paleography?

Paleography?

Can you read this postcard?

in 24 hours its fit for use

in 24 hours its fit for use

Crafting beer on campus in the early 1800s.

A Game of Telephone

A Game of Telephone

An entry in the University Art Collection catalog gets an update.

Illustrated Travel in Pictures and Talks

Illustrated Travel in Pictures and Talks

Travel experiences can be captured in a myriad of ways, as seen in this series of armchair travels through manuscripts collections.

An "Incident of Battle" in the Spanish-American War

An "Incident of Battle" in the Spanish-American War

A field glass and its case go missing during battle.

Nine Point Harry and The Kingfish

Nine Point Harry and The Kingfish

A bundle of clippings about the 1913 captain of the football team yields a story about the Mayflower Hotel and mistaken identity.

When in Rome...

When in Rome...

Summer armchair travels continue with two perspectives on visits to Rome.

Engraved Copper Plate of St. Benedict

Engraved Copper Plate of St. Benedict

The University Art Collection is a teaching collection, and as such it holds a number of original matrices of varying materials which have been incised by the artist, inked and then printed.

The Places You Will Go!

The Places You Will Go!

Travel vicariously with the help of wonderful and beautifully written travel accounts to both well-known tourist destinations and more far-flung places.

...and he declined to mix...

...and he declined to mix...

In what ranks among the least proud moments in Georgetown athletic history, Sam Apperious refused to play.

Dali's Proofs for The Divine Comedy

Salvador Dalí's Proofs for The Divine Comedy

This progressive proof animation is 37 seconds long, but in real life it takes a lot of time to make one full-color print.