Thursday, May 31, 2007

This Day in History Tower Clock Big Ben

Tower Clock Big Ben, Taken by Adrian Pingstone.
The Clock Tower, from Westminster Bridge . Taken by Adrian Pingstone in November 2004 and released to the public domain. High Resolution Image Source: english wikipedia, original upload 28 November 2004 by en:User:Arpingstone.
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Tower Clock Big Ben.
ARC Identifier: 195565, WWII: Europe; London, England; "Big Ben with barbed wire entanglement". Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (NLFDR), 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1999 PHONE: 845-486-7770, FAX: 845-486-1147, EMAIL: roosevelt.library@nara.gov . Type of Archival Materials: Photographs and other Graphic Materials
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The Clock Tower (Big Ben) owes its existence to a fire in 1834 that destroyed most of Parliament. A commission was set up to choose a new building design from 97 submissions and a clock tower dominated Charles Barry's winning plan. The clock swung into action in May 31, 1859. The Clock Tower (Big Ben)

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Father's Day, Dad You're a Knock-out

Father's Day, Dad You're a Knock-out Mike Donovan & fatherTITLE: Mike Donovan & father. CALL NUMBER: LC-B2- 2925-11 [P&P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ggbain-14965 (digital file from original negative), No known restrictions on publication. MEDIUM: 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.
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CREATED, PUBLISHED: [no date recorded on caption card], NOTES: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Temp. note: Batch three loaded.

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Professor Mike Donovan: IN A CAREER that spanned from 1866 to 1891, middleweight "Professor" Mike Donovan fought with gloves or without and often took on opponents who were 20- to 30-pounds heavier. He was known as "The Professor" because he was an advocate of the science of boxing and he would later become one of the foremost teachers of the sport.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

This Day in History Reagan Gorbachev Moscow Summit

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C47345-10, President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev in Red Square during the Moscow Summit. 5/31/88.

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1988: May 29-June 2 U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Michail Gorbachev meet in Moscow, during which are signed:
  • Agreement on Notifications of Inter-continental Ballistic Missiles and Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Launches between the United States and the USSR;
  • Cooperation and Exchange Program between the United States and the USSR for 1989-1991;
  • Incidents at Sea Agreement between the United States and the USSR;
  • Transport Agreement between the United States and the USSR;
  • Fisheries Agreement between the United States and the USSR.
Timeline of Russian-American Relations
18-20th Centuries Embassy of The United State Moscow, Russia

President Ronald Reagan travels to Moscow to begin the fourth summit meeting held in the past three years with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Though the summit produced no major announcements or breakthroughs, it served to illuminate both the successes and the failures achieved by the two men in terms of U.S.-Soviet relations. 1988 : Reagan arrives in Moscow for summit talks

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Father's Day Eskimo father and child

Eskimo father and childTITLE: Eskimo father and child, CALL NUMBER: LOT 11453-3, no. 28 [P&P] No known restrictions on reproduction. REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ppmsc-02326 (digital file from original) No known restrictions on publication.

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Father's Day Father and young Son

Father with His Young SonTitle: Photograph of a Migrant Father with His Young Son, 06/1972 ARC Identifier: 543866
Local Identifier: 412-DA-1373.

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: 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: 06/1972, Part of: Series: DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency's Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern, 1972 - 1977

Scope & Content Note: Original caption: Migrant father with young son. This man and his family follow the crops north from Texas each year.

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Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington, first proposed the idea of a "father's day" in 1909. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a Civil War veteran who was widowed when his wife died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mrs. Dodd wanted to celebrate the strength and selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent.

The first Father's Day was observed on June 19, 1910-- June was chosen because it was the month of William Smart’s birth. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father's Day. However, the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was not issued until 1966, when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Father's Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.

Father's Day has become a day to not only honor your father, but all men who act as a father figure. Stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers, and adult male friends are all honored on Father's Day. Father's Day

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Father's Day father and Son

Dave Tatsuno and his father, merchants of Japanese ancestry in San FranciscoTitle: San Francisco, California, Dave Tatsuno and his father, merchants of Japanese ancestry in San Francisco 04/04/1942 ARC Identifier: 537769 Local Identifier: 210-G-C450.

