Sunday, December 31, 2006

Cat and 2 Kittens

Cat and two kittens, CALL NUMBER: PGA - Fenderich, no. 62 (A size) [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-58438 (b and w film copy neg.), No known restrictions on publication.

MEDIUM: 1 print. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [no date recorded on shelflist card], NOTES: This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Fenderich.

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Cat and two kittens


Cat and two kittens

Cat and two kittens

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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Military Working Dog

Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Houp and his Military Working Dog, Rin Tin inspect a truck for contraband during routine training at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, on Aug. 18, 2004. Rin Tin is a 7-year-old, 98-pound German Shepard.

Rin Tin's day begins at 4 a.m. with feeding, followed by a 7-point check-up by Houp, grooming, a rub down, obedience training and a run through the confidence course before beginning the day on patrol. At the end of the day, he goes through a de-stress period with Houp by playing with his toys and playing in the grass.

Eielson Military Working Dogs provide antiterrorism and security to the base as well as deployed locations worldwide. DoD photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang, U.S. Air Force. (Released) 040818-F-3488S-045

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Military working Dog


Military Working Dog

Military Working Dog

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Friday, December 29, 2006

Dogs and Cats, "Tige" the White House cat

"Tige" the White House cat and pet of Mrs. Coolidge has been returned, ALL NUMBER: LOT 12296, v. 2 [item] [P and P, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-131880 (b and w film copy neg.)

No known restrictions on publication.

SUMMARY: Benj. Fink, half-length portrait, standing, facing front, holding "Tige" the White House cat. MEDIUM: 1 photographic print. CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1924 March 25.

NOTES: Caption continues: Benj. Fink, guard at the Navy Dept. found Tige promenading around the Navy Bldg. and immediately returned him to the White House. "Tige's" disappearance was broadcasted by Wash. radio stations.

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"Tige" the White House cat


Tige the White House cat

Tige the White House cat

Digital ID: cph 3c31880 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-131880 (b and w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (125 kilobytes)

In album: 1 March to 30 April 1924, v. 2, Herbert E. French, National Photo Company, p. 25, no. 29633. Forms part of: National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). Original glass negative may be available: LC-F8-29633

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Dogs and Cats, Dogsledding team

Dogsledding Team. First dog team to go from Nome to Seward, CALL NUMBER: LOT 11453-1, no. 47 [P&P], No known restrictions on reproduction.

REPRODUCTION NUMBER: ______ No known restrictions on publication. MEDIUM: 1 photographic print. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [between ca. 1900 and ca. 1930], CREATOR: Sexton, S., photographer.

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

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID: (original) ppmsc 01602 hdl.loc.gov/ppmsc.01602, CARD #: 99614327

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Dogsledding Team


Dogsledding Team

Dogsledding Team

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

President Gerald R. Ford

Image: A0457-07A, Event: Camp David Visit, Location: Thurmont, MD, Description: Golfing on a Labor Day week-end trip to Camp David. Photographer: David Hume Kennerly, Date: September 2, 1974,
Credit: Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library, Rights Information: Public Domain (No usage fees, no permission required). High-Resolution Download: A0457-07A.zip (1.04mb)
Image: A3059-09A, Event: Location: The Oval Office, Description: President Ford relaxes with Liberty while working on a Sunday afternoon in the Oval Office. Date: February 2, 1975.

Credit: White House Photograph Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library. Photographer: David Hume Kennerly. Rights Information: Public Domain (No usage fees, no permission required).
Image: A0381, Event: First official portrait, Location: Oval Office, Description: First official portrait of President Gerald R. Ford. Photographer: David Hume Kennerly. Date: August 27, 1974, Credit: Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library. Rights Information: Public Domain (No usage fees, no permission required). High-Resolution Download: A0381.zip (2.34mb)
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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A Happy New Year, Hebrew Publishing

Next Year in America! Under the Imperial Russian coat of arms, traditionally dressed Russian Jews, packs in hand, line Europe's shore as they gaze across the ocean. Waiting for them under an American eagle holding a banner with the legend "Shelter me in the shadow of your wings" (Psalms 17:8),
are their Americanized relatives, whose outstretched arms simultaneously beckon and welcome them to their new home.

Hebrew Publishing Company, between 1900 and 1920. Offset color lithograph postcard. Alfred and Elizabeth Bendiner Collection.

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Monday, December 25, 2006

Martin Luther King's Birthday 2

Martin Luther King Jr. January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968, I Have a Dream Address at March on Washington, FULL STREAMING VIDEO. August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Chtistmas, Manger, Virgin Mary, infant Jesus

 The manger, Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-9110 , Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington.TITLE: The manger, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-9110 (color film copy transparency), LC-USZ62-66947 (b&w film copy neg.), LC-USZC2-6116 (color film copy slide), No known restrictions on publication.

