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Archive: May 2011 (4 Posts)

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Party like It’s 1912

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

While hunting for information related to liquor wholesalers in Boston from the late 19th and early 20th century, I was hoping that a trip to the stacks would be helpful.  While I didn’t find exactly what I needed, I did find some items that were quite interesting and decided to share one for today’s post. …

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Pic of the Week: A Capitol Sunset

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

A few weeks ago when I was working late, I looked out of the window from the elevator lobby on the 5th floor of the Adams Building and saw this lovely sunset over the Thomas Jefferson Building.  As I stood there admiring it, I was glad I had my digital camera so I could share …

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One Hundred Years Ago Today

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

Advertisements.  We think of them as a way to find out about products and services, but they can also be useful for learning about companies themselves. I frequently use advertisements to answer historical questions on companies where information is harder to come by.  For example, companies looking for capital will try to lure would-be investors …