Cover of the Gnu Yak Times, 1994, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 12-091, Image no. SIA2012-1674.

Link Love: 8/20/2021

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

Historian Holly Gruntner revisits a 19th-century botanist’s pro-unicorn argument. [via Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture]

Mark up Library of Congress images with the new LC Labs project Speculative Annotation! [via Library of Congress]

Four Boston-area Black women leaders reflect on Phillis Wheatley’s legacy on the 250th anniversary of her baptism. [via Revolutionary Spaces]

A six-string, semi-acoustic guitar has a light brown maple body photographed on a black background.

Go-go photographer Chip Py’s photo collection is now part of the DC Public Library’s People’s Archive! [via Washingtonian

Luke McKernan of the British Library discusses the challenges of digitizing and making available millions of historic newspaper pages. [via Society for the Study of Labour History

"Bonnie made the first trip. . .but Azy made the news!" The story of Azy's escape from the O line in

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has acquired hundreds of photographs made in early African American portrait studios. [via Julie Golia

For Xiao Qi Ji’s first birthday, look back at a few of the panda cub’s biggest milestones! [via Smithsonian Voices]

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