A photograph of the Alta Vista Cornet Band in Council Grove, Kansas. People in the photograph are: standing (left to right) Martin Biglin, Gus Webber, George Turney, Bret Hull, Will Karnicky, Hala Bond-Baugh, Charles Chitty, Rachel Thomas, Robert Webber, Min Biglin-Jacobs, Ralph Hull, Milt Bond, Paul Johnson, Prof. Hull; and sitting (left to right) Union Thomas, Pearl Thomas, John Wild, Andrew Turney, Ottis Turney, and Herman Webber.
Though vintage graphic design is often slightly disturbing and disorienting, browsing through old pictures gives explorers an interesting sense of the past. Viintage has gathered many old pictures and digitized them, making them freely available to artists, graphic designers, and anybody else who is interested. They also sell images, so the site has ads here and there, but there are enough freebies to keep browsers occupied for hours. The blog discusses many image archives online in more depth than I have seen elsewhere.
Joyce Valenza created this tutorial on how to effectively search Google News for historical articles. The tutorial is great, but she used Tildee to create it. Tildee looks pretty good, but it slaps obnoxious ads on the end of the tutorial, and I am not a fan, though I do understand the need for revenue.