Al Smith, Prohibition, and the Reassurance of Gravelly Voices

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 […]

Blaze Gallagher and the American Memory

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.