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Donnell Library Center
The New York Public Library
20 West 53rd Street
between Fifth and Sixth Ave
(across the street from MOMA)
New York, New York
(212) 621-0619
Subway: E and V trains to Fifth Ave.
New York, New York 10019

September 25 to October 15, 2004
Hours: Mon-Wed-Fri : 10 am ~ 6 pm                                       
     Tues and Thurs : 10 am ~ 8 pm
     Sat : 10 am ~ 5 pm
     Sun: 1~5  After Labor Day

FOLDED  FEATURES:  A  lively exhibition of PRESSMAN’S CAPS with a twist.

They sparkle, jingle, wear veils and bling bling... sometimes even wax poetic!

Whimsical and unique, these hand made Pressman’s Caps are folded from newspapers and imaginatively decorated by international artists. The caps were collected as Mail Art by curator Alice Simpson. Senior residents from The Williams Residence, NY have been photographed modeling their chosen caps by Lynn Padwe. 

The origins of Pressman’s Caps can be traced back to the 1800s in early engravings when printers made them from newsprint to keep spraying ink from fast-running printing presses off their heads. They've also been called carpenter's hats, miller's hats and stonemason's hats.  In familiar 1871 Walrus and Carpenter illustrations by Tenniel, in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass closer observation will reveal the Carpenter clearly wears one perched on his head as he weeps. The colorful caps and photos will be on view at The Donnell Library Center (NYPL), 20 West 53rd Street beginning September 25, 2004.                       

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                       Spring[binding]Hath Sprung
         Worldwide Springback Bind-O-Rama and Online Exhibition
            Full information at <http://www.philobiblon.com>
             ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED -- NOW October 1, 2004

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