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From Colket Illustrated Sheet Music (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) in CARLI Digital Collections.

The Gordon Colket Music Collection at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Lovejoy Library contains 120 pieces of sheet music, mostly dating from the middle of the 19th century. The 90 items included in this digital collection include military songs from the Civil War era, nautical ditties, and romantic ballads. And, of course, more than a few polkas.

July 24, 2014
By: Digital Collections

From Naval Flight School (Monmouth College) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Until photographs were able to be developed with color, people often had to guess at the hues of depicted scenes, unless they were present at the time the picture was taken, or the colors were specifically noted on the back. Furthermore, as years pass and stories about the subjects of these images are lost, viewers become less able to tie together the picture before them and the rest of the world that they experience every day. Therefore, when I initially viewed this picture of The Yellow Peril from 1943, I knew nothing about it but that it was probably a yellow airplane. Then I got curious.

July 14, 2014
By: Amy Maroso