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Production Date: 04/04/1942. Part of: Series: Central Photographic File of the War Relocation Authority, 1942 - 1945

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Father's Day From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the United States, the first modern Father's Day celebration was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia. It was first celebrated as a church service at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church. Grace Golden Clayton, who is believed to have suggested the service to the pastor, is believed to have been inspired to celebrate fathers after the deadly mine explosion in nearby Monongah the prior December. This explosion killed 361 men, many of them fathers and recent immigrants to the United States from Italy. Another possible inspiration for the service was Mother's Day, which was recently celebrated for the first time in Grafton, West Virginia, a town about 15 miles away.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Father's Day Father Mother and 8 children

Father Mother and 8 childrenMother and Father with their eight children in Chicago's south side, ARC Identifier: 556173 Local Identifier: 412-DA-13721,

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A Proclamation, A special bond exists between a father and his children. On Father's Day, we recognize the important role fathers play in the American family, and we honor them for their strength, love, and commitment.

After listening to a church service on Mother's Day 1909, Sonora Dodd proposed a day to honor fathers. She was inspired by the courage and sacrifice of her own father, a Civil War veteran, who reared six children by himself after his wife's death. As others began to celebrate it, the idea for Father's Day spread across America. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson officially proclaimed Father's Day as a national observance.

Fathers have a duty to love their children with all their hearts and prepare them to be independent, compassionate, and responsible citizens. A father's words and actions are critical in shaping the character of his children. A fathers love helps teach them right from wrong, explains to them the consequences of bad decisions, and strengthens them with encouragement.

As we honor our fathers on this day, we express our heartfelt appreciation for their leadership, support, and protection for their children and families. We particularly recognize the many fathers who are far from home, serving our Nation and defending the cause of freedom around the world. They have answered a great call and live by a code of honor and duty that serves as an example for their sons and daughters and for all Americans. By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Father's Day Father and Daughter

Home and fruit stand of the Cavicchio familyTITLE: Home and fruit stand of the Cavicchio family. 64 Bedford Street. Somerville, Mass. Both the mother and Mary, 10 years old, worked off and on all day out here with the soot from the passing engines dropping so fast it had to be shaken off.

A new tunnel is being dug in front of the house. Mother and Mary tend the fruit stand while crocheting and the work is thrown over the railing and fence near by. Their garments are filthy and grimy. See also Home Work report. Location: Somerville, Massachusetts.

Digital ID: nclc 04789 Source: color digital file from b&w original print Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-nclc-04789 (color digital file from b&w original print) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (155 kilobytes)

CALL NUMBER: LOT 7483, v. 2, no. 2948-A[P&P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-nclc-04789 (color digital file from b&w original print), No known restrictions on publication. MEDIUM: 1 photographic print. CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1912 August.

CREATOR: Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer. NOTES: Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Miscellaneous. Hine no. 2948-A.

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The United States is one of the few countries in the world that has an official day on which fathers are honored by their children. On the third Sunday in June, fathers all across the United States are given presents, treated to dinner or otherwise made to feel special. .

The origin of Father's Day is not clear. Some say that it began with a church service in West Virginia in 1908. Others say the first Father's Day ceremony was held in Vancouver, Washington.

The president of the Chicago branch of the Lions' Club, Harry Meek, is said to have celebrated the first Father's Day with his organization in 1915; and the day that they chose was the third Sunday in June, the closest date to Meek's own birthday!

Regardless of when the first true Father's Day occurred, the strongest promoter of the holiday was Mrs. Bruce John Dodd of Spokane, Washington. Mrs. Dodd felt that she had an outstanding father. He was a veteran of the Civil War. His wife had died young, and he had raised six children without their mother.

In 1909, Mrs. Dodd approached her own minister and others in Spokane about having a church service dedicated to fathers on June 5, her father's birthday. That date was too soon for her minister to prepare the service, so he spoke a few weeks later on June 19th. From then on, the state of Washington celebrated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Children made special desserts, or visited their fathers if they lived apart.

