I think anyone who spends a few minutes trolling through the Library of Congress’s American Memory collections will walk away with at least one record that impresses them. It is hard not to be impressed by archival records made public like this. Simply pouring over them without a system or compass makes for good times […]
In case you aren’t aware, the Internet Archive is an excellent resource in dire need of an update. As a repository of archaic and archival resources, it is second to none. Except maybe the Library of Congress. Or the British Museum. Or even the British Library. Maybe we can just say the Internet Archive is […]
Trolling through a section in the Library of Congress on Immigration (great learning tool), I rediscovered a collection that I had encountered before, namely the The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies. Rather than reinvent the text provided there, I will let the good folks of the Library of Congress walk us […]
I only include this because it is a very cool image of a Gallagher. The father’s name is Blaze Gallagher. Seriously. This is Blaze and his son (and his guitar) in North Dakota in 1937. From the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress.