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ISU Archivists visit the State Historical Society of Iowa @IowaMuseum #iowahistory

Yesterday we visited the State Historical Society of Iowa in Des Moines. We were able to visit with a number of librarians, archivists, and curators. We learned about the… 49 more words


Getting Schooled at L.A. High, ca. late 1870s

by Paul R. Spitzzeri

By now, many schools have started their 2016-17 year in greater Los Angeles, so this seems like an opportune time to showcase another excellent photograph from the Homestead’s collection. 581 more words


The Potential Power of Legal Precedent... in a Global Can of Too May Worms

Destroying history is now being charged as a war crime | The Huffington Post

An Islamist fighter has pleaded guilty in the Hague for destroying parts of the fabled West African trading city of Timbuktu, in the International Criminal Court’s first case based on the destruction of cultural artifacts. 198 more words



Covering the golden dish is a crown of dazzling majesty,

Embroidered in velvety rose,

And glossy threads of all kinds,

Inside the shade of its coned covering lay bracelets and jewels, 181 more words

Random Musings

artisanal artifacts in a digital age

It can be a challenge for artisans to express themselves and carve out a place in their craft. Establishing one’s unique place within a medium distinguishes an artisan and brings deep meaning to their work. 371 more words


Salt Bride

Sometimes you go looking for 19th century fashion and find amazing art instead. This is a dress submerged in the Dead Sea to become a salt sculpture. 13 more words

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