Friday, December 11, 2015

As If There Weren't Enough... Presidential Campaign Commercials!

Large collection of presidential campaign commercials from I Like Ike in 1952, to the present (or at least as close as they're going to get): The Living Room Candidate

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Menus... Lots of Restaurant Menus

I've been listening to the History Chicks podcast (two women talking about women in history) along with a couple/few others (History of Rome, Egyptian History, History of English and the Heavy Metal Historian).
Anyway, in the course of talking about The Mrs. Astor, they mentioned a site from the New York Public Library where copies of thousands of menus from restaurants throughout history are posted.
So, I bring you What's on the Menu?

More will continue to come in as I find out about them...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Atlantic Slave Trade Docs

Like I'm not busy enough... I signed up for a MOOC (Massive Open On-Line Class) on the Atlantic Slave Trade.  I need to flex my writing muscles, and I just might learn a thing or 2.

Anyway... during today's lecture, the professor mentioned this site:
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
It's a MASSIVE collection of data about every single slave trade voyage they could find records for.  There's a bunch of different ways to search it, but suffice it to say, if you need this data, there's enough for a dissertation.

I'll add  more as they come along... (I've also signed up for one on Alexander the Great that starts next week.  Look for additions from that one, too.)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Reasearching New York Conference Links

I recently attended (and presented at) the Researching New York Conference at SUNY Albany.

One guy is promoting the New York State History Blog: which looks to have some neat-o stuff.  It's just about as random as this place, but limited to New York History, and includes call for papers and other content.  he claims it's updated a couple times a day.

I attended a presentation on Joseph Smith and the translation and printing of the Book of Mormon.  The three presenters are also editors for the Joseph Smith Papers, which also has a website:

Both of these links have been added to the New York Quadrant as well (so you know where to find them when this post disappears).

Friday, November 8, 2013

Vanishing Tribes Photographs

This post on the website Bored Panda is chock full of awesome and stunning photographs of natives around the world in traditional garb.  More details in the post.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Photos From NYSUT "One Voice United Rally"

I had the opportunity to attend the Once Voice United Rally to protest NY's extraordinary amount of testing and test prep.  Many (including myself) are also opposed to APPR, and other recent initiatives.
Check out 80 of my photos over here.

WWII Propaganda Posters

These aren't the typical WWII propaganda posters, however.  They do, however, send a message that resonates today...

These remind me of an anecdote from WWI:
The French initially did not consider the American approach to the venereal problem practical. In February 1918, [French] Premier Clemenceau, in a letter to GHQ [General Headquarters], criticized the repressive policy and suggested, as an alternative, licensed houses of prostitution, which he would help to establish. The American reply denied that Clemenceau's information was correct and called for a conference on the matter. Meanwhile Pershing gave Raymond Fosdick a copy of the letter to show to Secretary Baker. When Fosdiek passed the letter on to the Secretary, Baker read it twice and then exclaimed, "For God‘s sake, Raymond, don‘t show this to the President or he’ll stop the war."
From "The War to End All Wars" by Edward M. Coffman.

 The next 2 speak to the treatment and its consequence: being barred from participating in the war.  Soldiers weren't even allowed to get on the troop transports to Europe from America if they were infected.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

It's June! The school year is nearly over, but the summer's only just barely begun. Due to the length of the two extant pages of links. I'm starting a new one. If you come across any terrific on-line resources, please let me know so I can include them.
Check out Landfill Links 2: NEW!!! Rare Books from Historic Map Works. 

This site is updated whenever I find something new to add.  Feel free to send me links to add.
I'm doing this out of 50/50 motives: 50% altruism, 50% making my bookmark list available to me everywhere I go.

Also, see the 2 newest layers of fill below.  These are both more thematic than the first. One is all really cool history photos, while the other is a collection of 45 of the most misogynistic advertising ever.  Really neat time capsules, as well as being primo sources for useful docs.
Shortcuts to them are in the Archive at right.

Male Chauvenist Layer of Advertising Fill

If you think today's advertising can be misogynistic, check these out.  45 of the finest examples of why the Women's Rights movement exists.

Note: While the idea of using Listerine as a "feminine hygiene product" may seem a bit "out there," don't forget that Listerine kills germs.  As a spermicide, it is quite effective.  Saying so before 1990, however, was not going to be allowed in any mainstream magazine.