The Library of Congress launched a new version of the Newspaper Navigator on September 15, 2020. The Newspaper Navigator is a next-generation Cognitive Search indexer containing over 1.5 million newspaper photos with associated captions. Images are recognized, objects detected, captioned, and searched by visual similarity.
Inspired by Beyond Words, a crowdsourced way of detecting and captioning images in historical newspapers, Benjamin Lee and his team trained models on over 16 million supervised images and OCR-corrected text.
Ray Sears has curated a few images and text from the collection, including Eleonora “Eleo” Randolph Sears, a superstar athlete from a long line of tennis players, one of Boston’s First Families and great-great granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson. Additional sources of information added by Andrew Sears from around the interweb.
Eleonora Randolph Sears (September 28, 1881, Boston – March 16, 1968 Palm Beach) was an American tennis player of the interwar period. In addition, she was a champion squash player, and prominent in other sports; she’s considered one of the leading all-round women athletes of the first half of the 20th century.
(Note: the dates of her birth differ between Wikipedia and some other sources. And the spelling of her name changes depending on the source.)