Tag Archives: Library of Congress

picture of the day: Geronimo



Geronimo

Geronimo (June 16, 1829?February 17, 1909) was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache. For over 25 years, Geronimo fought against the U.S.’s encroachment on his tribal lands and people.

Photo: Library of Congress (1886)

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World War I Recruiting Poster



World War I Recruiting Poster

This World War I U.S. Navy recruiting poster was created by bartist Howard Chandler Christy in 1917.

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picture of the day: President Lincoln at Antietam



President Lincoln at Antietam
President Lincoln stands between Allan Pinkerton and Major General John A. McClernand in Antietam, Maryland in October 1862.

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picture of the day: Harry Houdini Weds



Harry Houdini Weds
Legendary magician and escape artist Harry Houdini married Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner on June 22, 1894. When they met, he was a virtually unknown magician and she was performing as one of the Floral Sisters at the Sea Beach Palace, West Brighton Beach, New York. They were married for over thirty years.

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today’s image: Civil War Soldier Col. Alfred N. Duffie, 1st Rhode Island Cavalry, U.S.A



Civil War Soldier
Col. Alfred N. Duffie, 1st Rhode Island Cavalry, U.S.A. is poses for a photo during the American Civil War. Note the flag in the tent behind him.

Photo: Library of Congress

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pod-0520Amelia Earhart Flies Across the Atlantic Ocean On May 20, 1932.

Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Ireland, to become the first woman fly solo across the Atlantic. In this June 21, 1932 photo, President Herbert Hoover is shown presenting the gold medal of the National Geographic Society to Earhart in Washington DC. , in recognition of her solo flight. Photo: Library of Congress – See more at: http://www.historynet.com/picture-of-the-day#sthash.CaXwBnLB.dpuf

 

Image of the day: Charles Lindbergh



Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh works on engine of ‘The Spirit of St. Louis’ in 1927.

Photo: Library of Congress

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Picture of the day


Civil War Pose Captain Cunningham — one of General T.F. Meagher’s staff — poses for a photo in Bealton, Virginia in August 1863. Photo: Library of Congress – See more at: http://www.historynet.com/picture-of-the-day#sthash.4JzKBOlM.dpuf

today’s picture: Amos Two Bulls



Amos Two Bulls

Amos Two Bulls, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, poses for photographer Gertrude K?sebier in 1901.

Photo: Library of Congress

today’s image: Portrait of Auguste Rodin



Portrait of Auguste Rodin

In 1905, photographer Gertrude K?sebier captures the profile of artist and sculputer Auguste Rodin in Meudon, France.

Photo: Library of Congress

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today’s image: The Monitor vs. the Merrimack (Image Published by Currier & Ives, c1862 (Library of Congress))



The Monitor vs. the Merrimack

Two armored ships face off for the first time as the turreted Union ironclad Monitor engages Virginia — a Confederate casemate ram built on the salvaged hull of the former Union steam frigate Merrimack — at the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862.

Image Published by Currier & Ives, c1862 (Library of Congress)

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AARON COPLAND: APPALACHIAN SPRING: Great compositions/performances


AARON COPLAND: APPALACHIAN SPRING

quotation: Pleasure bought with pains, hurts. Aesop


Pleasure bought with pains, hurts.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss

quotation: Better no rule than cruel rule. Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


Better no rule than cruel rule.

Aesop (620 BC560 BC) Discuss

quotation: Fine feathers don’t make fine birds. Aesop


Fine feathers don’t make fine birds.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss

Great Compositions/Performances: Mendelssohn / Frank Pelleg, 1954: Quartet in B minor for Piano and Strings, Op. 3


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Mendelssohn / Frank Pelleg, 1954: Quartet in B minor for Piano and Strings, Op. 3

Frank Pelleg (1910-1968) is joined by Peter Rybar (1913-2002, violin), Heinz Wigand (viola), and Antonio Tusa (cello) — all members of the Winterthur String Quartet — in this 1954 recording of the first movement of the Mendelssohn piano quartet in B minor, Op. 3. I created this video from the LP depicted above, issued on the Concert Hall Society label, serial number E4KP 1420, Concert Hall release H-5.

Movement 1: Allegro molto
Movement 2: Andante
Movement 3: Allegro molto
Movement 4: Finale – Allegro vivace

(Note: Late last year I had uploaded this performance in four separate segments.)

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More from Mendelssohn:

Arthur Grumiaux, 1974: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 – Complete – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LURD7h…

Mendelssohn / Igor Oistrakh: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 – Movement 1, early 1950s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igqdql…
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Details about this LP are available at the Library of Congress website here: http://lccn.loc.gov/r54000657

More information about Pelleg here: http://www.doremi.com/pelleg.html

Rybar’s obituary is available for review here:http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2002/o…

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Oh Freedom!



A Negro Spiritual with pictures from the Library of Congress and National Archives. I decided on this Spiritual after researching the National Archives for photographs of Slavery. This is a topic I felt should not be ignored, nor exploited, rather remembered lest we repeat history.

 

Don’t Try To Remember everything…Research Instead…VIRTUALLY


A 2x3 segment panoramic view of the Great Hall...

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My proffessors tought me a valuable lesson… may be the most valuable lesson of all:

  

  

  

  

DON’T EVEN ATTEMPT TO LEARN EVERYTHING BE HEART: THE REAL SKILL OF A UNIVERSITY GRADUATE, IS… TO BE ABLE TO TAP INTO THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE, TO KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR INFORMATION, AND HOW TO MAKE IT USER FRIENDLY”. ALways can visit a library. for instance visit this one:

The Library Of Congress Online: 
http://catalog.loc.gov/,

I mean I was able to find telephone books from Romania, from 1925, and 1958; I was able to find my address and telephone number, and my great grand parents business, adresses, etc. One can find, that which one is searching for: literally.          

 

Well in those times we were talking libraries, today we’re talking virtual libraries: Create one of your own: Start today, start now, by adding this acronym finder and acronym attic list to your new library, of your congress, of your choice:

http://www.acronymfinder.com/RSS.html

http://www.acronymattic.com/