Thursday, September 30, 2010

Babe Ruth in baseball uniform, holding baseball bat.

Babe Ruth in baseball uniform holding baseball batBabe Ruth, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, in baseball uniform, holding baseball bat.

Title: [Babe Ruth, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, in baseball uniform, holding baseball bat] / Irwin, La Broad, & Pudlin. Date Created, Published: c1920.

On September 30, 1927, Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of the season and with it sets a record that would stand for 34 years.

George Herman Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), best known as "Babe" Ruth and nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat"
Medium: 1 photographic print. Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-7246 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-105246 (b&w film copy neg.) Call Number: BIOG FILE - Ruth, George Herman, 1895-1948 [item] [P&P] [P&P] Other Number: J242488.

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* J242488 U.S. Copyright Office.
* Signed on image: "Yours truly "Babe" Ruth."
* No. 6.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Halloween Trick or treat in sweden

Halloween Trick or treat in swedenDescription: Halloween Trick or treat in sweden.jpeg. English: Trick or Treat in Sweden. Svenska: Bus eller godis i Sverige. Date: 31 October 2005(2005-10-31)

Source: Own work. Author: ToyahAnette B

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ted Williams Boston Red Sox

Ted Williams Boston Red SoxDescription: Ted Williams BaseBall Digest May 1949 raw.jpg. An image of Major League Baseball hall of famer Ted Williams.

Date: May 1949(1949-05). Source: Baseball Digest, back cover, May 1949 issue. Author: unknown.

On September 28, 1960, at Boston’s Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox's Ted Williams hits a home run in the last at-bat of his 21-year career.
Also on this day in 1941, Ted Williams plays a double-header against the Philadelphia Athletics on the last day of the regular season and gets six hits in eight at bats, to boost his batting average to .406, becoming the last player to hit .400.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Prince, an Alaskan dog, carrying utensils on his back

Prince, an Alaskan dog, carrying utensils on his backTitle: Prince, an Alaskan dog, carrying utensils on his back. Other Title: "Prince," Seward, Alaska
Date Created/Published: [between ca. 1900 and ca. 1930] Medium: 1 photographic print. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-01606 (digital file from original)

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Access Advisory: No known restrictions on reproduction. Call Number: LOT 11453-1, no. 51 [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

Notes:

* Title transcribed from caption accompanying item.
* Photo by Gordons.
* Forms part of: Frank and Frances Carpenter collection (Library of Congress).
* Gift; Mrs. W. Chapin Huntington; 1951.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Modern Sukkot Structure

Modern  Sukkot Structure

Modern  Sukkot Structure
Modern Sukkot Structure at alibaba glatt kosher restaurant 515 Amsterdam Avenue (between 84th & 85th) New York, NY 10024-3906.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Richard M. Nixon John F. Kennedy first televised presidential candidates debate

Senator John F. Kennedy debates Vice President Richard M. Nixon in the first televised debates, 1960. Credit: National Park Service.
On September 26, 1960 for the first time in U.S. history a debate between presidential candidates is shown on television, attracting enormous publicity an estimated 80 million viewers watched. The presidential hopefuls, Richard M. Nixon, the vice president of the United States and John F. Kennedy, the Democratic junior senator from Massachusetts met in a Chicago studio to discuss U.S. domestic matters.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Sukkot Structure

Sukkot single thread structure at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. The Samuel Priest Rose building 334 Amsterdam ave. at 76th st, New York, NY.

The JCC is proud to present "Single Thread," one of 12 finalists in the Sukkah City design competition that was held in Union Square on September 19th and 20th. Designed by Matter Practice in Brooklyn, this modern sukkah ("hut") was constructed by threading a single wire around intersections of a temporary bamboo scaffold.

