Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dissecting F.S.A Photographs - Errol Morris Blog

This is another fascinating multi-part essay by filmmaker Errol Morris. This one pulls together F.S.A. photographer's travel records and outcast photographs to answer questions most wouldn't think to ask. Want to know more about the Arthur Rothstein "cow skull controversy?" Read Morris' blog at The New York Times online.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Exhibit of Old Pictures -- Reno: Biggest Little City in the World

The Nevada Historical Society launched a new permanent exhibit on the history of Reno at its Changing Gallery, next to the University of Nevada, Reno campus. NHS is at 1650 N. Virginia Street. For more information, call (775) 688-1190

Friday, July 3, 2009

Gettysburg: A Journey in Time -- A Top Civil War Book

William A. Frassanito's book Gettysburg: A Journey in Time uncovers facts about the famous Civil War battle through modern photographic exploration and a comparison to historic photographs from the same locations. TOCWOC Blog rates the book number seven on its Top 10 Gettysburg books list.

Ionia County Historical Society to Sell Framed Prints

Ionia County (Michigan) Historical Society is planning a digital archive to make searching for genealogical and other historical information easier. The archive plans to be ready for use by this fall along with a new gift shop selling replica memorabilia and historic photographs.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

4,000 Unclaimed Civil War Medals

West Virginia is looking for the decendents of Civil War soldiers who earned the unclaimed medals. For more information about the medals and how to claim them, visit the West Virginia State Archive's web site

On This Day in 1863, Battle of Gettysburg Begins

Read more about the Battle of Gettysburg at wikipedia.

Washington State Grants for Library Digital Archives

The Rural Heritage Project is providing grants to libraries across Washington state for the expansion of online digital collections.
Find out more at

America's Cup Contenders 1901

J.P. Morgan's yacht "Columbia" beat "Shamrock II" to win the 1901 America's Cup race. "Columbia" had previously won in 1899 against Sir Thomas Lipton's "Shamrock I."

Buy this and other America's Cup yachting photographs from Argent Editions.