King Vulture, NZP, c. 1900, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Image no. MNH-17742.

Link Love: 5/8/2020

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.

Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch has announced a new digital portal for remote learning (--and for studying the National Zoo’s naked mole-rats all day long). [via Lonnie Bunch]

King Vulture, NZP, by Unknown, c. 1900, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, MNH-17742.

In honor of Migratory Bird Day, the National Zoo features some of its recent happy bird tales. [via National Zoo

Zzzzb zzzzb zzzb. What's that noise? Oh, it must be those new 3D scans of 17th- and 18th-century globes. [via Hyperallergic]

Commander Nicholas Hunter Heck (left) and Frank Neumann (right) of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Surve

Try your hand at these jigsaw puzzles from Smithsonian Libraries collections! [via SI Libraries]

Science librarian Alison Kelly travels through a century of lemon pie. [via Library of Congress

Smithsonian Magazine has debuted a weekly crossword feature! [via Brian Wolly]

Get your Sunday afternoon history kicks with Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks. [via Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History]

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