Do you like looking at book collections? At creative gifs of old photos and miniature oddities?
The Tumblr from the Special Collections & Archives of the University of Iowa is terrific.
Take ten minutes and look.
It’s just plain fun. You’ll see things like secret “fore-edged paintings” from 19th century books. These are paintings you can’t see unless to fold back the pages of the book. Here’s a video that explains it:
And here are some of the University of Iowa gifs that make it more understandable and wonderful.
And one of the best parts of the Tumblr is their “Miniature Monday” posts.
Hindu devotional books that fit into a matchbook (from 1999):
And oddball historic children’s books the size of half-dollars:
The blog is a treat. They specialize in very entertaining gifs and miniatures.