Image of the Week: St. Patrick’s Day Parade

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, we’re presenting an image of a St. Patrick’s Day parade in NYC from the early 1900s!

Image of the Week: Odd Thanksgiving Traditions

In honor of Thanksgiving last week, today’s image of the week is of a Thanksgiving masking event from the early 1900s.  For Thanksgiving masking, children would be dressed as beggars and would go door to door asking for pennies or apples.  

Image of the Week: Women and Science!

In honor of the recent discovery that neutrinos might travel faster than the speed of light, thus overturning much of physics as we know it, today’s image of the week is a photograph of women using microscopes in a science class at the turn of the century.

Music and Digital Humanities

[Joanna Swafford is a NINES Fellow for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 years and a Ph.D. Candidate in English at the University of Virginia.] In keeping with survey style of my previous post, I thought it would be helpful for this post to address the manifold uses of digital humanities in music. I became interested in […]

Photo of the Week: A Special Wedding Cake

In honor of the royal wedding coming up on Friday, today’s photo of the week comes from the George Grantham Bain Collection and shows the wedding cake for Woodrow Wilson’s daughter from 1913.  

Photo of the Week: Happy Valentine’s Day!

In the interests of humor and this holiday, enjoy this photo from the Library of Congress’ collection, lovingly entitled “You amorous little upstart,  I’ll teach you not to hug married men.”

The Neophyte’s Guide to Web Design and Digital Humanities

[Joanna Swafford is a NINES Fellow for the 2010-2011 year and a Ph. D. Candidate in English at the University of Virginia.] Before becoming a NINES fellow, I had a bit of experience with digital humanities, primarily through my work doing digital transcriptions of the Madison and Adams papers through the Virginia Foundation for the […]

Photo of the Week: Suffragettes in New York

This photo of the week depicts suffragettes in New York on parade, holding umbrellas with slogans to make their case.  Check out this experimental set of photos from the George Grantham Baines collection to see this and other equally interesting images.