Newly Peer-Reviewed: The Vault at Pfaff’s

Congratulations to Edward Whitley, Rob Weidman and the team at The Vault at Pfaff’s for the site’s peer review and aggregation with NINES. This resource, which has been available on the web since 2006, examines Charles Pfaff’s popular beer cellar in nineteenth-century New York, and the creative individuals who patronized it. This site offers more […]

Photo of the Week: ‘Laying low the mighty redwood’

This stunning panoramic shot of redwood tree harvesting in Humboldt County, California illustrates just how thoroughly ideas about ecology and conservation have changed since the turn of the twentieth century. This image may have represented the boldest and brightest future for American industry at one time; today it is enough to make the most apathetic […]

Photograph of the Week: the balloons of 1889’s Paris Exposition

From one of the newest additions to NINES, the Tissandier Collection of photos and prints at the Library of Congress, this image shows the interior of the largest of the buildings constructed for the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Balloon aircraft were popular attractions at this event, affording aerial views of the newly constructed Eiffel […]

Photo of the Week: Washoe Indians, The Chief’s Family

This photograph, published in 1866, is from the Lawrence & Houseworth Collection at the Library of Congress. One of the library’s earliest acquisitions, this collection depicts scenes from California and Nevada, including mining operations, major settlements and scenic views of the region published by the San Francisco publishing firm.

Photo of the Week: Daguerreotype of San Francisco, c. 1850

This daguerreotype of Portsmouth Square in San Francisco was taken sometime in the early 1850s, most certainly before June 22, 1851. The characteristic hills of San Francisco are remarkably bare and open in contrast to the city today. Here’s a recent 360 degree panorama of the square for comparison. More daguerreotypes like this one can […]

Collecting NINES results in Zotero

The most recent update to Collex includes a new feature that serves up Zotero-friendly metadata for all of NINES objects in search results, tag lists and Publication groups. This is the first in a series of development tasks in which we hope to better integrate NINES with the superb Firefox plug-in created by the Center […]

New resource: The Old Bailey Online

18thConnect and NINES are happy to announce our newest resource: The Old Bailey Online, a fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court. In all, The Old Bailey Online brings more than 104,000 full-text objects into […]

Over 100,000 new objects added

In the last month we’ve been busy adding new resources, bringing our tally up to 636,265 (148,868 full text). Two of these,¬† the English Short Title Catalogue and the Past Masters British Philosophy 1600-1900, are the first sites to be shared with our sister site, 18thConnect (coming online in July 2010) and represent an exciting […]

More Victorian resources from Past Masters

We’ve been steadily working on bringing in more resources from the stellar Past Masters series from Intelex. Our newest installments include: The Diaries of William Gladstone, the authoritative Oxford University Press edition of Gladstone’s diaries, (edited by M. R. D. Foot and H. C. G. Matthew). This remarkable collection includes over 20,000 new objects! Click […]