Thursday, May 22, 2014

How To Digitize New York Hostory: Museum of the City of New York Receives $125K Grant from NEH

Great news from the Big Apple for Ephemera lovers. Another example of why we need to support the National Endowment for the Humanities! New York, NY The Museum of the City of New York is pleased to announce the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the project Illuminating New York City History through Material Culture: A Proposal to Process, Catalog, Digitize, and Rehouse the Ephemera Collections of the Museum of the City of New York. The application, submitted to the NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant opportunity in July 2013, outlines a plan to increase public access to over 6,500 objects of material culture over the course of two years. The materials will eventually be available on the Museum’s online Collections Portal. The Museum was notified of the successful funding of this application in the amount of $125,000 by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s office in March 2014, by instruction of the NEH.

Read the full article here: Museum of the City of New York Receives Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities – BWWVisual ArtsWorld.

http://9milesofephemeraantiques.com/museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-receives-grant-from-the-national-endowment-for-the-humanities-bwwvisual-artsworld/

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bill Moyers' Essay: What Happened to Obama's Promised Net Neutrality?

Watch this video as Bill Moyers explains with his unmatched clarity, the current fight for Net Neutraliy. Watch now here.
#StopTheSlowLane

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Fight For The Future



Today websites all across the country will be posting messages to stop the FCC from allowing the likes of Comcast and Time Warner to slow down our internet.
The internet has become part of our Commons, our shared communal space.
Small businesses depend on it for customers.
Families depend on it for information for daily life.
Artists, Writers, and Educators use it to share the ideas that can change our world.

You might know that the Federal Communications Commission is proposing new rules to allow Internet providers to discriminate based on content to provide separate and unequal connection speeds, effectively creating "fast" and "slow" lanes for the Internet. This means that website owners and entrepreneurs like myself may be forced to pay an arbitrary fee to ISPs like Comcast and Time Warner if I want you, my visitors to be able to access your website at regular speeds – or at all.

This is a big issue. ISPs want to extort money from websites they deem profitable enough to pay them extra. We must convince the FCC that this is a terrible idea.
#StopTheSlowLane is an initiative to raise awareness about this issue.

If you care about the free flow of information then please go to Fight For The Future and make your voice heard to your member of Congress.

If you have a website please go to #StopTheSlowLane and put up the message on your site.

Together we can maintain the freedom of our Online Commons!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Letter from Secretary of War Henry Stimson to President Harry S. Truman, April 24, 1945







In this once secret letter to President Harry S. Truman, Secretary of
War Henry Stimson requested an urgent meeting to discuss the Manhattan
Project, the all-out effort by the Federal Government to build an atomic
bomb during World War II.



Today's Document from the National Archives

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Biomedical Ephemera, or: A Frog for Your Boils — biomedicalephemera: Man (Homo sapiens sapiens),...

Biomedical Ephemera, or: A Frog for Your Boils — biomedicalephemera: Man (Homo sapiens sapiens),...



Man (Homo sapiens sapiens), Cow (Bos taurus), and Ram (Ovis aries)
The structure of the ruminant animals varies considerably. It’s important for the artist to recognize the vertebral layout and rib structure, even of animals that are covered in thick wool or fur. Wild bovids (such as bison) and aurochs have extended cervical vertebrae that form a “hump” over their shoulders.
A Comparative View of the Human and Animal Frame. B. Waterhouse Hawkins, 1860.
Man (Homo sapiens sapiens), Cow (Bos taurus), and Ram (Ovis aries)


The structure of the ruminant animals varies considerably. It’s
important for the artist to recognize the vertebral layout and rib
structure, even of animals that are covered in thick wool or fur. Wild
bovids (such as bison) and aurochs have extended cervical vertebrae that
form a “hump” over their shoulders.


A Comparative View of the Human and Animal Frame. B. Waterhouse Hawkins, 1860.

Rare Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope | Past & Present | 9 Miles Of Ephemera & Antiques

Rare Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope | Past & Present | 9 Miles Of Ephemera & Antiques



The 1853 stamps marked the first triangular stamps in issue. Messrs
Perkins, Bacon & Co in London, famous book, stamp, and banknote
printers, printed them. Engraver William Humphrys cut their original
die.

Read more about these historic stamps by following the link above.

Rosa Parks Archives Remain Unsold In Warehouse – from The Denver Post | 9 Miles Of Ephemera & Antiques

Mrs. Parks next to a postcard from Dr. Martin Luther King
Rosa Parks archives remain unsold in warehouse – The Denver Post | 9 Miles Of Ephemera & Antiques



Read how Rosa Parks important papers and memorabilia has been caught on a legal battle, leaving all of it locked away from the public.



#ephemera #postcard #rosa parks #history