Is your bracket still intact? No, not the one you’re thinking of – it’s Archives March Madness here at IHS. We had staff members choose their favorite image in our collections. And this is no small task – we have more than 2 million in our collections and thousands of those are digitized for everyone to see.
The winners are in for the first round. Below are the images advancing to the Elite Eight. Keep on voting – we’ll be posting two match ups tomorrow and on Monday! Who will be in the Final Four?
We have a Final Four! Check out these two matchups on Facebook and Instagram!
We have our finalists on Facebook and Instagram!
We have a winner!
Amy Vedra, director of reference, won with her photo of a bridge collapse from Aug. 19, 1920 in Putnam County. People on Instagram and Facebook were concerned for the man peering out of the precarious train. He must have been fine, because a quick search of Newspapers.com revealed only that the collapse happened. The papers used the image that we now have. And we think that is so cool!
Thanks for joining us for Archives March Madness. We love sharing our collections with you every day. Congratulations to Amy Vedra!