This post was written by Sara Belasco, Enhanced Conservation Work Experience conservation assistant.
For the last six months, I have been working on rehousing a collection of cased images in the Library collection. Almost all of these photographs are ambrotypes, one of the earliest photographic processes on glass plates popular in the 1850s. The collection was previously rehoused in 1990, but the housing does not adequately protect the images and they are difficult to sort through in the...Read More
At 5 a.m. on November 11, 1918, the United States and its allies concluded an armistice with Germany. Later that morning, at 11 a.m. French time, World War I hostilities came to an end after one concluding salvo. In America, the day became known as Armistice Day until Congress substituted "Veterans" in 1954 to expand recognition beyond World War I.
Since this holiday falls on the auspicious day of 11/11/11 and is still firmly rooted in...Read More
This post was written by Matthew Murphy, Head of Cataloging and Metadata.
One of the many interesting aspects of the American Historical Manuscript Collection is the opportunity for new research it provides. One such item that would benefit from a deeper investigation is the June 16, 1821, affidavit of freedom for Benjamin Smith.
Little is known about Benjamin Smith, apart from his being a free-born African American man from King George County, Virginia. At the time of this...Read More
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