Iconic books are texts revered as objects of power rather than just as words of instruction, information, or insight. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. This blog chronicles such events and activities. (For more about iconic books, see the links to the Iconic Books Project at left.)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Life's pictures on Google

Michael Lieberman on Book Patrol posts this delightful picture of children parading the books selected for the William Allen White children's book awards in Americus, Kansas in 1959. It is from the vast picture archive of Life Magazine that is now being made available on Google Image Search.

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