Monday, April 30, 2007

Bronzino Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time

Bronzino Venus, Cupid, Folly and TimeThis image is a faithful reproduction of a two-dimensional work of art and thus not copyrightable in itself in the U.S. as per Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.; the same is also true in many other countries, including Germany. The original two-dimensional work shown in this image is free content because: This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, Canada, the European Union and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years. High Resolution Image
Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain. (Free for commercial use)

Bronzino, Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time, c. 1545 Oil on panel, 5 ft 1 in x 4 ft 8 3/4 in (London, National Gallery of Art)

Around 1545, Agnolo Tori, called Bronzino (1503-72), painted a complex verbal allegory usually referred to as Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time. It displays the ambivalence of the Mannerist period in life and art. It also illustrates the Mannerist taste for obscure imagery with erotic overtones. Da Vinci's Code

Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time is an allegorical painting by the Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino.

Around 1545, Bronzino was commissioned to create a painting which has come to be known as Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time. It displays the ambivalence, eroticism and obscure imagery which is characteristic of the Mannerist period. Bronzino, who studied with Pontormo, painted in the highly etched and sculptural manner of Florentines.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article, Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

This Day in History Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-121205, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs DivisionTITLE: [Joan of Arc, three-quarter length portrait, standing in field, facing front, clutching sword to chest], CALL NUMBER: BIOG FILE - Joan of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431 [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-121205 (b&w film copy neg.) MEDIUM: 1 photographic print. CREATED, PUBLISHED: c1920.
Digital ID: cph 3c21205 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-121205 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (108 kilobytes) Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (12 megabytes)

NOTES: G60288 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph of painting. REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3c21205 hdl.loc.gov/cph.3c21205 . CARD #: 99401200

This image is a faithful reproduction of a two-dimensional work of art and thus not copyrightable in itself in the U.S. as per Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.; the same is also true in many other countries, including Germany.The original two-dimensional work shown in this image is free content because: This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain.

At the age of 16, "voices" of Christian saints told Joan to aid Charles, the French dauphin, in gaining the French throne and expelling the English from France. Convinced of the validity of her divine mission, Charles furnished Joan with a small force of troops. She led her troops to Orleans, and on April 29, as a French sortie distracted the English troops on the west side of the city, Joan entered unopposed by its eastern gate. 1429 : Joan of Arc relieves Orleans

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Ships and Boats HMS Bounty

The HMS Bounty visits Portsmouth Harbor, Summer 1999. USCG Station Portsmouth HarborThis Day in History 04/28/1789 : Mutiny on the HMS Bounty

Three weeks into a journey from Tahiti to the West Indies, the HMS Bounty is seized in a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian, the master's mate. Captain William Bligh and 18 of his loyal supporters were set adrift in a small, open boat, and the Bounty set course for Tubuai south of Tahiti. HMS Bounty

Ownership Information (THIS IMAGE) presented on this web site (USCG Station Portsmouth Harbor) in the non-logged in domain is considered public information and may be distributed or copied.

Generally speaking, works created by U.S. Government employees are not eligible for copyright protection in the United States. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office.

HMS Bounty, British armed transport ship remembered for the mutiny of its crew on April 28, 1789.

Commanded by Capt. William Bligh, it had sailed to Tahiti, taken on a cargo of breadfruit trees, and traveled as far as the Friendly Islands (Tonga) on the voyage to Jamaica when it was seized by the master's mate, Fletcher Christian. HMS Bounty

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and

Friday, April 27, 2007

Baseball Stadium

San Diego Padres Photo by: Pvt. Charlie Chavez USMCMarine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego personnel attended a weekend at Petco Park Sept. 17-18. The San Diego Padres donated tickets to the USO to distribute to military organizations thought the city.
Photo by: Pvt. Charlie Chavez. Photo ID: 2005923112459, Submitting Unit: MCRD San Diego. Photo Date:09/23/2005. This Image has been cleared for release. High Resolution Image

Generally speaking, works created by U.S. Government employees are not eligible for copyright protection in the United States. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office.

TEAM OF THE MILITARY: Military Opening Night Presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation, Saturday April 7 at 7:05 p.m. - Padres vs. Colorado, The Padres' tradition of saluting the Military continues with the only Military Opening Night in all of Major League Baseball on Saturday, April 7. The Padres will once again wear their desert camouflage jerseys as a visible salute to all members of the Armed Forces and pre-game ceremonies will honor distinguished members of local Military commands.

Marine Recruit Sundays Presented by Navy Federal Credit Union, the Padres are proud to host 13 graduating classes from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Sunday games at PETCO Park. The Official Site of The San Diego Padres

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Thursday, April 26, 2007

This Day in History Dr. Jonas Salk

his Day in History Dr. Jonas Salk, content provider, Centers for Disease ControlOn this day in 1954 (04/25/07) field trials for the Salk vaccine begin at the Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean Virginia.

April 12, 2005, marked the 50th anniversary of the announcement that the polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk and his team of scientists at the University of Pittsburgh, was a success. "Safe, effective, and potent", were the words used to announce to the world that an effective vaccine had been found against a disease that once paralyzed 13,000--20,000 people each year in the United States alone.
Content Providers: CDC. ID#: 7356. Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited.

Description: Standing at the podium during his 1988 Centers for Disease Control visit, this photograph showed Dr. Jonas Salk, creator of the first polio vaccine in 1955, fielding questions during his presentation.

