Readers: Last night, my wife and I were watching American Pickers. I am a true antiquer and love the items found on this show. Mike Wolfe, one of the stars of the show, picked the 1936 Big Game Fish Map created by Joe Godfrey Jr. and Gordon Ertz in 1936. I was able to find […]

Readers: This will be my last post of the year. I wanted it to be something that tells an American story of hope. But like a phoenix rising, hope rises from despair, so several of these photos show sad events in our history but in a poignant way. I believe the best is yet to come. […]

Readers: For those of you who have visited my blog before, you know that I love antique or vintage maps. I recently perused the Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection at Cornell University Library. Here are 10 really cool maps I found in the collection related to America. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Best […]

This chart, digitized by the Library of Congress, depicts major battles, troop losses, skirmishes, and other events in the American Civil War. (Click on the image at the end of this blog to arrive at a zoomable version, or visit the LOC’s website.). Here are some key points to note in the chart. This chart […]

Readers: I have finished my week working in Paris. It was a long work week here. I did not have the opportunity to see any sights while I was here this time, but wanted to blog about something historical and visual that is here in Paris and is known throughout the World. I could not […]