Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls
December 6, 2003 6:09 PM   Subscribe

Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls.
posted by hama7 (7 comments total)
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posted by hama7 at 6:10 PM on December 6, 2003

Through copyright deposit the Library [of Congress] has accumulated a collection of nearly 40,000 titles.
Stanford's Dime Novel and Story Paper Collection consists of over 8,000 individual items.

Are these collections publicly available for someone so inclined to scan and create what Stanford has started but with complete text and graphics? Not that I'm so inclined but seems like Stanfords collection is a lot smaller than LOC, yet they are taking the time to do something with it.
posted by stbalbach at 6:31 PM on December 6, 2003

Stanford has been doing nice work with that site; they've also got a number of useful online bibliographies relating to their children's lit collections. On a related topic, see 19th Century Girls' Series.
posted by thomas j wise at 6:49 PM on December 6, 2003

Did anyone else notice there wasn't a new post for 6 hours? And by the way, good link Hama7.
posted by Keyser Soze at 7:35 PM on December 6, 2003

I love the image browser. For each image that you click on, you get information about the illustration, but also a list of key phrases that you can click to find related images. For example, I clicked on this and got a list of search phrases including "Men - Cheering", "Men - Laughing", "Men - Observing", "Men - On a Journey", and "Men - Waving". I clicked on "Men-Observing" and among the results (612!!) found this "Grim Dick" cover. From Dick Lightheart to Grim Dick in just three clicks!
posted by taz at 10:19 PM on December 6, 2003

Wonderful, thanks hama7. Great site. And to echo what others have said, this is a great example of how to put a collection online in a creative and engaging way, that's also easy to use.
posted by carter at 9:35 AM on December 7, 2003

[this is good]
posted by plep at 11:07 AM on December 7, 2003

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