Examines the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it—both at home and abroad.
Features the rich collections of the Library of Congress and brings to light remarkable but little-known contributions made by North American women to the art forms of illustration and cartooning. Spanning the late 1800s to the present, the exhibition highlights the gradual broadening in both the private and public spheres, of women’s roles and interests, and demonstrates that women once constrained by social conditions and convention, have gained immense new opportunities for self-expression and discovery.
Showcases the Library’s collections of original art by talented artists hired by newspapers and television to capture the personal dynamics of legal trials. These artists create drawings that provide insight into the drama and impact of events in American law during the past fifty years.
Features baseball sheet music from the Library’s collections that illustrate the congruence between the evolution of the sport from before the Civil War to the present and the musical counterparts that have chronicled in song baseball’s greatest moments.
Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. This important early American map is known to exist in only seven copies. Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has generously placed his copy of the map at the Library.
Explores artifacts that represent an array of viewpoints on the interplay of politics and entertainment in American public life.
Celebrates the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as "Herblock"—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings, to change every six months, drawn from the Library's extensive Herbert L. Block Collection.
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Consists of original materials and oral histories drawn from the Veterans History Project collections at the Library of Congress.
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