Bringing Archives to Life
What do you get when you cross centuries-old archival materials with the humble GIF? Apparently, a completely charming collection of animations, courtesy of the Smithsonian Libraries Tumblr. My favorite is the exotic elephant airship below, but the Greenland Whale, jaunty sailboat, and Uncommon Flying Squirrel are definitely worth a look!
Read more from Richard Naples, the Smithsonian’s resident GIF-maker, at the Washington Post Style Blog, or learn how to hack your own digitized images by reading the Smithsonian’s blog post on the GIF-creating process. Maybe there’s something in the Pocket Knowledge gallery that would make a great GIF!