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#OTDH: June 21, 1970 - Pele leads #Brazil to a 4-1 victory over Italy in the #WorldCup final. The legendary forward is pictured here with his N.Y. Cosmos teammates during a practice at #Hofstra in August 1975. #TBT #ThrowbackThursday. #soccer #futbol
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#FeaturedFoto: Ernie Engerer, Jr., with a “police dog” at his father’s #dog training academy in Laurelton, #LongIsland, 1930s. (Photograph from the Engerer Family Papers.) See more at https://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/library/libspc-oe-lisi-ernest-engerer.pdf (online exhibit) and https://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/library/lib_sc_lisi_engerer_fa.pdf (finding aid).
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It's #NationalGoFishingDay, and we hope that you can get out and wet a line! Maybe you'll even catch a whopper like this one caught by Kelly Vollmer, former grad assistant of Assistant Dean for Special Collections and University Archivist Geri Solomon. #FishOn #fish #fishing
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Happy #FlowerFriday, #Hofstra! (Spotted this one near the sculpture of Briseis on South Campus.) #HofViews #Flowers
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In celebration of the #USOpen #golf #Championship being played on #LongIsland this weekend, we’re posting this #ShinnecockHills “Tournament Day” #postcard (postmarked 1909). #FlashbackFriday #ShinnysHills #PGATOUR #shinny
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Featured #Fiction: “Beautiful Joe’s #Paradise,” the sequel to Marshall Saunders’ award-winning novel, “Beautiful Joe.” The book, which was published in 1902, deals with the happy afterlife in which Joe and other animal characters find themselves. (Illustrated by C. Bull.) PZ7.S257 B328 1902 #dogs #afterlife
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It's #traveltuesday, and today we're featuring some of the #elephant bas-reliefs at Angkor Thom in Angkor Archaeological Park, #Cambodia. This c.1950s photograph is from the Horace Sutton Papers. Sutton was a renowned #travel #writer who at the height of his career traveled at least 100,000 miles a year. #archaeology #Hofstra #SpecialCollections
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Another beauty in the Sensory #Garden. Happy #FlowerFriday, #Hofstra! #HofViews #Flowers
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Spotted this pretty view over by the Sensory Garden a little while ago. #HofViews #Gardens #Flowers #Hofstra
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