Idaho Pictures Online!

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Feb 132012
 

I would like to announce the release of the newly redesigned Barnard Stockbridge Photograph Collection:

http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/digital/barstock/

The digital collection contains over 1200 historical photographs of Northern Idaho towns, mines, and mills, including photographs documenting the aftermath of the Big Burn fires of 1910 (an online exhibition of these photos and related documents can be found here: http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/digital/bigburn/). The original collection consists of over 200,000 nitrocellulose and glass plate negatives taken by Nellie Stockbridge and her predecessor, T.N. Barnard. These were given to the University of Idaho Library in 1962.

The web portal allows a user to browse these photos by timeline, subject or Google map interface, view selected photos via image gallery, and search the photographs’ metadata.

Bedside Book of Bad Girls

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Mar 252011
 

The Bedside Book of Bad Girls is written by historian Michael Rutter and is a historical retelling of our favorite outlaw cowgirls and madams from the Old West.  Rutter’s storytelling is enjoyable and engaging, and he draws the readers into the lives of such famous western women as Calamity Jane, Belle Starr, and Little Britches and Cattle Annie.  In addition to some of the more famous names, Rutter tells the tales of lesser known women with non-traditional, colorful pasts.

Rutter explores documents and histories to reveal the truth behind the women of the Wild West.  So many have tangled and extensive lives, yet the truth hides behind the legend that gave them their fame.  Rutter works very hard to discover the truth of the lives of these famous characters in order to set the record straight, yet explaining how the wild tales came about. The author delves into archives to find pictures  to illustrate his biographies.

Rutter distills extensive research into lively tales that are only a  handful of pages long, indeed making this an excellent bedside reader.  One will dream dreams of our historic Wild West after reading one of these 21 stories each evening!

Find the Bedside Book of Bad Girls today!