This post was written by Marybeth Kavanagh, Reference Archivist
As a previous blog post has explained, Yellowstone National Park was established by Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone was the first National Park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. So we're celebrating by sharing these stunning images taken by photographer William Henry Jackson.
Jackson took these photographs as part of the...Read More
This post was written by Joseph Ditta, Manuscript Reference Archivist.
Richard "Dick" Gosman (1875-1946) was born and raised on a farm in Blissville, Queens (the site is now occupied by Amtrak's Sunnyside rail yard). Between the ages of ten and fourteen (1886-1889) he produced several handcrafted periodicals, of which his monthly People's Paper ran the longest, from January 1887 through at least February 1888. Dick copied stories from printed journals like Harper's Young People and Golden Days for Boys...Read More
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