A pioneering figure in 20th-century documentary photography, Margaret Bourke-White is famous for her scenes of modern industry, the Great Depression, and political and social movements from the 1920s through the 1950s.
The Ingalls Library recently reached a significant milestone. On January 5th, I cataloged the 500,000th item to enter the collection. A four volume set entitled Moriyama Daidō zensakuhinshū, the complete works of Daido Moriyama, pushed the library's volume count over a half million. Not surprisingly it took over a century to reach this number. The first book accessioned by the library on February 16, 1914 was a Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Dictionary, published in 1913.
The Ingalls Library collection includes approximately 1,200 currently received periodical titles. That is quite simply, an overwhelming number. This ongoing series features articles that discuss objects included in the museum’s collection of more than 46,000 objects, as well as articles written by museum staff members. Additionally, articles about the museum, its history and activities are noted. New to this feature will be updates on title changes to the Recent Acquisitions area as well as the “Hidden Magazine Rack”: notable titles that do not have a coveted spot in Recent Acquisitions.
Here we have the Romance of Modern Photography by Charles Gibson. One can't help being captivated by the gilt cover of this little book which portrays nine technicians developing, "the largest photograph in the world."
Intrigued by the creative potential of print-on-demand technology, in 2003 Stephen Shore began making a series of books using Apple’s iPhoto service. Each book was a visual record of his activities on one particular day. The project shifted in emphasis in August 2005: wherever he was in the world, Shore would make an entire book on days that The New York Times deemed an event newsworthy enough to apply one of its six-column, full-width banner headlines to it.