The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 7/22/2011
by Catherine Shteynberg on July 22, 2011
- I couldn’t resist this collection of beautiful butterfly and creepy crawly engravings from BibliOdyssey this week.
- The Smithsonian has created a new Facebook page in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, which we’ll regularly be contributing to. Hop on over and like the page!
- Apparently, it was not only illegal, but criminal for women to vote! Photos uncovered by the UK’s National Archives show that police actually spied on suffragettes. Be sure to check out the slideshow.
- Former director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative, Merry Foresta, has curated a show at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum entitled, Little Pictures Big Lives: Snapshots from the Archives of American Art. Check out the exhibition, and then share your own personal snapshots with them on Flickr.
- The Smithsonian’s Secretary is sharing his travel journal from a recent visit to Haiti, where Smithsonian experts are heading up a Cultural Recovery Center in Port au Prince, Haiti, to help recover and restore that nation’s rich artistic and cultural heritage.
- We told you earlier that Owney the Dog would be having a makeover. Check out his big reveal at the National Postal Museum. I can also personally recommend Owney’s witty Twitter feed, where I’m sure he’ll be keeping fans posted on his new look.
- Any of our readers working in Archives have George Washington material in their collections? The Papers of George Washington Project has put out a call for archives to share this information with them.
- Grateful Dead fans (I’ll admit to having a soft spot for them!)? On October 11th Smithsonian Folkways Recordings will release the “Mickey Hart Collection” to preserve the Grateful Dead percussionist's music:
“Smithsonian Folkways Presents: The Mickey Hart Collection,” Courtesy of Smithsonian Videos and Smithsonian Folkways.
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