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Project Blue Book: Spotting UFOs in the Film Record

This week, we’ll be taking a look at Project Blue Book, via the National Archives’ film holdings. Project Blue Book was not the United States Air Force’s first investigation into the reports of unidentified flying objects. It wasn’t even the second. Project Blue Book was actually the third formal analysis of UFO sightings, coming after […]

Images of the Week: Washington, DC Roads

This week I’m posting photographs from the Bureau of Public Roads and its successor the Federal Highway Administration.  These images relate to the Washington, D.C. area and are just a few examples of what can be found in the series Historical Photograph Files, 1896-1963 (30-N) and General Photograph Files, 1954-1984 (406-G), which both contain photos […]

Images of the Week: Airscapes

Photographs posted this week come from one of my favorite series, “Airscapes” of American and Foreign Areas, 1917 – 1964″ (18-AA). Click on the images below to view higher resolution versions. Local Identifier: 18-AA-138-5. Washington, D.C. – Keystone Bombardment airplanes of 2nd Bombardment Group. April 23, 1931. Local Identifier: 18-AA-139-2. Washington, D.C. – Griffith Stadium. […]

“Celebration of V-J Day, 08/14/1945”

“I have received this afternoon a message from the Japanese Government…” At 7 pm on August 14, 1945, President Harry Truman stood before reporters gathered at the White House and announced the unconditional surrender of Japan. The Pacific War was over. Although the formal signing of the terms of surrender ending World War II would not occur until September 2nd,  the […]

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