To inaugurate our newest series, The Accidental Tourist, reference specialist Elizabeth Botten takes a trip through the papers of Arthur Sinclair Covey and finds some rhymes.
Did you ever draw a timeline? Perhaps as part of an elementary school social studies lesson? I have vivid childhood memories of using a ruler and pencil to craft my own perfectly straight line, punctuated by those all-important dates copied out of a textbook. The appealing simplicity of timelines—chronology made visual—endures in an online age; witness the way Facebook has co-opted the term and the concept.
The editors of the Archives of American Art Blog invite you to celebrate our 100th post!