Historical Highlights 081

This week I’ve been decluttering like crazy, reading books that were due back at the library, shopping for cupcake ingredients (you’ll read more about all this at the end of the month!), and getting ready for an extra special blog post on Monday.So I’m keeping the historical highlights simple this weekend.

Here are some articles I hope you’ll find informative and/or entertaining.

“Typewriters Used to Write ‘Lonesome Dove’ Sell for $37,500 at Heritage Auctions” (This novel is one my TBR list; have you read it?)

“Postcard from the NY Antiquarian Book Fair(s), 2017” (Have you ever been to a rare book fair?)

“Masterpieces of Early Chinese Photography Headed to New York”  (Fun fact: developing photos in a dark room is on my bucket list.)

Image courtesy of Stephan Loewentheil Historical Photography of China Collection

“The Unsung Delight of a Well-Designed Endpaper” (I think the protagonist in my first novel would enjoy this article!)

“Caynton Caves” (Were they really used by the Knights Templar for secret rituals?)

“The American Government Is Searching For Its Own Lost Art”
(I love a good story of misplaced artifacts turning up in unexpected places.)

George Biddle in 1936, working on a mural at the Attorney-General’s office in the Justice Department Building, Washington, D.C. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Read anything interesting this week? If you’re on Twitter I hope you’ll connect with me; I’m @MEBond_writer.

Update: Here’s a St. Patrick’s Day quiz that I posted last year.