Archive for June, 2011
These records are featured in our new “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” exhibit which opens this Friday! To celebrate the opening, the Foundation for the National Archives is giving away a free copy of the exhibit catalog. Leave a comment below telling us what food you like to put ketchup on, and the Foundation will randomly choose a [...]
Posted by Hilary on June 8, 2011, under Unusual documents, What's Cooking, What's Cooking Wednesdays.
Tags: benzoate of soda, catsup, decomposed vegetable substance, exploding, fermenting, heinz, ketchup, President Theodore Roosevelt, Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, tomatoes
In this guest blog post, Dr. Mark Stegmaier, Professor of History at Cameron University in Oklahoma, discovers that sometimes even professional researchers find answers to questions when—and where—they aren’t looking for them! In the Winter 2009 issue of Prologue magazine, Dr. Richard McCulley of the National Archives and I published an article titled “Cartography, Politics, [...]
Posted by Hilary on June 7, 2011, under Prologue Magazine.
Tags: 1848, cartography, Charles Preuss, Dr. Mark Stegmaier, Dr. Richard McCulley, E. Weber & Co, Ephraim Gilman, Ft. Wahlah-Wahlah, John Charles Fremont, maps, Mt. St. Helens, St. Louis Mercantile Library, Wahlah-math River
D-day conjures up all kinds of images: the thousands of boats making their way across the English Channel, the men leaping off the landing craft and wading ashore under heavy fire, and the dangers once they got onto the beach and headed for the cliffs. It must have been terrifying to be part of the [...]
If this Friday’s facial hair star lived in present times, he would be so very easy to Google. Yes, “Bezaleel Armstrong” would be pretty easy to find on Facebook and the Internet. In fact, even now a quick name-check in the Google search box pulls up plenty of hits on his unique name. He would also be pretty [...]
Posted by Hilary on June 3, 2011, under Facial Hair Fridays.
Tags: Bezaleel Armstrong, chinstrap beard, daguerreotype, digital vaults, facial hair friday, Mexican War, Minnesota Historical Library, National Archives Experience
Congratulations to John W, who has won 15% off at our eStore! It was a tough choice between Stepford babies, “a head” puns, Hamlet, and Oprah references. But our guest judge Diane LeBlanc, Regional Adminstrator for NARA’s Northeast Region, thought that your caption captured a curious moment between man and and doll. Our guest judge is based at our [...]