Archive for March, 2014
This week, part two of our history of Dr. Seuss’s service in Frank Capra’s Army Signal Corps unit during World War II. Last week we told you about Theodor Geisel’s work on the Private Snafu cartoon series, but his war-time service consisted of more than writing verse for delightful animated training films. One of Geisel’s […]
Posted by Audrey Amidon on March 13, 2014, under Military, Motion Pictures.
This week in Universal News, fashionable ladies demonstrate the latest gadgets at the National Wine and Liquor Show in Chicago, including cocktail mittens and a portable keg tap that makes beach picnics a breeze. The soundtrack for this reel no longer exists, but you can read the script below to get a sense of how […]
Posted by Jim Konicek on March 10, 2014, under Motion Pictures, Universal News Collection.
The theme this week is Geological Surveys. Local Identifier: 57-PS-431A, Photograph of the Grand Canyon Looking East from the Foot of Toroweap, Photograph by John K. Hillers (Powell Survey) Local Identifier: 57-HS-188, “Old Faithful in eruption, Yellowstone, 1872”, Photograph by William H. Jackson (Hayden Survey) Local Identifier: 57-HS-82, “The lower falls of Yellowstone, 1871”, Photograph […]
Posted by Billy Wade on March 7, 2014, under Born-Digital Photography, Digitization, Photographs.
With the 110th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s birth, we are reminded of his enormous impact on children’s literature. Less remembered, however, was his time spent serving in the US Army’s Information and Education Division. During World War II, Theodor Seuss Geisel inspired thousands of soldiers and honed his storytelling skills. And, before there were cats wearing […]
Posted by Richard Green on March 4, 2014, under Digitization, Motion Pictures, Reference.
This week in Universal News, New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras. Be sure to look closely at 0:40 to catch a glimpse of a Beatles fan surrounded by a gaggle of clowns. From the release sheet: THE ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS STORY: The charming, old City of New Orleans, forever young in spirit, whoops it up for […]
Posted by Jim Konicek on March 3, 2014, under Motion Pictures, Universal News Collection.
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