British illustrator Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) is one of a series of illustrators who defined the Golden Age of Illustration from the 1880s to the 1920s. This first installment explores his life, art, and influence.
The Redwood Library will be hosting it's first-ever Trivia Night and this upcoming event has inspired our librarians to take a look at the history of trivia and the books in our collection that have contributed to the encyclopedic knowledge of our members.
The continued expansion of the Redwood Library has become an important part of our story since the original wooden structure, now known as the Harrison Room, was constructed in 1750. Over a century later, the Reading Room was added in 1858 and the Delivery Room followed shortly after in 1875. In today's blog, we’ll take a look through the Redwood Archives at some of the views of the “Library That Wasn’t."
Throughout history, fashion has been a major part of the daily lives of endless amounts of individuals. The function of fashion, whether it is for practical purposes, or for display purposes has not changed; rather the changes and adaptations to styles of fashion are constantly in motion.
Spring has sprung, and the flowers are flowering! Also I’ve got a bad case of polyptoton! In honor of the May flowers that are becoming so abundant, I offer for your perusal two recently acquired books on flowers that will be added to the Hamilton Collection here at the Redwood.
Connections are important in high society, especially family connections, and Annette Townsend Phillips benefited from her deep familial ties to Newport. Redwood Intern Allison Graves explores the life, family, and social spheres of Phillips using photos from the Newport Collection of Photographs.
As part of our 2018 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series, historian Brian L. Wallin will be discussing the story of German submarine Bremen that made a surprise visit to the Newport Navy Base in October of 1916 and the events that immediately followed. To coordinate with his upcoming lecture, this reading list will share some light on the extraordinary tales of U Boats, and their impact on the Atlantic Ocean during not one, but two World Wars.