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Chapter 165: I Became Addicted

March 24, 2022Chevy Chase, Maryland Though I’ve loved working on Emmett Wilson’s story for (almost) ten years, I’ve had trouble writing up some of the sections of his story. Most of the problem has been a lack of complete information at any one time. The way the pieces of Emmett’s […]

Chapter 7: Library of Congress

It was chilly that June afternoon in the Library of Congress as I waited in line to speak to an archivist, and tried to surreptitiously unpeel the t-shirt off my clammy back. (One of the beauties of living in the D.C. metro area is having world-class research libraries literally a […]

Voice From the Past

If you’ve ever listened to historic recordings found at the National Jukebox (the Library of Congress’ recording archive), you know the recorded tunes or speech can be rough, or hard to hear. Or, as in this example, as featured yesterday on NPR’s All Things Considered, creepy. Thomas Edison created a […]

Civil War Stereographs at the LOC

For those who have kept up with the activities surrounding the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, check this out: “The Library of Congress has acquired 540 rare and historic Civil War stereographs from the Robin G. Stanford Collection. The first 77 images are now online, including 12 stereographs of […]