A year of Shakespeare #FolgerFinds on Instagram

The Folger is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection. We love mining this rich archive for gems, and on social media we often share collection items using #FolgerFinds. This blog post takes us through a year of Shakespeare #FolgerFinds on Instagram.


We start things off with a frosty-looking King Lear from the Folger collection.


“Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds
Or bends with the remover to remove.” (Sonnet 116)


We go mini for March.


This costume sketch comes from a 1936 film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.


Toga time!


Where Shakespeare and gardening enthusiasts find common ground…


This promptbook was on display in America’s Shakespeare, a Folger exhibition exploring Shakespeare’s influential role in American history and culture.


This striking pen-and-ink illustration of Shakespeare’s Henry V is by Byam Shaw.


The hashtags speak for themselves.


You may remember this unusual binding from our blog post in October.


Pictures made from words! Check out this zoomable version in our digital image collection.


We close with a seasonally appropriate celebration of Shakespeare.

Discover even more Folger Finds on Shakespeare & Beyond, like this Klingon translation of Hamlet, an Esperanto version of As You Like It, and a set of Shakespearean shaving papers.

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  • The Folger Library is a seriously magical place. How lucky we in Washington, DC are to have it right in our own backyard!

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