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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi..should be some Southern and Alabama material in this massive collection.. ...aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu Good afternoon, This announcement is being sent
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      fyi..should be some Southern and Alabama material in this massive
      collection..
      ...aj wright // ajwright@...



      Good afternoon,

      This announcement is being sent to a number of lists. Please accept our
      apologies for any duplicate postings.

      Update to An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and
      Other Printed Ephemera Now Available on American Memory

      In September 1998 An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of
      Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera was made available to users of the
      American Memory online collections. On November 30, more than seven
      thousand additional items from one of the worlds greatest collections
      of Americana will be added to An American Time Capsule. The collection
      can be found at the following url:
      <http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rbpehtml/> .

      Taken from the Library of Congresss celebrated Printed Ephemera
      Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, the
      materials include such highlights as:

      The first broadside account of Washington crossing the Delaware River in
      1776.

      The Gerry-Mander, the 1812 caricature of the salamander-shaped
      congressional district created by Federalist polemicists to satirize the
      Massachusetts redistricting law spawned by zealous Republican colleagues
      of Gov. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts.

      A Western anti-slavery handbill, ca. 1850, urging Ohioans to TURN OUT!
      for an abolition meeting and Learn Your Duty to Yourselves, the Slave
      and God.

      The final issue of the Vicksburg Daily Citizen, July 4, 1863, printed on
      wallpaper.

      An 1864 campaign souvenir Lincoln Business Card, suggesting that in
      the spring of 1865 Lincoln would be at home in Illinois splitting rails
      and swapping horses rather than residing at the White House.

      A reward poster for John Wilkes Booth (1865).

      One of the earliest printed references to baseball (1859).

      The National Woman Suffrage Associations Declaration and Protest of
      the Women of the United States, July 4, 1876, calling for the
      impeachment of the nation's rulers.

      A poster from the mayor of San Francisco printed following the
      earthquake and fire of 1906, warning that law enforcement officials
      have been authorized to KILL any and all persons found engaged in
      Looting or in the Commission of Any Other Crime.

      Much of the material in this collection was produced as events unfolded,
      offering a unique snapshot of America's past that captures the concerns
      and conditions of everyday living. Many of the items, never intended to
      be kept for future generations, nonetheless provide important historical
      information. For example, an advertisement for paint from 1783 gives
      clues about the colors that adorned the homes of the nation's earliest
      citizens. An 1840 poster for a lost dog shows that owners felt as
      strongly about their pets 150 years ago as they do today.

      American Memory is a project of the National Digital Library Program of
      the Library of Congress. The Web site offers more than five million
      historically important items of American history, in collaboration with
      other institutions. More than ninety American Memory collections are now
      available on topics ranging from presidential papers and photographs
      from the Civil War to early films of Thomas Edison and panoramic maps,
      to documents from the women's suffrage
      and civil rights movements. The Library of Congress website can be found
      at <www.loc.gov> .

      Please direct any questions to ndlpcoll@...
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