States and organizations began lobbying Congress to declare an annual Father's Day. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson approved of this idea, but it was not until 1924 when President Calvin Coolidge made it a national event to "establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations." Since then, fathers had been honored and recognized by their families throughout the country on the third Sunday in June.

When children can't visit their fathers or take them out to dinner, they send a greeting card. Traditionally, fathers prefer greeting cards that are not too sentimental. Most greeting cards are whimsical so fathers laugh when they open them. Some give heartfelt thanks for being there whenever the child needed Dad. - Celebrate Fathers U.S.Embassy Stockholm

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Father's Day Father with 2 boys

The Norton boys and fatherTITLE: The Norton boys and father on the way home to dinner. Smallest boy Edgar been sweeping 3 months in Saxon Mill, Spartanberg. Makes about 40 cents a day. His brother makes 60 cents. Father works in the spool room . Mother and 3 children at home. Father said Eddie is a hard worker. The mother told me later when I had to see the family record "The bible's here but the record, hits done got torn up." She said the boys were 12 and 13 years old. Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Digital ID: nclc 02563 Source: color digital file from b&w original print Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-nclc-02563 (color digital file from b&w original print) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (98 kilobytes)

The idea of Father’s Day was conceived by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father’s Day celebration — June 19, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of Smart’s birth.

The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.

CALL NUMBER: LOT 7479, v. 5, no. 2976[P&P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-nclc-02563 (color digital file from b&w original print) No known restrictions on publication.

MEDIUM: 1 photographic print. CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1912 May. CREATOR: Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Father's Day Father and Family

Father's Day Father and FamilyTITLE: Capps family at Columbia vaudeville. Baby of 21 months (been on stage for 6 months). Girl of 5 years (been on stage for 2 years). Boy of 7 years (been on stage for 1 year). Girl of 8 years (been on stage for 5 years). Boy of 12 years (been on stage for 8 years). Boy of 14 years (been on stage for 9 years).

Oldest boy is acrobat, contortionist, etc. All do singing and dancing acts except baby, who appears in final scene as Charlie Chaplin. They appear 3 or 4 times a day--sometimes 7 days in the week, usually coming last on program (as a feature), which means they do not leave dressing room until nearly 11 p.m. Then, in addition, the life in cheap hotels and on the road "making new towns" is very unsettling. It was very touching to see the little ones curled up back of the scenes waiting for their act and getting 40 winks or the mother nursing the baby just before it was poked out onto the stage to do his little "turn."

In spite of their stage life, their manners are good. They are quiet, well-appearing children, and the parents are kind and sympathetic. The father acts as nursemaid to the baby, and the mother dresses and changes the others and appears herself. She said: "They're never sick. It's the healthiest kind of life." The 8-year-old girl said: "I don't like it--the men in some places are so rough." There was some familiarity shown to them, but not much. Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan / Lewis W. Hine.

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REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-nclc-05267 (color digital file from b&w original print) No known restrictions on publication. MEDIUM: 1 photographic print. CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1917 November 29.

CREATOR: Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer. NOTES: Title from NCLC caption card. In album: Miscellaneous. Hine no. 4911. Attached to the caption card are handwritten notes, apparently the original from which the typewritten caption was transcribed.

PART OF: Photographs from the records of the National Child Labor Committee (U.S.), REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (color digital file from b&w original print) nclc 05267 hdl.loc.gov/nclc.05267 CARD #: ncl2004005054/PP

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Monday, May 21, 2007

This Day in History Humphrey Bogart marries Lauren Bacall

Humphrey Bogart marries Lauren Bacall, Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS)Armed Forces Radio Services broadcaster Jack Brown interviews Humphrey Bogart and
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1945 : Bogart and Bacall marry. On this day, 46-year-old Humphrey Bogart marries Lauren Bacall, his co-star in To Have and Have Not (1946). Bacall was less than half his age. Bogart and Bacall were both born in New York. 1945 : Bogart and Bacall marry

Humphrey (DeForest) Bogart - born Dec. 25, 1899, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 14, 1957, Hollywood, Calif. He acted in four films with his fourth wife, Lauren Bacall. Humphrey Bogart

