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August 1, 1944: Anne Frank Writes Her Final Diary Entry
On this day in 1944, Jewish victim of the Holocaust, Anne Frank, wrote her final diary entry. In it, she wrote, “[I] keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what I could be, if…there weren’t any other people living in the world.” Her diary, later published under the title, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, detailed the two years that she and her family spent in hiding.
Three days after this entry, Anne and her family were arrested by the Gestapo, the German police. She was eventually placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she was killed by typhus at age 15.
Photo: Anne’s diary on display at the Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin, Germany. Wikimedia Commons
For this installment of “Dog Days of Summer,” we challenge you to match the dogs pictured above to the DPLA staff member.
- Animated gifs represent mixed-breed dogs
- Some staff have more than one dog
- Not all staff have dogs
Got some guesses? Leave us a note.
- Dachshund drinking from water glass, 1937. Photo by Leslie Jones. Courtesy Boston Public Library via Digital Commonwealth. Copyright (c) Leslie Jones. This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License (CC BY-NC-ND).
- Dog Show, 1951 [Chihuahua]. Courtesy University of Southern California. Libraries.
- Great Dane [Cigarette card]. George Arents Collection. The New York Public Library.
- Golden Labrador and Beagle. George Arents Collection. The New York Public Library.
- German “Shepard” (George Arents Collection. The New York Public Library) and Husky (Copyright © Leslie Jones. This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License (CC BY-NC-ND). Love dogs? DPLA has dogs.
- Spitz and Beagle. George Arents Collection. The New York Public Library.
- Hunting dog/terrier and Beagle. George Arents Collection. The New York Public Library.
So many dogs at DPLA.
#Throwback Thursday: Museum studies student in anatomical modeling class, c. 1950.
This bust of the Piltdown Man still sits in our office. The Piltdown man is a paleoanthropological hoax, claimed to be found in a gravel pit in Piltdown, England, in 1912 and presented as fossilized remains of an early human. In 1953 the specimen was proven to be a fake, the combination of an orangutan jaw and a modern human skull. Learn more here.
[Image: Vintage poster of a man whose mouth is covered by a hand emerging from a stars-and-stripes decorated suit sleeve; text “Quiet! Loose talk can cost lives”. Source]
Although most of our students are knuckling down to finish research papers and study for finals, not everyone responds to end-of-semester stress in a manner conducive to others’ concentration. If you’re looking for a quiet place to study, try the CS Library's third floor, which has several study carrels, open tables, and even a silent study room!
How did a joke we made up about Amelia Bedelia while we were stoned get repeated all over the Internet for more than five years, by blogs and reporters and elementary school students and even the author of Amelia Bedelia himself?
Five years ago, a couple of high college kids messed with a children’s book page.
Last week, they realized they’d never been caught.
This in particular reinforces why Wikipedia, even after all this time, remains a fundamentally unreliable source.
"To find out why the edit hadn’t been taken down…I spoke with an editor who’s considered an expert on Internet hoaxes. He was the first to find the ‘Amelia Bedelia Cameroon’ Google results. He basically said that the efficacy of a Wikipedia hoax - regardless of whether it was intended as a hoax, as mine wasn’t - depends on ‘how believable it looks.’
'There's no systematic review system,' he told me via Twitter. 'The creator of S'Mores' name [a reference to a Wikipedia editing scandal about where the name of S'Mores came from] was edited multiple times over the years - even made it into a cookbook…I’m not sure anyone knows how many hoaxes like this lurk on Wikipedia.’”
Stills from “The Railrodder”, Buster Keaton’s last silent film made in 1965 when he was 70 years old. Shot in Canada, it featured Keaton riding coast to coast in a “speeder”- an electric maintenance vehicle. Still agile, he did most of his own stunts.
CS Library's “Soccer in Many Languages” video has gone live! It's a labor of love that couldn't have been accomplished without the organization and promotion efforts of Bree M. in the Reference department, the film and editing work of our folks in the Multimedia Support Center, and the generosity of the students who dropped by to be filmed speaking the word “soccer” in their native languages! Great job, everyone!