The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 2/21/2014
by Mitch Toda on February 21, 2014
- For all you parents of toddlers out there - A 19th century lithographer's alphabet made up of sweeping landscapes is available from the British Museum. [via Colossal]
- Breaking stereotypes, photographer Matika Wilbur, is on a journey to document people from the more than 560 federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States by photographing them as they want to be depicted. [via Lens, New York Times]
- When it comes to remembering, there is a marked difference between a physical object and a digital one. [via The Signal: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- Coming to you from WCAI Cape and Island NPR Station, an interview with Research Associate, Marcel LaFollette!
- To the surprise of some, librarians are a diverse group of people and photographer Kyle Cassidy proved just that after spending some time taking portraits of librarians at the American Library Association's midwinter meeting in Philadelphia. [via Behold, Slate]
- Talk about institutional knowledge, Bill Bonner, archivist at National Geographic, is responsible for the 8 million photographs in their vintage collection and has personally handled each and every one. [via PetaPixel]
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