December 14, 2019

Today in History: Albert Ruger

Today in History–November 12–the Library of Congress features mapmaker Albert Ruger, who died on this day in 1899. Ruger was one of the first panoramic map artists to achieve success for his birds-eye views of places. Learn more about his craft by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below. Albert Ruger maps Panoramic map artists & publishers Panoramic mapping Panoramic maps collection connections (teaching resources / activity ideas) Primary Source … [Read more...]

Today in History: U.S. Enters World War I

Today in History–April 6–the Library of Congress features the United States entrance into World War I on this day in 1917 by declaring war on Germany. Learn more about the difficult decision to enter the war and how it transformed the nation by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access 1917 newspaper articles plus thousands more World War I primary source collections & teaching resources. 1917 historical newspaper coverage: U.S. war More historical … [Read more...]