By Emma Schlosser on February 20, 2013
This chromolithograph, produced in 1880, depicts the 1863 Chattanooga Campaign of the Civil War. After a series of successful attacks led by U.S. Grant on November 23-24, the Federals would hold the “Gateway to the Lower South” until the end of the War. For more Civil War artwork, check out the Library of Congress Civil […]
By Emma Schlosser on February 8, 2013
Last week, for my American Modernist poetry class, I was assigned to read Wallace Stevens’ “Sunday Morning” and to write a short response. Prior to this semester I had little to no exposure to Stevens’ oeuvre, yet after a week of reading his poetry, I felt myself growing into an enthusiast. Feeling more at ease […]
By Emma Schlosser on February 4, 2013
Now that football season is officially over, we can look forward to enjoying America’s pastime. In honor of African American History Month, here’s a photograph of Morris Brown College’s baseball team, circa 1899 or 1900. Courtesy of the Daniel Murray Collection from the Library of Congress.
By Emma Schlosser on November 7, 2012
Here is an illuminated page from a 1910 edition of Shelley’s lesser known poem “The Sensitive Plant.” This ornate (and perhaps a bit ostentatious) illustration of Shelley’s non-canonical poem reminds us of the value once attached to literature now overlooked. Courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Gallery.
By Emma Schlosser on October 10, 2012
After hearing an NPR interview on Columbus Day with Timothy Egan, author of Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, I decided to share a particularly striking example of Curtis’ work. Curtis’ portraits, taken at the beginning of the twentieth century, document and commemorate the lives and […]