On October 30th, archivists around the country will take to Twitter to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist.
This Puck cartoon was published in April 1901, the month before the Pan-American Exposition opened in Buffalo. John Bull, a personification of Great Britain, and Uncle Sam walk a group of world leaders through “a chamber of female horrors.”
Published in 1933, A Book of Americans takes on figures ranging from the “Indian” to Johnny Appleseed and Sam Houston. The poem dedicated to T.R. falls squarely between Robert Peary and Woodrow Wilson. Each poetic tribute is also accompanied by a woodcut illustration.
Frederick Jackson Turner was born on the rapidly diminishing Wisconsin frontier on November 14, 1861.
In Teddy Roosevelt & Leonard Wood: Partners in Command, John S.D. Eisenhower displays his deep fascination with presidential and military history.
Stereographs became popular in the 1850s, before the dawn of movies, but they were an early step at transporting the viewer away from a current moment and place.
A young Theodore Roosevelt observes a migrating flock of barn swallows in his Notes on Natural History.
Books and reading occupy a central place in the story of The Virginian.