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.
The bipartisan $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (P.L. 117-58), signed into law on November 15, 2021, marks one of the largest commitments to investments in U.S. water infrastructure, and the allocation of these funds will create a variety of job opportunities.
Now imagine trying to deliver mail, Christmas cards, and all of those online orders without addresses.
On December 14, come fly away with us on a virtual tour exploring the Library of Congress world-class history of aviation collections.
The story begins in 1844 when, Henry (Heyum) immigrated to the U.S. and founded H. Lehman, a dry goods store in Montgomery, Alabama. His brother Emanuel joined him a few years later, followed by their brother Mayer, and the business became Lehman Brothers.