Posts tagged Newseum

Collections on the Move

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In preparation for the September 19th, 2017 re-opening of research services at the Historical Society’s interim home in the Newseum, here’s a little behind-the-scenes peek at just some of the steps that went into preparing the collection for a temporary move from the Carnegie Library. It’s also a gratitude shout-out. The relocation would not have […]

The Editorial Art of Lily Spandorf

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Austrian-born watercolorist and journalist Lily Spandorf was known for the news illustrations she created for The Washington Star, The Christian Science Monitor,The Washington Post and other publications. Late in her career she became celebrated for recording the transformation of Washington, D.C.’s urban landscape, especially the many red-brick, late-19th-century buildings facing demolition. Gettysburg College professor Kerry […]

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Policewoman directs traffic at 7th St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW, ca. 1918. Photo by Zaccheus Spratt. (ZSI 132A)