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The Durango-Silverton narrow-gauge railroad train pulls into Silverton, the seat of San Juan County, Colorado, a legendary silver-rush town of the 19th Century and, at 9,313 feet above sea level, one of America's highest cities | Library of Congress

The Durango-Silverton narrow-gauge railroad train pulls into Silverton, the seat of San Juan County, Colorado, a legendary silver-rush town of the 19th Century and, at 9,313 feet above sea level, one of America's highest cities | Library of Congress

Irregularly placed tombstones at the old Hillside Cemetery, on Boulder Mountain above Silverton, the seat of San Juan County, Colorado, a legendary gold-rush town of the 19th Century and, at 9,313 feet above sea level, one of America's highest cities | Library of Congress

Irregularly placed tombstones at the old Hillside Cemetery, on Boulder Mountain above Silverton, the seat of San Juan County, Colorado, a legendary gold-rush town of the 19th Century and, at 9,313 feet above sea level, one of America's highest cities | Library of Congress

Some lively scenes at the sea beaches where surf bathing has begun for the summer (LOC) | by The Library of Congress

Some lively scenes at the sea beaches where surf bathing has begun for the summer (LOC) | by The Library of Congress

Sea grasses on a small spit of land extending into the Gulf of Mexico near Clermont Harbor, Mississippi | Library of Congress

Sea grasses on a small spit of land extending into the Gulf of Mexico near Clermont Harbor, Mississippi | Library of Congress

Home from a morning at sea, collecting their day's catch, lobstermen Adrian Cyr (left) and Roger Abbott show off some of the largest, and no doubt tastiest, specimens outside Abbott's simple lobster shack in his backyard in Saco, Maine | Library of Congress

Home from a morning at sea, collecting their day's catch, lobstermen Adrian Cyr (left) and Roger Abbott show off some of the largest, and no doubt tastiest, specimens outside Abbott's simple lobster shack in his backyard in Saco, Maine | Library of Congress

early 1900s bathing suits (image from: http://www.victoriana.com/swimsuit/bathingsuits.htm)

Victorian Life: Now in 3D!

For the summer my Fashionabale History segment will be about bathing suits and swimwear by decade. The early Victorian/Edwardian, i.

One of the classic images of a sea monster on a map: a giant sea-serpent attacks a ship off the coast of Norway on Olaus Magnus Carta marina of 1539, this image from the 1572 edition.

In Images: Ancient Maps and Sea Monsters

A giant sea-serpent attacks a ship off the coast of Norway on Olaus Magnus’s Carta Marina of Sea monsters on medieval maps run the gamut from menacing giant squids to improbable lion-fish.

This portolan chart of the #Mediterranean Sea ca. 1320-1350 is the oldest original cartographic artifact in the Library of Congress!

This portolan chart of the #Mediterranean Sea ca. 1320-1350 is the oldest original cartographic artifact in the Library of Congress!

Two unidentified sailors in Union uniforms in front of painted backdrop showing the sea and a warship. (Library of Congress)

Two unidentified sailors in Union uniforms in front of painted backdrop showing sea with monitor class warship and another ship, between 1861 and 1895 . (Library of Congress)

#5. The Treasure Map in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Israel) Library of Congress  The Dead Sea Scrolls are considered the greatest historical discovery of th...

6 Legendary Lost Treasures That Are Still Up for Grabs

The Treasure Map in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Israel) Library of Congress The Dead Sea Scrolls are considered the greatest historical discovery of th.

Toyokuni. I love the sea life artwork all over this guy. From the Library of Congress' collection of Japanese prints. If you click through to the L.O.C., you can download a huge TIFF.

Danshichi kurobee (An actor in the role of Danshichi Kurobei) by: Utagawa, Toyokuni, Source: Library of Congress.

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