People often refer to the National Archives as a “treasure trove” of history. Usually they’re referring to the wealth of knowledge documented in our billions of pieces of paper. But occasionally you come across something that would not be out of place in a real treasure chest. At the end of the 19th century, thousands [...]
Posted by Mary on July 31, 2012, under Prologue Magazine, Uncategorized, Unusual documents.
Tags: Alaska, C. H. Heine, Chena River, court records, George Roth, gold, gold rush, National Archives at Anchorage, property rights, prospector
What can you say about a man, his accordion, a clock, and a bottle? We went to guest judge and social media coordinator Jeannie Chen, who once featured a infant President Ford holding a tiny accordion on the Presidential Libraries tumblr blog. Congratulations to Mickey! Your caption won Jeannie’s heart and got that Croce tune stuck in [...]
Posted by Hilary on July 7, 2011, under Uncategorized.
Tags: accordion, Alaska, facial hair friday, Jeannie Chen, Metlakahtla, President Ford, presidential libraries, social media, Utopian community, William Duncan
These might look like two gentlemen out for a stroll in the early twentieth century, but the well-bearded gentlemen on the right is William Duncan, founder of Metlakahtla, a Utopian community. The man on the left with the mustache is Sir Henry S. Wellcome, who founded the pharmaceutical company Burroughs Wellcome & Company, which later became [...]
Posted by Hilary on August 20, 2010, under Facial Hair Fridays.
Tags: Alaska, american history, Anglican church, Annette Island, Canada, Metlakahtla, NARA, national archives, National archives and records administration, National Archives at Alaska, odd history, Pieces of History, prologue blog, Prologue magazine, random history, Sioux, Sir Henry S. Wellcome, Tsimshians, weird US history, William Duncan