Marine biologist, conservationist, and author Rachel Carson tirelessly lobbied on behalf of nature. Her efforts were a boon to the modern environmental movement.
The brainchild of editor, writer, and publisher Victorio Velasco, the Seattle Filipino Forum was one of the many newspapers aimed at the early 20th century’s growing Filipino community in Seattle and the broader Pacific Northwest.
Ida Rosenthal and Sara Little Turnbull share a connection to a garment most women in America, and many around the world, wear every day: the brassiere, more commonly called the bra.
The show’s title, Gilded Age, references the period in American history from approximately 1870-1900, but where did the phrase itself come from, and what is so special about this time in American history?
This particular directory, listed information on where people lived as well as their occupations. So not only is the directory useful for genealogy research, it is also helpful for business historians including those who want to better understand the Black community in Boston and how they made their living.
Some early barbers became economic figures in “Black Wall Streets” across the country, and emerged as entrepreneurs in other fields, including real estate, banking, and insurance.
Early printed depictions of snowflakes are absolutely wild. Have you ever seen a snowflake in the shape of a eye?
Dun’s Reference Book, a historical business credit directory, is now available online from 1900 to 1924. The Reference Book provides alphabetical business listings with their industry, financial strength and credit rating. Published quarterly and covering the entire United States and Canada, these directories are useful for business historians, economists, genealogists, or the curious researcher.
Interested in how to do Business Research at the Library of Congress? Attend our Virtual Business Research Orientation on January 12, from 1-2 pm!
Prelates, kings and artists, burgomasters and masons, dainty ladies and clever demoiselles have caressed this foaming child of compressed force and found it good, a tonic for tired brains (if not too tired) and an originator of sweet fancies.