19 Images Of Women Reading From The NYPL’s Digital Collections
In 2015 the New York Public Library made news when they announced that they’d begun a massive image digitization process of their collection. Currently they’ve digitized over 673,951 items and with their really excellent cataloging and search tools you can find some really great things on here. The other day I was playing around in there and started looking up two of my favorite subjects: women and reading. Here for your pleasure are some of my favorite pieces I stumbled across: 19 images that range in mediums, subjects, time periods, and themes (some are sweet, some gorgeous, some cheeky) of women reading.
Star pupil, 82 years old, reading her lesson in adult class, Gee’s Bend, Alabama, May 1939 – Marion Post Wolcott
Do you have any other favorite images of women reading? Check out even more classic paintings of people reading here.