Fun finds from the NYPL digital collection’s music section

I spend a lot of time digging through the New York Public Library’s digital collection public domain to find photos to embroider for Mildly Depressed. Whenever I’m on there I feel like Alice as she falls through the rabbit hole. So much to look at. Curiouser and curiouser. I found a collection of old musical posters and book covers and had to share. Click on an image and it will take you to the library page for more info, should you still have questions about wtf is going on. You will.

Well, OK, but like, it was just a jammed finger. So, you’ll probably be fine.

“Where can I buy a shirt with full sleeves?!”


A love story goes sour.

He may not need to worry, but I would if he was throwing that leer in my direction.


My favorite. Yes, no bananas. What’s a boy supposed to do?

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