this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010









Greetings Earthlings, here's but one of a million or more remarkable images found in Washington's Library of Congress Digital Collections.

There's a vast array of subjects (say Vast Array in a Pirate accent, go on you know you want to..) that you can visit, either in person in Washington, or online using this link. You can download for free, differing size files up to and including archival quality images at almost 900 dpi, or roughly lets say 50MB files, nearly any size you want on any subject. From the Atom Bomb, to early Jazz.

It's an amazing resource for images, history and ideas, and they encourage you to visit.

Likewise, in London at the V & A Museum or Paris's Bibliotheque National, you can sit at a large weathered leather top table, hand a staffer your request card, and they will bring you the actual object you seek, by hand, wether it's a faded sepia photo, fragment of ephemera, old and famous book, or some notorious document.

They are a truly amazing places, in fact they're national treasures. You can spend the afternoon going through Conan Doyle's original manuscripts, Lewis Carrol's pictures of Alice, or Napoleons love letters to Josephine.

Certainly better than standing in line at Euro Disney you putz. See the world, to know the world. AAAArrgghh ...

oh .... click on the image or I'll smack you

5 comments:

Zarine said...

I'm traveling to both london and paris (among other cities) in the following winter so I will definitely list these under my to-visit list.

Radio Free Pescado said...

Oh good, you will both understand them and love them, what lucky one you are. I am making you a list of secrets for both places.

Wesley said...

is that Soho?

great find though. I'll be sure to take advantage of it in future endeavors.

Radio Free Pescado said...

Hi Wes, close, it's Wall street, if you look carefully on the lower left you'll see Dow Jones Co. an early version of the Dow Jones Index.

They actually would trade on the street. Btw. you won't believe the images you'll find. Limitless, if you search well.

Zarine said...

If you can also include some interesting places to visit in brussels (my main attraction: art nouveau), helsinki, and berlin, in your secret list, I'd be much obliged.