During my weeks in the American and British archives, the only archives I ended up having time to explore, I concentrated on bringing home as much primary source material as I could. Sometimes the import of what I found was crystal clear, at other times not so much, so I rushed. Mostly I wielded a Canon point-&-shoot, holding the camera and pressing the button with one hand, while keeping the archival page flat with the other. In retrospect, I’m amazed at how few pages ended up like the one shown, blurred beyond usefulness. And as far as I can tell, the pages I did blur ended up being inessential. Or is that what I told myself after the event?