Tag Archives: Library of Congress

A Sassy ‘Stache

Among the things I love about the Library of Congress Flickr Stream’s collection of news photos from the 1910s is the really marvelous window it provides for looking at world events on relatively personal terms. Interspersed with formal portraits of generals … Continue reading

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Time-Slices for Violin and Accompaniment

One of the things I really love about the Library of Congress Flickr stream’s collection of images from the early 20th C. (News in the 1910s) is that it provides a vivid reminder (as if one needed it) of the … Continue reading

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How To Work A Hat

Today’s trip to the Library of Congress Flickr Stream is instructional in nature, with particular regard to applied haberdashery. Your instructor in the fine art of hattery today is the brilliant Luisa Tetrazzini, late 19th/early 20th Century coloratura soprano and … Continue reading

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Belly Up To The Bar, Folks!

So it’s come to this: I have taken a Summer Job. I haven’t really done that in a long time. I mean, usually I do have plenty of work to do in the summers — I play weddings, I play … Continue reading

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Well, HellOOOOO, sailor!

Because I very badly need to smile today, let’s look at a cool picture. Huzzah to that acrobatic French sailor on the Amiral Aube! This is totally what I’m going to do when the semester finally ends — except, you … Continue reading

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Getting My Wordsworth On

The Library of Congress Flickr Stream never disappoints, and often truly delights. Today, let’s look at some recently posted images of Tintern Abbey, and come over all poetic-like. These photochrom prints are beautiful — the result of coloring black and white … Continue reading

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