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Psychedelic early color photos show a very sober Russian Empire

#NietFilter<p>In photography, like empire building, innovation is everything. Tsar Nicholas II learned this the hard way, but not before commissioning a …

Photography

Rare historical artifacts to be put on display in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Thousands of rare maps, manuscripts and other artifacts, including the 1493 publication of a letter Christopher Columbus wrote to Spain's king and queen describing his discoveries in the New World, are being donated to the University of Miami and Miami Dade College.<p>The Miami Herald …

Miami

People of the Russian Empire

The far-flung subjects of the Tsar<p>In 1864, young Ohioan George Kennan joined a crew of explorers scouting a possible telegraph route from the Bering Strait across Siberia to Europe as an alternative to a cable across the Atlantic.<p>After Kennan spent two years surveying frigid wilderness and …

Russia

Women's marches live updates: Millions march in L.A. and around the world following Trump's inauguration

A day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions nationwide and around the world marched in support of women's rights.<p>• Huge crowds converge on flagship Washington march.<p>• Hundreds of thousands at Los Angeles march alone<p>• Did you march? Tell us why.<p>• See the marches around the …

Women's Rights

Summer in Provincetown

Quiet lives at the end of Cape Cod<p>Nestled on the far northern tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown, Massachusetts is a tiny resort town which swells from 3,000 to 60,000 residents during the summer months.<p>Its deep harbor provided shelter for the <i>Mayflower</i> in 1620 and was the site of the Mayflower Compact’s …

American History

Interior Department reactivates Twitter accounts after shutdown following inauguration

WASHINGTON - The Interior Department reactivated its official Twitter accounts early Saturday after an abrupt shutdown following shares of two tweets during the inauguration the agency considered unsympathetic to President Trump.<p>National Park Service spokesman Thomas Crosson, whose agency retweeted …

National Parks

Women's Suffrage: Marching for Rights 100 Years Ago

Thousands of women today are taking to the streets of Washington demanding a greater voice for women in American political life and respect for women's rights as human rights, one day after President Donald Trump took the oath of the Oval Office-- but this isn't the first time. The demonstration …

Photojournalism

THE ORIGINAL BLACK ELITE

A lively work chronicling the growth of the educated African-American movers and shakers in Washington, D.C., on the brink of renewed Jim Crow laws.A …

Libraries

The Worst Presidential Inaugurations, Ranked

Recent presidential installation ceremonies have been studiously planned and free of major disasters. It hasn’t always been so.<p><i>With malice toward none</i>. <i>The only thing we have to fear</i>. <i>Ask what you can do for your country</i>.<p>Presidential inaugurations will, at their best, inspire their audiences—not just …

Libraries

Presidential Flashback: Scenes From Inaugurations Past

From Buchanan, sworn into power in 1857, to Obama in 2013, take a look at historical inaugurations of past presidents of the United States.

Libraries

Women’s March draws comparison to inauguration protest from more than 100 years ago – Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of women are expected to flood the streets of Washington D.C. to defend their autonomy during the Women’s March on Washington. More than 100 years ago, a similar event took place in the nation’s capital — the day before the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson. On March …

Libraries

Kentucky Chaos

The Battle of Mill Springs <i><br>By Sam Smith</i><p><b>“I will have to make the fight on the ground I now occupy.”</b><p>Old ravines meandered through the chilly landscape. …

American History

10 First Time Things You have To Do In Washington, D.C. - Hand Luggage Only - Travel, Food & Photography Blog

• shares<p>Nestled on the East Coast of the United States, Washington D.C. is a capital city that’s perfect for a first-time visit to the east coast. This …

Travel

Trump’s inaugural speech was a sharp break with past — and his party

Donald Trump began his presidency with blunt, searing talk about a crippled nation in dire need of bold, immediate action. Breaking with more than two centuries of inaugural ­address history, the new president made clear, in case anyone had not yet gotten it, that his will be a very different …

American History

California's Rep. Dana Rohrabacher throws a big inaugural ball at the Library of Congress