Links: CDC - National Immunization Program – 50th Anniversary of the First Polio Vaccine

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Baseball Little League

Baseball Little League, National Archives and Records AdministrationARC Identifier: 546272 Title: LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL FIELD 05/1972. Creator: Environmental Protection Agency. (12/02/1970 - ) ( Most Recent) Type of Archival Materials: Photographs and other Graphic Materials Level of Description: Item from Record Group 412: Access Restrictions: Unrestricted, Use Restrictions: Unrestricted
Records of the Environmental Protection Agency, 1944 - 2000 Location: Still Picture Records LICON, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 PHONE: 301-837-3530, FAX: 301-837-3621, EMAIL: stillpix@nara.gov Production Date: 05/1972

Part of: Series: DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency's Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern, 1972 - 1977, Access Restrictions: Unrestricted, Use Restrictions: Unrestricted, Variant Control Number(s): Agency-Assigned Identifier: 064/05/003785Local Identifier: NWDNS-412-DA-3785NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-412-DA-3785

Copy 1 Copy Status: Preservation-Reproduction. Storage Facility: National Archives at College Park - Archives II (College Park, MD), Media. Media Type: Slide. Copy 2 Copy Status: Reference. Storage Facility: National Archives at College Park - Archives II (College Park, MD) Media. Media Type: Slide.

Index Terms Subjects Represented in the Archival Material Environmental protection Natural resources Pollution Jackson Contributors to Authorship and/or Production of the Archival Materials SHROUT, BILL & KATHY, Photographer

Little League From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Little League Baseball is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local children's leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world.

These "little leagues" include both baseball and softball and are divided into six divisions based on the ages of the children playing: Tee Ball, Minors, Little (or Majors), Junior, Senior and Big. The age-cutoffs between divisions may differ from league to league, especially in the younger age groups. "Majors" is generally 11 and 12 year olds, with some leagues allowing 10 or 9 year olds to play.

Juniors are 13-14, Seniors are 15-16, with some leagues allowing 14's to play, and Big is 17-18, with 16's sometimes being allowed. Little League welcomes both boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 18. Another division of Little League is the "Challenger Division" which is designed for children with disabilities. One of the aims of Little League, other than simply to have fun, is to teach children about teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play. Their watchwords are Character, Courage, Loyalty

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article, Little League

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Baseball Bud Fowler

JOHN W. ‘BUD’ FOWLER Photo Credit: National Baseball LibraryKeokuk, Iowa, baseball club featuring JOHN W. ‘BUD’ FOWLER, Date: 1885 Photo Credit: National Baseball Library Photographer: Unknown, Type: Black and White, Dimensions: 9.5" × 7.375" Description: Keokuk, Iowa, baseball club featuring Bud Fowler, 1885.
Identifications: Back row: Schomberg, O'Brien, Bud Fowler, Corcoran, Decker. Middle row: Harrington. Front row: Kennedy, Van Dyke, Dugdale, Hudson, Harter.

Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain.

In 1867, just two years after the end of the Civil War, organized baseball made its first attempt to ban blacks. The National Association of Baseball Players refused to allow an all black team from Philadelphia join the league. Negro League Baseball Players Association

Perhaps the most important figure on the 1885 Western league Keokuks was John W. "Bud" Fowler. He is the first African-American to play professional baseball before the color lines were drawn. John W. "Bud" Fowler

Bud Fowler From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bud Fowler (March 16, 1858 - February 26, 1913), born John W. Jackson, was a baseball player and baseball club organizer, the first known African-American professional player. He played more seasons and more games in Organized Baseball than any black man until Jackie Robinson broke the color line in 1946 and played his 11th season in 1956.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article, Bud Fowler.

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Monday, April 23, 2007

This Day in History William Shakespeare

This Day in History William Shakespeare, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZC4-6527]TITLE: William Shakespeare / Samuel Cousins, A.R.A. CALL NUMBER: FP - XIX - C8672, no. 3 (B size) [P&P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-6527 (color film copy transparency), LC-USZ62-5812 (b&w film copy neg.), No known restrictions on publication in the U.S. Use elsewhere may be restricted by other countries' laws.

SUMMARY: William Shakespeare, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left. MEDIUM: 1 print : mezzotint. CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1849.
Digital ID: cph 3g06527 Source: color film copy transparency Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-6527 (color film copy transparency) , LC-USZ62-5812 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (133 kilobytes)

CREATOR: Cousins, Samuel, 1801-1887, engraver. NOTES: From the Chandos portrait, engraved for the Shakespeare Society June 1849. Hubbard Collection.

Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID: (color film copy transparency) cph 3g06527 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g06527, (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a09111 hdl.loc.gov/cph.3a09111 VIDEO FRAME ID: LCPP003A-09111 (from b&w film copy neg.), CARD #: 98517032

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZC4-6527]

MARC Record Line 540 - No known restrictions on publication.

This Day in History William Shakespeare(04/23/1564–04/23/1616), the supreme English poet, actor, and playwright, universally recognized as the greatest of all dramatists.

A complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare's life is lacking; much supposition surrounds relatively few facts. His day of birth is traditionally held to be April 23; it is known he was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. The third of eight children, he was the eldest son of John Shakespeare (fl. 1551–1601), a locally prominent merchant, and Mary Arden (fl. 1556–1608), daughter of a Roman Catholic member of the landed gentry. William Shakespeare

Shakespeare also spelled Shakspere , byname Bard of Avon or Swan of Avon English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time.

