Thursday, May 10, 2012

Today’s links have a(n) historical bent.

What happened to the newspaper morgues full of photographs? WNYC explores the fate of the New York Times morgue.

Meanwhile, in Springfield, Illinois, many of the photographs were donated and digitized, which means everyone can see the history of the city.

When is a baseball photo interesting to non-sports fans? When it’s a benefit game for the survivors of the Titanic and it references The Great Gatsby, maybe?

The mystery of the lost colony of Roanoke is a little closer to being solved; thanks to some detective work on an old map, the settlement may have (secretly?) moved.

And finally, look at these drawings from 1982, predicting the future! They’re eerily close to reality. We’re living in the future, even if we don’t quite have the jetpacks and flying cars yet. Pretty amazing.

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