Tag Archives: photographs

A pass of heavy paper or cloth with grommets at the corners. December 06

A Nurse’s Scrapbook from The Great War

By Stephen J. Greenberg Anniversaries can be funny things. As we observe (“celebrate” somehow seems wrong in the context) the 100th anniversary of the First World War, it’s not always easy to pick a precise date to mark. What day, exactly, did the war begin? Was it June 28, 1914, the day the Archduke Franz […]

October 20

The Punitive Expedition, 1916

By Stephen J. Greenberg The political situation in Mexico, always a matter of great concern to the United States, was particularly volatile in late 1915 and early 1916.  There were several revolutionary armies in the field, fighting the remnants of the government of Victoriano Huerta as well as each other.  The fragmented opposition, with a […]

September 30

Autumn Highlights

By Ginny A. Roth The autumnal equinox has come and gone, and what lies ahead of us are cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and the beginning of the holiday season. The upcoming months also bring us national and international observances, holidays, and events, some familiar, some a bit obscure. In recognition of the season, we hope […]

Woodcut of a woman sowing on a machine in a room full of folded cloth, a nurse stands by while men discuss a parcel. August 02

Hosting the Representative of Flanders

By Jeffrey S. Reznick The richness of Flemish history came alive here at the NLM recently, when we were honored to host a visit of Geert De Proost, the General Representative of the Government of Flanders to the United States. He joins a number of VIPs who have graciously turned their attention to our collection […]

A gold embossed leather cover with brass clasps titled Photographs. May 27

Memories of the Civil War

By Stephen J. Greenberg Although the American Civil War was not the first armed conflict to be extensively photographed (that dubious distinction belongs to the Crimean War of 1853–1856, where Great Britain and France fought with Russia over control of the Black Sea and access to the Eastern Mediterranean), the conflict between North and South […]

A detail of the title on the gold tooled cover of the book Medical World. December 08

A Portrait of the Medical World of 1911

By Stephen J. Greenberg It is, perhaps, a bit hard for the modern reader to imagine that a coffee table book consisting solely of portraits and brief biographies of contemporary American physicians would ever be a hot consumer item. However, at least in 1911, that may well have been the case. The collections of the […]

Surgeon General William Stewart with Rebecca Ansah Asamoah May 12

Ready… Set… CLICK!

By Ginny A. Roth After a long winter, Spring is greeted with much anticipation. There is no better time to dust off those cameras, head outside into the sunshine and unleash your creativity behind the lens. May is National Photography Month (NPM) in the United States. NPM was officially recognized by Congress in 1987 as […]