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NYPL'S MID-MANHATTAN LIBRARY PICTURE COLLECTION

Largely patronized by overzealous cat ladies and attention-starved hypochondriacs, the NYPL'S MID-MANHATTAN LIBRARY PICTURE COLLECTION ought to be a regular watering hole for Web designers, artists, and others obsessed with graphic marginalia. Whether constructing collages of lice, dragons, and power plants or building a flipbook documenting 15th-century Italian costume design, you can scour thousands of folders and hoard up to 50 pictures for two weeks. 455 Fifth Avenue, third floor, 212-340-0878. The less intrepid can see a scaled-down selection at nypl.org/branch/ central_units/mm/pc/pic.html.

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