Leather and Textiles

Two quick notes on recent and upcoming events at the Historical Society:
First, space is still available for Saturday’s  textile preservation workshop. Dana Munroe will be offering advice about how to best care for a wide range of textiles. More information about that program and other Library events is available on our Library events page.
Second, there was a great turnout at last Saturday’s lecture, “Original Skin: A History of Books and Leather in New England” by the Historical Society’s Printed Collections Librarian, Phoebe Bean. Phoebe discussed the development of binding styles, especially as they applied to early American binders like Rhode Island’s Francis Skinner. Here are some photos from the exhibition of bindings in the Historical Society’s collections that accompanied the lecture:

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