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It’s Magic! Ye Olde Hocus Pocus via the Library of Congress Blog [Shared]

It’s Magic! Ye Olde Hocus Pocus Read this entire book via Project Gutenberg Looking for a few good party tricks?  Perhaps pulling a card from your sleeve, or a smooth shell game, or even a captivating decapitation? Harry Houdini had … Continue reading

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Civics – 5 in a Series – Tracking Federal Legislation in Process with GovTrack.us

Tracking in-process legislation, especially at the Federal level, can be a bit difficult, but GovTrack.us has made it easier by listing bills in chronological order, Trending Bills in the news, and those bills of most interest to their users.  Too often we … Continue reading

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Part of our neighborhood as of 1955 [History]

I have been going down the rabbit hole of archives lately and came across this Sanborn Fire Insurance Map last updated in 1955. It is always fun to see what has changed and, in some cases, what has remained the … Continue reading

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Free to Use and Reuse: Historical Travel Pictures  | Free to Use and Reuse Sets via The Library of Congress

Take a century-old “grand tour” of the world in these historical travel images. This set is just a teaser from the stunning Photochrom Prints Collection. This collection features, in color, Europe, the Middle East, Canada, Asia and the South Pacific as … Continue reading

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Home School: Free to Use and Reuse: Maps of Cities via Library of Congress Blog

Cities grow, adapt and change, like all living things. The Library’s map collections show this in all sorts of unexpected ways, offering a vision of days gone by, of what “normal” once looked like.  We present you with some fascinating … Continue reading

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The Man Who Recorded The World via Library of Congress Blog

  For decades, Alan Lomax traveled across America, the Caribbean and Europe, with a recorder and a camera in hand, trying to document traditional folk cultures before they disappeared. Lomax was, in fact, the most famous American folklorist of the 20th century — … Continue reading

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