By Sarah Storti on February 25, 2013
I couldn’t decide which of these wonderful images to post this week, so lucky you: double image post today. The above comes from the Frances Benjamin Johnson Collection, part of the Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs Division. We may have a while to go until Easter, but I thought you might want to start […]
By Sarah Storti on February 20, 2013
A long, long time ago I wrote a blog post about how this year’s NINES Fellows were going to be working on a digital project called The Shelley-Godwin Archive. Back then we were particularly excited about the project because it was going to be a collaborative one–we needed to figure out how (or whether!) two groups […]
By Sarah Storti on October 1, 2012
Hello there, dear reader. It feels strange to be writing to you on the NINES site, instead of on the UVa Scholars’ Lab blog where I spent all of last year as a fellow in the brand-new Praxis Program. It feels particularly déjà vu-ish to be writing about collaboration, because that was pretty much all […]
By Sarah Storti on September 26, 2012
These precious children are using box cameras, first developed in the nineteenth century. The image comes from the Frances Benjamin Johnston collection, part of the Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs Online Catalog. You can search for more images in the Library of Congress’s collections via NINES!
By Sarah Storti on April 4, 2011
From the fantastic Frances Benjamin Johnston collection via the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. This led me to revisit Johnston’s 1897 article for the Ladies’ Home Journal, “What a Woman Can Do With a Camera” : “To those ambitious to do studio portraiture I should say, study art first and photography afterward, if […]
By Sarah Storti on March 7, 2011
[Sarah Storti is a NINES Fellow for the 2010-2011 year and an MA Candidate in English at the University of Virginia.] Many interesting questions about the project have been posed already, by people who apparently do have Twitter (unlike me… see the first half of this post from 2/24). I really enjoyed Brian Croxall’s post […]
By Sarah Storti on February 24, 2011
[Sarah Storti is a NINES Fellow for the 2010-2011 year and an MA Candidate in English at the University of Virginia.] Criticism, skepticism, and healthy resistance are all very well and good, but I must say that in spite of my determined efforts to maintain a critical distance from Google, the company does tend to […]
By Sarah Storti on February 21, 2011
Now that highs are beginning to reach into the 70s, it only seems appropriate to share this photo from the Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection via the Library of Congress, titled “Pastoral Play, the Oaks, Spring.” Inspiring, n’est-ce pas? Now get out there in your flowing gowns and perform some pastoral drama!