Genius, misguided, obsessed – these are a few of the terms used to describe the Egyptologist Gustavus Seyffarth (1796-1885) – one of many scholars who attempted, but failed, to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs.
On November 17, 1914, Henry Clay Frick and his wife Adelaide moved into their newly constructed residence at 1 East 70th Street in New York, now the home of The Frick Collection.
As NYARC’s IMLS M-LEAD 2 Project Coordinator stationed at the Brooklyn Museum I see a lot of auction catalogs—and I love them! Auction catalogs from the Brooklyn Museum Library continue to provide fascinating and surprising discoveries. Recently, I found a catalog comprising the collection of Charles Gillot filled with visual treasures! Who was Charles Gillot?