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“Gonna Find Me a Bluebird”

Unidentified photographer, [Photo album of musicians and fans], 1959, (2015.5.1) Gonna Find Me a Bluebird, Marvin Rainwater, 1957. Gonna Find Me a Bluebird by Marvin Rainwater Gonna find me a bluebird Let him sing me a song ‘Cause my heart’s … Continue reading

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Photographs

Photographs by The Chordettes; L. Roberts; Archie Bleyer, 1957 (If you are reading this blog post in an email you may not see the audio player, to hear this wonderful song please click here; or here to hear a song … Continue reading

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Vera Talbot: Xmas, 1924, Nara, Japan

Vera Talbot, [Travel Album through Asia, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, and Europe by Vera Talbot], 1924-26 (2009.32.68) At the end of December, 1924, Vera Talbot and her party were tirelessly visiting the temples and shrines in Kyoto, Nikko, and Nara, happily … Continue reading

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Vera Talbot: Yokohama after the earthquake

Vera Talbot, [Travel Album through Asia, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, and Europe by Vera Talbot], 1924-26 (2009.32.68) Around noon on September 1, 1923 a massive earthquake, the Great Kanto Earthquake, perhaps the worst natural disaster in Japan, killed over 145,000 … Continue reading

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Vera Talbot: From Honolulu to Yokohama

Vera Talbot, [Travel Album through Asia, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, and Europe by Vera Talbot], 1924-26 (2009.32.68) On this day, December 5, in 1924, Vera Talbot began her two year, around-the-world, voyage from San Fransisco to “Honolulu, Japan, China, Indo-China, … Continue reading

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Angkor, Cambodia, 1925

Vera Talbot, [Travel album], 1924-26 (2009.32.68) This is the first in a series of blog posts that will present a photo album that is chock-full of photos, maps, postcards, passenger lists, and ephemera that document a two year journey from … Continue reading

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Photographs

(Faron Young and Carrie) (Marvin Rainwater and Lorraine) (Marvin Rainwater and Pauline) (Patsy Cline) Unidentified Photographer, [Photographs], 1959 (2015.5.1) This album begins with photos from the WWVA (1170 AM, radio station in Wheeling, West Virginia) Jamboree on May 30, 1959. … Continue reading

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An Album of Family Portraits

Unidentified Photographer, [Album of Family Portraits], ca. 1919 (2009.32.35) Unidentified Photographer, [Album of Family Portraits], ca. 1912 (2009.32.35)

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A Tintype Tuesday: Family Photo Album

Unidentified Photographer, [Tintype Album], ca. 1880 (1582.1990) These unbound tintypes were found together in what was probably a family photo album. At this moment, not much is known about the photos and album, except the obvious: the album was well-used … Continue reading

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Canadians Abroad: Claude & Kit’s European Adventure

The first caption reads, “Just before we left home June 19, 1929”. And so begins the 67 page travel album that chronicles the summer adventures of Claude and Kit, a Toronto couple setting forth from Canada on a European vacation … Continue reading

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