Sunday, November 16, 2003

Let it Be...

Welcome to the website of the John Lennon Museum !
From the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, these are the papers of Latino and Latin American Artists.

Archivos Virtuales

Saturday, November 15, 2003

A wonderful site on how Lego bricks are made. Be sure to mouse over the little numbers to see the machines in action.


Friday, November 14, 2003

The Rock and Roll Hall of Shame. Here, you can actually listen to the tracks.

Fade to Black-On Line Magazine
Ever wanted to hear Telly Savalas sing? Or Ethel Merman doing disco? It is all here, along with descriptions.

Frank's Vinyl Museum: The Internet Home of Weird Records
A small, sweet site that is a collection of photographs of fading advertisements painted on buildings.

LILEKS (James) : Ghost Ads

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

This is a new concept, a hotel-museum. The inn incorporates its archaeological heritage (artifacts, etc.) into a place where you can stay in Quebec. The collaboration follows 15 years of research.

Auberge Saint-Antoine

Friday, October 17, 2003

Here is a special collection of US Social Hygiene posters from the 1910s to the 1950s. You can search by decade, keywords, and/or subject.

Monday, October 13, 2003

More covers, this time from Popular mechanics from 1902 on upward.

List of Covers
I guess that this could be regarded as an art collection. Here are 857 covers of Esquire Magazine from 1933 to the present.

Esquire Cover Gallery
Etch-A-Sketch Art, and pop art at that.

Are there any wine museums out there? Here is a site featuring the "beauty" of wine labels.

Strat's Place .. 1000's of Wine Labels
A dozen and more different ways to make art out of a silly puzzle toy.

Rubik's Cube Art
Here's a great site for technology museums. Old Soviet and Russian radios.

Russian Old Radios
A new collection of books and journals (full text) from 1850-1950. "Subject
areas include applied arts and design; food and nutrition; child care and
development; housing and furnishings; hygiene; home management;
clothing and textiles; institutional management; and retail and consumer
studies. This archive, containing materials published between 1850 and
1950, is searchable by author, title, and keyword."

Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH)
This site has an online speech bank, short audio clips from speeches, movies, sermons, etc., and 100 top American speeches.


Sunday, October 12, 2003

Friday, October 10, 2003

A collection of stereoscopic views of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The photographs range from the 1850s to the 1910s.

Small-Town America: Stereoscopic Views from the Robert Dennis Collection

Monday, October 06, 2003

Sunday, August 31, 2003

Friday, August 22, 2003

Everything you ever wanted to know about England and its history, from the collections of the British Museum.

Collect Britain > Putting History in Place
An excellent site on the volcanos and vulcanology of Canada.

Volcanoes of Canada
The Harvard Law School Library has about 1 million documents relating to the Nuremberg Trials (1945-1949) and is in the process of digitizing them to be accessed on this site.

This web site contains:
6755 digital photographs of pages of Case 1 trial documents and related evidence file documents (including all of the prosecution trial documents in the collection, two-thirds of the defendants' trial documents, and some of the NO evidence file documents).
Analytical data on all trial documents and related evidence file documents for NMT 1 (U.S.A. v. Karl Brandt et al.) and NMT 2 (U.S.A. v. Erhard Milch), and most of these documents for NMT 4 (U.S.A. v. Oswald Pohl et al.).
The keyed text of the first seven days of court proceedings in the Case 1 trial transcript (through December 13, 1946: approximately 500 pages).
A complete introduction to the project, the documents, and the trials worked on so far.
A search engine for all the documents that have been analyzed so far (5842 in all).
A search engine (including full-text queries) for that portion of the Case 1 transcript currently available.
Links between these various elements.

Nuremberg Trials Project

Thursday, July 24, 2003

The Rock Paper Scissors Society was created as a harmless way of resolving disputes. Here you can read about their history, and explore their site.

About the World RPS Society

Friday, July 04, 2003

A document on the history of playing cards in Europe. The history includes the origins, gambling laws and other interesting facts.

Introduction of Playing Cards
This is a museum devoted to clay pipes. Located in Amsterdam, it houses archaeological collections, a research library, and does publications. The title translates to Pipe Cabinet, I think.

National Pipe Collection
Here is the College Park Aviation Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution. It covers unique aircraft, a 1919 airmail hanger, and aviation history.

College Park Aviation Museum

Thursday, June 26, 2003

Here is the Bata Shoe Museum of Toronto, Canada. Here they have a variety of collections of shoes from ancient times to the present. The web site also has fun facts about shoes and footwear.

The Bata Shoe Museum

Friday, June 20, 2003

This is an ambitious project. A fully searchable online database of the Old Bailey Criminal Court in London from 1674-1834. The entire database should be online by 2004, currently only 22,000 trials from 1414-1759 are present.

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674 to 1834

Monday, June 16, 2003

A very interesting view of Victorian London, complete with ghosts, cemeteries, photographs, and a bibliography.

City of Shadows

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Global Museum has an excellent jobs page, a wonderful bookshop and a lot of museum news. I highly recommend this enjoyable web site.

Global Museum
Great site for finding work in museums. Job search includes US and UK.

Museum Jobs - recruitment for museums, libraries, museums, galleries - job vacancies, internships
Here is Jim Davila's blog on Ancient Judaism. A lot of interesting information, including links to the Iraqi Museum debacle.

Monday, April 28, 2003

Here is a collection of photographs and information on the Chinese in California, 1850-1925. The exhibit includes primary source materials as well as printed material such as broadsides, sheet music, etc.

The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 (American Memory, Library of Congress)

Saturday, April 05, 2003

This site allows one to get a close up view of the Unicorn Tapestries, using the mouse to magnify sections of it.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Unicorn Tapestries

Friday, March 14, 2003

The Detroit Publishing Company (DPC) online exhibit here at the Henry Ford Museum explores Western America as seen through the camera of William Henry Jackson. Included are photographs of the earthquake damage in San Francisco, and a pueblo in New Mexico.

Detroit Publishing Company Online Exhibit, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
This is a wonderful collection of Japanese maps from the 17th century onward. The Insight java Client program allows the user to download GIS functionality in order to fully understand the maps.

Japanese Historical Maps from the East Asian Library, UC Berkeley
This medical museum is located in Cleveland, at Case Western Reserve University. They have an extensive research collection on medical history, and the online exhibits include information (and pictures) on the smallpox epidemic in Cleveland (1902), medical instruments, and dissection of humans. Not to be looked at during lunch. :(

Dittrick Medical History Center Online Exhibits

Sunday, February 02, 2003

Here is the British National Railway Museum. It has collections, education, and other interesting links.

NRM - National Railway Museum

Thursday, January 30, 2003

A web site devoted to collecting ticket stubs and their stories. I like the tag line: "Tales of the epemeral based on the flotsam of life."

Home | Ticketstubs

Sunday, January 05, 2003

This site covers advertising in America. Drawn from Duke University's Special collections, the exhibit has a search engine as well.

EAA - Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920
Here is a virtual exhibit on biological clocks, and other interesting biological phenomenoma.