Fellows and Friends,
Thanks to Karen Needles for the tip...
The free portion of the HarpWeek website <http://www.harpweek.com/> site is currently featuring Political Prints from 1766-1876 <http://loc.harpweek.com/>. The political prints are on the HarpWeek site via a cooperative agreement with the Library of Congress. The originals are in the care of the Library's Prints and Photographs Division.
HarpWeek's free site also contains presentations on the following, gathered from a variety of sources.
Presidential Elections: 1860 - 1884
19th Century Advertising History
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
A Sampler of Civil War Literature
HarpWeek in the Classroom
Immigrant and Ethnic America
The World of Thomas Nast
The American West
Black America: 1857 - 1874
A little background... HarpWeek is privately funded and is owned and published by a retired businessman with an interest in 19th century history. In 1992, he and his staff starting indexing and scanning (and acquiring) original copies of Harper's Weekly, the 19th Century Newspaper. Like many subscription (not free) information websites, HarpWeek, as the online version is known, also has a free website. The free site keeps getting better. By the way, the Library of Congress is a subscriber to the fee-based service. If you come to LC, you may use this service in any of the library's reading rooms.
P.S. For those going, have a great time at NCSS (and sip a Margarita for me). I'll be in Washington this year, helping to mind the store.
Elizabeth L. Brown
Automated Reference Services Librarian
National Digital Library Program, LIBN/NDL/LC(1330)
Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540-1330
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