Shakespeare occupies a position unique in world literature. Other poets, such as Homer and Dante, and novelists, such as Leo Tolstoy and Charles Dickens, have transcended national barriers; but no writer's living reputation can compare to that of Shakespeare, William Shakespeare

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Earth Day History of Earth Day Clip Art

Earth Day History of Earth Day Clip Art. Public Domain Clip Art Stock Photos and Images.

Earth Day is celebrated every April 22 around the world. Founded in 1970 by a former governor and senator of Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, the objective of the first Earth Day was to get a nationwide demonstration of concern for the environment.

so large that it would shake up the political arena. It has done that and more by creating what is now known as the environmental movement. Earth Day has become, perhaps, the most prominent catalyst for ongoing environmental education, action and change. Read more about Gaylord Nelson, in PDF format.

Earth Day History of Earth Day Clip Art


Earth Day History of Earth Day Clip Art

NASA still images, audio files and video generally are not copyrighted (Public Domain). If not copyrighted, (This Image) may be reproduced and distributed without further permission from NASA. You may use NASA imagery, video and audio material for educational or informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits and Internet Web pages. This general permission extends to personal Web pages.

If the NASA material is to be used for commercial purposes, especially including advertisements, it must not explicitly or implicitly convey NASA's endorsement of commercial goods or services.

Generally speaking, works created by U.S. Government employees are not eligible for copyright protection in the United States. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office.

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at Public Domain Clip Art and clip art or public domain and Earth Day or Senator Gaylord Nelson and Environmental Heroes or National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Environmental and Energy Awareness Week

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Earth Day Earth Month

Earth Day Earth Month, US Army Corps of EngineersThe photographic and graphic images located on this web site are provided to visually communicate programs, projects and events of the US Army Corps of Engineers and are made available through the combined efforts of team members throughout the Corps.

The searchable library consists of photographs, illustrations, artwork, clipart, logos, maps, and posters of a majority of the Corps of Engineers civil and military projects from around the world.
New images are added on a continual basis so check back often. US Army Corps Engineering.

The images on this web site have been cleared for public release and are provided for your use for free. Where appropriate please give credit to "US Army Corps of Engineers".

Generally speaking, works created by U.S. Government employees are not eligible for copyright protection in the United States. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office.

History of Earth Day, Earth Day -- April 22 -- each year marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

Among other things, 1970 in the United States brought with it the Kent State shootings, the advent of fiber optics, "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Apollo 13, the Beatles' last album, the death of Jimi Hendrix, the birth of Mariah Carey, and the meltdown of fuel rods in the Savannah River nuclear plant near Aiken, South Carolina -- an incident not acknowledged for 18 years. earthday.net

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Friday, April 20, 2007

Earth Day Protect our Environment Clip Art

. Earth Day Protect our Environment Clip Art. Public Domain Clip Art Stock Photos and Images.

Celebrate Earth Day, On April 22, 1970, 20 million people across America celebrated the first Earth Day. It was a time when cities were buried under their own smog and polluted rivers caught fire.

Now Earth Day is celebrated annually around the globe. Through the combined efforts of the U.S. government, grassroots organizations, and citizens like you, what started as a day of national environmental recognition has evolved into a world-wide campaign to protect our global environment.

Learn about the history of Earth Day and Más información en español. EPA's Earth Day Web site offers you many tips and fun ways to protect the environment and your health every day.

Image License Information: (NOAA) The information on government web pages is in the public domain unless specifically annotated otherwise. (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)

Earth Day Protect our Environment Clip Art

Earth Day Protect our Environment, National Clip Art

Copyright Notice As required by 17 U.S.C. 403, third parties producing copyrighted works consisting predominantly of the material produced by U.S. government agencies must provide notice with such work(s) identifying the U.S. Government material incorporated and stating that such material is not subject to copyright protection.

Text License Information: (EPA) The U.S. Government retains a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce its own documents, or allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes. These documents may be freely distributed and used for non-commercial, scientific and educational purposes. Commercial use of these documents may be protected under the U.S. and Foreign Copyright Laws.

Generally speaking, works created by U.S. Government employees are not eligible for copyright protection in the United States. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office.

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at Public Domain Clip Art and clip art or public domain and Earth Day or Senator Gaylord Nelson and Environmental Heroes or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NOAA

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Earth Day Think Globally...Act Locally

Earth Day Think Globally...Act Locally, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)Earth Day 2007 Message is Think Globally...Act Locally.

A clear blue sky with clouds in the shape of earth's continents above a row of trees in a green field are portrayed with a list of actions that can be taken to act responsibly and remind us that our local actions have global benefits.
(Download High Resolution Image Think Globally...Act Locally In PDF Format.) Decreasing the amount of fossil fuel we consume to power our homes, offices, and cars is one of the most important actions we can take to reduce emissions and protect our environment. The work depends on each of us. We must be aware of our individual actions and make intelligent energy choices each day for a healthier environment, stronger economy, and brighter future.

Therefore, we are asking people around the world to join us in celebrating and conserving our energy resources not only on Earth Day April 22nd, but everyday.

This year's theme, "Think Globally...Act Locally: Make the Clear Energy Choice Every Day", compels you to consider your own individual choices to reduce energy use by selecting efficient products; driving hybrid or fuel efficient cars; changing to compact fluorescent bulbs and other actions that help us maintain a high quality of life. Easy Ways to Save Energy campaign

Renewable Energy, finding a variety of creative ways to meet requirements to use renewable energy. From purchasing energy through utility green pricing programs to renewable installations, lead by example.

