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Great News from the National Constitution Center

Abraham Lincoln [detail]John C. Yorston and Co., 1896. 1954.1563. Congratulations to our friends across town at the National Constitution Center! Last Friday they announced the good news that they’ve acquired acquired a printed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and William Seward. The Rosenbach isn’t fortunate enough to have a copy of …

Canti dei Negri d’America and Proverbi dei Negri d’America

One of the concerns of the Rosenbach’s current exhibition, Look Again: African American History IS American History is identifying the ways in which African American history has been preserved. An unexpected pair of books from Marianne Moore’s library prove to be an interesting source of African-American history: Canti d’Amore e di Lavoro dei Negri d’America …