Here are the ten photographs from which the current selection of randomized header images on this blog were drawn. All of these images are housed at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. What do these photographs have to do with the history of knowledge? What stories do they tell? What questions do they raise?
“Trampas, New Mexico. Mrs. Maclovia Lopez, can read and write English well; she also keeps the family books in the evening and helps the children with their homework,” January 1943
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Greensboro, NC Biological laboratory
Three women sewing plane wing fabric in De Land, Florida, April 1942
Classroom in a Washington, DC, public school, ca. 1899, by Frances Benjamin Johnston
Computer Maintenance Operations Center, Beale Air Force Base, California, by Joseph Scott Murphey
Farm couple working on their bookkeeping at dining room table, ca. 1930
Blacksmithing at Agricultural and Mechanical College, Greensboro, N.C.
Old Corner Bookstore (first brick building in Boston, MA), ca. 1900, Detroit Publishing Co.
Apprentices in workshops of Hebrew Technical Institute, Haifa, ca. 1920–33
Processing catalog cards in the Library of Congress, ca. 1917–20