24 September 2009

Archive magic

The Library of Congress' American Memory collection is a great online source of materials. To demonstrate, I have pulled a few examples from Boston. They illustrate how even some innocuous sites may have a special history.

Here is Harry Houdini preparing for his Harvard Bridge jump...

There are quite a few available aero-maps of Boston.

And the Revolutionary Era maps of the city are revealing.

And HABS/HAER has drawings and photos.
Explore and enjoy.

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