Posts Categorized: U. S. History

  • U. S. History, Uncategorized

    Map of the American Museum of Natural History

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    These are photographs of each page of a map that details the different exhibits in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, dated August 2015. My husband and I received this map when we entered the museum, and used it to navigate throughout the many levels. Each page details what a person… Read more »

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    TIME & Rolling Stone Front Covers

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    This digitized collection of historical ephemera focuses on the evolution of front covers of major magazines.  Through a comparative approach, this collection aims to evaluate the different tactics employed by Rolling Stone and TIME in their publications, including aspects such as intended audiences, the selection of people, events and phenomena to help represent a particular… Read more »

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    2004 Election Time Capsule

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    About this Historical Ephemera Project This project is meant to be a time capsule of the 2004 election. It is a small selection of items taken from a portfolio that held important items from newspapers regarding this election. It is taken from the standpoint of a 6th grade social studies student and what that student… Read more »

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    Wooden Crates

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    The Story: Being reared by a family of farmers, and farming being in our blood for generations, I was taught to appreciate oral and written history as well as pieces of tangible history. One of those pieces of tangible history was an appreciation for wooden crates—fruit crates including blueberry, apple, and orange, in addition to cheese… Read more »

  • Civil War, U. S. History

    Civil War telegrams

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    In only its second decade of regular use in the United States, the telegraph became a critical tool in carrying out the military efforts.  President Abraham Lincoln was particularly adept at utilizing the telegraph on the Union side. This small collection of four telegrams are representative of the thousands of telegram messages sent by military officials… Read more »