> the TYPOLOGIST : collector of collections
August 29, 2014
Collection of vintage KLM airline luggage tags.

Collection of vintage KLM airline luggage tags.

August 28, 2014
A typology of beverages. Photo by Phoebe Mead.

A typology of beverages. Photo by Phoebe Mead.

August 27, 2014
Lens collection. Photo by Terekhin Aleksander.

Lens collection. Photo by Terekhin Aleksander.

August 26, 2014
Drawer G25 312. London Natural History Museum collection.

Drawer G25 312. London Natural History Museum collection.

August 25, 2014
Aronia and Parrot. Japanese woodblock prints. Utagawa Hiroshige I. 1830s. MFA Boston digital collection.

Aronia and Parrot. Japanese woodblock prints. Utagawa Hiroshige I. 1830s. MFA Boston digital collection.

August 22, 2014
Clouds. 1916.

Clouds. 1916.

(via nemfrog)

August 21, 2014
Cause it’s still summer: typology of vintage beach pails via Lost Found Art.

Cause it’s still summer: typology of vintage beach pails via Lost Found Art.

August 20, 2014
Collection of model shields. Egypt, 2010–1961 B.C. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston digital collection.

Collection of model shields. Egypt, 2010–1961 B.C. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston digital collection.

August 18, 2014
Typology of bird specimens. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History collection. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain.

Typology of bird specimens. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History collection. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain.

August 15, 2014
Snapshots of the sky by Sarah Levi.

Snapshots of the sky by Sarah Levi.

August 14, 2014
Shark week! via nypl digital collection.

Shark week! via nypl digital collection.

August 13, 2014
Typology of hats from the Kensington Palace Royal collection.

Typology of hats from the Kensington Palace Royal collection.

August 11, 2014
Typology of early 19th century printed leather gloves in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's collection. Collected by Elizabeth Day McCormick. Photography by Diana Zlatanovski.Born into a wealthy Chicago family, Elizabeth was able to spend much of her life collecting costume and textiles from around the globe. In 1943, her expansive collection became one of the founding groups of material for the MFA Boston’s Textile and Costume department."I wish I could be there at the Fine Arts with you as you are opening up all my precious treasures but I visualize a good many of them and I enjoy the greatest of all satisfactions, my reassurance that they are all in such interested, scholarly hands … you have provided me great joy and contentment, by carrying on my profound purpose in life." EDM

Typology of early 19th century printed leather gloves in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's collection. Collected by Elizabeth Day McCormick. Photography by Diana Zlatanovski.

Born into a wealthy Chicago family, Elizabeth was able to spend much of her life collecting costume and textiles from around the globe. In 1943, her expansive collection became one of the founding groups of material for the MFA Boston’s Textile and Costume department.

"I wish I could be there at the Fine Arts with you as you are opening up all my precious treasures but I visualize a good many of them and I enjoy the greatest of all satisfactions, my reassurance that they are all in such interested, scholarly hands … you have provided me great joy and contentment, by carrying on my profound purpose in life." EDM

August 7, 2014
Typology of stirrup spout vessels. Moche culture, Peru. via Harvard Peabody Museum digital collection.

Typology of stirrup spout vessels. Moche culture, Peru. via Harvard Peabody Museum digital collection.

August 6, 2014
Collection of Chanel sautoir necklaces. Via Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Collection of Chanel sautoir necklaces. Via Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.