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Out of the Ashes

Posted by: Erin Allen

(The following is an article written by Guy Lamolinara, communications officer for the Center for the Book, featured in the September-October 2012 issue of the Library of Congress Magazine. Aug. 24 was the 200th anniversary of the burning of the Capitol building and the Library.) The story of the phoenix that rises triumphantly from its …

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Abraham Lincoln’s “Blind Memorandum”

Posted by: Erin Allen

(The following is a guest post by Michelle Krowl, a historian in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.) Could George B. McClellan have become the seventeenth President of the United States? It certainly appeared to be a possibility as Abraham Lincoln assessed the military and political landscape of the United States in the summer of …

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Pic of the Week: Put a Stamp On It

Posted by: Erin Allen

Distinguished architectural photographer Carol M. Highsmith began donating her work to the Prints and Photographs Division¬†at the Library of Congress in 1992. She has photographed¬†landmark buildings and architecture in Washington, D.C. — including the Library of Congress and many monuments — and throughout the United States.¬†Starting in 2002, Highsmith provided scans or photographs she shot …