Lauren Bacall orig. Betty Joan Perske born Sept. 6, 1924, New York, N.Y., U.S. her photograph on a magazine cover led to her casting in the film To Have and Have Not (1944) with Humphrey Bogart, whom she soon married. Lauren Bacall

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

This Day in History Spirit of St. Louis

Spirit of St. Louis (color), Illustration by Staff Sgt. Steve DoyleSpirit of St. Louis (color), Illustration by Staff Sgt. Steve Doyle

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airplane in which Charles A. Lindbergh made the first nonstop solo flight from New York to Paris, May 20–21, 1927. His flight was sponsored by a group of businessmen in St. Louis, Mo. Spirit of Saint Louis

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Flag Day Honor America Clip Art

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Flag Day in the United States From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the United States, Flag Day (more formally, National Flag Day), is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

In 1916, Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, though on June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first (and only) U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday.

Title 36 Sec. 110 of the US Code is the official statute on Flag Day, however it is at the President's discretion to proclaim officially the observance.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Science and Technology Dark Matter

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How do we know that dark matter isn't just normal matter exhibiting strange gravity? A new observation of gravitationally magnified faint galaxies far in the distance behind a massive cluster of galaxies is shedding new dark on the subject. This image from the Hubble Space Telescope indicates that a huge ring of dark matter likely exists surrounding the center of CL0024+17 that has no normal matter counterpart.

What is visible in the above image, first and foremost, are many spectacular galaxies that are part of CL0024+17 itself, typically appearing tan in color. Next, a close inspection of the cluster center shows several unusual and repeated galaxy shapes, typically more blue. These are multiple images of a few distant galaxies, showing that the cluster is a strong gravitational lens. The relatively weak distortions of the many distant faint blue galaxies all over the image, however, indicates the existence of the dark matter ring. The computationally modeled dark matter ring spans about five million light years and has been digitally superimposed to the image in diffuse blue.

A hypothesis for the formation of the huge dark matter ring holds that it is a transient feature formed when galaxy cluster CL0024+17 collided with another cluster of galaxies about one billion years ago, leaving a ring similar to when a rock is thrown in a pond.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Baseball A bag of baseballs

A bag of baseballs sits on the back of the pitcher's mound at Camp Fallujah's sandlot baseball field. ID: 30290. Photographer: Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva. Regimental Combat Team-5, 1st Marine Division Public Affairs.High Resolution Image
Marines from Regimental Combat Team 5 gather there every week to play games, using the same ad-hoc rules they used when they were kids to keep games moving. The field isn't much to look at, but for these once-hopeful players, it's a chance to relieve their dreams of knocking homers over the fence.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Flag Day The Birth of Old Glory Clip Art

Flag Day The Birth of Old Glory Clip Art. Public Domain Clip Art Stock Photos and Images.

Betsy Ross showing the United States flag to George Washington and others. CREDIT: Ferris, Jean Louis Gerome. "Making the flag." Detroit Publishing Company between 1900 and 1920. Touring Turn - of - the - Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880 - 1920, Library of Congress.

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The Birth of Old Glory


The Birth of Old Glory

Betsy Ross showing the United States flag to George Washington and others

TITLE: The Birth of Old Glory / from painting by Moran. CALL NUMBER: LOT 4703 [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-2791 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-1767 (b&w film copy neg.)

SUMMARY: Betsy Ross(?) and two girls showing United States flag to George Washington and three other men. MEDIUM: 1 photomechanical print : color. CREATED, PUBLISHED: c1917. NOTES: Copyright (EXPIRED) by the T.D.M. Co., Red Oak, Iowa, U.S.A. No. 393.

