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A Man To Remember: Walter Lord

  (Source: LOC Chronicling America) While many of us are quite familiar with the tale of the “unsinkable” Titanic, you might not be as aware of some of the historians who have helped over the years to make that story more accessible and more understandable.  Sometimes it’s the historians which go quietly into the unknown.  One of … Continue reading »

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Lights, Camera, ACTION!

  Spent some time recently working on a freelance article about Hollywood and I ran across a site that I hadn’t visited in a long time:  The LOC Motion Picture & Television Reading Room.   If you’ve never had a chance to visit the site, you really should!  You can easily find it online at … Continue reading »

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Have You Tried OWI?

Back after a brief hiatus, I was doing some research tonight at the LOC Prints & Photographs Reading Room and I’m constantly amazed at the amounts of photographs coming online.  As seen in the example above, there are just thousands upon thousands of photographs that are useful in researching early 20th Century history.  Let’s say … Continue reading »

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COLD & SNOW!!! BRRRR!!!

Well, it’s after Christmas and amid the crowds of shoppers looking for deals and returning unwanted gifts, a large portion of the country has been zapped with massive amounts of snow.  Being stuck in the middle of all of this, I thought it would be a great post to investigate how previous Americans dealt with … Continue reading »

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Workshop Ready?

Well, with Thanksgiving now over, the Christmas season is in full swing!  Visiting my local big-box store, I was swamped with shoppers and products and Christmas music beating full-force upon my ears.  Somehow it all seems to soon.  However, maybe it’s just my slowness in getting into the Christmas spirit.  Whatever the case may be, … Continue reading »

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Historical Resources: An Update!

Wow, it’s November already!  For those of you who might have thought my blog was gone, fear not!  It’s still here and I’ve got lots of interesting history stuff to write up.  What I don’t have, it seems is time!  Yikes!  I’ll try to update the book of the month, in which I will be … Continue reading »

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Frozen in Time: The Detroit Arctic Expedition!

From the modern viewpoint of today, the 1920’s are ancient history, written off and neatly pidgeonholed into a time between the wars and populated by the Mafia, the Great Depression and the Jazz Age. Yet, nothing could be farther from the truth.  It was a time of growth, of learning, of dismissing the last of … Continue reading »

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Let’s watch TV!

I was working today, doing some writing and saw the post from Dan Cohen about the Duke Universities vintage television commercial archive. Checking it out, it’s amazing what one can watch!  Here’s a few screenshots from vintage AMC and American Express commercials: Here’s the one from American Express: In looking at some of these, it’s amazing … Continue reading »

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3…2….1…Ignition…..Sputnik, Flopnik and the Great Space Race!

If you’ve had a chance to check out our new image of the month, then you might already be aware of the space race in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  The facts remain that this was an uneasy time for the United States and her citizens.  Our uneasy World War II alliance with the … Continue reading »

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Read ‘em if you got ‘em!

Hello everyone! Anybody interested in history has probably got a ton of books stashed somewhere in their house, apartment, car or wherever.  I know I do! But eBooks and digitized books are poised to transform the way we read and gather historical information.  Now, this is not a library blog, so I won’t go into … Continue reading »

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