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Pic of the Week: Black Friday

Christmas shoppers on Sixth Avenue, New York, New York (between 1900 and 1905). //www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994019005/PP/

This black and white photograph of Christmas shoppers from the early 20th century made me think of the modern Black Friday shopping frenzy.  But since Black Friday has already been a blog topic, I thought I would use this as an opportunity to re-feature posts from Inside Adams and the other Library blogs, posted in celebration of Thanksgiving.  It seems that there may be a pattern here at Inside Adams with a number of food related posts:

Please pass the slow twitch fiber…
Macy’s and the parade
A Sweet Potato History
Candied yams or Candied Sweet Potatoes?
Planes, Trains but not Automobiles
Pie•ology: A Full Filling Story
A 1904 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner

Other Library of Congress blogs have used Thanksgiving as a theme in their own way.  In the Muse and In Custodia Legis had the same title for their 2010 posts but each was quite different.  In the Muse featured an 1878 piece of sheet music while In Custodia Legis looked at the legislative history of the holiday.

I also wanted to feature a few Thanksgiving related things that I found when I was looking around the Library web site.  There are classroom materials which include a Thanksgiving timeline and a Primary Source Set with various guides on different aspects of the holiday.

Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving.

A 1904 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner

By all that is sacred in our hopes for the human race, I conjure those who love happiness and truth to give a fair trial to the vegetable system- Percy Bysshe Shelley. When I asked our culinary specialist, Alison Kelly, for advice for a Thanksgiving blog post she eagerly shared with me The Vegetarian Thanksgiving […]

Saving Energy: The Fall Back Position

Today’s post is from science reference librarian  Margaret Clifton.  She is also the author of Stars in his Eyes and Sun Spots this Summer.  She has created the  LC Science Tracer Bullet on Time , which will be helpful to those who are interested in horology (art and science of measuring time). Daylight Saving Time (DST) in this country ends this year (2011) […]