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Launching the liberty ship SS George Washington Carver; Actress, singer Lena Horne (1943)

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

  While researching an article on Martha Washington, I came across the digital archives of the New York Public Library.  What a find!  I’m sure I will be returning to the site often.  An invaluable resource for researching historical figures and events, the image database encompasses a wide range of …

Alexander Smith 1830-1867

I go into my library and all history unrolls before me. – Alexander Smith

  “I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.” – Alexander Smith, 1830-1867 Alexander Smith was a Scottish poet from humble roots who later became labeled as one of the Spasmodic poets.  Read more about him on Wikipedia. (Image from Related articles Make a ‘Play Library’ …

National First Ladies' Library

The National First Ladies Library

I just found an interesting web site – the National First Ladies Library.  Available here are the biographies of all the United States’ First Ladies, as well as a wealth of other information.  In fact, I think I just stumbled upon a new series idea for this blog!   (I’m a …