Discover the five most popular #FolgerFinds of 2018

Let’s take a look at our five most popular #FolgerFinds posts on Instagram during 2018. Search #FolgerFinds on Instagram or Twitter for more images from the Folger Shakespeare Library collection.

#1: Happy birthday to Julia Marlowe

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#2: The History of Magic

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We missed Harry Potter's birthday on Tuesday and we feel TERRIBLE about it, especially because we have this textbook for Prof. Binns's class that we've been meaning to get to him for forever. #HarryPotter #PublishersBindingThursday . For real, though, this is a 1922 copy of Éliphas Lévi's "The History of Magic: Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of its Procedure, its Rites and its Mysteries." Lévi, born Alphonse Louis Constant in 1810, was a 19th-century French socialist, magician, occultist, and writer. #FolgerFinds . . . #harrypotterfan #harrypotterforever #harrypotterbooks #harrypotterfandom #harrypotterbirthday #harrypotternerd #happybirthdayharry #yerawizardharry #JKRowling #onthisday #birthday #happybirthday #happybelatedbirthday #historyofmagic #bookstagram #booklover #bookporn #books #bookbinding #bookstagrammer #bluebooks #bluebook

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#3: Shakespearian Quotations in Everyday Use

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What's your favorite Shakespearean quotation for everyday use in your life? Bookstagrammers, don't forget! Sunday is the final day for our current exhibition, "Form and Function: The Genius of the Book," and we need your help to celebrate this excellent, faithful, well-constructed piece of technology: the book! Share a beloved book that's been with you through thick-and-thin, doing all the things that books do best—sharing information, providing enjoyment, or just looking fly. Tag your posts with #GeniusoftheBook and we'll share on Sunday! . . . "Shakespearian Quotations in Everyday Use : A Key to their Source and Context," by L.L.M. Marsden, London, 1931 [PR2892 .M2]. #PublishersBinding #PublishersBindingThursday #Bookbinding #book #books #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagrammers #booklove #bookporn #bookworm #booklover #booklovers #IGReads #IGLibraries #LibrariesofInstagram #Shakespeare #WilliamShakespeare #Shakespearenerd #Theatre #Literature #quote #quotation #qotd #quoteoftheday #favoritequote #FolgerFinds #GeniusoftheBook #FormandFunction #Lookatthisbook

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#4: Dorothea Baird as Rosalind in As You Like It

#5: Arthur Rackham’s drawing of Puck

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"Shall we their fond pageant see? Lord, what fools these mortals be!" From our collection here's a 1908 ink and color wash illustration of Puck, from "A Midsummer Night's Dream," by Arthur Rackham. The drawing was for a 1908 edition of "Midsummer" published by William Heinemann in London and Doubleday, Page & Co. in New York. It appeared as a three-color reproduction, and illustrated one of Shakespeare's most famous lines: "Lord, what fools these mortals be!" Honestly. . . he's not wrong. #FolgerFinds . . . #Lordwhatfoolsthesemortalsbe #Midsummer #AMidsummerNightsDream #MidsummerNightsDream #Puck #Shakespeare #WilliamShakespeare #illustration #illustrator #illustratorsofinstagram #ShakespeareIllustrated #Watercolor #painting #art #artstagram #fairy #fairies #theatre #theater #theatrenerd #theatrelife #theatrelover #Shakespeare #Shakespearenerd #Shakespearelover

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Read more #FolgerFinds posts on our blog, too.


For the first few days of this holiday week, we’ve been sharing the “top five” items for some of our digital projects in 2018. We began this three-post series with our top five Shakespeare Unlimited podcast episodes, shared our top five blog posts yesterday, and are rounding out the series with this look back at #FolgerFinds.

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