Link Time

“Anna and Walter Schwarz on Will A. Lowman’s Jackass” (Eliza Schwarz) from the Anacortes Museum’s collection of 70,000 historic photographs.

I’ve decided to focus my contributions to Books Around the Table on links to sites that intrigue me. Some will have to do with kids books, others with writing, others with quirky sparks that might intrigue you as well. If you have links you want to share which do a similar job, I hope you’ll add them via the comments below.

My favorite this time around: The photo pictured above, of two kids on a jackass. It’s from small-town Anacortes Museum’s collection of 70,000 historic images (this in a town with a population of approximately 17,000 people!) newly digitized and put online as a searchable database. Here’s the link: https://anacortes.pastperfectonline.com/randomimages

Want a writing prompt? Find historic photos of a few unrelated people whose faces or circumstances interest you. Imagine a narrative that connects them.

Other interesting links this time:

  1. Goodnight Moon’s Margaret Wise Brown was an iconoclast. Who knew? https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/02/07/the-radical-woman-behind-goodnight-moon
  2. Sometimes, your comfort zone is all about the relative scale of things. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-documentary/when-a-cruise-ship-is-as-big-as-its-port
  3. ALA Media Award winners 2022 – Newbery, Caldecott, etc.: https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2022/01/donna-barba-higuera-jason-chin-win-newbery-caldecott-medals
  4. On teaching your kids to be lazy: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/20/opinion/teach-children-to-be-lazy.html?referringSource=articleShare
  5. Authors talk about their creative process: https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2022/01/20/authors-creative-process/

Mrs. Fry, who ran a bakery in Anacortes
The children of Seid Chee, who was the labor supervisor at the Anacortes salmon cannery.
“Simon’s Wrecking Jalopy in the Marineer’s Pageant Parade” (1935)
Luvera’s Fruit and Grocery, founded in 1918 by Nicholas Luvera of Calabria, Italy. [From the Anacortes newspaper: “Luvera’s supplies 93 per cent of the purse seine fleet with groceries, and enjoys a large part of the waterfront trade. Nothing but the best of everything is the rule at Luvera’s, the first store to install the new R C A Victor radio.”]

3 responses to “Link Time

  1. I’ll be following along, Julie! Wonderful leads.

  2. Thanks, Wendy!

  3. this is wonderful! can’t wait to see where you lead us next.

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