Library of Congress

Rare Footage Reflects the Complications of Construction of Early Skyscrapers

This silent film, ‘The Skyscrapers of New York’ bears rare footage of the construction of a skyscraper from over one hundred years ago, shared by the …

Construction

The Military and Whiskey’s 250-Year Old Relationship

Watch the second episode of "Meals Ready to Eat," Darling Farm and 10th Mountain Whiskey.<p>Whiskey, as any enlistee will tell you, is popular among …

Ulysses S. Grant

Stars laud Tony Bennett’s career at tribute concert

May we all have a fraction of the charm, positivity and adrenaline of <b>Tony Bennett</b> at 91.<p>The legendary “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” crooner was honored Wednesday night at DAR Constitution Hall. A champion of the Great American Songbook, Bennett was feted with a two-hour, star-studded tribute …

Lifestyle

Sowing the Seeds of Victory

At the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, the United States remained on the sidelines as America continued to engage in commerce with European …

Gardening

The Tricky Origins of Turkey Day

(Image credit: Daniel Krall)<p><i>How the fall holiday wires got crossed.</i><p>Masked children roaming door-to-door, begging for treats. Well-lubricated adults …

Culture

Newly discovered painting shows Washington’s wartime tent

This photo shows a detail of a watercolor panorama of a Continental Army encampment that features the only known wartime depiction of George …

History

Moore’s Wife Spreads Fake News About Restaurant Where Alleged Assault Happened

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore was accused Monday of sexually assaulting a minor in the parking lot of a restaurant in 1977.<p>Moore’s …

Fake News

Pakistani woman in America

There is a vast difference between Pakistani and American societies in nearly all walks of life. However, we can find some commonalities as human …

Libraries

Congress taps into GIS

Geographic information systems can help members of Congress better serve their constituents by illustrating and mapping local issues.<p>Sen. James Risch …

Government Technology

Cleveland-Based Musicians, Record Company Teaming Up to Benefit Ohio ACLU

A Cleveland recording engineer -- who’s concerned about human rights -- is putting together a retro fundraiser for the ACLU of Ohio. Clint Holley has …

Donald Trump

Civil War, 1863-65 | History Hub

<b>“Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the</b> …

Military History

She Served In Vietnam, But 'Nobody Had Ever Welcomed Me Home'

In the late 1960s, Karen Offutt was a teenager and considered herself very patriotic. She got chills whenever she heard "The Star-Spangled Banner." At 18, she dropped out of nursing school to enlist in the Army and was deployed to Vietnam.<p>"I felt real proud to have the uniform on," Offutt, 68, told …

Vietnam Veterans

When Alexander Wished for a War

On 11 Nov 1769, a young clerk on the island of St. Croix wrote to his friend Edward Stevens, who had headed off to King’s College in New York.<br>As to …

Libraries

3 Fascinating Items in Abraham Lincoln's Newly Released Archives

The Abraham Lincoln collection in the Library of Congress just got a major boost. The 16th president’s full papers are now entirely available online …

Restaurants

Primary Source Pairings with Award-Winning Books

Home <b>›</b> Community <b>›</b> AASL National Conference & Exhibiton <b>›</b> <b>Primary Source Pairings with Award-Winning Books</b><p><i>on</i> 11/10/2017 • ( 0 )<p>Joanna Marek, right, talks …

Libraries

The Long Road to Civil Rights

Nearly 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans in Southern states still inhabited a starkly unequal world of …

Black History

The 15 Best Ways To Organize Your Bookshelves, According To Reddit Users

John Waters once famously suggested that if a potential paramour doesn't have any books in their home, you should probably, uh, leave. But for many …

Libraries

The Past is Present: A Reflection on Civil War Veterans | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

<i>The following is a guest post by Naomi Subotnick, Liljenquist Fellow, Prints and Photographs Division, Summer 2017.</i><p>This past summer, I worked as a …

Military History

Christie's Found a Copy of 'America's Birth Certificate' Previously Unknown to Have Existed

While America was founded in 1776, a recent find by Christie's auction house in London shows that the land of opportunity had been planned almost 270 …

Genealogy

Behind the curtain: Trump told Dems the tax plan is bad for him

When a dozen Senate Democrats met with two White House officials at the Library of Congress yesterday to discuss tax reform, President Trump called …

Politics

Pictures and Facts About the Presidents of the United States

The first president of the United States was sworn into office on April 30, 1789 and since then the world has seen a long line of American presidents …

History

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln with Full Color Images Now Available Online From Library of Congress

From LC:<p>Abraham Lincoln’s papers from his time as a lawyer, congressman and the 16th president are now online in full color in a new presentation …

Genealogy

Cutting off The Indy spites the public we serve

As a fledgling news source, we at The Indy were thrilled to be notified this week by the Library of Congress that we had been selected ”for inclusion …

Libraries

Axing Obamacare individual mandate would save $338 billion: CBO

Repealing Obamacare's individual mandate would give GOP lawmakers an additional $338 billion over 10 years to help pay for their proposed tax cuts.<p>The Congressional Budget Office updated its estimate Wednesday in response to lawmakers' interest. Republicans are considering axing the unpopular …

Health Care

The Lady from Montana | American Experience

Article<p>The Lady from Montana<p>On March 4, 1917, the 65th Congress convened, with one major difference: the very first congresswoman.<p>By Mary Walton<p>A few …

Political History

Spend a day with maps at the Library of Congress

The <b>Library of Congress</b> is going to the map next week.<p>Geographic Information Systems Day, or <b>GIS Day</b>, returns Nov. 14. The Library of Congress will …

Libraries

The British King Whose Corpse Exploded During His Funeral

<b>by Alex Carter</b><p>William the Conquerer was an unlikely king who reigned brutally and met an equally brutal end.<p>Born out of wedlock circa 1028 to Robert …

Culture

Library of Congress Encourages Public to Engage with Digital Resources via labs.loc.gov

The Library of Congress (LC) recently launched labs.loc.gov, a new online space that facilitates creative use of the Library’s digital collections. …

APIs

Advice on how to predict the future, from a professor whose job is to predict the future

For a futurist, Richard Watson has funny ideas about time. The British writer and lecturer teaches students, governments, and businesses “disruptive futurology,” or how to think about tomorrow, while rifling through month-old Sunday papers—in print!—skimming dated headlines.<p>When I met him, Watson …

The Future

Genealogy News Episode 110

Subscribe: Android | RSS<p>Welcome to the Genealogy News from Geneatopia<p>I’m Patty Roy, also known as Dinah Larkham in Second Life.<p>Today is Saturday …

Genealogy