Sunday, June 26, 2011


I just couldn't resist these stamps... Selena, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Carlos Gardel, Carmen Miranda y Julia de Burgos... Latinos are invading the postal service! My envelopes will be the nicest ones of all :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

National Jukebox!

Weeks ago, I came across this neat announcement: Amazing online archive of vintage recordings opens

Don't know why it took me so long to check it out, but I finally did.  It is truly amazing!  The amazing online archive is the Library of Congress' National Jukebox.  I have always loved early pop music recordings from the 1920s-1940s so I was super delighted to be able to easily access thousands of earlier recordings.  The National Jukebox makes more than 10,000 historical recordings available to the public.  All the recordings were made between 1901 and 1925.  

I am excited about all the cool treasures I am sure to discover!  Also interesting is the disclaimer that appears on every page of the site, "WARNING: Historical recordings may contain offensive language."  Love it.  Artifacts are important because they teach us what society was like in the past.  No need to change it to please our current mores.