Friday, September 19, 2014

Arrrrrrr! Pirates in the Mountain West Digital Library!

The Mountain West Digital Library might be made of digital collections from land lubbers, but we still have some Pirate themed items to celebrate that most solemn occasion.

Ahoy! It is the Pirates Baseball Team from Vernal, Utah!

Pirates Baseball Team from the Vernal Express Photograph Collection
When I think of Pirates, my thoughts immediately turn to Operetta. How fortunate it is that we have many photographs of a production of Pirates of Penzance from Southern Utah University.

Pirates of Penzance from the College of Southern Utah Photograph Collection
In 1922 Murray High School put on a Junior Opera entitled "Love Pirates of Hawaii".

Love Pirates of Hawaii from the Murray Museum
This picture features a real pirate. It is Vernon Law, former Pittsburgh Pirate!

Recipients of the David O. McKay Award for Athletic Excellence, March 9, 1970 from the Brigham Young University Campus Photographs Collection 

Lastly, let's pretend to sail the Seven Seas in this impressive example of casino architecture from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Photograph of a Showboat Hotel and Casino restaurant (Atlantic City), 1987 from Dreaming the Skyline: Resort Architecture and the New Urban Space collection.

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