Tag Archives: library of congress

“I’m just a bill.” “I’m just a cartoon!”

Sometimes, people think that I research animated cartoons, because I forget to specify which category I actually study (editorial / political / cartographical!). But there’s lots of overlap in all sorts of cartoons, anyhow, as these examples about legislative bills … Continue reading

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Swipes File #25: Leaks

Today, let’s look at some leaky pipes: Image courtesy of the McCord Museum. Image courtesy of the McCord Museum. (Sorry, I’m getting lazy and doing screen captures for things that aren’t essential to my dissertation. It’s go time! Crunch time? … Continue reading

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[Insert obligatory Valentine’s Day post.]

On this day, I give to you one of the oldest Valentine’s Day cards (circa 1800) available from the digitized archives of United States Library of Congress: Inside: “To Margaret, let friendship boast [imperial] sway, your eyes his power/[?]; when … Continue reading

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Swipes File #18: Mirror Mirror

The Comics Journal had an interesting feature called the “swipes file” where they showed two comics or cartoons by different creators with very similar formatting. In that spirit, I offer a series of mash-ups (or possibly swipes) on similar topics … Continue reading

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Lest we forget.

Recessional God of our fathers, known of old— Lord of our far-flung battle line— Beneath whose awful hand we hold Dominion over palm and pine— Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget! The tumult … Continue reading

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My First Washington History Seminar

At a recent Washington History Seminar in the Woodrow Wilson Center, I learned that the United States is getting kicked out of UNESCO for failing to pay our dues for the third time. Good teamwork (* trigger warning if you have principles … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury is credited with saying: “I don’t believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don’t have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. … Continue reading

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