Posts Tagged: vintage

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Jesse Ball

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Jesse Ball discusses his new novel, Census, the inherent sinister nature of institutions, and creating imaginary authors.

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Library Queries

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Before there was Google, there was the New York Public Library. Library patrons could query librarians by writing out questions on notecards. The NYPL found a set of vintage cards, and has been publishing them on Instagram. The Guardian shares some of the best questions, like this one from 1947: What does it mean when you dream […]

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What Words Used to Look Like

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If Rumpus readers have one thing in common, it’s that we all love words—their meanings, their sounds, even their shapes. If you have a particular affection for the way words look, you might enjoy TypeHunting, a collection of pictures of vintage typography. Some of our favorites include Sears Roebuck and Co. nitro powder (“harmful or […]

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