I don't care how long you've been doing genealogy, when you find something special there is nothing like it!
My husband's late grandmother, was an actress as a child & into her young adulthood. She wasn't what people would really call "famous" by today's standards, so it hasn't exactly been easy to find loads of information outside of what the family has saved. Anyway...in looking for a blog to write today, I came across a topic I had saved months ago for the NYPL Digital Collections. Suddenly it dawned on me I should plug her name in & give it a whirl. Wouldn't you know, photos of her popped up! It's like finding treasure!
Now I'm wracking my brain for anything else I can find. I could spend hours just searching & poking around :) There are so many collections! There are photographs, upon photographs, plus...Archival Collections including Plantation Records, Walt Whitman, Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott Papers, World's Fair Records, old menus, atlases, manuscripts, art works, playbills, sheet music, streaming videos, postcards, posters, stamps, and so much more the list could go on & on. 832,000 items and increasing all the time. Check it out, perhaps the New York Public Library Digital Collections holds something for you too!
Amylynne (Baker) Murphy