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Hungry for Hippo?

Posted by: Malea Walker

If hippopotamus was on the menu, would you try it? That’s what America almost did in 1910! Corporate beef monopolies, stricter regulations, and meat shortages all combined to create soaring meat prices nationwide.  Senator Robert Broussard proposed a solution: import African animals to the U.S. for meat (61st Cong. 2nd sess. H.R. 23261). Broussard brought …

Elmer McCurdy: Traveling Corpse

Posted by: Heather Thomas

Dead outlaw, will travel. In life, Elmer McCurdy was a hard-drinking drifter. In death, he crisscrossed the country touring the carnival circuit, hit the Hollywood scene, and even made it to TV! The bizarre tale of Elmer’s journey from varmint to traveling corpse started in Oklahoma when he and his gang of bandits robbed the …

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May the Fourth Be With You!

Posted by: Megan Halsband

For those of you celebrating #StarWarsDay on this May 4th, we thought we’d geek out with you a little bit by showing off some of the amazing items from the Library of Congress’ Comic Book Collection - did you know that many of your favorite characters have their own comics? Of course, we also have the original …

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Breaking News: Introducing Headlines and Heroes

Posted by: Malea Walker

Introducing a blog dedicated to showcasing the amazing stories, both real and imaginary, found in the incredible collections of newspapers and comic books found in the Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room. Read about the famous, notorious, scandalous, the superheroes and average Joes.