Archive for March, 2011
If Grover Cleveland were alive today, he would need to blow out 174 candles. And of course, he would need to be careful not to set his mustache alight as he bent toward the mighty blaze of his birthday cake. Grover Cleveland’s election marked a turning point in Presidential facial hair. The beard was going [...]
Posted by Hilary on March 18, 2011, under - Civil War, Facial Hair Fridays.
Tags: 174 candles, andrew johnson, Frances Folsom, Garfield, Grant, Grover Cleveland, Happy Birthday, Harrison, Hayes, lincoln, Presidents, Van Buren
Congratulations to Dave M! Our guest judge Lynn Bassanese of the Roosevelt Presidential Library chose your caption, as FDR “was a real Navy man and enjoyed an occasional cocktail so we think he would approve of our choice.” It’s unlikely President Roosevelt would have enjoyed the wartime cocktail being ladled out, though. The original caption [...]
Posted by Hilary on March 17, 2011, under - World War II, Photo Caption Contest, Uncategorized.
Tags: american history, National archives and records administration, old photos, Photo Caption Contest, Roosevelt Library, weird photos, World War II
Today’s post about women is from guest blogger Donne Kampel, who will be speaking at our Fourth Annual Forum on Women in Leadership. Kampel recently published Learning Leadership: Women Presidents of Colleges and Universities. Enjoy! *************** My book’s first life was as a dissertation. Women and leadership was my primary research interest but a focus for the [...]
Edward Bates was living quietly and comfortably in 1860. He had been out of public life for two decades but now was being courted by backers for the highest office in the land. The new Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States was wide open, and a number of contenders were vying for [...]
Posted by Mary on March 11, 2011, under Facial Hair Fridays, Uncategorized.
Tags: abraham lincoln, Edward Bates, facial hair friday, Facial Hair Fridays, national archives, National archives and records administration
Because this contest’s photograph came from John F. Kennedy Library, we asked their curator, Stacey Bredhoff, to be our guest judge. So Joyce, say “thank you” to Stacey for picking your caption as the winner. We can’t arrange a meeting with Johnny Depp, but we can send you a 15% discount to the National Archives eStore. [...]
Posted by Hilary on March 10, 2011, under Photo Caption Contest, Uncategorized.
Tags: Brooks Air Force Base, caption contest, Kennedy Library, National archives and records administration, Photo Caption Contest, weird photos