Who was Thomas J. Scott?

The first selection for this year’s Sporting Bibliophile’s Book Club is Horse by Geraldine Brooks. I can’t tell you how many times each of us on staff heard, “Have you read Horse?!” Therefore, it was a no-brainer for the 2023 line-up. At the heart of the book is the fictionalized account of Lexington, that, for […]

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Fingerprints

By Colleen Yarger, George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator of Library Collections Do you see it and recognize it for what it’s worth? Because I didn’t the first time I saw it… Beginning July 2022, with my tenure at National Sporting Library & Museum (hereafter NSLM), I have been researching and working towards a Forrest E. […]

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“Zillah” in the Western World

You can you usually tell which artwork is among my favorites based on what greets visitors when they enter an exhibition at the National Sporting Library & Museum. Zillah by Charles Hamilton is currently on view at the entrance of Identity & Restraint: Art of the Dog Collar, flanked by two pierce-work brass dog collars. […]

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An Annotated Bird Dog Bibliography

By Colleen Yarger, George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator of Library Collections and Emily Reeb, Clarice & Robert H. Smith Education Coordinator As many of you may know, on Thursday, December 15, 2022, the NSLM will be hosting a round table discussion on bird dogs (also known as gun dogs). With a wonderful group of panelists […]

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Spot On!

by Colleen Yarger, George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator of Library Collections “Huh, well that’s different…”  I noted in the early hours of a Monday morning in the dark and empty Library’s main reading room. When I made this statement, I was transferring files from the Patricia Williams MacVeagh Photo Collection to Internet Archive, and a […]

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Adoring Aquatint

by Colleen Yarger, George L. Ohrstrom Jr., Curator of Library Collections aq·ua·tint NOUN VERB I’ll admit, ever since I learned about this printmaking method a few years ago, I have become head-over-heels enamored with this medium. What, you may ask, makes it worthy of my affection? Well, it’s an art. It’s a science. It’s tremendously […]

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