Henri Riviere, The Eiffel Tower: Five men at work on part of the otp floor at the foot of the "bell tower," 1889. Gelatin silver print, 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Gift of Mme Bernard Granet and her children and Mlle Solange Granet, 1981. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.
Paris’s Eiffel Tower turns 123 today. When completed in 1889, it surpassed the Washington Monument to become the tallest man-made structure in the world (until 1930 when the Chrysler Building joined the scene in New York City.) Photos of the tower by Henri Rivière like this one, some of the first ever taken of the structure, are currently on view in our Snapshot exhibition.
Finally, a loving gift from Cataloguing & Technical Services Librarian (and blog co-editor) Sarah Osborne Bender–a baby book–that captures memorable moments in The Experiment Station‘s first year.
By Sarah Osborne Bender
8.5″ x 11″ sheets of paper became gift boxes in the hands of Publicity and Marketing Coordinator Amy Wike and Digital Media Manager (and artist) Michelle Herman. Unwrap Amy’s gift to discover a miniature Rothko Room!
By Amy Wike
By Michelle Herman