Copyright: Materials on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Web site are in the public domain. EERE requests that it be acknowledged as the source in any subsequent use of its information.

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Earth Day, A World of Difference

Copyright: Materials on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Web site are in the public domain. EERE requests that it be acknowledged as the source in any subsequent use of its information.

Download High Resolution Image A World of Difference In PDF Format
One Person Can Make a World of Difference, each individual has the power to make change. Create a future where energy is clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable.

How Earth Day First Began By Senator Gaylord Nelson, Founder of Earth Day

What was the purpose of Earth Day? How did it start? These are the questions I am most frequently asked.

Actually, the idea for Earth Day evolved over a period of seven years starting in 1962. For several years, it had been troubling me that the state of our environment was simply a non-issue in the politics of the country. Finally, in November 1962, an idea occurred to me that was, I thought, a virtual cinch to put the environment into the political "limelight" once and for all. The idea was to persuade President Kennedy to give visibility to this issue by going on a national conservation tour. How Earth Day First Began

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Earth Day Environmental Heroes

Earth Day, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, A publication of the NOAA Home Page Design and Construction Team.The information on government web pages is in the public domain unless specifically annotated otherwise. (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)

Copyright Notice As required by 17 U.S.C. 403, third parties producing copyrighted works consisting predominantly of the material produced by U.S. government agencies must provide notice with such work(s)
identifying the U.S. Government material incorporated and stating that such material is not subject to copyright protection.

It’s important to keep in mind that as stewards of the environment we must continue our work to preserve and protect the planet.

This year NOAA once again recognizes those individuals and organizations who have worked with the agency on behalf of the environment. We congratulate 2007's Environmental Heroes.

We also congratulate the thousands of people worldwide who volunteer their efforts on behalf of the Earth. National Oceanic &Atmospheric Administration

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Monday, April 16, 2007

Earth Day, Let's Talk Trash

Earth Day, Let's Talk Trash. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Earth Day 2007 Message is Think Globally...Act Locally.

Copyright: Materials on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Web site are in the public domain. EERE requests that it be acknowledged as the source in any subsequent use of its information.
Each year the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) within DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy develops and distributes educational outreach materials to Federal agencies throughout the U.S., including our military installations abroad. Decreasing the amount of fossil fuel we consume to power our homes, offices, and cars is one of the most important actions we can take to increase our energy security, reduce emissions and protect our environment.

The work depends on each of us. We must be aware of our individual actions and make intelligent energy choices each day for a healthier environment, stronger economy, and brighter future for America. Therefore, we are asking Federal employees across the country to join us in celebrating and conserving our energy resources not only on Earth Day April 22nd, but everyday.

More About Earth Day, Earth Day, established by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, is an annual event celebrating the earth and our responsibility toward it. Read more about how Earth Day first began with this letter from its founder. The Earth Day Web site contains details on Earth Day history, activity ideas, and events. In addition, Earthday.gov is a government Web site providing information about Earth Day and other related events sponsored by Federal agencies.

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Baseball Tinker to Evers to Chance!

"Baseball's Sad Lexicon"
These are the saddest of possible words:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."
Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,*
Making a Giant hit into a double--
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."**
Chicago Cubs infielders Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance formed the most memorable double-play combination in the history of baseball. Their consistently solid fielding and hitting led the Cubs to four National League pennants (1906-8, 1910) and two World Series wins (1907-8). The Hall of Fame inducted all three simultaneously in 1946. In 1910, New York newspaper columnist Franklin Pierce Adams immortalized the three ballplayers in a short verse.

* The term "gonfalon" refers to a flag or pennant, and Adams uses the phrase "pricking our gonfalon bubble" to describe the repeated success of the Chicago Cubs and their celebrated infield against their National League rivals, his beloved New York Giants.

** Reprinted in the book In Other Words by Franklin P. Adams (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1912), and other, more recent anthologies of his work.

Franklin P. Adams' In Other Words courtesy of The Open Library

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Baseball Cards materials.

Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain.

Joe Tinker. Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version, CREATED, PUBLISHED 1911. NOTES: Issued by: American Tobacco Company. MEDIUM: 1 photomechanical print. CALL NUMBER: LOT 13163-25, no. 41. Back of Card. Larger reference JPEG version (69 kilobytes) Highest resolution uncompressed TIFF version (15330 kilobytes)

REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-5772 (color film copy transparency of three cards), LC-USZCN4-63 (color film copy negative of three cards). REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (original) bbc 1383.

John J. Evers. Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version, CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1911. NOTES: Issued by: American Tobacco Company MEDIUM: 1 photomechanical print. CALL NUMBER: LOT 13163-25, no. 26. Back of Card: Larger reference JPEG version (70 kilobytes) Highest resolution uncompressed TIFF version (15224 kilobytes)

REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-5772 (color film copy transparency of three cards), LC-USZCN4-63 (color film copy negative of three cards), REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (original) bbc 1368

Frank J. Chance. Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version, CREATED, PUBLISHED 1911. NOTES Issued by: American Tobacco Company. MEDIUM: 1 photomechanical print. CALL NUMBER: LOT 13163-25, no. 25. Back of Card: Larger reference JPEG version (84 kilobytes), Highest resolution uncompressed TIFF version (14873 kilobytes)

REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-5772 (color film copy transparency of three cards), LC-USZCN4-63 (color film copy negative of three cards) REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (original) bbc 1367

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Baseball Cy Young

TITLE: [Cy Young], CALL NUMBER: LOT 13163-29, no. 65, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-132874 (b&w film copy neg.), MEDIUM: 1 print : chromolithograph with hand-color. CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1911,Larger reference JPEG version (52 kilobytes) Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version,(19083 kilobytes).