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) toasted Donald Trump's inauguration with a ball of his own — the Liberty Ball — at the Library of Congress.<p>Balls and galas are commonly thrown by states or political organizations to mark the inauguration of a new president, but it's fairly unusual for a single …

Libraries

See the Evolution of Protests in Washington

In 1894, they came to Washington to demand a solution to unemployment. Led by Jacob Coxey, they contributed a not-so-flattering term to the American …

Photojournalism

Carla Hayden Thinks Libraries Are a Key to Freedom

<b>Most librarians of Congress haven’t actually previously been librarians. What’s the best preparation for this role?</b> There have been two other librarians of the 14 total — we’ve had historians, we’ve had lawyers — but the main theme has been an interest in ideas and knowledge and a belief in that. …

Libraries

Trump Staffer Says Kanye West Is Not “Traditionally American” Enough to Perform at Inauguration

That is some interesting verbiage.<p>Many cynics will tell you that the key to politics is learning how to spin a good euphemism—and though <b>Donald Trump</b> has yet to grasp that art, he has, indeed, filled his orbit with a small collection of people who have mastered it. Case in point? Presidential …

Libraries

How To Make The Perfect Protest Sign

For those making protest signs for the Women's March on Saturday, more than a hundred years of women marching offer ample poster inspiration.<p>On Saturday, the Women's March on Washington is expected to bring more than 200,000 people to the capital to protest the newly inaugurated President Trump. In …

Graphic Design

Trump will take the oath of office with his hand on two bibles

Thomas Barrack Jr., chairman of Trump’s inaugural committee, said in a statement earlier this week that the president-elect “is humbled to place his …

Apologetics

All the Presidents’ Children: White House Children Throughout History

Presidential children hold a unique place in the American spotlight—witnessing history up close, learning about the presidency at the dinner table …

Barack Obama

Washington, D.C., was not actually built on a swamp

Word spread Tuesday that moving trucks had arrived at the home in Kalorama newly purchased by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. They’ll live around the corner from the Obamas, and not far from the giant home, formerly the Textile Museum, purchased by Washington Post owner Jeffrey P. Bezos (Woodrow …

George Washington

8 Things You Should Know About Kalorama, Washington, D.C.

Here's what makes it so desirable.<p>What's so special about Kalorama, the Washington, D.C. locale that in recent weeks has added the Obama family, Jeff Bezos, and Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to the ranks of its residents?<p>"Spectacular 'period' turn-of-the-century architecture and grand city homes," …

Real Estate

An Odd and Obsolete 19th-Century Nickname Map of the American States

Library of Congress This nickname map, printed as a promotional item by the livestock supply company H.W. Hill & Co. in 1884, is a wildly haphazard …

Libraries

A history of inaugural fashion – in pictures

The new first lady will have her work cut out to trump her predecessors’ frocks, including those of Mary Todd Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton

Libraries

The Women’s Suffrage March of 1913: The Parade That Overshadowed Another Presidential Inauguration a Century Ago

On Friday, a person who has insulted, demeaned, and threatened tens of millions of the country’s citizens will take the oath of office for the …

Cool Stuff

Trump will be sworn in on two very special Bibles

The Democratic representatives who will be boycotting President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural are going to be missing out on a remarkable ceremony with two very special Bibles.<p>One will be from his own family, given to him by his mother, and the other will be President Lincoln’s Bible.<p>More from USA …

Libraries

Evidence for The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln

The People at the Polls 1860-1864 <i><br>By Larry Tagg; Hallowed Ground Magazine, Summer 2009</i><p>"The illustrious Honest Old Abe has continued during the last …

American History

CloudFuze Transfers 500TB for a Leading Media Companys Customers in Record Time - Company Transferred Data Equivalent of 50 Times Library of Congress in just 15 days

Company News: Page (1) of 1 - 01/18/17<p>January 18, 2017 --<p>The provider of seamless connectivity to a growing universe of public, private and hybrid …

Cloud Computing

Extremely Real-Looking Fake $100 Bills Is Money To Burn Like A Gangster

Jason Lazarus January 17, 2017<p>WARNING: DO NOT Try To Spend These Remarkable New-Style Prop $100 Bills<p>If we don’t say something now, then as sure as …

Money