{ subscribe_url: '/share/sites/library-of-congress-blogs/law.php' }

The New York Public Library Lions – Pic of the Week

In one of the latest blog team meetings, Betty and I discovered that not only had we both made recent trips to New York, but we also made visiting the New York Public Library (NYPL) a main part of our sightseeing itinerary. The choice of location likely comes as no surprise, as the NYPL is the largest public library system in the United States, and holds an iconic status even for those of us who do not live in New York, not least because it has been featured in a multitude of movies and television shows over the years.

Betty and I were both able to get pictures of the two lions guarding the front of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (the NYPL’s “flagship building”). These lions, named Patience and Fortitude, have become the mascots of the NYPL, and “are trademarked by the Library, represented in its logo, and featured at major occasions.”

Patience the Lion at the New York Public Library

Patience the Lion at the New York Public Library / Photograph by Betty Lupinacci

 

Fortitude the Lion at the New York Public Library

Fortitude the Lion at the New York Public Library / Photograph by Barbara Bavis

For our readers who are in the New York City area, the NYPL offers many options for legal and legislative researchers. As noted in the blog post “Legal Resources at NYPL and Elsewhere in New York City,” the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) is likely the best branch in which to begin your legal research.

One Comment

  1. Cathy Cain
    September 9, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Roar. purr.

Add a Comment

This blog is governed by the general rules of respectful civil discourse. You are fully responsible for everything that you post. The content of all comments is released into the public domain unless clearly stated otherwise. The Library of Congress does not control the content posted. Nevertheless, the Library of Congress may monitor any user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove content for any reason whatever, without consent. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments. We further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user's privilege to post content on the Library site. Read our Comment and Posting Policy.

Required fields are indicated with an * asterisk.