Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fascinating new history blog

If you love the mementos of history, check out The Vault, a new history blog on Slate. Here's how The Vault bills itself: 

Every weekday, we’ll publish one archival document or object of visual and historical interest. Here you’ll find carefully selected photographs, pamphlets, maps, buttons, toys, letters, ledgers, and the occasional lock of hair, along with a bit of explanation to give you some context for what you’re seeing. Just this week we’ll be looking at Benedict Arnold’s loyalty oath, a microscope set for girls of the 1950s, and a memo from a Nixon aide pleading with the president to call the Space Shuttle the Space Clipper instead.

So far, the postings have been amazing, especially this test color film that Kodak created in 1922: