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Working From Edison’s Lab: Background Images for Video Conferencing Tools

Many of us have been spending our workdays conducting business from home via video conferencing tools. Some of these tools allow users to personalize their background with customized images.

The Library’s Carol M Highsmith Archive has a multitude of free-to-use images that will fit any mood or conference situation. So instead of reporting from your kitchen or couch, you could be reporting from Edison’s laboratory or machine shop. Just click on the images below to go to the record for downloading and follow your conference tool’s instructions.

The chemical laboratory at The Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, New Jersey. From the Carol Highsmith Archive. //www.loc.gov/item/2017882242/?loclr=blogadm

 

The chemical laboratory at The Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, New Jersey. From the Carol M. Highsmith Archive. //www.loc.gov/item/2017882246/?loclr=blogadm

One of two machine shops where Thomas Edison and his staff worked on new ideas and products at The Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, New Jersey. From the Carol M. Highsmith Archive. //www.loc.gov/item/2017882237/?loclr=blogadm

 

One of two machine shops where Thomas Edison and his staff worked on new ideas and products at The Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, New Jersey. From the Carol M. Highsmith Archive. //www.loc.gov/item/2017882240/?loclr=blogadm

Thoreau’s View of the Railroad: Thoreau, the Railroad, and the Cost of Industrialization

Today’s guest post is by Michael Sconzo, an intern from the University of Virginia in the Science, Technology, and Business Division.  It is part 2 of his post on THOREAU’S VIEW OF THE RAILROAD.  Using inspiration and access to the extensive collections of the Library of Congress, Michael was asked to write blog posts on […]

Thoreau’s View of the Railroad

Today’s guest post is by Michael Sconzo, an intern from the University of Virginia in the Science, Technology, and Business Division.  Using inspiration and access to the extensive collections of the Library Congress, Michael was asked to write blog posts on the theme of transportation.  After reflection, he chose to write on the impact of […]

Cosmic Explosions and Cosmic Accelerators: NASA Lecture with Dr. Regina Caputo on August 8

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. In the past, our understanding of the universe came from studying visible light. Over the last 90 years, astronomers have extended this view to other forms of light, from radio waves to gamma rays. However, light isn’t the […]

2019 NASA Goddard Earth & Space Science Talks Announced

This post was written by Science Reference Specialist Stephanie Marcus. The Science, Technology and Business Division is partnering with NASA Goddard for the thirteenth year of earth and space science lectures.  The eight talks will be held in the Mary Pickford Theater in the Library’s James Madison Building.  Each will be recorded and available at […]

“The Earth Itself Is a Great Magnet”

This post was written by Science Reference Specialist Nate Smith. Lately there has been a lot of discussion about the migration of the magnetic north pole.  The magnetic north pole is different from the geographic North Pole and is part of the much larger magnetic field of the Earth.  Not only do the magnetic poles […]