Library Fun Finds 6.3.22

by Lauren VanDenBerg on

Library News

Welcome to Library Fun Finds! An ongoing series where we share some of the fun and unique items we come across in the library and archives collections.

A look back at the Annual Meeting of the Trustees and celebration of the Museum’s 60th Anniversary, held January 7, 1929. The meeting and dinner were held at the home of Trustee and Treasurer George F. Baker and featured these hand drawn place cards for each guest.

Hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Osborn
From Central Archives, hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Osborn
© AMNH
Hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Hamlin
From Central Archives, hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Hamlin
© AMNH
Hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Pomeroy
From Central Archives, hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Pomeroy
© AMNH
Hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Frick
From Central Archives, hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Frick
© AMNH
Hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Baker
From Central Archives, hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Baker
© AMNH
Hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - President Osborn
From Central Archives, hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - President Osborn
© AMNH
Hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Miller
From Central Archives, hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Miller
 © AMNH
Hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Dodge
From Central Archives, hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Dodge
© AMNH
Hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Dr. Sanford
From Central Archives, hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Dr. Sanford
Hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Dr. Andrews
From Central Archives, hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Dr. Andrews
© AMNH
Hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Bowdoin
From Central Archives, hand drawn 60th Anniversary Dinner place card, January 7, 1929 - Mr. Bowdoin
© AMNH

Unfortunately, we don’t know who the artist was and not all the place cards made it to the museum (I absolutely would have kept mine) but we do have a fun selection. The cards were given to the museum by Mrs. Edith Baker in April 1953.

This entry was written by Lauren VanDenBerg, Shelby White & Leon Levy Project Archivist.