Today’s blog post comes from Mary Burtzloff, archivist at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library. The black leather-bound journal had water stains and mold around the edges. It looked a bit icky, but the contents of the Civil War journal fascinated me. One hundred and fifty years after our nation’s bloodiest conflict, we are reminded [...]
Posted by Hilary on January 24, 2013, under - Civil Rights.
Tags: 22nd Regiment, civil war, diary, Eisenhower Library, guest blogger, guest post, hard tack, Maine, Mary Burtzloff, salt beef
Why were neck beards ever socially acceptable? In my humble opinion, they are the facial equivalent of mullets or bowl cuts. Unlike bad haircuts, however, they may have had some useful characteristics. Maybe they kept cold wind from blowing in men’s collars. Maybe their wives objected to prickly beards and mustaches but the husbands still [...]
Posted by Nikita on December 21, 2012, under - Civil War, Facial Hair Fridays, Uncategorized.
Tags: abolition, abraham lincoln, anti-secession, anti-slavery, Cabinet, civil war, Maine, neards, neck beards, Ohio, Postmaster General, Secretary of the Treasury, William Dennison, William Fessenden
Choosing last week’s winner was a tough nut–er, lobster?–to crack, so we turned to Tammy Kelly, our crack judge at the Truman Library. Congratulation to RJ! Check your email for a code to use for a 15% discount at our eStore! Tammy chose your caption as the winner. Perhaps she was reminded of the fine [...]
Posted by Hilary on February 16, 2012, under - World War I, Photo Caption Contest.
Tags: Ann Chapman, Bess Truman, hats, lobster, Maine, Millinery Monday, Secretary of the Interior, Senator Owen Brews, Truman Library