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Baseball Cards materials,
Back of Card, Larger reference JPEG version (98 kilobytes)Highest resolution uncompressed TIFF version (19092 kilobytes).
Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain

NOTES: Issued by: American Tobacco Company. COLLECTION: Baseball Cards from the Benjamin K. Edwards Collection. REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

DIGITAL ID: (original) bbc 1710, About This Collection

Cy Young From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Denton True Young (March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955) was an American baseball pitcher during the 1890s and 1900s. The Baseball Hall of Fame inducted Young in 1937 and he won one championship in 1903 as a member of the Boston Americans. An accomplished athlete,

Young won the 1901 AL Triple Crown for Pitchers. The annual award given for the pitcher of the year in each league is named the Cy Young Award. Young played twenty-two years of professional baseball. He set the records for most wins all-time, most innings pitched all-time, most games started all-time, and most complete games all-time. His longevity also allowed him to set the record for the most career losses, despite winning 62% of his decisions.

Young began his major league career in 1890 with the Cleveland Spiders. He allowed three hits in his debut. In 1893, the pitching mound was placed 60 feet 6 inches from home plate. He was one of the few pitchers whose statistical performance did not suffer as a consequence of the move.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article, Cy Young.

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Friday, April 13, 2007

Baseball The Game

Baseball The Game, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZC4-2776]TITLE: Base ball / Aquarelle print by L. Prang & Co. CALL NUMBER: PGA - Prang, L. & Co.--Baseball (C size) [P&P]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-2776 (color film copy transparency), LC-USZ62-5298 (b&w film copy neg.)
Digital ID: cph 3g02776 Source: color film copy transparency Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-2776 (color film copy transparency) , LC-USZ62-5298 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (177 kilobytes) Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (4 megabytes)
Baseball The Game, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZC4-2776]Digital ID: cph 3a08609Source: b&w film copy neg.Medium resolution JPEG version (48 kilobytes) Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,596 kilobytes)
SUMMARY: Baseball game. MEDIUM: 1 print : lithograph, color. CREATED, PUBLISHED: c1887.

Publication and other forms of distribution: Most of the images in this collection were published before 1923 (THIS IMAGE) and are therefore in the public domain.

Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZC4-2776]

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

DIGITAL ID: (color film copy transparency) cph 3g02776 hdl.loc.gov/cph.3g02776 , (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a08609 hdl.loc.gov/cph.3a08609 , CARD #: 93515576

Baseball From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Semiprofessional baseball started in the United States in the 1860s; in 1869, the first fully professional baseball club, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, was formed and went undefeated against a schedule of semipro and amateur teams. By the following decade, American newspapers were referring to baseball as the "National Pastime" or "National Game." The first "major league" was the National Association, which lasted from 1871 to 1875.

The National League, which still exists today, was founded in 1876. Several other major leagues formed and failed, but the American League, established in 1901 as a major league and originating from the minor Western League (1893), succeeded. While the two leagues were rivals who actively fought for the best players, often disregarding one another's contracts and engaging in bitter legal disputes, a modicum of peace was established in 1903, and the World Series was inaugurated that fall.

The next year, however, the National League champion New York Giants did not participate as their manager, John McGraw, refused to recognize the major league status of the American League and its champion, the Boston Americans. The following year, McGraw relented and the Giants played the Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article, Baseball.

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Science and Technology Yuri Gagarin First Man in Space

Yuri Gagarin First Man in Space, National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPhotography: Photographs available from this web site (NASA) are not protected by copyright unless noted. If not copyrighted, photographs may be reproduced and distributed without further permission from NASA. View Archival Gagarin Video (2 Mb mpeg), FULL STREAMING VIDEO.
Documents: Documents available from this web site (NASA) are not protected by copyright unless noted. If not copyrighted, documents may be reproduced and distributed, without further permission from NASA.

Video Recordings: Video recordings (videotape and motion picture recordings) available from this web site (NASA), including audio recordings therein, are not protected by copyright unless noted. If not copyrighted, video recordings may be reproduced and distributed, without further permission from NASA.

NASA materials may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA or by any NASA employee of a commercial product, service or activity, or used in any other manner that might mislead. NASA should be acknowledged as the source of its material. It is unlawful to falsely claim copyright or other rights in NASA material.

April 12 was already a huge day in space history twenty years before the launch of the first shuttle mission. On that day in 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (left, on the way to the launch pad) became the first human in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. Newspapers like The Huntsville Times (right) trumpeted Gagarin's accomplishment.

Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in space less than a month later.

Scientific cooperation with the Soviet Union dates back to the very beginnings of space flight. The first cooperative human space flight project between the United States and the Soviet Union took place in 1975. The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was designed to test the compatibility of rendezvous and docking systems for American and Soviet spacecraft and to open the way for future joint manned flights.

Since 1993, the U.S. and Russia have worked together on a number of other space flight projects. The Space Shuttle began visiting the Russian Mir space station in 1994, and in 1995 Norm Thagard became the first U.S. astronaut to take up residency on Mir. Seven U.S. astronauts served with their Russian counterparts aboard the orbiting Mir laboratory from 1995 to 1998. The experience gained from the Mir cooperative effort, as well as lessons learned, paved the way for the International Space Station.