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Happy #sukkot #sukkah image/editing/editing The Greenhouse of Ein Shemer, the large vertical farm features an algae cultivation wall that uses repurposed water bottles and a hydroponic garden full of fruits, herbs and vegetables. Designed by Israeli artist and environmentalist Avital Geva, the installation highlights the benefits of alternative farming through the celebration of shmita, the Jewish farming hiatus that forbids traditional agricultural practices in favor of resting the land for one year.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lauren Hutton Fashion's Night Out at Giorgio Armani Madison Avenue

Lauren Hutton Fashion's Night Out at Giorgio Armani Madison Avenue
Lauren Hutton Unedited JPG
Fashion icon Lauren Hutton at the Giorgio Armani NY celebration of Fashion's Night Out at Giorgio Armani Madison Avenue on Friday. September 10, 2010 in New York City.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Benedict Arnold

Benedict ArnoldBenedict Arnold. Copy of engraving by Henry Bryan Hall (1808-84) after John Trumbull, published 1879. (George Washington Bicentennial Commission ) Exact Date Shot Unknown . NARA FILE #: 148-GW-617 WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 62 (Released to Public) Date Shot: 1 Jan 1879.

Benedict Arnold and British Major André meet on September 21, 1780 at Joshua Hett Smith's house. On the morning of September 22, James Livingston, the colonel in charge of the outpost at Verplanck's Point, fired on HMS Vulture, the ship that was intended to carry André back to New York. This action did sufficient damage that she was retreated downriver, forcing André to return to New York overland. Arnold wrote out passes for André so that he would be able to pass through the lines, and also gave him plans for West Point.
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Monday, September 20, 2010

George Michael Steinbrenner III

George Michael Steinbrenner IIIGeorge Michael Steinbrenner III (July 4, 1930 – July 13, 2010) was principal owner and managing partner of the New York Yankees. During Mr. Steinbrenner's 37-year ownership from 1973 to his death in July 2010, the longest in club history, the Yankees earned 7 World Series titles and 11 pennants.
George Steinbrenner's life, work clip courtesy New York Yankees & Major League Baseball MLB.com looks at George Steinbrenner's life and work, work released into the public domain by the author, per www.archive.org/details/GeorgeSteinbrenner1930-2010

Date: 2008. Author: New York Yankees and MLB.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Black Vulture, or Carrion Crow Cathahtes Athatus, Wilson

Black Vulture or Carrion CrowBlack Vulture, or Carrion Crow. I have represented a pair of Carrion Crows or Black Vultures in full plumage, engaged with the head of our Common Deer, the Cervus virginianus. Cathahtes Athatus, Wilson. PLATE III.—Male And Female.
Title: The birds of America: from drawings made in the United States and their territories. Volume 1 of The Birds of America, John James Audubon. The Birds of America: From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories, John James Audubon. Author: John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851). Publisher: J.J. Audubon, 1840. Original from: Harvard University. Digitized: Jun 12, 2007.

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This bird is a constant resident in all our southern States, extends far up the Mississippi, and continues the whole year in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and even in the State of Ohio as far as Cincinnati. Along the Atlantic coast it is, I believe, rarely seen farther east than Maryland. It seems to give a preference to maritime districts, or the neighbourhood of water. Although shy in the woods, it is half domesticated in and about our cities and villages, where it finds food without the necessity of using much exertion.

Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans, Natchez, and other cities, are amply provided with these birds, which may be seen flying or walking about the streets the whole day in groups. They also regularly attend the markets and shambles, to pick up the pieces of flesh thrown away by the butchers, and, when an opportunity occurs, leap from one bench to another, for the purpose of helping themselves. Hundreds of them are usually found, at all hours of the day, about the slaughterhouses, which are their favourite resort. They alight on the roofs and chimney-tops, wherever these are not guarded by spikes or pieces of glass, which, however, they frequently are, for the purpose of preventing the contamination by their ordure of the rain water, which the inhabitants of the southern States collect in tanks, or cisterns, for domestic use.

