This digital project, “A River of Parties,” uutilizies a close reading of a Smithsonian artifact. The purpose is to provide context to this unique piece and a little bit more history as well.
So far, the website has been constructed, and every post has a rough outline of the information being included. The information is meant to provide a general overview of the era, but a “Further Reading” page will direct viewers to sources for deeper dives.
Every post will have a zoomed in/cropped version of the artifact to focus on the era being discussed. The original intent was to have the image interactable. This may still happen, but right now its not a priority.
The site also needs some more context for the origin of the document, as well as links within posts to redirect and enable a better sense of exploration.
Most of the work that remains is filling in the posts with information, and tightening the design of the site. Any feedback or questions would be great!