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Architectural Siblings? Hotels Tupelo and Pinehurst

I recently was perusing the Boston Public Library’s Tichnor Brothers Collection.  This collection contains approximately 25,000 office proofs of postcards of the United States published by the Boston firm Tichnor Brothers Inc.   351 more words

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The Internship Experience: It’s What You Make of It (And What Others Make of It)

By Rebecca Schmitt, M.A. Student, Department of History


Rebecca Schmitt photo-documenting the Kathryn M. Lee, an oyster schooner currently undergoing restoration

For any graduate student in public history or historic preservation programs, probably the most nerve-racking requirement is the internship. 1,417 more words

Suzassippi's Mississippi: Former Union County Training School

Although the Union County Training School for African Americans got its start in 1912, when the New Albany School Board purchased the site, the school operated from the former Baker home.  196 more words

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Observations From the Road (The "Thankfulness" Edition)

Tuesday, August 19th (and day #19) – is the last one of the cross-country Not All Who Wander Are Lost tour. Later this morning I’ll be flying home.  1,911 more words

Random DJB Thoughts

What's Historic Renovation?

Historic renovation is the process of restoring a structure to its original condition all the while respecting and retaining its historic character. The state of the structure is not extensively changed from how it was built since historic renovation concentrates on the rehabilitation to reinstate the dwelling to its former condition of glory. 403 more words

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“Can’t See the History for All the History: Historic Preservation in a 3000-Year-Old City”

By Stacey Graham, Research Professor, Center for Historic Preservation

What does historic preservation look like outside the United States? This is a question I’ve been interested in for a while, and this summer, I got to find out. 932 more words

A letter for future generations, from 1961

(Note on the back, in my Grandmama’s handwriting states:  “Vernon Aubrey Neasham is the handsome boy in the 1st row and second from right. He was born August 28, 1908 in Reno, Nevada. 601 more words

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