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http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/SDSS-caps-72dpi.jpg
This image shows the central region of the Perseus cluster, which contains hundreds of galaxies, even more invisible dark matter, and is one of the most massive objects in the universe. Each orange dot in this map is a galaxy. In all, the SDSS…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Lick_Observatory-1902.jpg
Barnard moved to California in 1887 to inaugurate the new observatory at Mount Hamilton near San Jose. He discovered the first non-Galilean moon of Jupiter, Amalthea, in September 1892, over 275 years after Galileo's discoveries. Observatory staff…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0774-Wounded_Miner-1968.jpg
After a methane gas and coal dust explosion on May 24, 1965, Corn photographed rescue efforts and the disaster aftermath at Brimstone Mountain for The Nashville Tennessean. Five miners were killed, and the two-day rescue drew several hundred anxious…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0774-Woman_Boy_on_Porch-c1968.jpg
"The people of Appalachia are a proud people. They were very open and honest with me, welcoming me into their homes and to their tables. They loved the beauty and solitude of the mountains. I understood their love of the land. ...Coal mining changed…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0774-Classroom_stove-1968.jpg
Students at this one-room school in remote Overton County had recently gotten a hot lunch program, one of the first such programs in Tennessee. This was the main meal for the day for some students. Corn later wrote that he wanted to “hold up a…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0774-Cards_on_the_Hood-1968.jpg
The miners’ 1972 strike against Duke Power Company over working conditions, wages, and labor practices inspired the award-winning documentary "Harlan County, USA." The miners struck to join United Workers of America, hoping to improve their jobs…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0774-Amputee_Miner-1968.jpg
Ed Marlowe worked in the mines for twenty years before breaking his back in 1957 when the roof of a mine fell in on him. Federal inspectors were not even allowed to enter mines until 1941; it would be another six years before Congress authorized the…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0546-P-97-Conger-1901.jpg
Ambassador Edwin H. Conger and his family, with civilians from eleven western diplomatic legations and over 2,500 Chinese Christians were besieged in the embassy district for 54 days in summer 1900. Protesting against western Christian intrusions in…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0546-P-93-Miss_Smith-1901.jpg
Georgina Smith ran the London Mission’s girls’ boarding school inside the embassy quarter. Her success sheltering Chinese Christian refugees there earned her fame in the West. Mark Twain and other pundits loudly criticized the wholesale looting…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0546-P-86-Architecture-1901.jpg
Stereographers often structured their images around a human in the foreground so viewers focused on a vanishing point. This allowed viewers to feel as if they were in the depths of the picture.
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