A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.
Steamboat Willie enters public domain as copyright has expired
Top ten National Archives blog posts of 2023
Ideas for New Year’s resolutions from patent records
Music and trading cards celebrating early American football
Exploring child labor histories through primary sources
Teaching aids to investigate presidential primaries in the classroom
African Americans are reclaiming their lost family trees through genealogical records
Daguerreotypes and other early photographic processes
The remarkable life of Iñupiat explorer Ada Blackjack
Celebrating women and challenging marginalization with Chicago’s public art pieces
Convict leasing and white supremacy during the Jim Crow era
Migration patterns influenced American dialects
The Ford Motor Company shaped the 40-hour workweek
A brief history of pasteurizing and fortifying dairy milk
Early efforts to preserve federal records
Photos of the Wright brothers in the archives
New exhibition explores how WWI propaganda shaped the modern global media industry
The transnational history of an opera singer and the 1890 influenza epidemic
Visual archives of the Red Cross and the “First Three” in WWI
Teaching about Thomas Edison and invention in the classroom
Alcatraz Penitentiary and other prisons in the National Register of Historic Places
A guide to Gilded-Age landmarks in Edith Wharton’s New York
“American Beethoven”: Louis Eilshemius, the multitalented and eccentric artist
“Capitalsaurus Court” and the 1898 discovery of the first fossilized dinosaur bones in D.C.
Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted to the bar, paved the way for future female lawyers
Untangling the conflicting racial identities of working-class anarchist Lucy Parsons
Ice skaters, ca. 1910-1920, Bain News Service. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
After serving in the United States Navy, Kym pursued her education and true passion of history. Kym taught as an adjunct for six years prior to continuing her education. She is currently a History PhD student and Fellow at the University of Montana, focusing on public health in the Progressive Era.