Neely Tucker writes about Negro Romance, a 1950s American romance comic focused on Black characters, for the Library of Congress blog. “It was startling and rare for its positive depiction of African Americans in the era, particularly in its portrayals of young black women as romantic heroines. But […]
The Library of Congress is making available 11,700 of John Margolies’ photos of road side America. (via Boing Boing)
At the Atlantic, Adrienne LaFrance writes about the creeping obsolescence of CDs (and DVDs) as well as the ways they deteriorate physically. “Recordable CDs—the kind you can burn or rewrite—tend to have more complicated degradation issues than their professionally-recorded counterparts. That’s partly because they’re made from organic dyes […]
The Library of Congress has scans of José Guadalupe Posada broadsheet illustrations, including many calaveras for your enjoyment!