Archive for June, 2011
Torn between termites, easy bake ovens, and Terrifying Woodchuck Airlines, we asked a guest judge to make the final call! Congratuations to Burble, who has won 15% off at our eStore! Alice Kamps, the curator of “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” thought the reference to a Faster-Than-Light drive was the funniest by light years. And while [...]
Like most boys from Missouri, Harry Truman developed simple tastes in food as he was growing up—especially things like his mother’s fried chicken and that great American budget-friendly staple, meatloaf. According to the Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri, the 33rd President also liked corn bread with Missouri sorghum, all kinds of fowl, and Ozark pudding, which included [...]
Posted by Jim on June 15, 2011, under - Presidents, What's Cooking Wednesdays.
Tags: Bess Truman, bundt cake, diary, fried chicken, Great White Jail, Harry Truman, meatloaf, Missouri sorghum, Ozark pudding, Truman Lib
If you opened the the New York Times this morning in 1971, you would have seen the first part of the secret ”Pentagon Papers” that the newspaper published—without authorization from the government. Today in 2011, the National Archives and the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon Presidential libraries will release the entire official Report of the Office of the [...]
Posted by Gregory Marose on June 13, 2011, under - Cold War, - Presidents, - Spies and Espionage, - The 1960s, News and Events.
Tags: Daniel Ellsberg, John McNaughton, Johnson Presidential Library, Kennedy Presidential Library, Leslie Gelb, Morton Halperin, national archives, Nixon Presidential Library, Pentagon Papers, Senator Gravel Edition, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vietnam Study Task Force, Vietnam War
Today’s picture is featured in our new exhibit “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” which opens today! I am guessing it was not a hot day in Chinese Turkestan when this picture was taken, since today’s featured man is sporting a full beard, a high furry hat, a fur-lined coat, and boots. Did I mention it’s nearly [...]
Last week’s photo of men swinging from the trees inspired many noteworthy captions, from the Pirates of Penzance to pigeon interception. Overwhelmed by choice, we turned to our guest judge James Kratsas of the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Michigan. James was also overwhelmed—by grim memories of dancing at weddings, and he chose Marene B’s caption. [...]
Posted by Hilary on June 9, 2011, under - Presidents, Photo Caption Contest, What's Cooking.
Tags: caption contest, eStore, Ford Presidential Library, Michigan, pole-climbing, President Ford