Image of the Week: Victorian sheet music

This sheet music for “I come! I come!”  by J. Z. Hesser came with a “portrait” of Queen Victoria, which seems to be distantly descended from George Hayter’s state portrait.

Image of the Week: Portrait of a Housekeeper

In honor of this past weekend’s U.S. premiere of Downton Abbey’s Season 3, this week’s image is an ambrotype from the Museum of Photographic Arts Collections depicting a woman dressed as a housekeeper. On the other half of the frame, we see the fence and gate to a large house – perhaps the very one […]

Image of the week for a happy new year

Happy New Year from these dapper folks and all of us here at NINES!

Image of the Week: The Visit of Saint Nicholas


Image of the Week: Whittier’s study

From the Pageant of America collection at the New York Public Library, NINES offers this glimpse into the study of Fireside Poet John Greenleaf Whittier, and the “Desk upon which Snow-Bound and other poems were written.”

New resource: BRANCH

New resource: BRANCH

NINES is happy to announce the integration of a new resource: Britain, Represention, And Nineteenth-Century History (BRANCH), edited by Dino Franco Felluga. The site provides users with a free, expansive, searchable, reliable, peer-reviewed, copy-edited, easy-to-use overview of the period 1775-1925. And thanks to its site structure, BRANCH offers users an innovative approach to history itself, […]

Image + text: the Gettysburg Address

  To accompany this week’s image, NINES Fellow Elizabeth Fox assembled all five copies of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address into one comparison set in Juxta Commons and collated them to see how they differ.  Use the embed window below to peruse a heat map of this collation, with the Nicolay Copy as the base text. […]

Using the Critical Apparatus in Digital Scholarship

[cross-posted from the Juxta blog]      As the Juxta R&D team has worked to take the desktop version of our collation software to the web, I’ve found myself thinking a great deal about the critical apparatus and its role when working with digital (digitized?) texts. In the thumbnails above, you can see a page image from […]