Observation

Observations of the natural world raise the questions: What do we see? What do we actually know?

I found it amazing how the spelling of words through out time changed to suit the society. I belive one day "LOL" is going to be an actual word.

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Contemplation

The inward gaze in the pursuit of spiritual meaning is a hallmark of civilization.

I really love this exhibition! It is really interesting and everyone can find something for themselve.
One of my favourite book is "Divine Comedy" written by Dante Alighieri. I was so suprised when I found this book at this exhibition.
I am also really excited about Andrea Palladio's book about Villa Rotonda. I used work with this project during my Art classes in high school.
Briefly, I really enjoyed the time I've spent in Library and I am definitely will visit it again!!!

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Observations of the natural world raise the questions: What do we see? What do we actually know?

Branch with oblong fruit.

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Observations of the natural world raise the questions: What do we see? What do we actually know?

New York, U.S.A. (ca. 1928-1939)

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Observations of the natural world raise the questions: What do we see? What do we actually know?

Water pot

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Society

From Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence to a Ku Klux Klan robe, the Library’s collections guarantee that we cannot retreat from the realities — noble and ignoble — of the past.

Back in 1982 I attended a family reunion in New York where a tall tale of a slave name Guinea Jim's daughter hooking up with the Planter's son and starting a family. I was able to locate a book by L.D. Powles - The Land of the Pink Pearl (1888) at the NY Public Library. To my surprise, the book talked about the Gibson family of Savannah Sound and how a Scotch planter (i.e., slave owner) left his property to his "colored" offspring. I guess it wasn't a tall tale after all! That trigger my obsession with genealogy and family history!

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From Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence to a Ku Klux Klan robe, the Library’s collections guarantee that we cannot retreat from the realities — noble and ignoble — of the past.

Vendor at Yankee Stadium

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Contemplation

The inward gaze in the pursuit of spiritual meaning is a hallmark of civilization.

In order to get to NYPL, we had to walk to the subway in order to catch the E or F train. A childhood memory.

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Creativity

Human imagination is given no more powerful expression than through the arts, celebrating who we were, are, and will become … and the connections are forged across virtually all cultural and societal divides.

The Centenary of the Death of Byron, 1824-1924

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The NYPL helps me see the world in ways I could not have imagined.

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