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZC4-2791]

image 1: This image from c 1917 depicts what is presumed to be Betsy Ross and two children presenting the "Betsy Ross flag" to George Washington and three other men. The image is a version of a painting entitled "The Birth of Old Glory" by Percy Moran, from the Library of Congress:

TITLE: The Birth of Old Glory / from painting by Moran.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Memorial Day NASCAR

Memorial Day NASCAR070508-D-1142M-033 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 8, 2007) - The NASCAR #88 Chevy sports a U.S. Navy painted hood during the unveiling ceremonies in recognition of “American Heroes Memorial Day Salute to the Armed Forces” at the Lowe's Motor Speedway Charlotte, N.C.
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Monday, May 14, 2007

Memorial Day Honored

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Memorial Day From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the final Monday of May (observed this year on 2007-05-28). It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it expanded to include those who died in any war or military action. One of the longest standing traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500, which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911.

According to Professor David Blight of the Yale University History Department, the first memorial day was observed in 1865 by liberated slaves at the historic race track in Charleston. The site was a former Confederate prison camp as well as a mass grave for Union soldiers who had died while captive. A parade with thousands of freed blacks and Union soldiers was followed by patriotic singing and a picnic.

The official birthplace of Memorial Day is Waterloo, New York. The village was credited with being the birthplace because it observed the day on May 5, 1866, and each year thereafter, and because it is likely that the friendship of General John Murray, a distinguished citizen of Waterloo, and General John A. Logan, who led the call for the day to be observed each year and helped spread the event nationwide, was a key factor in its growth.

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Flag Day Celebrated Clip Art

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Flag Day Celebrated June 14, On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation declaring that June 14 be celebrated as the official Flag Day. Many Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying the Red, White and Blue in front of homes and businesses. The day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.

According to American legend, in June 1776, George Washington commissioned Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, to create a flag for the new nation in anticipation of a declaration of its independence. Flag Day Celebrated.

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Memorial Day the Flag and Fallen

A bugler blows taps at the close of Memorial Day service at Margraten Cemetery, Holland

A bugler blows taps at the close of Memorial Day service at Margraten Cemetery, Holland
ARC Identifier: 531299, Local Identifier: 111-SC-207902, Title: A bugler blows taps at the close of Memorial Day service at Margraten Cemetery, Holland, where lie thousands of American heroes of World War II., 04/30/1945

Creator: Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964) ( Most Recent), Type of Archival Materials: Photographs and other Graphic Materials, Level of Description: Item from Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1982.

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: 04/30/1945, Part of: Series: Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity, 1754 - 1954

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The World War II Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial is the only American military cemetery in the Netherlands. The cemetery site has a rich historical background, lying near the famous Cologne-Boulogne highway built by the Romans and used by Caesar during his campaign in that area. The highway was also used by Charlemagne, Charles V, Napoleon, and Kaiser Wilhelm II. In May 1940, Hitler's legions advanced over the route of the old Roman highway, overwhelming the Low Countries. In September 1944, German troops once more used the highway for their withdrawal from the countries occupied for four years. NETHERLANDS AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Memorial Day Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Sailor and girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Washington, D.C.TITLE: Sailor and girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Washington, D.C. CALL NUMBER: LC-USW36-726 [P&P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-fsac-1a34522 (digital file from original transparency), LC-USW361-726 (color film copy slide), Summary: Photographs in this filing series (LC-USF35 and LC-USW36) are considered to be in the public domain.
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MEDIUM: 1 transparency : color. CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1943 May. CREATOR: Collier, John, 1913- photographer. NOTES: B&w photograph in Lot 12002-44. Transfer; FSA-OWI; 1944.

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The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., is also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and has never been officially named. The Tomb of the Unknowns stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater.

The white marble sarcophagus has a flat-faced form and is relieved at the corners and along the sides by neo-classic pilasters, or columns, set into the surface. Sculpted into the east panel which faces Washington, D.C., are three Greek figures representing Peace, Victory, and Valor.

The Tomb sarcophagus was placed above the grave of the Unknown Soldier of World War I. West of the World War I Unknown are the crypts of unknowns from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Those three graves are marked with white marble slabs flush with the plaza. Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Memorial Day Poster

Memorial Day PosterTITLE: Memorial Day, May 30th / JCW. CALL NUMBER: POS - WPA - NY .W086, no. 2 (C size) [P&P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-2946 (color film copy transparency), LC-USZC2-5648 (color film copy slide)

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Digital ID: cph 3g02946 Source: color film copy transparency Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-2946 (color film copy transparency) , LC-USZC2-5648 (color film copy slide) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (143 kilobytes) Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (4 megabytes)

SUMMARY: Poster honoring veterans, showing a boy and an old soldier saluting each other, and girl presenting the soldier with bouquet of flowers.

