Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885). Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image no. SIA2008-2023

Link Love: 11/23/2018

Link Love: a weekly post with links to interesting videos and stories about archival issues, technology and culture, and Washington D.C. and American history.

A recent episode of Smithsonian’s Sidedoor podcast delves into Thanksgiving myths. [via Smithsonian Magazine

A new exhibit at the New York Public Library displays pages from the first book of photographs, botanist Anna Atkins’ Photographs of British Algae. [via the New York Times

Image of a blue background and white outlines of long algae with uneven, split-off ends.

Two historians working on behalf of the National Park Service explain how the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park Act, a bill awaiting consideration in the Senate, will enrich public understanding of the Reconstruction era. [via the New York Times]

With the release of a new LibGuide by the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, visual resources on American Indian history will be more discoverable than ever. [via infoDOCKET]

The first stage of the Virtual St Paul's Cathedral Project has been unveiled, allowing digital visitors to attend a 1622 sermon by John Donne. [via MOLA]

The longest-tenured employee of Baltimore City is a librarian! [via Baltimore Sun]

A new digital repository from the University of Toronto will provide access to records declassified under the Canadian Access to Information Act—and it will offer exhibits, too! [via Matthew Wiseman]

Computer scientists and military historians have launched Civil War Photo Sleuth, a web application that identifies faces from anonymous Civil War portraits. [via Slate]

Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)

For once, a truly useful piece of clickbait: a listicle of lesser-known public library offerings! [via Buzzfeed]

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