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Research Rabbit Hole: Posing 101

A new episode of Research Rabbit Hole, our Facebook Live show, premiered Monday evening, April 5, at 9 p.m. ET. Season 1, Episode 7, provides answers to...

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A Savior of the Capitol

Benjamin Franklin Watson, a New Hampshire native who settled in Lowell, Mass., before the war, served in the 6th Massachusetts Infantry when the regiment...

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Drummers: A Gallery

A gallery of images collected in collaboration with Editor Dale Niesen of the Facebook group “The Image Collector” and contributions by collectors,...

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Why Do Photographs Fade?

Concern about the yellowing and fading of albumen prints is almost as old albumen paper itself. Invented in 1850, it made the mass production of photographs...

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Not a Forty-Eighter

Social unrest in Germany during the mid-19th century ended in a nasty military crackdown that resulted in a wave of German immigration to the U.S. One...

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Case Number 16

Respected Lt. John Sandford Williams of the 3rd Delaware Infantry found himself in a tough situation at the Battle of Hatcher’s Run. A fellow officer...

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Finding Aid: Spring 2021

Vol. XXXIX, No. 2(80 pages) Purchase print issuePurchase PDFSubscribe to MIExplore the MI Archives: Browse | Advanced search | Tutorial Inside Cover imageA...

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Research Rabbit Hole: Glass Negative Greenhouses

A new episode of Research Rabbit Hole, our Facebook Live show, premiered Monday evening, March 9, at 9 p.m. ET. Season 1, Episode 5, examines a persistent...

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Research Rabbit Hole: The Backwards Image Problem

A new episode of Research Rabbit Hole, our Facebook Live show, premiered Monday evening, February 22, at 9 p.m. ET. Season 1, Episode 4, explores the issue...

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Research Rabbit Hole: This Uniform Tells a Story

A new episode of Research Rabbit Hole, our Facebook Live show, premiered Monday evening, February 8, at 9 p.m. ET. Season 1, Episode 3, examines a carte...

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