Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Earth [April 2010]

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources at Quincy University

 

The following are resources selected from the Library of Congress on a specific topic.

A Look at
Mother Earth

 

Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA (1890). from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.  http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.award/mhsalad.090114

Nature:

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Nature studies. Common day lily, double form.

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[Magnolia-on-the-Ashley (i.e. Magnolia Gardens), nature's mirror, Charleston, S.C.].

Mountain(s):

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[Cedar Mountain, Va. View of battlefield with the mountain in the distance].

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Lulu Lake on Lookout Mountain. [Stereograph]

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View on the top of Lookout Mountain, Tenn. [Stereograph]

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Mountain scenes. View of mountain across valley.

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Mountain scenes. Mountain reflected in water I.

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Mountain scenes. Mountain reflected in water II.

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Mountain scenes. Mountain reflected in water III.

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Limpia - Wild Rose Pass

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[Land and mountains in the direction of Colon seen from the Gatun office in Panama during the building of the Panama Canal].

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Aerial Photo of Santa Rosa Mountains

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Canadian scenes. Mountains in the clouds.

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Falls of Minnehaha / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.

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Waterfall in the Catskills / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.

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Canadian scenes. Mountains reflected in lake at Jasper Park.

Meadows:

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Truckee Meadows, toward Sierra Nevada Mountains

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[Rolling meadows in Esopus, New York].

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Pinus ponderosa on [the] trail up from Tuolumne [Meadows], Yosemite [National] Park, California

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Mountain lake and meadows. La Plata County, Colorado. These high mountain meadows are utilized by sheepmen for summer grazing.

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Arnold Arboretum, Meadows, Emerald Nec klace, Boston, MA

 

National Parks:

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[Lake and forest at Starved Rock National Park near Ottawa, Illinois].

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Buffalo at Wind Cave National Park, Black Hills, South Dakota, 1948.

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Grand Canyon National Park, a free government service.

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No. 2090. Giant Geyser Y[ellowstone].N[ational].P]ark.

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Bryce Canyon National Park. View in Bryce Canyon National Park IV.

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Bryce Canyon National Park. View in Bryce Canyon National Park I.

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Sequoia National Park, California. Group of Sequoia gigantea trees at Round Meadow.

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Red Canyon on Highway 12, close to Panguitch, Utah. Road with natural tunnel in Red Canyon I.

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Lower falls, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.

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General view of Rocky Mountains west of Continental Divide seen from top of Logan Pass on Going-to-the-Sun highway. Glacier National Park, Montana.

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Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA

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Yosemite National Park, Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA

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Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Falls, reflected, Yosemite National Park, CA

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Yosemite National Park, wildflowers, Yosemite National Park, CA

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Great Smokey Mountain National Park, waterfall, taken before 1934, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, TN

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Great Smokey Mountain National Park, the Chimney, taken before 1934, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, TN

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Great Smokey Mountain National Park, pine trees, taken, before 1934, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, TN

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Glacier National Park, Montana.

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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, Skyline Drive.

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Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park.

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Crater Lake National Park, Klamath County, Oregon. Annie Creek Canyon.

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Formations at Bryce Canyon National Park. Garfield County, Utah.

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Cut-over land in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. Crater Lake.

Collections:

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The Evolution of the Conservation Movement 1850-1920

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Ecology and the American Environment

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Abies lasiocarpa [at] ten thousand feet, Loch Vale, Colorado

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Aletris farinosa, Illinois

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[A] relict clump of Tilia americana, Portchester, Indiana

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Tilia americana showing effect of environment, Dune Park, Indiana

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Kailua Bay, Oahu, Hawaii

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On the Ohio] opposite the mouth of the Kanawha River looking toward Point Pleasant, West Virginia

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Pellaea wrightiana, Cheilanthes, Selaginella, [and] Yucca [growing near a] rock face, Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona

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American Environmental Photographs 1891-1936

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[A] mesophytic ravine, Beverly Hills, Illinois

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Canyon [at] Deer Park, Illinois

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Rosettes of Oenothera, Chicago, Illinois

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[A] deciduous forest in summer, Columbia, Missouri

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Nelumbo lutea, McGregor, Iowa

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[The] north slope of loess hills, Iowa

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Loess bluffs along [the] Floyd River with trees on the northeast exposure, Sioux City, Iowa

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Reclaiming the Everglades: South Florida’s Natural History 1884-1934

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Mapping the National Parks

Body of Water:

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Rocky seashore [of the Pacific Ocean], Monterey, California

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Postelsia on rocks [in the Pacific Ocean off] Point Lobos, California

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Ocean waves. From side of boat, looking at large wave.

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Ocean view

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Atlantic hurricane tracking chart / NOAA. (map)

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Carte de Grand Océan ou Mer du Sud. (map)

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Indian Ocean area. (map)

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Lake near Kearney, Nebraska.

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Shelton Lake at Shelton, Buffalo County, Nebraska,

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Kearney Lake.

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Lake Tahoe, path and trees along lake, Lake Tahoe, CA

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Sunset on Lake Michigan, Sawyer, Michigan

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Clay bluffs [on the] Lake Michigan shore [with] North Chicago in the distance, Lake Bluff, Illinois

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Potomac River. View of river and sun through branch with leaves.

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[People in a canoe on the DesPlaines River near Forest Park, Illinois].

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Islands in the Mississippi River, Savanna, Illinois

Desert:

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40 Mile Desert ca. 1940

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Death Valley Desert, landscape with donkeys, Mojave Desert, Mojave, CA