Thursday, February 7, 2008

For those of you who might like old, old pictures of the United States, try THIS is a link from within the American Memory Homepage, which is from the Library of Congress. I can spend hours and hours there sometimes...sometimes I just like looking at the old photographs. There are a lot of repeats, but it is still worth going through them. And there are links to letters, journals, and all kinds of things from the American Memory page/Immigration Expansion sections.

I cannot imagine living in the close quarters that our ancestors lived in. Imagine living in the sod houses...I bet they were cooler than the average house today without air conditioning. But I just cannot imagine anything positive otherwise. And don't you know the tractor had to be one of the greatest inventions of all time for farmers?

Oh, for all you quilters, look HERE to see the quilt on Teddy Roosevelt's bed in his cabin in North Dakota. You can click the picture to make it larger....and there are is even a section on Quilts and Quiltmaking in America 1978-1996.

That is all for now....I hope you enjoy at least one of these links.


Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Rose firstly I do like the barns below, and secondly I WILL be following these links as soon as I'm through with my other stuff this week.
All the best and thanks for stopping by.

Nana's Quilts said...

Thanks for your note on my blog. And thanks for these wonderful photos. A number of years ago we went bicycling in the Netherlands and some friends who also went took photos the entire trip, of doors. All different sizes, and shapes and styles. They were so wonderful.

Good quilty wishes,

Barb said...

Great pictures you are showing us Rose, from the variety of plants, the barn is very unique and now the ancestors post! Looking at the quilt on the bed of Teddy...the quilt looks neat but *ouch* on sleeping on that bed *oh my aching back*...COOL JOB with the info Rose!