Black Autumn Mourning

Librarian.




“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.” Andrew Wyeth
At Boston Public Library May 22, 1938: In 1937, the library rebound 75,000 books. Library employee Nettie Bandiera is shown here preparing to do a job of hand stitching to the 1938 collection. A study by the library at this time showed that books averaged just five lendings before they came to the bindery for rebuilding.

At Boston Public Library May 22, 1938: In 1937, the library rebound 75,000 books. Library employee Nettie Bandiera is shown here preparing to do a job of hand stitching to the 1938 collection. A study by the library at this time showed that books averaged just five lendings before they came to the bindery for rebuilding.

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    It is several books. I see 7 or 8 different books in there. They did it (and many still do) like this to save time. It’s...
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    It would seem that sewing all those books on the same cords would be faster.
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    yeah yeah i’m guessing that they are cut and bound individually and all or maybe in some beautiful universe it’s some...
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    I’m like 60% sure that it could be several different books, because that looks like the way you make bumps in the...
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    Whoa That looks like it’s exactly what that is That’s fantastic
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