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Monochromes: In 1956, Here's Where New York Opulence Met Modernism

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...

Banned Books Don't Work

Banned Books Week is an annual event that reminds us of our freedom to read. It is a project of the American Library Association that is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress - our partner in the U.S. Department of Labor's Books that Shaped Work in America initiative. Show More Summary

Interview With Law Library of Congress Metadata Technician Everett Wiggins

In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.There are more than 140 posts in the series. Show More Summary

Ruins of the Fire: 1865

1865. Charleston, S.C. "Broad Street, looking east with the ruins of Cathedral of St. John and St. Finbar." Aftermath of the Great Fire of 1861. Wet plate negative from the Civil War photographs collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

Will ET Be Here Soon? NASA Brings Scientists, Theologians Together To Prepare

Looking for extraterrestrial life is akin to a search for a cosmic needle-in-a-haystack, as evidenced by the above incredible Hubble Space Telesco... Read more: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Nasa and Library of Congress, Video, Seth Shostak, Hubble Space Telescope, Steven J. Show More Summary

Congress has only worked a full week 14 percent of the time since 1978

If you've wondered how many times Congress has officially worked a five-day week, The Washington Post has the answer. Philip Bump at the Post crunched the numbers from the Library of Congress' official records of Congressional activity, which date back to Jan. Show More Summary

Charles Wright’s first reading as U.S. Poet Laureate

last weekArts : Arts Post

It’s time for Charles Wright to put on a suit. The new Poet Laureate of the United States will deliver his inaugural reading at the Library of Congress on Sept. 25. When his appointment was announced back in June, the celebrated writer noted that he’d only worn his suit for “weddings and funerals.” Although he’s exceptionally […]

Monochromes: In 1955, the Fontainebleau Hotel Was Irrepressibly Glamorous

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...

Library of Congress Photographs Mapped into an Interactive Atlas of the Great Depression

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Library of Congress has an incredible digitized archive of Depression-era photographs, taken between 1935 and 1945 on behalf of the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information.

Library of Congress announces interactive student Discovery Series for tablets

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

As the new school year begins, the Library of Congress invites students everywhere to touch, draw on and explore some of its most valuable treasures?all via a new set of free interactive ebooks for tablets. The new Library of Congress...Show More Summary

Teddy Roosevelt, Lewis Hine and Lazy Frogs: 15 Photos

While searching through the Library of Congress archives last week, I noticed that a number of photos included the date they were photographed or published. I pulled together a handful, giving a little look at what was happening on this date through history. Show More Summary

The Ruins

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

Kevin Weir takes public domain photographs from The Library of Congress and makes them into surreal and sometimes creepy animated gifs. He gives new life to old photos, but it’s not like any life we’ve ever seen. Don’t blink or you’ll miss..a possible spark for your nightmares tonight. Show More Summary

Law Library of Congress Report on Laws on Children Residing with Parents in Prison

The Law Library of Congress in Washington has released a new comparative report on the Laws on Children Residing with Parents in Prison:"This report provides information on select international and regional measures... and the laws of ninety-seven jurisdictions from around the world... Show More Summary

Creator Turns Old Photos From The Library Of Congress Into Creepy GIF Animations

With over 13 million photographs belonging to its collection, The Library Of Congress is one of the most extensive anthologies of images in the world. Many of the royalty free photos in the collection are old, bygone relics from times long ago passed that have been, for the most part, forgotten about. That is until [...]Show More Summary

Monochromes: Inside an Utterly Perfect 1940s Brooklyn Department Store

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...

Vintage Photos of Children Enjoying Tea Parties

Girls having a tea party with their dolls, ca. 1900. (Library of Congress) Queensland tea party, 1900-1910. (State Library of Queensland) Little girls complete with fancy tea hats in Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, 1900-1910. (State Library of Queensland) A family tea party in Queensland, Australia, ca. Show More Summary

Following Auction Of Her Belongings, Rosa Parks’ Collection Heading To Library Of Congress

A foundation headed by Warren Buffett’s son Howard G. Buffett recently bought the Rosa Parks’ belongings for $4.5 million following a family dispute with her estate. And now comes welcome word that Buffett will present the collection to the Library

Old Photos From the Library of Congress Turned Into Wonderfully Bizarre Animated GIFs

3 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In his ongoing Flux Machine project, artist Kevin Weir turns archival photographs from the Library of Congress into wonderfully bizarre animated GIFs. GIFs by Kevin Weir via Colossal

Rosa Parks Collection Going to Library of Congress

3 weeks agoArts : ArtsBeat

A collection of material related to Rosa Parks, bought last month by Howard G. Buffett, is being lent to the Library of Congress for 10 years.

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