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    Panoramic view of the President's house at Canton, Ohio
    Circular panorama of President McKinley's house
    Photographed from a single-camera position, the film's 160-degree pan shows President McKinley's house and the large line of people being controlled by military troops. The crowd had gathered before going through the President's house to view his body. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: CIRCULAR PANORAMA OF PRESIDENT McKINLEY'S HOUSE. Ungowned. [code for telegraphic orders]. Here we present probably the most interesting and ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    Rich Remsberg: Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music from the Great Depression Showcasing American music and music making during the Great Depression, "Hard Luck Blues" presents more than 200 photographs created by the New Deal's Farm Security Administration photography program. With an appreciation for the amateur and the local, FSA photographers depicted a range of musicians sharing the regular music of everyday life, from informal songs in migrant work camps, farmers' homes, barn dances, and on ...
    • Contributor: Remsberg, Rich - Library of Congress. Center for the Book - Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-06-02
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    Renaissance Dance: Sample steps from the Italian repertory: sequito spezatto schischiato; sequito battuto al canario videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:23 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford, dancer; Susan Manus, violin. Music: canario from "Adda Felice" from Nuove inventioni di balli. See: sequito spezatto schischiato, p. 33 in Caroso, F. Nobiltà di dame, (#199], See: sequito battuto al canario, p. 109 , in Negri, C. Nuove inventioni di balli, (#121), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).
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    Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State College In 1960, Sheldon and Caroline Keck, pioneers in the field of art conservation, established the first U.S. conservation training program at New York University. Ten years later, they established a second program in Cooperstown with the State University of New York at Oneonta. Since its founding, the Cooperstown program has accepted 10 students each year into a three-year course of study towards a master ...
    • Contributor: Speakers, Various
    • Date: 2012-02-29
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    Kevin Kosar on Whiskey: A Global History "Whiskey: A Global History" (University of Chicago Press, 2010) is an informative, concise narrative of the drink's history, from its obscure medieval origins to the globally traded product of today. Focusing on three nations -- Scotland, Ireland and the United States -- author Kevin R. Kosar charts how the techniques of distillation moved from ancient Egypt to the British Isles.
    • Contributor: Kosar, Kevin
    • Date: 2011-02-08
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    Liza Donnelly: 2014 National Book Festival Liza Donnelly appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Donnelly, Liza
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Congress: Crucible of American Democracy Though often treated by historians, political scientists and the American public as of lesser consequence than the Executive Branch, the U.S. Congress has historically served as the crucible of American democracy. In continual interaction and evolution as an institution, Congress has molded and directed national policy affecting the lives of virtually every American citizen. Its history is as diverse and complex as the nation ...
    • Contributor: Stathis, Steven
    • Date: 2008-05-29
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    Langston Hughes and His Poetry David Kresh discusses Langston Hughes and his poetry.
    • Contributor: Kresh, David
    • Date: 2003-09-12
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    The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Representing the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots. A realistic reproduction of an historic scene.
    • Contributor: Clark, Alfred - Thomae, Robert - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1895
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    Opalanga Pugh: African-American Storytelling from Colorado with Askia Toure on Voice and Drum Opalanga Pugh presents traditional African-American storytelling from Colorado, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Pugh, Opalanga
    • Date: 2008-05-28
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    Dunham Technique: Second position plié with footwork In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham’s dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...
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    Steve Meisner Band Accordion polka concert with the Steve Meisner Band.
    • Contributor: Meisner, Steve - Pryor, Anne - Steve Meisner Band - American Folklife Center - Wisconsin Arts Board - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2010-08-25
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    Julie Morgenstern: 2008 National Book Festival Organizational expert Julie Morgenstern appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Morgenstern, Julie
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Interview with Karl Kish, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part 3 of 3)
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Kish, Karl
    • Date: 2001-11-26
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    Web Research: What's New in 2004 Chris Sherman and Gary Price discuss the rapidly evolving landscape of web search and its role for the online researcher.
    • Date: 2004-01-29
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    The Mexican Revolution & the United States An online exhibtion, "The Mexican Revolution and the United States in the Collections of the Library of Congress," tells the dynamic story of the complex and turbulent relationship between Mexico and the United States during the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920. (English and Spanish)
    • Date: 2016-09-07
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    Katherine Paterson: 2010 National Book Festival National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Katherine Paterson appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Paterson, Katherine
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    The Most Musical Nation: Jews & Culture in the Late Russian Empire James Loeffler discusses the role of music in the formation of modern Jewish identity in 19th- and 20th-century Russia in his new book, "The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire."
    • Contributor: Loeffler, James
    • Date: 2010-11-04
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    C.P.E. Bach Sources at the Library of Congress A discussion of the C.P.E. Bach manuscripts at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Boomhower, Daniel
    • Date: 2014-04-04
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    Embracing Defeat in the Colonies: The Allies & the Dismantling of the Japanese Empire After World War II One of the distinctive aspects of the end of the Japanese empire in 1945 is the intersection of defeat, foreign occupation and decolonization. After defeating Japan's military, the Allies occupied all of its colonies as well as the home islands, inserting themselves between the colonizers and the colonized at a critical moment in the decolonization process. They oversaw the end of empire, including the ...
    • Contributor: Watt, Lori
    • Date: 2012-07-24
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    The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings & the American Experience Stephen Wade presents a talk related to the research for his recent book, "The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience," which takes as its starting point 13 iconic performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta and onto the Great Plains. Through decades of research ...
    • Contributor: Wade, Stephen
    • Date: 2013-03-27
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    Pat Mora: 2010 National Book Festival Literacy advocate Pat Mora appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Mora, Pat
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec
    Arrival of Governor General Lord Minto at Quebec | Arrival of Governor General, Lord Minto at Quebec
    From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the Governor General, the Earl of Minto, accompanied by the Countess of Minto and their household, crossing the river in ice canoes. On the Quebec side the canoes find a solid ledge of ice projecting about 200 yards from the wharf, and over this the blanket clad snow shoers haul the Governor, his wife and guests. A ...
    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    Cleveland Sellers oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Denmark, South Carolina, Cleveland Sellers shares memories of growing up in Denmark, South Carolina, especially the influence of Voorhees College in the community. He organized a Youth Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Denmark, and he describes the group's activities. He discusses his first impressions of Howard University, where he joined the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG). He shares memories of ...
    • Contributor: Sellers, Cleveland - Dittmer, John - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2013

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    Montreal Fire Department on runners From Edison films catalog: First comes the Chief's sleigh with old-fashioned side runners, containing the Chief and his driver. Next comes a chemical apparatus mounted on a stout double runner sled, which is followed closely by hose apparatus mounted on double runner sleds. Next comes a water tower mounted on a set of double runners and drawn by four beautiful horses. This is followed ...
    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901