Snow Canvas

Today’s weather brings to mind a beautiful book in the rare book cupboard donated by one of the library’s greatest angels, Frank Arisman. It is Snow Canvas: Ski, men and mountains with the Leica by Professor Stefan Kruckenhauser [Berlin: Photokino-Verlag Hellmut Elsner, c1937].  That’s right, 1937.  It is in English, as it was distributed by… Continue reading Snow Canvas

Magic Dials

“These are a few of my favorite things,” chirped Maria von Trappe in The Sound of Music.  While I claim that the ICP Library is more than just books, I love the books.  This is one of my long-time favorites. My grandfather, Jan Repa, was a radio and TV repairman, among other things, and his… Continue reading Magic Dials