Library of Congress: American Memory
Viewers can visit the"American Time Capsule," which comprises 28,000 primary source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history. This release of the digitized Printed Ephemera Collection presents more than 7,000 items from the fifty American states, the District of Columbia, and London, England. Among them is a variety of posters, notices, advertisements, proclamations, leaflets, propaganda, manifestos, and business cards. They capture the experience of the American Revolution, slavery, the western land rush, the American Civil War, woman suffrage, and the Industrial Revolution from the viewpoint of those who lived through those events. A full release of this online collection is planned for 2002 and will include several thousand more images, representing more American states, with full textual transcription of all items.
Additionally, the American Memory site offers links to a"Today in History" page, an"International Horizons" page, which offers digital collections from around the world, and an"America's Library" link for kids and families, featuring content from American Memory and other Library of Congress sites.
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