They follow the carts loaded with offal or dead animals to the places in the suburbs where these are deposited, and wait the skinning of a cow or horse, when in a few hours they devour its flesh, in the company of the dogs,, which are also accustomed to frequent such places. On these occasions they fight with each other, leap about and tug in all the hurry and confusion imaginable, uttering a harsh sort of hiss or grunt, which may be heard at a distance of several hundred yards. Should eagles make their appearance at such a juncture, the Carrion Crows retire, and patiently wait until their betters are satisfied, but they pay little regard to the dogs.

When satiated, they rise together, should the weather be fair, mount high in the air, and perform various evolutions, flying in large circles, alternately plunging and rising, until they at length move off in a straight direction, or alight on the dead branches of trees, where they spread out their wings and tail to the sun or the breeze. In cold and wet weather they assemble round the chimney-tops, to receive the warmth imparted by the smoke. I never heard of their disgorging their food on such occasions, that being never done unless when they are feeding their young, or when suddenly alarmed or caught. In that case, they throw up the contents of their stomach with wonderful quickness and power.

The Carrion Crows of Charleston resort at night to a swampy wood across the Ashley river, about two miles from the city. I visited this roosting place in company with my friend John Bachman, approaching it by a close thicket of undergrowth, tangled with vines and briars. When nearly under the trees on which the birds were roosted, we found the ground destitute of vegetation, and covered with ordure and feathers, mixed with the broken branches of the trees. The stench was horrible. The trees were completely covered with birds, from the trunk to the very tips of the branches.

They were quite unconcerned; but, having determined to send them the contents of our guns, and firing at the same instant, we saw most of them fly off, hissing, grunting, disgorging, and looking down on their dead companions as if desirous of devouring them. We kept up a brisk fusilade for several minutes, when they all flew off to a great distance high in the air; but as we retired, we observed them gradually descending and settling on the same trees. The piece of ground was about two acres in extent, and the number of Vultures we estimated at several thousands. During very wet weather, they not unfrequently remain the whole day on the roost; but when it is fine, they reach the city every morning by the first glimpse of day.

The Carrion Crow and Turkey-Buzzard possess great power of recollection, so as to recognise at a great distance a person who has shot at them, and even the horse on which he rides. On several occasions I have observed that they would fly off at my approach, after I had trapped several, when they took no notice of other individuals; and they avoided my horse in the pastures, after I had made use of him to approach and shoot them.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Alice with a golden crown

Alice with a golden crownTitle: Through the looking-glass: and what Alice found there. Author: Lewis Carroll. Publisher: T. Y. Crowell & co., 1893. Original from: Harvard University. Digitized: Apr 14, 2008. Length: 227 pages.

"Oh, how glad I am to get here! And what is this on my head ?" she exclaimed in a tone of dismay, as she put her hands up to something very heavy, that fitted tight all round her head.

"But how can it have got there without my knowing it ?" she said to herself, as she lifted it off, and set it on her lap to make out what it could possibly be.
It was a golden crown.

Image by Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell March 5, 1862 – January 15, 1924, American artist and author, born in McDonough County, Illinois. Newell often illustrated the works of other authors, such as Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, John Kendrick Bangs, and Lewis Carroll.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Manfred von Richthofen

Manfred von RichthofenRichthofen won his first aerial combat with Jasta 2 over Cambrai, France, on September 17, 1916. Picture postcard of Manfred von Richthofen. Sanke postcard #533. Date: 1917/1918.

Creator: Nicola Perscheid, December 3, 1864 - May 12, 1930.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Battle of Harlem Heights

The Battle of Harlem HeightsThe Battle of Harlem Heights from a 19th century print engraved by J C Armytage after Alonzo Chappel (March 1, 1828 - December 4, 1887)

JC Armytage (1820–1897) James Charles Armytage was an English engraver, born in London.
In addition to his engravings of landscapes he made many others of historical and military scenes as well as portraits JC Armytage (1820–1897) of celebrated personalities of Victorian England.

