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    Pen Drawing of the Louis Penfield HouseThe Special Collections Department would like to announce a newly available research collection of material about a house in Willoughby, Ohio which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  The Louis Penfield Collection includes copies of architectural drawings, correspondence, articles, and photographs associated with the Louis Penfield House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and located in Willoughby, Ohio.  The collection also includes concept drawings and documentation related to a second house...

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    Moth Dress, Domini e Maschere, by G. Palanti Research shows that a form of Halloween was first celebrated in Ireland and that it featured a blending of two worlds, ours, and the world of the spirits or dead.  The celebration was held at the end of the harvest, just before the storms of winter.  Their celebrations included costumes, mainly creatures from the natural world.   The Special Collections Department at the Cleveland Public Library has become the recipient of recent transfers of items that feature illustrations of costume from various countries.  Many of the works...

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    Portrait of William MorrisIn celebration of the 175th anniversary of William Morris's birth, the Cleveland Public Library's Special Collections Department is featuring a display of his works. 

    William Morris was born in 1824, near London, England.  He was a writer of poetry, fiction, and a translator of ancient and medieval texts.  He was also an architect, artist, and a socialist reformer.  Morris created designs for textiles, furniture, and wallpaper that helped to initiate the Arts and Crafts Movement in England.  The Arts and Crafts Movement emphasized simplicity, good craftsmanship, and good design.  The movement rejected...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Pen Drawing of the Louis Penfield HouseThe Special Collections Department would like to announce a newly available research collection of material about a house in Willoughby, Ohio which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  The Louis Penfield Collection includes copies of architectural drawings, correspondence, articles, and photographs associated with the Louis Penfield House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and located in Willoughby, Ohio.  The collection also includes concept drawings and documentation related to a second house...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Moth Dress, Domini e Maschere, by G. Palanti Research shows that a form of Halloween was first celebrated in Ireland and that it featured a blending of two worlds, ours, and the world of the spirits or dead.  The celebration was held at the end of the harvest, just before the storms of winter.  Their celebrations included costumes, mainly creatures from the natural world.   The Special Collections Department at the Cleveland Public Library has become the recipient of recent transfers of items that feature illustrations of costume from various countries.  Many of the works...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Portrait of William MorrisIn celebration of the 175th anniversary of William Morris's birth, the Cleveland Public Library's Special Collections Department is featuring a display of his works. 

    William Morris was born in 1824, near London, England.  He was a writer of poetry, fiction, and a translator of ancient and medieval texts.  He was also an architect, artist, and a socialist reformer.  Morris created designs for textiles, furniture, and wallpaper that helped to initiate the Arts and Crafts Movement in England.  The Arts and Crafts Movement emphasized simplicity, good craftsmanship, and good design.  The movement rejected...

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