Pulchritudinous penmanship

“1860 Warsaw 1? by Zeva Oelbaum, 2006

We posted a lovely gallery today at Nextbook.org: yeshiva students’ scribblings on their textbooks’ endpapers, photographed by Zeva Oelbaum: Biblical Marginalia. Click the “View Gallery” link under Eve M. Kahn’s byline to see the slideshow.

I guess they didn’t have that rule that one of my schools did, which if I recall correctly was that if you marked up your school-issued textbook, you had to pay for a new one.

Shown above: 1860 Warsaw 1 by Zeva Oelbaum, 2006.

3 thoughts on “Pulchritudinous penmanship

  1. Indeed, I thought of you.

    We weren’t planning to post this as a slideshow—just insert a few pictures in the margin of the story. But when I went to her gallery’s website to pick out the images, it went something like, “Okay, I like this one . . . and this has to go in . . . oooooh! gorgeous!! . . . people need to see this one . . .”

    Pretty soon, I had picked most of the images on their site.

    But there are a few more, if you haven’t had enough.

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