This post was written by Jill Reichenbach, Reference Librarian, Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections
One of the highlights of the World War II Photograph Collection, which includes press photos and promotional material created by the U.S. War Department, are the shots of women working in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, ca. 1942-44. The war-time shortage of skilled male laborers forced the Navy Yard to start hiring women for the first time in its 143-year history.While the contributions...Read More
This post was written by Joseph Ditta, Reference Librarian.
Pick any contentious global issue. Drinking red wine with fish, perhaps. Or wearing white after Labor Day. Do you hang a paper towel roll over or under? You're either on one side or the other (always the right side, of course). No shilly-shallying.
How do you feel about snow? Does the sight of the white stuff trigger an adrenalin rush? Or do the words "winter storm watch" make you...Read More
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