Archive for June, 2010
“Betsy Ross making the first flag, 1776 (according to legend)” (111-SC-92968) On New Year’s day in 1776, Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army were laying siege to the British-controlled city of Boston. From Prospect Hill, General Washington ordered the Grand Union flag hoisted “in compliment of the United Colonies,” accidentally ending the Revolutionary War. [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on June 14, 2010, under - Revolutionary War.
Tags: betsy ross, flag day, grand union, history of us flag, june 14, king george, NARA, national archives, presidential proclamation, prospect hill, revolutionary war, siege of boston, stars and bars, union jack, woodrow wilson
Oddly enough, Facial Hair Fridays is teaching this former medieval art historian a fair amount about the Civil War. (Teachers, take note!) Many of the images in ARC are portraits of Civil War soldiers, and I’ve had to go and look up these generals to put them into a context beyond their finely groomed faces. [...]
We’ve all seen the photo of when Nixon met Elvis, but the King wasn’t the only celebrity President Nixon brushed shoulders with. Can you identify the famous soccer player in this picture? Enter your guess below and then click on the image for the answer!
Long before blue Nav’is were defending their home planet Pandora from Colonel Quaritch, another fight was taking place on American soil: the Civil War. Worlds apart they may be, but both conflicts were captured in 3-D. Join us at the McGowan Theater this Thursday, June 10, at 7 p.m. as we don our (free) 3-D [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on June 8, 2010, under News and Events.
Tags: civil war, john richter, Lincoln at gettysburg, Lincoln in 3D, national archives, News and Events, Prologue magazine, stereoscopic
While June 6, 1944, is best known as the day when Allied forces invaded Nazi-occupied Europe, there was another invasion that took place on almost the same day, just two years prior: the Japanese invasion of the United States. On June 7, 1942, Japanese forces moved onto the Alaskan territorial island of Attu—an Aleutian Island [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on June 7, 2010, under - World War II.
Tags: Aleut, Aleutian Islands, attacks on US during World War II, Attu, Bonzai attack, Charles and Etta Jones, japanese invasion of US, NARA, national archives, World War II, WWII