In-orbit construction on the Station began in November 1998, and it has been staffed non-stop with international crews since November 2000. The first Station crew, made up of U.S. commander Bill Shepherd and cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev, was launched on board a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. The crew returned to Earth on the Space Shuttle Discovery in March 2001.

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Baseball Players of Cuba

Jugadores del Habana, Library of Congress, General Collections. Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-119884Jugadores del Habana. (Players of the Habana or Havana, Cuba. The city forms one of the 14 provinces of Cuba, with the province called "City of Havana" (Ciudad de La Habana.)

Halftone photomechanical print in: Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide. Spanish-American edition. New York: American Sports Publishing Co., 1911, p. 18.
(Library of Congress, General Collections. Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-119884
Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain.

Baseball in Cuba From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Baseball was introduced to Cuba in the 1860s by Cubans who studied in the United States and American sailors who ported in the country. The sport quickly spread across the island nation. Nemisio Guillo is credited with bringing a bat and baseball to Cuba in 1864 after being schooled in Mobile, Alabama. Two more Cubans were sent to Mobile, one being his brother Ernesto; the Guillo brothers and their contemporaries formed a Baseball team in 1868 - the Habana Baseball Club. The club won one major match - against the crew of an American schooner anchored at the Matanzas harbour.

Soon after this, the first Cuban War of Independence against its Spanish rulers spurred Spanish authorities in 1869 to ban playing the sport in Cuba. The reasons were because Cubans began to prefer baseball to viewing bullfights, which Cubans were expected dutifully attend as homage to their Spanish rulers in an informal cultural mandate. As such, baseball became symbolic of freedom and egalitarianism to the Cuban people. The ban also prompted Esteban Bellán to join the semipro Troy Haymakers. He became the first Latin American player to play in a Major League in the United States. Bellan started playing baseball for the Fordham Rose Hill Baseball Club, while attending Fordham University (1863 - 1868). After that he played for the Unions of Morrisania, a New York City team. Bellan played for the Haymakers until 1862; in 1861 it joined the National Association.

The first official match in Cuba took place in Pueblo Nuevo, Matanaz, at the Palmar del Junco, December 27, 1874. It was between Club Matanzas and Club Habana, the latter winning 51 to 9, in nine innings.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article, Baseball in Cuba.

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Baseball Negro Leagues, Morris Brown College

Baseball Negro Leagues, Morris Brown College. Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-114266] TITLE: [African American baseball players from Morris Brown College, with boy and another man, standing at door, Atlanta, Georgia], CALL NUMBER: LOT 11930, no. 337 [P&P], Summary: There are no known restrictions on the African American photographs gathered for the Paris Exposition of 1900 (THIS IMAGE)
Alternate Version: Digital ID: cph 3c14266 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-114266 (b&w film copy neg.)
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (136 kilobytes) Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (12 megabytes).

Original albums; Restricted access; Served by appointment only. REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-114266 (b&w film copy neg.), MEDIUM: 1 photographic print : gelatin silver. CREATED. PUBLISHED: [1899 or 1900]

NOTES: In album (disbound): Negro life in Georgia, U.S.A., compiled and prepared by W.E.B. Du Bois, v. 4, no. 337. B&w copy prints for LOT 11930 are provided as surrogates of original photographs for reference use in P&P Reading Room. A microfilm surrogate is also available. Forms part of: Daniel Murray Collection (Library of Congress). Original albums filed in PR 12 under LOT 11930.

PART OF: Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963. Du Bois albums of photographs of African Americans in Georgia exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3c14266 hdl.loc.gov/cph.3c14266 CARD #: 95507100

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-114266]

On October 15, 1885, just 22 years after Abraham Lincoln signed the
Emancipation Proclamation, 107 students and nine teachers walked into a crude wooden structure at the comer of Boulevard and Houston Streets in Atlanta, Georgia, marking the formal opening of the first educational institution in Georgia under sole African American patronage. That institution was Morris Brown College, named to honor the memory of the second consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Morris Brown College

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Monday, April 09, 2007

Baseball Ty Cobb (Tyrus Raymond Cobb)

Ty Cobb, Detroit AL , Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ggbain-13533]TITLE: [Ty Cobb, Detroit AL (baseball)], CALL NUMBER: LC-B2- 2755-12[P&P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ggbain-13533 (digital file from original negative), No known restrictions on publication. MEDIUM: 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [1913}
Digital ID: ggbain 13533 Source: digital file from original neg. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ggbain-13533 (digital file from original negative) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (119 kilobytes)

NOTES: Data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Ty Cobb (Det.). Title and date based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Temp. note: Batch three loaded.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, DIGITAL ID: (digital file from original neg.) ggbain 13533 hdl.loc.gov/ggbain.13533 , CARD #: ggb2005013568

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ggbain-13533]

MARC Record Line 540 - No known restrictions on publication.
Ty Cobb, Detroit, AL, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ggbain-08006]TITLE: [Ty Cobb, Detroit, AL (baseball)], CALL NUMBER: LC-B2- 2015-3[P&P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ggbain-08006 (digital file from original neg.), No known restrictions on publication.
Digital ID: ggbain 08006 Source: digital file from original neg. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ggbain-08006 (digital file from original neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (96 kilobytes)

MEDIUM: 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [1910], NOTES: Data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Cobb of Detroit (baseball). Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Title and date based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006. Temp. note: Batch two loaded.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (digital file from original neg.) ggbain 08006 hdl.loc.gov/ggbain.08006 , CARD #: ggb2004008006

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ggbain-08006]

MARC Record Line 540 - No known restrictions on publication.