The Battle of Harlem Heights was fought during the New York and New Jersey campaign of the American Revolutionary War. The action took place in what is now the Morningside Heights and west Harlem neighborhoods of Manhattan in New York City on September 16, 1776.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Texas Longhorn (cattle)

Texas Longhorn (cattle)Local Texas resident, southern High Plains Texas Longhorn (cattle)

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Texas Longhorn (cattle)Ofelia, the longhorn cow, grazes on former President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Isadora Duncan dancing

Title: Isadora Duncan dancing JPEG (20kb) || JPEG (60kb) || TIFF (12.8mb) Creator(s): Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942, photographer Date Created/Published: between 1916 and 1942; from a negative taken between 1916 and 1918. Medium: 1 slide : lantern ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller. Part of: Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942. Arnold Genthe Collection (Library of Congress). Negatives and transparencies. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-126327 (b&w film copy neg.)

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Call Number: LC-G4085- 0053 [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Isadora Duncan dancing

Notes: Title devised. Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943. ID: LC-G401-9093 (vd# 6859) Format: Lantern slides. Collections: Genthe Collection

Women's History Month: Isadora Duncan dancing. Creator(s): Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942, photographer. From a negative taken between 1916 and 1918.

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Isadora Duncan's fondness for flowing scarves (as seen in this image) was the cause of her death in an automobile accident in Nice, France, on the night of September 14, 1927, at the age of 50.

Duncan was a passenger in the automobile of Benoît Falchetto. When Falchetto drove off Duncan's large hand-painted silk scarf from the Russian-born artist Roman Chatov draped around her neck and became entangled with one of the vehicle's open-spoked wheels and rear axle braking her neck.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Star Spangled Banner Flag that flew over Fort McHenry in 1814



This banner, the largest battle flag in existence, measures 36 by 29 feet. It was made by Mrs. Mary Young Pickersgill and her two nieces for exactly $405.90. The material was cut at Mrs. Pickersgill's home, "No. 60 Albemarle Street, Old Town" (Pratt and Albemarle Streets, Baltimore), and carried to a nearby brewery, where it was sewed together in anticipation of the British attack on the fort..

During the bombardment it was pierced by a number of shots. Recently the flag was restored at the National Museum, Washington, D. C., where it is considered one of the most precious possessions of that institution.

National star-spangled banner centennial, Baltimore, Maryland, September 6 to 13, 1914

National star-spangled banner centennial commission, Frank Albert O'Connell, William F. Coyle Munder-Thomsen Press, 1914 - History - 278 pages. Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized: Feb 12, 2008. imverted V shape to our left? It is an “A” sewn onto the flag by Louisa Armistead, widow of the commander of Ft. McHenry

Francis Scott Key, a Washington lawyer had come to Baltimore to negotiate the release of Dr. William Beanes, a civilian prisoner of war, witnessed the bombardment from a nearby truce ship.

Star Spangled Banner Flag that flew over Fort McHenry in 1814 clipart

When Key saw the flag emerge intact in the dawn of September 14, he was so moved that he began to compose the poem "The Defence of Fort McHenry" which would later be renamed "The Star-Spangled Banner" and become America's national anthem.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lascaux Cave Painting

Lascaux Cave PaintingSeptember 12, 1940 Lascaux cave paintings discovered. Lascaux, replica in the Brno museum Anthropos. The cave was discovered by four teenagers, Marcel Ravidat, Jacques Marsal, Georges Agnel, and Simon Coencas after following their dog down a narrow entrance into a cavern.
The 15,000- to 17,000-year-old Upper Paleolithic paintings consist mostly of realistic images of large animals, including aurochs, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Flight 93 National Memorial Shanksville, Pennsylvania

This construction photo of the Memorial Plaza was taken late July, 2010.

The initial phase of permanent construction of the Flight 93 National Memorial, including the visitor's center, will be completed by the 10th anniversary in 2011.

The memorial will be built around the crash site, following the plane's flight path, and protecting the area of impact, known as the "Sacred Ground", which will remain protected and accessible only to family members of the passengers and crew.

Each year over 130,000 people visit the Flight 93 National Memorial in rural southwestern Pennsylvania.

