Monthly Archives: December 2011

70 Years: The Day That Will Live in Infamy

The following day President Roosevelt requested (and immediately received) a Congressional declaration of war on Japan in what has become known as his Day of Infamy speech.  That same day, the Archive of American Folk Song (now the Archive of Folk … Continue reading

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May It Be To The World… The Signal of Arousing Men to Burst the Chains: Thomas Jefferson’s Last Letter

Titled The Last Letter of the Illustrious Statesman Thomas Jefferson, Esq. / Author of the declaration of Independence: / Being His Answer to Join the Citizens of Washington in Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of American Independence, the fascinating Broadside pictured … Continue reading

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Walk in the Clouds: Samuel Bourne’s Photographs of “Cashmere” and the Himalayas

  The photographs scattered throughout this post and all from a spectacular, circa 1867, finely bound, large folio album. Each is an original, stunningly beautiful, large format Albumen photograph of the Himalayan Mountains and the region of Kashmir by the … Continue reading

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