Ty Cobb, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed "The Georgia Peach", was a Major League Baseball (MLB) player. Cobb is considered one of the greatest players ever and is in the Hall of Fame, having received the most votes of any player on the 1936 inaugural Hall of Fame Ballot.

Cobb wrote baseball's record books, setting more than 90 records at one time or another and holding 43 when he retired in 1928. As of 2007, he still holds several records, including highest MLB career batting average with .366 and most career batting titles with 11. After his retirement, he retained many other records for almost a half century or more, including most career major league hits until 1985 (4,189, long believed to be 4,191), most career runs (2,246) until 2001, most career games played (3,035) and at bats (11,434) until 1974, and the modern record for most career stolen bases (892) until 1977.

The greatest of stars during his playing prime, Cobb's legacy as an athlete has sometimes been overshadowed by his surly temperament, passionate racism and aggressive reputation, which was described by the Detroit Free Press as "daring to the point of dementia."

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article, Ty Cobb

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Blue and the Grey

The Blue and the Grey


By the flow of the inland river,

Whence the fleets of iron have fled,

Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver,

Asleep are the ranks of the dead:

Under the sod and the dew,

Waiting the judgment-day;

Under the one, the Blue,

Under the other, the Gray.


These in the robings of glory,

Those in the gloom of defeat,

All with the battle-blood gory,

In the dusk of eternity meet:

Under the sod and the dew,

Waiting the judgment-day,

Under the laurel, the Blue,

Under the willow, the Gray.


From the silence of sorrowful hours

The desolate mourners go,

Lovingly laden with flowers

Alike for the friend and the foe:

Under the sod and the dew,

Waiting the judgment-day,

Under the roses, the Blue,

Under the lilies, the Gray.


So, with an equal splendor,

The morning sun-rays fall,

With a touch impartially tender,

On the blossoms blooming for all:

Under the sod and the dew,

Waiting the judgment-day,

Broidered with gold, the Blue,

Mellowed with gold, the Gray.


So, when the summer calleth,

On forest and field of grain,

With an equal murmur falleth

The cooling drip of the rain:

Under the sod and the dew,

Waiting the judgment-day,

Wet with the rain, the Blue,

Wet with the rain, the Gray.


Sadly, but not with upbraiding,

The generous deed was done,

In the storm of the years that are fading

No braver battle was won:

Under the sod and the dew,

Waiting the judgment-day,

Under the blossoms, the Blue,

Under the garlands, the Gray.


No more shall the war cry sever,

Or the winding rivers be red;

The banish our anger forever

When they laurel the graves of our dead!

Under the sod and the dew,

Waiting the judgment-day,

Love and tears for the Blue,

Tears and love for the Gray.

Francis Miles Finch

Baseball Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth, Jr.)

Babe Ruth, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, holding up bat, in baseball uniform, on field, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-98072]TITLE: [Babe Ruth, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, holding up bat, in baseball uniform, on field], CALL NUMBER: LOT 12344-1 [P&P]REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-98072 (b&w film copy neg.)No known restrictions on publication. MEDIUM: 1 photographic. print. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [1920?]. NOTES: by Keystone View Co. Inc. of N.Y. National Photo Company Collection.
Digital ID: cph 3b44161 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-98072 (b&w film copy neg.) Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,667 kilobytes)

DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3b44161 hdl.loc.gov/cph.3b44161, VIDEO FRAME ID: LCPP003B-44161, CARD #: 89714713

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-98072]

MARC Record Line 540 - No known restrictions on publication.

Babe Ruth, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

George Herman Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), also known as "Babe", "The Great Bambino", "The Sultan of Swat", and "The Colossus of Clout", was an American Major League baseball player from 1914-1935.

Although he spent most of his career as an outfielder with the New York Yankees, Ruth began his career as a successful starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. He compiled a 89-46 win-loss record during his time with the Red Sox and set a number of World Series pitching records. In 1918, Ruth started to play in the outfield and at first base so he could help the team on a day-to-day basis as a hitter. In 1919, he appeared in 111 games as an outfielder. He also hit 29 home runs to break Ned Williamson's record for most home runs in a single season.

In 1920, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000, in part to finance a Broadway play. The transaction spawned the Curse of the Bambino. Over his next 15 seasons in New York, Ruth led the league or placed in the top ten in batting average, slugging percentage, runs, total bases, home runs, RBI, and walks several times. Ruth hit 59 home runs in 1921 then beat his own single season home run record in 1927 with 60. It stood as the single season home run record for 34 years.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article, Babe Ruth

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Baseball 1926 New York Yankees

New York Yankees baseball team posed, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-97851]TITLE: [New York Yankees baseball team posed], CALL NUMBER: LOT 11147-2 [P&P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-97851 (b&w film copy neg.), No known restrictions on publication. 1926 Statistics and Roster
Digital ID: cph 3b46772 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-97851 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (12 megabytes)

MEDIUM: 1 photographic print. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [1926 Oct. 19], NOTES: George Grantham Bain Collection.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3b46772 hdl.loc.gov/cph.3b46772 , VIDEO FRAME ID: LCPP003B-46772 (from b&w film copy neg.,) CARD #: 89714109

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-97851]

MARC Record Line 540 - No known restrictions on publication.

