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Carrel of the Belles: 1953

Carrel of the Belles: 1953

April 24, 1953. "Towson, Maryland. Goucher College, Library interior III. Moore & Hutchins, client." Acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.


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In Praise of Books

When I was in the university back in the late 1960's, the study 'carrels' were a very important part of my education. They were quiet, surrounded by books and not internet no social media no nothing other that the 'mind books study' and the thing that still stays with me….the smell of a book. This day and age of media with Ibooks is sooo sterile and I still prefer a printed book over the e version…why? I still to this date look to buying a book and flip its pages to smell…yes smell. To my there is nothing like the smell of the print and paper of a book to engage me to the print of all things.

Nine inch floor tiles

Popular for decades and most likely these are green. The lighting looks perfect for reading and staying awake.

Analytical Chemistry, Volume 2

I had to look inside one of those books, so I picked one at random.

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