Flight 93 National Memorial Shanksville, Pennsylvania

Flight 93 National Memorial Shanksville, Pennsylvania

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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Alice B. Toklas

Alice B. ToklasOn September 9, 1910, Alice B. Toklas became the lifetime house mate of avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein. JPEG (17kb) || TIFF (125kb)

Title: [Portrait of Alice B. Toklas, Chartres] Creator(s): Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964, photographer. Date Created/Published: 1949 Oct. 8. Medium: 1 photographic print : gelatin silver. Part of: Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. Portrait photographs of celebrities Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-42496 (b&w film copy neg.)

Call Number: LOT 12735, no. 1096 [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
Notes:

* Title derived from information on verso of photographic print.
* Van Vechten number: XXV GG.
* Also available on microfilm.
* Gift; Carl Van Vechten Estate; 1966.
* Forms part of: Portrait photographs of celebrities, a LOT which in turn forms part of the Carl Van Vechten photograph collection (Library of Congress).

Carl Van Vechten Photographs (LOTs 12735 and 12736) Rights and Restrictions Information.

Per the instrument of gift, "for a period of 20 years from the date of this Instrument [1966], none of the photographs contained in said collection may be sold, reproduced, published or given away in any form whatsoever except with my [Saul Mauriber, Photographic Executor for Van Vechten] express permission in writing." This restriction expired in 1986.

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Bushnell Turtle

Bushnell TurtleGeneral George Washington authorized the Turtle into the waters of New York Harbor. In the evening of September 6, 1776 volunteer, Sergeant Ezra Lee, took the Turtle out to attempt an attack on Admiral Richard Howe's flagship HMS Eagle.

Title: The story of the submarine. Author: Farnham Bishop. Publisher: Century, 1916
Original from: the University of Michigan. Digitized: Sep 1, 2006. Length: 211 pages.
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In the first week of September, 1776, the American army defending New York still held Manhattan Island, but nothing more. Hastily improvised, badly equipped, and worse disciplined, it had been easily defeated by a superior invading force of British regulars and German mercenaries in the battle of Long Island. Brooklyn had fallen; from Montauk Point to the East River, all was the enemy's country. Staten Island, too, was an armed and hostile land. After the fall of the forts on both sides of the Narrows, the British fleet had entered the Upper Bay, and even landed marines and infantry on Governor's Island. Grimly guarding the crowded transports, the ship-of-the-line Asia and the frigate Eagle lay a little above Staten Island, with their broadsides trained on the doomed city.

In the mouth of the North River, not a biscuit-toss from the Battery, floated the brass conning-tower of an American submarine.

It was the only submarine in the world and its inventor called it the Turtle. He called it that because it looked like one: a turtle floating with its tail down and a conning-tower for a head. It has also been compared to a modern soldier's canteen with an extra-large mouthpiece, or a hardshell clam wearing a silk hat. It was deeper than it was long and not much longer than it was broad. It had no periscope, torpedo tubes, or cage of white mice. But the Turtle was a submarine, for all that.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Dorothy melting Wicked Witch of The West Image, from Wizard of Oz

Dorothy melting Wicked Witch of The West, from Wizard of OzThe Wicked Witch of The West, melting after being doused by Dorothy. From the first edition of The Wizard of Oz.

Source: Library of Congress. Author: William Wallace Denslow, illustrator. Date: 1900.
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This image is also in the public domain in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris), in this case William Wallace Denslow died March 29, 1915, and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from the last day of that year.

The little girl, seeing she had lost one of her pretty shoes, grew angry, and said to the witch,

"Give me back my shoe!"

"I will not," retorted the Witch, "for it is now my shoe, and not yours."

"You are a wicked creature !" cried Dorothy. "You have no right to take my shoe from me."

"I shall keep it, just the same," said the Witch, laughing at her, "and some day I shall get the other one from you, too."

This made Dorothy so very angry that she picked up the bucket of water that stood near and dashed it over the Witch, wetting her from head to foot.

