archive for July, 2007

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

“mr. summers’ 1941 vacation” — prelinger archive

I’m addicted to the “moving images” section of the Internet Archive — particularly the Prelinger Archives, recently absorbed into the Library of Congress. This massive collection of “ephemeral films”, a term which covers just about anything not made for commercial entertainment (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) is a fantastic source for unexpected historical treasures. I’ve […]

1 Comment » - Posted in Just plain cool,Video by

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

book review — “San Francisco Almanac”

I read a lot of books on San Francisco and California history. And though these posts are labeled “book reviews”, the only books you’ll ever see here are those that I’ve really enjoyed. In short, if you see it here, it’s a great book — I’ve no urge to write about the stinkers! And if […]

3 Comments » - Posted in Historical book reviews by