Archive for May, 2011
Congratulations to RexAnn! Your caption about bingo was the winning combination to win the contest and 15% off at the National Archives eStore. These ladies aren’t letting a lack of cars, love of bingo, or age stop them from enjoying life! This photograph is from the 1970s DOCUMERICA series. The caption reads “Tricycle club of [...]
The National Archives has over 3,000 employees, but not all of them are archivists. There are educators, social media writers, preservationists, security personnel, and Federal Records Center workers. Some of us handle records all day, but for many of us, our jobs do not bring us into direct contact with the records. That’s why it is so exciting [...]
Posted by Hilary on May 10, 2011, under Rare Photos, Unusual documents.
Tags: 9-11 Commission, Archivist, careers, Center for Legislative Archives, Congress, george washington, jobs, John Berryman, national archives, Pearl Harbor, Treasure Vault
It’s very rare to have an example of a recent beard, and even more rare to have a bearded President after, oh, 1890. So I was shocked when John Keller, an archivist at the Clinton Library, sent a link to this picture of President Clinton. He explains the unusual find in this guest post: Here [...]
Posted by Hilary on May 6, 2011, under - Presidents, Facial Hair Fridays.
Tags: Bill Clinton, Clinton Library, facial hair friday, Hillary Clinton, John Keller, presidents with beards, presidents with facial hair, Viking, Yale
Congratulations, Teresa Martin Klaiber, for bringing a smile to the face of Gwen Granados, our guest judge from the National Archives at Riverside. She shared this photograph with us, and we all agreed it was eminently caption-worthy. (Teresa, if you send an e-mail to email@example.com, I can send you your 15% discount code to use at [...]
Posted by Mary on May 5, 2011, under Photo Caption Contest, Uncategorized.
Tags: california, caption contest, NARA, national archives, National Archives at Riverside, Photo Caption Contest, sea lion, seals
“What’s Cooking Wednesday” continues with this post from our colleagues at the National Archives at Denver. These Wednesday features celebrate our new exhibit “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” which opens on June 10 in Washington, DC, and looks at the role that the Federal Government has taken in food production, safety, advertising, and nutrition. It’s hard to [...]
Posted by Hilary on May 4, 2011, under - World War I, Uncle Sam, What's Cooking.
Tags: food, Food Administration, food conservation, Hoover, Hooverizing, Meatless Monday, National Archives at Denver, rationing, What's Cooking Uncle Sam?, Wheat-less Wednesday, world war i