The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 7/2/2010
by Catherine Shteynberg on July 2, 2010
- What happens when you mix baseball cards with famous photographers? I’m loving Mike Mandel’s 1975 Baseball Photographer Trading Cards project posted over at Fans in a Flashbulb.
- The Tenement Museum in downtown New York has just created an impressive online photo archive from their collections. From anti-child labor protests to folk dancing on the Lower East Side, there’ some good stuff in there.
- Going back even further in time, London Lives is a new online archive that gives insight into 18th century everyday life in England via over 240,000 manuscripts and printed pages from criminal records, coroner’s reports, court orders, and the like.
- The “last great paper trail”—an archive of author John Updike’s papers is in the works [via More Intelligent Life].
- Polaroid auctioned off much of its collections recently, but in the meantime, Lady Gaga and Poloaroid team up to add her portrait to the MIT Museum’s Polaroid archive.
- Dear George, it's not you it's me. We've had fun, but I can't pretend it's still working when it's not. It's over. @mindlessfunk Can you reduce the Declaration of Independence into a single Tweet? Try your luck or check out others' efforts at #TinyDeclaration.
- Teehee. I just discovered “Facial Hair Friday” at Prologue—one of the National Archives’ blogs. I was particularly impressed with this neard (neck beard). And speaking of beards, we’ve got some pretty good ones on the Smithsonian’s Flickr Commons:
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