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Uncle Sam-I-Am: Dr. Seuss’s Private Snafu

With the 110th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s birth, we are reminded of his enormous impact on children’s literature. Less remembered, however, was his time spent serving in the US Army’s Information and Education Division. During World War II, Theodor Seuss Geisel inspired thousands of soldiers and honed his storytelling skills. And, before there were cats wearing […]

Images of the Week: Construction of Federal Buildings

Photographs featured this week come from the series “Construction of Federal Buildings, 1885-1954″ (121-BCP). Local Identifier: 121-BCP-137C-6, “Photograph of the Foundation of the Department of Justice Building”, July 9, 1932 Local Identifier: 121-BCP-133C-9, “Photograph of the U.S. General Services Administration Building Being Constructed”, November 23, 1915 (Originally housed the Department of the Interior from 1917 […]

Images of the Week: Presidential Portraits

The theme this week is U.S. Presidents. Local Identifier: 148-GW-426, “George Washington. Copy of painting by Gilbert Stuart” Local Identifier: 148-GW-910C / Presidents List 17, “Thomas Jefferson. Copy of painting by Thomas Sully” Local Identifier: 111-SC-94193, “Andrew Jackson” Local Identifier: 111-SC-3656 / Civil War# 188, “Abraham Lincoln” Local Identifier: DM-REECE-M5-1, “Theodore Roosevelt” Local Identifier: 111-SC-4984, […]

Images of the Week: Lighthouses 1855-1933

The photographs featured this week come from the series 26-LG “Lighthouses, 1855-1933″. Local Identifier: 26-LG-24-8, Photograph of Point Lookout Light Station and Depot in Maryland, July 2, 1885, Photograph by Major Jared A. Smith Local Identifier: 26-LG-22-82B , Photograph of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina, May 20, 1893 Local Identifier: 26-LG-63-2 , Photograph of […]

Images of the Week: Select Lists

This week I’ve decided to highlight some of the images selected by staff, mostly in the 1970s and as late as the 1990s, to be part of hard copy leaflets on popular subjects.  For a number of years, these select audiovisual lists could be ordered as complete slide sets by researchers.  In the 1990s, the […]

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