New York Yankees, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1927 Yankees lineup was so potent that it has become known as "Murderers' Row", and some consider the team to be the best in the history of baseball . (though similar claims have been made for other Yankee squads, notably those of 1939, 1961 and 1998). The Yankees won an AL record 110 games with only 44 losses, and swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1927 World Series. Ruth's home run total of 60 in 1927 set a single-season home run record that would stand for 34 years. He also batted .356 and drove in 164 runs. Meanwhile, first baseman Lou Gehrig had his first big season, batting .373 with 47 round-trippers and 175 RBI's, beating Ruth's single-season RBI mark (171 in 1921).

Ruth hit third in the order, and Gherig hit cleanup Right behind them were two more sluggers: Bob "The Rifle" Meusel, who played either of the corner outfield positions, and Tony Lazzeri, who played second base. Lazzeri actually ranked third in the league in home runs in 1927 with 18, and he hit .309 with 102 RBI's. Meusel hit .337 with 103 RBI's. Speed was another weapon used by both: Lazzeri stole 22 bases while Meusel was second in the league with 24. These numbers were all due, in part, to center fielder and leadoff man Earle Combs. He hit .356, had a .414 on base percentage, and lead the AL with 231 hits that year (a team record until Don Mattingly broke it in 1986 with 283). The team's overall batting average in 1927 was .307.

The Yankees would repeat as American League champions in 1928, fighting off the resurgent Philadelphia Athletics. They would then go on to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1928 World Series. Ruth got 10 hits in 16 at-bats, his .625 average setting a new single-series record. Three of these hits were home runs. Meanwhile, Gehrig went 6 for 11 (.545), going yard four times.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article, New York Yankees

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and

Friday, April 06, 2007

Baseball Jackie Robinson Day April 15th

Jackie Robinson in his Brooklyn Dodgers Uniform.

Creator(s): U.S. Information Agency. 1982-10/1/1999 (Most Recent) U.S. Information Agency. Press and Publications Service. Visual Services Branch. Photo Library. 1953-1977 (Predecessor) International Communications Agency. Press and Publications Service. Publications Division. 1978-1982 (Predecessor)

April 15, 1947 – Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line.

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted.

Jackie Robinson in his Brooklyn Dodgers Uniform


Jackie Robinson in his Brooklyn Dodgers Uniform

This is a photo taken by a staff photographer of LOOK Magazine, and is part of the LOOK Magazine Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress. Their former owner, Cowles Communications, Inc, dedicated to the public all rights it owned to these images as an instrument of gift.

Cowles has expressed its desire that these images not be used for trade or advertising purposes. However, this request cannot be meant as a legally binding copyright restriction on their re-use, as all the rights to this image were released; rather, it is a caution against the use of celebrity images to imply product endorsement, drawn from civil rights law, and is unrelated to copyright.

Basrball Jackie Robinson Day

TITLE: [Jackie Robinson in Brooklyn Dodgers uniform, swinging bat], CALL NUMBER: LOOK - Job 54-3566-O, frame 7 [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-L9-54-3566-O, #7 (b and w film neg.)

MEDIUM: 1 photographic print. CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1954. CREATOR: Sandberg, Bob, photographer.

NOTES: Forms part of: Look Magazine Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). Published in: LOOK, v. 19, no. 4, 1955 Feb. 22, p. 78. PART OF: Look magazine photograph collection (Library of Congress)

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (b&w film neg.) ppmsc 00047 hdl.loc.gov/ppmsc.00047, CARD #: 97518915

Jackie Robinson Day

ARC Identifier: 542024, Title: Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Former National Baseball League player, Jackie Robinson with his son.], 08/28/1963

Creator: U.S. Information Agency. Press and Publications Service. (ca. 1953 - ca. 1978) ( Most Recent), Type of Archival Materials: Photographs and other Graphic Materials. Level of Description: Item from Record Group 306: Records of the U.S. Information Agency, 1900 - 1992

Location: Still Picture Records LICON, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 PHONE: 301-837-3530, FAX: 301-837-3621, EMAIL: stillpix@nara.gov Production Date: 08/28/1963

Part of Miscellaneous Subjects, Staff and Stringer Photographs, 1961 - 1974, Access Restrictions: Unrestricted, Use Restrictions: Unrestricted. Variant Control Number(s): Local Identifier: NWDNS-306-SSM-4C(54)26NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-306-SSM-4C(54)26

Copy 1 Copy Status: Preservation. Storage Facility: National Archives at College Park - Archives II (College Park, MD), Media, Media Type: Negative.

Jackie Robinson, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American Major League Baseball player of the modern era on April 15, 1947. The Baseball Hall of Fame inducted Robinson in 1962 and he was a member of six World Series teams. Jackie earned six consecutive All-Star Game nominations and won several awards during his career.

In 1947, Robinson won The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award and the first MLB Rookie of the Year Award Award. Two years later, Jackie was awarded his first National League MVP Award. In addition to his accomplishments on the field, Jackie Robinson was also a forerunner of the Civil Rights Movement. He was a key figure in the establishment and growth of the Freedom Bank, an African-American owned and controlled entity, in the 1960s. He also wrote a syndicated newspaper column for a number of years, in which he was an outspoken supporter of Martin Luther King Jr. and, to a lesser degree, Malcolm X.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article, Jackie Robinson