1861-65. "Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms holding cigars in each other's mouths." Ninth-plate tintype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.
(Eugene Volokh) A very interesting question, raised in Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, Inc. v. Copyright Royalty Board, a certiorari petition now pending before the Court. Profs. John Duffy (Virginia), Peter Strauss (Columbia),Show More Summary
Carole King is heading to the White House. The popular singer will be honored by President Obama and the Library of Congress with the Gerswhin Prize for Popular Song. King will put on a concert in the East Room along with Billy Joel, James Taylor, Trisha Yearwood and several other performers. According to a White [...]Show More Summary
David Moylan (LOC) Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress"THE ARMLESS JUDGETen years ago David Moylan was a railroad switchman working in a Cleveland yard. A switch engine running in the dark without a headlight ran him down and cut off both his arms. Show More Summary
David Beckham announces retirement from football. 16 named tropical storms predicted for 2013 hurricane season. Walt Whitman's 'haversack' to go on display at the Library of Congress for first time. Kim Kardashian just hearing about Kanye West gay rumors. Boston...
On today’s SiliconANGLE’s Live NewsDesk Show, (see embed feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we learn about the Members of Congress finally introducing serious DMCA reform. Last year the Library of Congress issued new rules which effectively made … Continue reading ?
Via Spin: On Discovering Punk and His Straight-Edge Mentality:“[In the ’70s] pretty much what I saw were just people getting high. In high school, I loved all my friends, but so many of them were just partying. It was disappointing that...Show More Summary
With more than 3 million sound recordings and a million-and-a-half films and videos, the Library of Congress holds the largest audio and visual collection in the world. Imagine 100 miles of shelves and state-of-the-art preservation efforts. Show More Summary
The fantastic Ghosts of DC blog found a great map from the Library of Congress archives. It shows the property values of each block in DC in 1879. Slate blogger Matt Yglesias noticed and pointed out that it shows a time when Logan and Shaw were more expensive than Georgetown. Read full article >>
I've been in the Library of Congress lately reading financial newspapers from the week of the October, 1929 stock market crash that ultimately crushed the Dow Jones by nearly 90%. Last week, I showed a group of business executives three...Show More Summary
Harper Lee, who is eighty-seven, has filed a lawsuit to re-secure copyright of “To Kill A Mockingbird.” How budget cuts made under sequestration are threatening the Library of Congress. Riffle, a new social-media book-discovery tool,...Show More Summary
Article in the NYT about sequestration and the Library of Congress
Boxing has fallen a long way over the past 100 years. The Library of Congress has a jackpot of boxing photos from the early 1910s that perfectly capture the strangeness and simplistic beauty of the bygone sport. Read more »
The U.S. Copyright Office will host a Copyright Matters program on May 6, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. A panel of experts will address “Nimmer on Copyright: Celebrating 50 Years” with reflections about the treatise and copyright law. The panel will be moderated by Karyn Temple Claggett, associate register [...]Show More Summary
W. Ralph Eubanks, the current director of publishing at the Library of Congress, succeeds Ted Genoways.
I've been spending time lately holed up in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, reading old financial newspapers. Eventually I hope to turn this (oh-so thrilling) experience into an article on what the past teaches us about the future, but I've grown antsy. I want to share something. The stock market collapsed on October 29, 1929. Show More Summary
Duke Ellington was born on this day in 1899. To celebrate the occasion, the Library of Congress announced that it...
That's the question we ask this week in honor of the commemoration of the George W. Bush Library. According to Politico the answer appears to be "yes." Politico tells us that the Democrats in Congress who argue that there is no urgency...Show More Summary
Woody Guthrie © Library of Congress The catchy and perennially popular folk song “This Land Is Your Land” has inspired Americans to set out and explore their country since it was written in 1940. With the opening of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, visitors will now be able to explore the history behind [...]
[Image: Courtesy of the U.S. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division]. After posting several of these images in our recent Venue interview with outdoor equipment strategist Scott McGuire—easily one of my favorite interviews...Show More Summary