New-to-me from New Yorker, discovered via Kottke: A Woman’s Intimate Record of Wyoming in the Early Twentieth Century. “Between 1899 and her death, in 1962, [Lora Webb] Nichols created and collected some twenty-four thousand negatives documenting life in her small Wyoming town, whose fortunes boomed and then busted along with the region’s copper mines. What Nichols left behind might be the largest photographic record of this era and region in existence: thousands of portraits, still-lifes, domestic interiors, and landscapes, all made with an unfussy, straightforward, often humorous eye toward the small textures and gestures of everyday life.” The best word for this photography is “charming.” Absolutely unfussy but so full of detail and life.
The Calvert Journal: Get a glimpse of the joys and sorrows of life in 20th century Bulgaria. “The Bulgarian Visual Archive is an extraordinary collection of vintage photos spanning the 20th century. Viewers can flick through the archive on the project’s website, or discover it at a slower pace, via the Instagram account.”
PR Newswire: Gale Unveils New Archive on Far-Right Groups in America (PRESS RELEASE). “Gale, a Cengage company, has released the second installment of its Political Extremism and Radicalism series. Political Extremism and Radicalism: Far-Right Groups in America examines the history of radical right movements in the U.S. from 1850-2010s.”
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia: Priceless Collection Of 100-year-old Films Digitally Restored
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia: Priceless Collection Of 100-year-old Films Digitally Restored. “The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has digitally restored The Corrick Collection, containing 135 of the world’s earliest films, which formed part of the Corrick Family Entertainers variety act over 100 years ago. A selection of these priceless films will have a world premiere at Ten Days on the Island from 5-21 March 2021, to celebrate the Corricks’ connection with Tasmania. Further national and international screenings will be announced in coming months. Additionally, five films from The Corrick Collection are now available to audiences worldwide on the NFSA’s YouTube channel.”
Canterbury Museum: Twentieth Century Fashion Goes Online. “From fabulous frocks to everyday garments, Invercargill-born Mollie Rodie Mackenzie amassed one of New Zealand’s most comprehensive collections of twentieth century fashion. Almost half of the 2,000 collection items can now be seen online, as a tribute to Mollie who died last month in Queensland aged 100. The collection includes nearly 800 accessories such as hats, shoes, handbags, gloves, necklaces, scarves, belts and neckties that complement the hundreds of dresses, jackets and shirts – women’s, men’s and children’s – that Mollie collected in her lifetime.
Maidenhead Advertiser: Look back over hundreds of years of Advertiser and Express history in new online archive
Maidenhead Advertiser: Look back over hundreds of years of Advertiser and Express history in new online archive. “A digital archive launched today (Thursday) will allow people to delve into the pages of local history, some going back more than 200 years. The Baylis Media Ltd ePaper and Archive is an online portal which holds printed editions of the Advertiser from 1870, the Windsor Express from 1812 and the Slough Express from 1950.”
The Independent Florida Alligator: UF Libraries complete Alligator newspaper digitization. “You can now read the words of [University of Florida] student journalists dating back to 1912. Starting today, every copy of The Independent Florida Alligator will be accessible online after UF’s George A. Smathers Libraries worked to digitize archives.”
State Library of Massachusetts: Bird’s-Eye View Maps Are Now Online!. “The State Library has a large collection of bird’s-eye view maps that were digitized and are now available online! These maps illustrate with great detail aerial views of cities and towns in Massachusetts–much like what you can imagine a bird would see flying overhead!–with a few maps from other areas outside of Massachusetts. The online collection includes 120 maps so far, with many more to be added in the near future. Most maps date from the late 1800s up to the early 1900s.”
The Newberry: The Newberry Releases Digital Collection of 26,000 Early 20th-Century Postcards. “The Newberry has launched a digital archive of over 26,000 high-quality images of picture postcards produced by pioneering British company Raphael Tuck & Sons during the first half of the 20th century. Drawing on a vast archive of postcards received by the Newberry in 2016 and developed with the support of Leonard A. Lauder, the new digital collection provides users with a comprehensive body of material for investigating the ways in which British citizens formed and disseminated their perceptions of the world 100 years ago.”
Deseret News: U. Library digitizes 100 years of The Provo Herald. “The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library has digitized 100 years of editions of The Provo Herald — known today as the Daily Herald. The archive is available online and free to the public. Starting with 1909 and ending with 2009, the project, which is part of the Utah Digital Newspapers online repository, is one of the largest digitization efforts completed by the Marriott Library to date.”
Vanity Fair: Radhika Jones Introduces Vanity Fair’s Full Digital Archive. “Our elves have been coding for more than a year and a half to bring you a state-of-the-art, searchable presentation of the entire history of Vanity Fair, from its beginnings in 1913 to its revival in 1983 through to the present.”