Lincoln’s Box.

21st Century Digital #12

Interior of the box at Ford’s Theatre where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Washington, D.C.


Highsmith, Carol M, photographer. Interior of the box at Ford’s Theatre where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Washington, D.C., 2007. Photograph retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2010630766/. (Accessed March 01, 2017.)

Call Number: LC-DIG-highsm- 04782 (ONLINE) [P&P]

Notes:

  • After Booth shot Lincoln he lept on the stage from Lincoln’s box, breaking his leg. As he ran from the stage, some heard Booth shout “sic semper tyrannus,” which is Latin for “thus always to tyrants.”
  • Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer.
  • Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
  • Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010:031).
  • Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith’s America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Highsmith, a distinguished and richly published American photographer, has donated her work to the Library of Congress since 1992. Starting in 2002, Highsmith provided scans or photographs she shot digitally with new donations to allow rapid online access throughout the world. Her generosity in dedicating the rights to the American people for copyright free access also makes this Archive a very special visual resource

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Nebraska – A Ranch in the Sandhills

Just over a quarter of Nebraska is mixed grass prairie on grass-stabilized sand dunes, referred to locally as the sandhills. It is the largest area of sand dunes in the western hemisphere.

In 2007, we visited a relative’s ranch in the sandhills, a place of fond memories for me.  The accompanying video was produced in 2011 from pictures taken during that visit.


  • Sand Hills – Wikipedia
  • The Nebraska Sandhills
  • Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway
  • The Nebraska Sandhills – Lincoln City Library: “The Nebraska Sandhills are the largest area of sand dunes in the western hemisphere. Over 50,000 square kilometers, or close to 20,000 square miles in extent (not counting some outliers), the Sandhills are fragile grasslands that are wild, sparsely settled, desolate, and beautiful in unexpected ways.”
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Brown Cow

21st Century Digital #11

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by Brigitte Werner

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tags: brown, cow, mammal, animal, head, meadow, countryside, scenery, country, grass, farm, farming, outdoor, close-up, nature, ranch animal, food chain

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In Memory–April 19, 1995

Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building following the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 2015.

Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building following the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 2015.

The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist truck bombing on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Downtown, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States on April 19, 1995. Carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, the bombing destroyed one-third of the building, killed 168 people, and injured more than 680 others. The blast destroyed or damaged 324 other buildings within a 16-block radius, shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings, and destroyed or burned 86 cars, causing an estimated $652 million worth of damage. Extensive rescue efforts were undertaken by local, state, federal, and worldwide agencies in the wake of the bombing, and substantial donations were received from across the country. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) activated eleven of its Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces, consisting of 665 rescue workers who assisted in rescue and recovery operations. This was the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil until the September 11 attacks six years later, and it still remains as the deadliest domestic terrorism incident in United States history. (Wikipedia)

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Taxes, Bloody Taxes

3D illustration of the word TAXES with $100 bill face. From DonkeyHotey on FlickrTax day is normally April 15th, unless it falls on a weekend, so this year, taxpayers got a little extra time to get their taxes done because the 15th was Saturday, yesterday.

One would think that the next working day, Monday, would be the official Tax Day.  But, no, it’s Tuesday, the 18th. It turns out that April 16th is Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia.  Over 3000 slaves were freed on that day in 1862 in the District of Columbia under the Compensated  Emancipation Act.

Of course, since the 16th is on Sunday, the official holiday is Monday.  IRS regulations prohibit the tax filing deadline from falling on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.  I guess this qualifies as the latter as the I.R.S. office is closed on Monday.

I finally got our taxes done earlier today.  I really didn’t wait until the last weekend. It was almost finished at the beginning of the week when I discovered that the TurboTax online version couldn’t do line item modification of forms.  I ended up having to download a PC version of TurboTax!  Then I had to reenter all of the information into it that I had entered into the online version.

But it’s done for another year, though it seems like just a few weeks ago that I did last year’s.  Before ya know it, it’ll be time for doing it again.


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Torn Asunder

Back in 2011, I created a short video using photographs from the civil war and mixed it with a couple of medleys of civil war music recorded almost 100 years ago.  I titled it “Torn Asunder–Images from America’s Civil War.”   It can be viewed in high definition by going to YouTube.com and then selecting the full screen icon in lower right corner of video (move mouse cursor over lower part of video to see icon).

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Dark Sky

21st Century Digital #10

Photo semi-randomly selected from pixabay, a source of free Creative Commons images.


biesbosch, nature, trees, for rain, landscape, clouds, heaven, contrast, storm, weather

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U.S.S. Thresher, SSN593, 10 April 1963

U.S.S. Thresher, SSN593, On Eternal Patrol; Lost April 10, 1963 with a crew of 129; Rest in Peace, Shipmates

U.S.S. Thresher, SSN593; On Eternal Patrol; Lost April 10, 1963 with a crew of 129; Rest in Peace, Shipmates

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Random Images From Our Travels #1

I’m gradually going back through videos that I’ve made. This is from July 28, 2001 and covers travel from 2007 to 2011.

The photos, in the sequence that they appear:

  1. Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, September 2009
  2. Menor’s cabin and store, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, September 20, 2007
  3. Canton Lake, Oklahoma, August 29, 2009
  4. Canyonlands National Park, September 23, 2007
  5. Pronghorn, Custer State Park, South Dakota, August 22, 2007
  6. Wild burro, Custer State Park, South Dakota, August 22, 2007
  7. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, March, 2011
  8. Devil’s Tower National Monument, August 27, 2007
  9. Devil’s Tower National Monument, August 28, 2007
  10. Texas Interstate HighwayI40, eastbound rest west of Alenreed
  11. Devil’s Tower National Monument, August, 2007
  12. Cottonwood Tree, Lake Ogallala, Nebraska, July 8, 2010
  13. Clouds, Lake Ogallala, Nebraska, July 8, 2010
  14. Lewistown, Montana, August 30, 2007
  15. Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, September 14, 2009
  16. Nuthatch, Arkansas
  17. Ouray, Colorado, September 2010
  18. Rest area at Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge and Kansas Highway 52,
  19. Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, 2009
  20. Rocky Mountain National park, somewhere trail to Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, & Emerald Lake, 2009
  21. Pea Ridge National military Park, Northwest Arkansas, July 15, 2011
  22. Abyss Pool, West Thumb, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, September 12, 2007
  23. Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, September 24, 2007
  24. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Visitor Center, Colorado, 2009
  25. Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, Arkansas, April 13, 2010
  26. Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner, Montana, September 13, 2007

Creative Commons LicenseThe music, Improvisation On Friday… by Alex, is licensed under a Attribution (3.0).

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Sunset

21st Century Digital #9

Photo semi-randomly selected from pixabay, a source of free Creative Commons images.


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tags sunset, red, sky, sun flower, contrast, structure, bright and dark, close, lichtspiel, back light, afterglow, evening sky, abendstimmung

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image by U. Leone

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