MEDIUM: 1 print on board (poster) : silkscreen, color. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [New York : Federal Art Project, 1936 or 1937] NOTES: Date stamped on verso: Apr 16 1937. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress).

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (color film copy transparency) cph 3g02946 hdl.loc.gov/cph.3g02946 , (color film copy slide) cph 3f05648 hdl.loc.gov/cph.3f05648 , CARD #: 94504461

In 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration (the name was changed to Work Projects Administration in September of 1939), as part of his New Deal program to put millions of unemployed Americans back to work. In July of 1935, Federal Project Number One (Federal One) was established within the WPA as a central administration for the arts-related projects.

Federal One provided funds specifically for artists, musicians, actors, and writers through the Federal Art Project (FAP), the Federal Music Project, the Federal Theatre Project, and the Federal Writer's Project. FAP employed more than five thousand artists in various art projects including the many poster divisions that were created throughout the United States. Posters from the WPA

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Dogs and Cats Hero Dog Eddie

Hero Dog Eddie, Photo by Spc. Daniel BearlMeet Eddie, a Soldiers' best friend, who helped to sniff out a large weapons cache near Tikrit, Iraq. Eddie hops aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, along with Iraqi security forces and Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division. Photo by Spc. Daniel Bearl, February 06, 2007 High Resolution Image
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Some Army "heroes" serving with Soldiers in the war on terror seldom get mentioned in the media, although they, too, have died in combat while serving America. They are military working dogs.

About 500 military working dogs are currently detailed to the Army. Dog handlers build a strong rapport with their dogs, resulting in an effective and trusting team. While the dogs can be their handler's best friend, they can be a foe's worst enemy.

"The dogs smell the way we humans see. They can smell an infinite number of different scents in an area, just as we see many different images at once, in one place," Military Working Dogs: The Army's Four-Footed Heroes

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Memorial Day Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Day Arlington National CemeterySeason of Remembrance Begins
Photo by Kathleen T. Rhem. April 30, 2007, The gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery are graced by U.S. flags on Memorial Day.

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The First Official Memorial Day May 30, 1868

In 1868, Commander in Chief John A. Logan of the grand Army of the Republic issued what was called General Order Number 11, designating May 30 as a memorial day. He declared it to be "for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land."

The first national celebration of Memorial Day (originally Decoration Day) took place May 30, 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery. The national observance of Memorial Day still takes place there today, with the placing of a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the decoration of each grave with a small American flag. The holiday has changed a bit since it first began, which some argue was even earlier than Logan's dedication.

Southern women decorated the graves of soldiers even before the end of the Civil War. After the war, a women's memorial association in Columbus, Mississippi, put flowers on the graves of both Confederate and Union soldiers in 1866, an act of generosity that inspired the poem by Francis Miles Finch, "The Blue and the Grey," published in the Atlantic Monthly. In 1971, federal law changed the observance of the holiday to the last Monday in May and extended it to honor all those who died in American wars. People pay tribute not only with flowers but also with speeches and parades.

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Monday, May 07, 2007

Mother's Day Rose

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The First Mother's Day May 9, 1914 Think of all the work that mothers do in raising their children. Mothers need to be celebrated! President Woodrow Wilson realized this on May 9, 1914, proclaiming the first Mother's Day. He asked Americans on that day to give a public "thank you" to their mothers and all mothers. What do you do for your mother on Mother's Day?

The start of Mother's Day was especially meaningful for Ana Jarvis of Philadelphia. Six years earlier, she began a campaign to establish a national Mother's Day. Her own mother had recently died, and Jarvis wanted to remember her along with all mothers. She convinced her mother's church to celebrate Mother's Day on the anniversary of her mother's death, the second Sunday of May. As a result, Woodrow Wilson chose that date for the national holiday.

