Picture of the Week
This picture was taken during a site visit to the Hertford County Public Library during the former NC ECHO project in 2002. It is of the 1926-27 UNC Band.
More images of institutions, exhibits, and collections that were visited between 1999-2007 during the NC ECHO project are online at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/search/collection/p16062coll8/field/all/mode/all/conn/and/order/title/ad/asc. An institutional directory that was created as a result of the project is online at the NC Connecting to Collections website. Learn about the new NC ECHO federated search project to search NC cultural heritage information online at http://www.ncecho.org/.
Can you believe the North Carolina State Fair starts tomorrow? We can hardly contain our excitement!!!
This week’s photo comes from the North Carolina State Fair Office and can be found in Blue Ribbon Memories: Your History of the NC State Fair. This photograph is of a young boy showing a cow at the 1969 North Carolina State Fair. This image was also published in the October 1, 1969 issue of the Agricultural Review.
Don’t forget you can share your own memories of the North Carolina State Fair in the online collection, Blue Ribbon Memories! Share your favorite today!http://statelibrarync.org/omeka/items/browse
North Carolina State Fair premium list, cover (1937)
This idealized view of “man” is done in the style of the 19th-century European artistic movement of the same name. (See, for example, Demosthenes at the Sea Shore by A. Bernard Sykes.) In his hands, our North Carolina man holds the State seal and a paper, perhaps representing knowledge or progress.
This week’s picture of the week is from the State Library Bicentennial Digital Collection (http://statelibrarync.org/200/). This year we are celebrating the 200th birthday of the State Library of North Carolina.
This web site celebrates the 200th anniversary of the State Library of North Carolina. Explore the State Library’s impact on North Carolina by looking at historical photographs, reading old newspaper articles, and examining state publications from brochures to library commission reports.
Do you recognize what the women in the photograph is looking through? Some of you might remember from back in the “olden days.” The traditional card catalog might have gone away in many libraries but you can still search your library’s holdings through their online catalog.
Did you know that you search the online catalog of the Government and Heritage Library anywhere? http://catalog.ncdcr.gov/
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