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Stereoscopes: Seeing at The Curio of Norfolk

Stereoscopes: Seeing at The Curio of Norfolk

Sight and sound...

I (Jenny) was born with a moderate to severe hearing loss and wear two hearing aids to help with the loss. While this bilateral (both ears) hearing disability hasn’t limited me from doing many things in my life like travelling the world, getting a PhD, and acquiring gobs of student debt… it does make it hard to hear people in normal, relaxed conversation

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Disney Illustrator before Disney… Kay Nielsen’s book East of the Sun and West of the Moon

Disney Illustrator before Disney… Kay Nielsen’s book East of the Sun and West of the Moon

I didn’t expect anything terribly impressive when I first picked up the book East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North illustrated by Kay Nielsen. When I opened the yellow cloth cover, though, I was blown away by the 25 delicate color illustrations of a fantasy world. Image: "The Troll was quite willing, and before long he fell asleep and began snoring." from "The Three Princesses in the Blue Mountain," in Kay Nielsen, illustr., East of the Sun and West of the Moon, New York: George H. Doran, [1922], p. 176. And actually this is...

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The Curio's Paris Tour with Victor Hugo Part VII - Maps to Take Along

The Curio's Paris Tour with Victor Hugo Part VII - Maps to Take Along

This is the final blog post in our Paris Tour with Victor Hugo series. Thanks for reading along! See here about unconventional maps and other guides that you can take with you to Paris. Or that you can browse from home! Image: Galignani's New Paris Guide, 17th edition, Paris: A. & W. Galignani,1832. Thank you for reading along as we wandered through 19th century Paris! As you follow our route, we suggest taking along an old guidebook, such as our copy of Galignani’s New Paris Guide, 17th edition (1832), in addition to the more conventional and up-to-date guides (or apps...). This rare...

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It's raining hearts at Curio for reading charity REACH

It's raining hearts at Curio for reading charity REACH

The Day It Rained Hearts On Valentine's Day from 3:30-4:30 pm, The Curio will host a Pop Up Valentine "RAP" Session for the local charity REACH (Reading Enriches All Children). Children ages 6-12 years old are invited to join! Parents must attend. This Read Aloud Program (RAP) session will have volunteers read from the book The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond. There will also be an opportunity to make your own Valentines Day cards. As REACH says in their mission statement, they support the literacy needs of at-risk and homeless children. They want to make reading and learning...

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Curio’s Paris Tour with Victor Hugo Part VI: Battlefields and graves of the revolutions

Curio’s Paris Tour with Victor Hugo Part VI: Battlefields and graves of the revolutions

This is the sixth blog post in a series about a Grand Tour of Paris with Victor Hugo. Here we talk about the battlefields, graveyards, and bones of Paris after the revolutions in the mid 1800s. This includes the locations of the barricades seen in Les Miserables, the Catacombs of Paris, important cemeteries, and the burial site of many greats - and Victor Hugo - the Pantheon. Image: Carnage on the streets of Paris. From Victor Hugo's Novels Illustrated, 2nd edition, a set in 5 volumes.   Paris 1850s renovations - The good, the  bad, and the ugly The self-styled...

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