The Bonus Army: An American Epic
Paul Dickson and Thomas Allen presented a talk about their book, the compelling story of World War I veterans whose demands for better treatment became the Bonus Army March. The bonus was finally paid in 1936, but its ultimate importance lay in paving the way for the passage of the G.I. Bill of Rights on June 22, 1944. Dickson and Allen's book talk marks ...
Dr. Michael Fox, the veterinarian who writes the Animal Doctor column for the Washington Post, gave a lecture titled "Animal Emotions"
The story of the Panama Canal 
Compilation film revealing the story of the Panama Canal construction, which TR considered one of his most valuable contributions to foreign affairs. Most prominent views are of the need for building the canal, the early attempts, the actual construction, and finally the canal in operation. Sequences of stills, mostly maps, showing the need for a shorter way from ocean to ocean; views of the ...
McKinley, William - Roosevelt, Theodore - Coolidge, Calvin - Amador Guerrero, Manuel - Gage, Lyman J. (Lyman Judson) - Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase) - Hitchcock, Ethan Allen - Day, William R. (William Rufus) - Smith, Charles Emory - Wilson, James ...
McKinley, William - Roosevelt, Theodore - Coolidge, Calvin - Amador Guerrero, Manuel - Gage, Lyman J. (Lyman Judson) - Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase) - Hitchcock, Ethan Allen - Day, William R. (William Rufus) - Smith, Charles Emory - Wilson, James - Root, Elihu - Gorgas, William Crawford - Goethals, George W. (George Washington) - Roosevelt Memorial Association - Roosevelt Memorial Association. Film Library - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Sonny Burgess and the Pacers
Sonny Burgess and the Pacers perform rockabilly music from Arkansas, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
Burgess, Sonny - Pacers (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
Pomerium in Concert
The exceptional performance of Pomerium takes its inspiration from the renowned chapel choirs of the Renaissance, reviving the golden age of a cappella singing. This concert featured a few early blooms from this repertoire, drawn from the Library's impressive holdings of rare imprints by these masters.
Jung & Aging: Bringing to Life the Possibilities & Potentials for Vital Aging (2)
An exploration of the work of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) and its meaning to an aging population. "Jung and Aging" is moderated by Aryeh Maidenbaum, a Jungian analyst and director of the New York Center for Jungian Studies. Speakers include Joseph Cambray, Robert Langs, Aryeh Maidenbaum, Lee Hammond, Mary McDonald, Kelley Macmillan, Gay Powell Hanna, Melanie Starr Costello, Christina Puchalski, Lionel ...
Mr. Nobody Holme--he buys a jitney
He buys a jitney | Mr. Nobody Holme in He buys a jitney | Mr. Nobody Holme buys a jitney | Mister Nobody Holme, he buys a jitney
An animated cartoon about Mr. Nobody Holme, who warms up his sluggish automobile with the assistance of a stick of dynamite.
Searl, Leon A. - Powers, Tom E. - International Film Service - Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress)
Elevated railroad, New York
Around the big curves | Elevated R.R. 110 St. curve, New York City | Around the big curves on the Manhattan Elevated R.R.
The film was photographed from the front platform of a train traveling over elevated tracks in New York City. Although many of the buildings alongside the tracks can be seen, it is difficult to determine the exact location of the scene.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Teacher Resource: Ask a Librarian
Have you ever wondered what kinds of questions get asked of the Library of Congress librarians? Hear about that and more from a conversation with three reference specialists and our 2015-16 Teachers in Residence Trey Smith and Tom Bober.
Researching Amos Kendall: Adventures in Library Research, Literature and Literacy
Through his philanthropy, Amos Kendall, who served as U.S. postmaster general under presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, founded the institution that would become Gallaudet University, the leading educational institution for the deaf in the world. The Center for the Book, in partnership with the National Literary Society of the Deaf, a center reading-promotion partner, hosted a program titled "Researching Amos Kendall: Adventures ...
Panoramic view of Newport
From Edison films catalog: Possibly the sensation of the flight of a bird can be nearest realized by being on deck of one of the U.S. Government's fleet torpedo boats racing at its highest speed through the water. This picture was taken under these conditions and shows the beautiful scenery comprising the harbor of Newport, R. I. In the foreground, the spray of the ...
White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Herding horses across a river
Approximately forty horses can be seen in the distance across a river. They are being driven into the water by men on horseback. The horses approach the camera position as they ford the river. The film ends as the horses are seen passing the camera and being herded by five men on horseback.
Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)