Last week, I had a very special guest come and visit with his design team, which was amazing. I have very many regulars that come to the library that have become great friends as well. Besides fashion & costume designers, I work with a lot of photographers, stylists, writers, and other scholarly researchers. The library has become a space where people can get their creative juices filled and re-filled.
One of my favorite resources for images are New York Public Libraries' Picture Collection located in the Mid-Manhattan Library and their digital archive of over 700,000 free and open access digitized images from their collections. Here are a few images I found on 1930s fashion plates (click on the images for the direct link to the archive):