Do you know the official flower of Mother's Day? Carnations have come to represent the day--pink for mothers living, white for those passed away. This is because of President William McKinley's habit of always wearing a white carnation, his mother's favorite flower.

Mother's Day is now celebrated with gifts, visits, and flowers. Around the world in England, France, Sweden, Denmark, India, China, and Mexico, they celebrate moms for two days. Of course, if you ask your mom, she might tell you that every day is Mother's Day. Great War & Jazz Age (1914-1928)

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Mother's Day Banners



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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Mother's Day This Song's for You

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MP3 Composer, Author, Mrs. Flora Robertson and Mrs. Mary Sullivan, Performer(s), Interviewee(s), Sullivan, Mrs. Mary, Our Mothers

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President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation on May 9, 1914 asking Americans to give a public expression of reverence to mothers through the celebration of Mother's Day. Carnations have come to represent the day following President William Mckinley's habit of always wearing a white carnation, his mother's favorite flower.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Mother's Day Flowers

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Mother's Day Mother and Child

Woman (Beatrice Baxter Ruyl), in white cape, breast feeding infant (Ruth Ruyl), The Louise Imogen Guiney Collection, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.TITLE: [Woman (Beatrice Baxter Ruyl), in white cape, breast feeding infant (Ruth Ruyl)] CALL NUMBER: PH - Day (F.H.), no. 214 (A size) [P&P]. REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-58608 (b&w film copy neg.),

No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY: Beatrice Baxter Ruyl, in white cape, breast feeding infant (daughter, Ruth Ruyl), in roundel.
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NOTES: Published titles: Motherhood & Mother and child. Image content features: MODELS--Beatrice Baxter Ruyl & Ruth Ruyl; MONOGRAM ON RECTO--"FHD 1905" pencil, lower left; PEOPLE--Women, infants, girls, families. Title and other data comes from a curatorial worksheet compiled at LC in 1992-93.

Forms part of the Louise Imogen Guiney Collection. Cite as: The Louise Imogen Guiney Collection, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. Transfer; Manuscript Division; 1934 (DLC/PP-1934:33). Anonymous gift to the Library of Congress, 1934.

Carnation From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Virgin Mary shed tears at Jesus' plight, and carnations sprang up from where her tears fell. Thus the pink carnation became the symbol of a mother's undying love, and in 1907 was chosen by Ann Jarvis as the emblem of Mother's Day, now observed in the United States and Canada on the second Sunday in May. A red carnation may be worn if one's mother is alive, and a white one if she has died.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Mother's Day Happy Mother's Day


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Mother's Day Happy Mother's DayMother's Day From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Different countries celebrate Mother's Day on various days of the year because the day has a number of different origins. One school of thought claims this day emerged from a custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship — which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and (mythology), the wife of Cronus; was held around the Vernal Equinox around Asia Minor and eventually in Rome itself from the Ides of March (March 15 to March 18). The Romans also had another holiday, Matronalia, that was dedicated to Juno, though mothers were usually given gifts on this day.
Mother's Day Happy Mother's Day, American Forces Information ServiceIn the United States, Mother's Day was copied from England by social activist Julia Ward Howe after the American Civil War with a call to unite women against war. She wrote the Mother's Day Proclamation. Today, some organizations are working to revive Howe’s original vision of a holiday that celebrates peacemaking by mothers and others. In the UK, the day now simply celebrates motherhood and thanking mothers. According to the National Restaurant Association, Mother's Day is now the most popular day of the year to dine out at a restaurant in the United States.
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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Mother's Day Mothers and children

Mothers and children, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-55468]TITLE: [Mothers and children in a city park on a hot day, New York City], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-55468 (b&w film copy neg.), No known restrictions on publication. MEDIUM: 1 photographic print. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [between ca. 1908 and 1919.
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NOTES: Bain News Service photograph. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

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"By words, gifts, acts of affection, and in every way possible, give her pleasure, and make her heart glad every day, and constantly keep in memory Mothers Day."

~ Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis, and founder of the United States holiday Mother's Day. The Founder of Mothers Day