Tag: weird photos
Researching in original records often provides the researcher with surprises. Usually the surprise takes the form of an unknown letter, a reference to your topic in an unexpected place, or a lead that directs you to a new set of records to mine. Once in a great while, the surprise is something no one could [...]
Posted by Mary on December 21, 2010, under - Civil War, Uncategorized.
Tags: american history, civil war, civil war pensions, civil war widows, moles, National archives and records administration, odd history, pensions, Pieces of History, Prologue magazine, weird photos, weird US history
Lynn Ansfield, with her short, historically on-the-nose caption took the top honors in the last photo caption contest. Congrats, Lynn, you’ve won 30% off at the National Archives eStore just in time for the holidays! The Truman Library contains this photo of President Truman receiving a Thanksgiving turkey from members of the Poultry and Egg [...]
Posted by Mary on December 2, 2010, under - Civil War, Photo Caption Contest, Uncategorized.
Tags: black and white photos, National Archives Official Blog, old photos, Photo Caption Contest, snow, weird photos
We’ve all seen the commercials talking about sleep number beds, and we here at POH think RJ hit it on the nose. Apparently for this family, nine is their sleep number. As to what this cozy family is actually up to, they’re sleeping through the London Blitz, which happened 70 years ago this month. The [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on September 16, 2010, under Photo Caption Contest.
Tags: american history, blog, contest, london blitz, NARA, national archives, National archives and records administration, odd history, Photo caption, Pieces of History, prologue blog, Prologue magazine, random history, rocket horse, weird photos, weird US history
Ladies and Gentlemen, you have astounded your judge with your caption compositions. Words and phrases like “historical sub-context” and “ingenuity” were used. Also used was the word “shibboleth,” which I had to look up. For the uninitiated, it refers to “any distinguishing practice that is indicative of one’s social or regional origin,” and it was [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on July 22, 2010, under Photo Caption Contest.
Tags: black and white, federal government, fences, free contests, monuments, national archives, Photo Caption Contest, regional archives, weird photos