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By Dana Wheeles on October 26, 2010
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 […]
By Dana Wheeles on October 20, 2010
October, with all its Halloween fun, has taken over NINES HQ this week. Our photo comes from the Library of Congress Daguerreotype Collection, and shows the Adams Family (no, not that Addams Family!) in 1846.
By jeanbauer on October 19, 2010
This post is written by Jean Bauer, a 2009-2010 NINES Graduate Fellow. It is with great pleasure, and no small amount of trepidation, that I announce the launch of the Early American Foreign Service Database (EAFSD to its friends). While the EAFSD has been designed as an independent, secondary source publication, it also exists symbiotically […]
By Dana Wheeles on October 11, 2010
From the Lawrence & Houseworth Collection at the Library of Congress, this image shows “The Cap of Liberty, 4,000 feet above Yo-Semite Valley and Nevada Fall, 700 feet high, Mariposa County.” This image was published in 1866, two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the bill that set aside Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa […]
By annieswafford on October 4, 2010
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.
By Dana Wheeles on October 4, 2010
***Edited, 10/11/2010 to correct DHSI tuition rates. The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, and preservation in different disciplines. As a sponsor for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2011, NINES is […]