Summer Road Trip 2019: The Other Fortification in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

Leaving Raleigh, North Carolina, we head southwest down to Charleston, South Carolina, for the next stop on the Summer Road Trip.  While the first thing that might spring to mind about Charleston is Fort Sumter, that is not the only fortification sitting in Charleston Harbor, though it is the only one that you can still … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2019: The Other Fortification in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

2019 Summer Road Trip: Richmond, VA and North Carolina

This post was written in collaboration with Caitlin Hucik. As we head down I-95 South (timing our departure to avoid rush hour, but inevitably getting stuck somewhere along the way), we considered the many ways that photographs of Richmond, Virginia, and the surrounding areas featured in Still Picture Branch holdings. As the capital of the … Continue reading 2019 Summer Road Trip: Richmond, VA and North Carolina

Summer Road Trip 2019: Maryland and the Traveler’s Toll

Time to hit the road! Our virtual road trip begins where the photographs, films, sound recordings, maps, and more within the Special Media Division live – at the Archives II building in College Park, Maryland. If you haven't yet visited Archives II, or are unable to travel here and see it for yourself, Still Pictures … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2019: Maryland and the Traveler’s Toll