Instantly the wicked woman gave a loud cry of fear, and then, as Dorothy looked at her in wonder, the Witch began to shrink and fall away.

"See what you have done!" she screamed. "In a minute I shall melt away."

"I'm very sorry, indeed," said Dorothy, who was truly frightened to see the Witch actually melting away like brown sugar before her very eyes.

"Didn't you know water would be the end of me?" asked the Witch, in a wailing, despairing voice.

"Of course not," answered Dorothy; "how should I?"

"Well, in a few minutes I shall be all melted, and you will have the castle to yourself. I have been wicked in my day, but I never thought a little girl like you would ever be able to melt me and end my wicked deeds. Look out—here I go!"

With these words the Witch fell down in a brown, melted, shapeless mass and began to spread over the clean boards of the kitchen floor. Seeing that she had really melted away to nothing, Dorothy drew another bucket of water and threw it over the mess. She then swept it all out the door. After picking out the silver shoe, which was all that was left of the old woman, she cleaned and dried it with a cloth, and put it on her foot again. Then, being at last free to do as she chose, she ran out to the courtyard to tell the Lion that the Wicked Witch of the West had come to an end, and that they were no longer prisoners in a strange land.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Ford Crown Victoria LX

Ford Crown Victoria LXDescription: Ford Crown Victoria LX.jpg. 1998-2002 Ford Crown Victoria photographed in Waldorf, Maryland, USA. Date: 12/28/07. Source: Own work. Author: IFCAR. Permission: (Reusing this file) All Rights Released.
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company. Production: 1955–1956. 1992–present. Assembly: St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Predecessor: Ford LTD Crown Victoria. Class: Full-size
Body style(s) four-door sedan. Layout: FR layout. Platform: Ford Panther platform.

I (IFCAR), the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide.

In case this is not legally possible: I (IFCAR) grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

General William Tecumseh Sherman and Union troops enter Atlanta

On September 2, 1864 the Union forces of General William Tecumseh Sherman march into Atlanta.

[Atlanta, Ga. Gen. William T. Sherman on horseback at Federal Fort No. 7]. George N. Barnard, 1819-1902, photographer. CREATED, PUBLISHED [1864] SPECIAL TERMS OF USE
No known restrictions on publication.
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SUMMARY: Photograph of the War in the West. These photographs are of Sherman in Atlanta, September-November, 1864. After three and a half months of incessant maneuvering and much hard fighting, Sherman forced Hood to abandon the munitions center of the Confederacy.

Sherman remained there, resting his war-worn men and accumulating supplies, for nearly two and a half months. During the occupation, George N. Barnard, official photographer of the Chief Engineer's Office, made the best documentary record of the war in the West; but much of what he photographed was destroyed in the fire that spread from the military facilities blown up at Sherman's departure on November 15.

NOTES: Stereo filed in LOT 4191. Reference: Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0689

Title from Milhollen and Mugridge. Two plates form left (LC-B811-3623A) and right (LC-B811-3623B) halves of a stereograph pair; with variant view plate (LC-B811-3623D).

Forms part of Selected Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 (Library of Congress) MEDIUM: 2 negatives (3 plates) : glass, stereograph, wet collodion. CALL NUMBER: LC-B811- 3623.

PART OF:Selected Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 (Library of Congress) REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The German Invasion of Poland September 1, 1939

The German Invasion of Poland September 1, 1939German infantry equipped with MG 34 marching on during the Invasion of Poland. Screenhot taken from the 1943 United States Army propaganda film Divide and Conquer (Why We Fight #3) directed by Frank Capra and partially based on, news archives, animations, restaged scenes and captured propaganda material from both sides.
The invasion began on September 1, 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, and ended October 6, 1939 with Germany and the Soviet Union dividing and annexing the whole of Poland.

Date: 1939 (event), 1943 (film). Source: Divide and Conquer (Why We Fight #3) Public Domain (U.S. War Department) Author: Frank Capra (film) Permission: No restrictions.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States Federal Government under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.