From the original copyright deposit drawing of the Yellow Kid to web comics, 120 years of comic art from the Library of Congress’ collections are now on exhibit in the Graphic Arts Galleries in the Thomas Jefferson Building!
Today is Constitution Day and on this date, we celebrate the signing of the Constitution by the members of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 17, 1787. Here’s an early original version of the proposed Constitution we found in the September 19, 1787 edition of the Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser newspaper (Philadelphia, PA). […]
For centuries, be it by diving, tightrope, barrel, or rubber ball, there have been those willing to risk their lives for fame and fortune at the majestic and powerful Niagara Falls. Some of them miraculously survive, often narrowly escaping catastrophe. While others end up paying the ultimate price for their stunt with their lives.
Why is there a Labor Day holiday celebrated in September when there already is a perfectly good labor day celebrated on May Day? While you will find no text book with a clear explanation—there is none—we can infer the reasons between the two days that honor the working man. May Day is the traditional day […]
Comic books and graphic novels can be a great way to get kids, and people of all ages, reading. Children’s comics, illustrated classic stories, and historical works can be engaging and educational. Here are a few from our collections!
“I was worried that the moon might be too soft and that he would sink in too deeply,” Viola Armstrong, Neil Armstrong’s mother. This mother’s heartfelt concern appears in a newspaper from Neil Armstrong’;s hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Samurai Penguins? A Rabbit Ronin? These (and more Samurai animals!) can be found in the Library of Congress’ comic book collection!
This post will highlight articles you’ll find in the Library’s Chronicling America collection of digitized newspapers related to travel.
It was the result of pure serendipity—a deadly assassin impeded by casual effects. Ordinary items that were unintentionally but strategically placed by the victim in a breast pocket that blocked the course of an otherwise lethal bullet.
On July 24, 1849, the residents of Salt Lake City were “awakened by the firing of nine rounds of artillery, accompanied by martial music.” It was Pioneer Day in Utah, marking the two year anniversary of the first group of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to reach the Salt […]