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Remixing 18thC Materials: Creating Exhibits

Remixing 18thC Materials: Creating Exhibits

“The Moment of Imagination”: Published by W. George and from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division The 18thConnect Exhibit is a space to remix, create, and present information and images to groups, classes, and peers on the site. Our newly created exhibit, How to Build an Exhibit in 18thConnect, contains illustrations and step-by-step […]

Image of the Week: The Political Locust (1795)

Image of the Week: The Political Locust (1795)

Inspired by the oncoming summer heat waves, this week’s image is a hand-colored cartoon etching by Isaac¬†Cruikshank (1764-1811), a British printmaker and caricaturist. The above image is of a giant locust eating the remains of “Poor Old England,” as reinforcement locusts (labeled “French Priests”) fly in the background, during the summer of 1795. As seen […]