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 […]
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 […]
It has been busy as heck since school let out. Let me tell you. I thought I was ready to have the kiddos home all day (I’m working mostly out of the home office this summer), but even with well thought out activities, it is a lot of stop-and-start. I […]
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 […]
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 […]
Yes, it is our fella’s 132nd birthday today. In honor of Emmett’s birthday, here is a birthday serenade (that he might have actually heard): …and a silly card: Wherever you are, Emmett, Happy Birthday!