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1871 plans map out the first circuit of the globe by telegraph

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

The Library of Congress site contains gems like this map showing the proposed final link of the original world wide web: the proposed trans-Pacific telegraph line, envisioned with Civil War-era technology. Read the rest

Going in Style: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "H.E.F. in Packard at L.O.C." National Photo proprietor Herbert E. French in an enormous touring car (note the multiple lamps and lanterns) outside the Library of Congress, the eventual repository for his company's vast archive of photographs. 8x6 inch glass negative. View full size.

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Member Profiles

I have written posts about the CLA Government Library and Information Management Professionals Network series of librarian profiles called 13 Questions With... as well as the interview series by the Law Library of Congress in Washington...Show More Summary

Love Between the Covers: Romance at the Library of Congress

If you’re in DC, heads up: there are two free (YES FREE) events the second week of February that you will want to know about. Tuesday, February 10, 2015: You can attend a sneak preview of Love Between the Covers, a documentary about the romance community and the women who write, read, and work within it. Show More Summary

Billy Joel and Guests Perform Piano Man

Billy Joel performs Piano Man with Kevin Spacey, Boyz II Men, Natalie Maines, Josh Groban, Gavin DeGraw, Tony Bennett, LeAnn Rimes and Michael Feinstein during the ceremony where he was honored with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (click on YouTube button on bottom right to view...

“Marching to Selma,” Part 1: Civil Rights, Taking it to the Streets

Above: Image by Peter Pettus - Library of Congress. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.  Editor’s note: This post is the first in a series of ongoing articles that will cover a five-part lecture series presented by David Domke, professor and chair for the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. Show More Summary

The Entrepreneurial Advantage

Image by Library of Congress "The happiness of America is intimately connected with the happiness of all mankind. She is destined to become the safe and venerable asylum of virtue, of honesty, of tolerance, of equality and of peaceful...Show More Summary

25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The horrors of war, the heroism of sacrifice, a vaudeville pioneer, the devil and a master of the macabre represent the diversity of an elite selection of films recognized for their cultural, historic or aesthetic significance. Librarian of Congress James H. Show More Summary

Images of urban America find a lasting home

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The US Library of Congress has purchased the archives of a Chilean-born photographer who has documented the decay of great American cities for more than four decades. More than 5,000 images by Camilo Jose Vergara will fill a gap in the...Show More Summary

AM Linkage: Olympic Naysayers; Gold Rush Image Trove; A Mysterious Yacht

An 1851 daguerrotype of Portsmouth Square, with Nob Hill in the background. Image: Library of Congress via KQED. · Olympic bid: "We have better things to spend money on" · The 8 best Jerry Brown lines from the high-speed-rail groundbreaking...

Bringing Time-Lapse Photo Studies Into Real Time, Online

3 weeks agoArts : ArtsBeat

The Library of Congress is putting photographs by Camilo José Vergara online, and will update the archive as he continues his time-lapse studies of sites in certain cities.

Today in Media History: A copyrighted 1894 sneeze and the beginning of the film industry

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

A sneeze made history in 1894. According to the Library of Congress, a Thomas Edison movie of Fred Ott’s sneeze is the first copyrighted U.S. film. This was one of the early steps for a film industry that soon learned how to make money...Show More Summary

Law Library of Congress Report on Foreign Intelligence Gathering Laws

The Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. has published a new comparative report on Foreign Intelligence Gathering Laws. The report compares the situation in the European Union, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Portugal,...Show More Summary

Billy Joel’s Gershwin Prize Concert Airs Tonight on PBS

4 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Billy Joel hasn’t written pop music in years, but the 65-year-old piano player is still a knockout in concert. You can see a flash of why in tonight’s 90-minute PBS special, “Billy Joel: The Library of of Congress Gershwin Prize,” the taped version of the awards ceremony, filmed at the DAR Hall on Nov. 19. […]

TV highlights: See Billy Joel receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize on WETA

(All times Eastern)Now in a new time slot, “Undercover Boss” (CBS at 8 p.m.) follows Jose Costa, president of the auto body repair chain Maaco, as he goes undercover and ends up getting heated after finding out an employee is cutting corners at work.Read full article >>

1909: Imagining what a policewoman would look like, before there were any

The only available information about these pictures is the description in the Library of Congress: "The woman 'Cop' (a dream). A Suffragette posed to illustrate the woman police concept - Cincinnati." Yet, as odd as it may appear, it may be possible to take them at face value. Show More Summary

The year in newspaper carriers

Newspaper “route boys” in New Haven, Connecticut, 1909. (Photograph by Lewis Hine/Library of Congress) In an announcement that he, Melissa Bell and Matt Yglesias would build a news startup at Vox Media, Ezra Klein talked about the differences between now and an age “when the dominant technology was newsprint.” That technology abides. Show More Summary

Monochromes: Nightmare at Woolworth's: a 1941 Holiday Shopping Frenzy

Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the Library of Congress's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design. Have a find you want to share? Hit up...

Merry Christmas, Mr. President

On this day 150 years ago Union general William Tecumseh Sherman entered the city of Savannah, Georgia. On the following day he sent this telegram to President Lincoln. [Source: Library of Congress]

What Movies Made the Library of Congress This Year

Entries include The Big Lebowski, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off Film The Big Lebowski The Coen Brothers Jeff Bridges Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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