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Digital Collections from the Met Museum Libraries

Visual highlights of the rare and unique materials being digitized by the Met Museum Libraries. See more from the Digital Collections from the Met Libraries here: http://met.org/S3VBZu

Tissus C.I.M.S.: soieries, lingerie, blouses, robes en tissus C.I.M.S, 1931. Trade catalogs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Thomas J. Watson Library (b18210211)

Illustrated catalogue of the Prize Fund Exhibition held under the auspices of The American Art Association of New York, open to the public Monday, April 20, 1885 -- at the American Art Galleries. Rare Books in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Thomas J. Watson Library (b11655926) #illustrations

Picture Book: Flowers Yet to be Picked (Ehon Suetsumuhana? 絵本末摘花?) : [volume 1], 1756. Japanese Illustrated Books. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Department of Asian Art (873937451) #illustrations

Matériels d'orchestre, accessoires de batterie, saxophones, banjos, instruments spéciaux de jazz-band / Couesnon & Cie., manufacture générale d'instruments de musique, 1924. Trade catalogs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Thomas J. Watson Library (b18209385) #jazz

Educational charts of arms and armor / prepared by Bashford Dean, ill. by S.J. Rowland and Hashime Murayama, 1928. Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Thomas J. Watson Library (839735412) | A history of the development of the crossbow. #crossbows

Theatre Costume 18th century-19th century, Plate 057. Fashion plates, 1790-1929. The Costume Institute Fashion Plates The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Woodman Thompson (b17509853) #fashion

Damascus (Syria): Nur al-Din Hospital (al-Bimaristan al-Nuri): detail of stucco window. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Department of Islamic Art (eeh1458) | Ink Drawing

Women 1900-1914, Plate 018. Fashion plates, 1790-1929. The Costume Institute Fashion Plates. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Woodman Thompson (b17509853) | This plate is dated May, 1901. #fashion

Clans of the Scottish Highlands 1847 Plates 1-54, Plate 042. Fashion plates, 1700-1955. The Costume Institute Fashion Plates. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Stanley A.Weeks, 1989-91 ( b17520939) | From “Clan Mac Phee”

Yup'ik Mask: Native Paths: American Indian Art from the Collections of Charles and Valerie Diker : a family guide. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications. Education Department (b1794000x) | Yup’ik mask, Alaska, early 1900s.

Sold binder no. 2. The Brummer Gallery Records. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Cloisters Library and Archives (b16669009) | “Mexican, Peruvian, African, Indian”

Masterpieces of modern etchings, 1922. Auction Catalogs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Thomas J. Watson Library (b1691787x) | Anders Zorn, “The Toast” #etchings

Theatre Costume 18th century-19th century, Plate 059.Fashion plates, 1790-1929. The Costume Institute Fashion Plates The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Woodman Thompson (b17509853) #fashion

Women 1868, Plate 128. Fashion plates, 1790-1929. The Costume Institute Fashion Plates The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Leo Van Witsen (b17509853) | “Summer cloaks” #fashion

China: Dawn of a golden age, 200-750 AD family guide. Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Education Department. (865211012)

Monumentos del arte mexicano antiguo : Ornamentación, mitología, tributos y monumentos : [volume 2] / por el Dr. Antonio Peñafiel, 1890. Rare Books in The Robert Goldwater Library. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Robert Goldwater Library (856654632) | “Relief of Tula”

Theatre Costume 18th century-19th century, Plate 051. Fashion plates, 1790-1929. The Costume Institute Fashion Plates The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Woodman Thompson (b17509853) #circus #fashion

Illustrated catalogue of the art collection of Mr. David H. King, Jr, 1905. Auction Catalogs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Thomas J. Watson Library (859113745) | This portrait is by Sir Joshua Reynolds and depicts “Mrs. Hales née Chaloner.” #portraits

[Photographs of a binding of] L'eschole de Salerne en vers burlesques & duo poemata macaronica : de bello huguenotico : et De gestis magnanimi & prudentissimi Baldi, 1651. Bookbinding and Book Collecting. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Thomas J. Watson Library (754616809) #finebinding

Women 1915-1920, Plate 056. Fashion plates, 1790-1929. The Costume Institute Fashion Plates The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Sally Victor (b17509853) | “The troubles of Paris” #fashion

Men 1890-1900, Plate 300. Fashion plates, 1790-1929. The Costume Institute Fashion Plates The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Woodman Thompson (b17509853)

Religious architecture in Quito / by José Gabriel Navarro, 1945. Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (b10402718) | Main cloister of the convent St. Agustín.

England / by C. J. Taylor, 1899. Rare Books in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Thomas J. Watson Library (b13543751) | The caption reads, “Fish baskets” #illustrations

Children 1860-1864, Plate 062. Fashion plates, 1790-1929. The Costume Institute Fashion Plates The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Woodman Thompson (b17509853) | “Dress for a little girl of ten years.” #fashion

Tea sets at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: a family guide. Metropolitan Museum of Art Family Guides and Art Hunts. Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (b1794000x) #tea