Martha Kennedy reminds us:
For those of you in the Washington, D.C. area who might be interested, we invite you to Swann Fellow Dr. Ellen Berg’s public talk titled "Where Have You Gone, Miss Columbia? American Identity and Uncle Sam’s Forgotten Partner,” at noon on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in Dining Room A, 6th floor Madison Building, Library of Congress at 101 Independence S.E., Washington, DC. In her lecture, she will draw on the Library’s collections of cartoon prints, posters, drawings, and related items which contain many portrayals of Miss Columbia in order to examine how changing depictions of Columbia reflect parallel changes in ideas about American identity and feminine nationalism.
We hope very much that some of you can join us!