SUMMARY: Print shows a woman, dressed as the Virgin Mary, posed as though breast feeding the infant Jesus
Digital ID: cph 3b14428 Source: digital file from Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-9110 (color film copy transparency) , LC-USZ62-66947 (b&w film copy neg.) , LC-USZC2-6116 (color film copy slide) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,656 kilobytes)

Digital ID: cph 3g09110Source: digital file from color film copy transparency Medium resolution JPEG version (41 kilobytes) Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (93 kilobytes)

Digital ID: cph 3f06116Source: digital file from color film copy slide Medium resolution JPEG version (50 kilobytes) Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (131 kilobytes)

MEDIUM: 1 photomechanical print : photogravure ; 21 x 15 cm. mounted on dark gray mat, 29 x 20 cm. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [New York : Camera Club of New York, ca. 1900], CREATOR: Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934, photographer.

NOTES: In portfolio: American pictorial photography, series 2, plate 2. Gift; Frances Benjamin Johnston; 1948. DLC, Published in: Ambassadors of progress / edited by Bronwyn A.E. Griffith ... France : Musée d'Art Américain Giverny ... 2001, p. 159. Exhibited: Ambassadors of progress, 2001-2003. DLC, Original negative, created 1899, is LC-K2-24.

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Martin Luther King's Birthday

Martin Luther King Jr. January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968. Public Domain ClipArt Stock Photos and Images. I Have a Dream Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C.

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Martin Luther King's Birthday

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Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity.

But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize an appalling condition.

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Friday, December 22, 2006

Happy New Year March

Happy New Year March, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-50167, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.TITLE: Happy New Year, CALL NUMBER: LOT 10615-25 [item] [P&P] Check for an online group record (may link to related items), REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-50167 (b&w film copy neg.)No known restrictions on reproduction..
Digital ID: cph 3a50243 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-50167 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,781 kilobytes)

SUMMARY: Music cover showing small girl. MEDIUM: 1 print : lithograph. CREATED, PUBLISHED: c1890.

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NOTES: LOT subdivision subject: Children. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by Oliver Ditson Company, Boston. Lithograph by Geo. Walker Lith., Boston. Caption card tracings: Holidays; Music Cover.

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Christmas, Adoration of the Magi.

Adoration of the Magi. The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain worldwide due to the date of death of its author, 1455 ( it was published outside of the U.S.
and the author has been dead for over 70 years), and due to its date of publication ( it was first made public in the U.S. before 1923). Therefore this photographical reproduction is also in the public domain, at least in the United States (see Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.), in Germany, and in many other countries. Download high-resolution version (1888x1864, 1673 KB)

Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi: Adoration of the Magi. National Gallery, Washington, DC. Photograph: Alexander R. Pruss.

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Biblical Magi From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In Christian tradition the Magi, also known as the Three Wise Men, The Three Kings, or Kings from the east, are Zoroastrian judicial astrologers from Ancient Persia. The Gospel of Matthew states that they came "from the east to Jerusalem" to worship the Christ, "born King of the Jews". According to Matthew, they navigated by following a star which came to be known as the Star of Bethlehem.

As they approached Jerusalem, Herod tried to trick them into revealing where Jesus was, so that he might be put to death. Upon finding Jesus, the Magi gave him an unspecified number of gifts, amongst which were three highly symbolic ones: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Because these three gifts were recorded, most believe there were three givers; however, the Scripture does not specify how many wise men came from the east.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Holidays, Happy New Year

Happy New Year, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-90145]TITLE: Happy new year, CALL NUMBER: PGA - Currier & Ives--Happy new year (A size) [P&P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC2-2550 (color film copy slide), LC-USZ62-49696 (b&w film copy neg.). No known restrictions on publication.
Digital ID: cph 3b50424 Source: color film copy slide Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-2550 (color film copy slide) , LC-USZ62-49696 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (4 megabytes)

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MEDIUM: 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored. CREATED/PUBLISHED: New York : Published by Currier & Ives, c1876. CREATOR: Currier & Ives. NOTES: Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2949.

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DIGITAL ID: (color film copy slide) cph 3b50424, /hdl.loc.gov/cph.3b50424 , (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a49798 hdl.loc.gov/cph.3a49798, CARD #: 2002695831

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Holidays National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Glaucoma Awareness Month, American Forces Information Service.Privacy & Security Notice The DoD Imagery Server is provided as a public service by the American Forces Information Service.

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National Glaucoma Awareness Month January 1 - 31, More than 2 million Americans age 40 and older suffer from glaucoma. Nearly half do not know they have the disease—it causes no early symptoms. Prevent Blindness America will provide insightful information about this "Sneak Thief of Sight." For information, email shecker@preventblindness.org, or call 1-800-331-2020.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Christmas, Worship of the shepherds

Worship of the shepherds, by BronzinoWorship of the shepherds, by Bronzino, 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.
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Agnolo di Cosimo, (aka Agnolo Bronzino) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bronzino was born in Florence. He was pupil and adopted son of Pontormo, who introduced his portrait as a child into his painting Joseph in Egypt (National Gallery, London).

Bronzino first came to the Medici patronage in 1539 to carry out the decorations for the wedding of Cosimo de' Medici with the beautiful and rich Eleonora of Toledo, the daughter of the Viceroy of Naples. It was not long before he became, and remained for most of his career, the official court painter of the Duke and his court. His portraits, imbued with unemotional haughtiness and assurance, influenced the course of European royal portraiture for a century.

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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.

The painting, currently on display in London's National Gallery, was one of the inspirations of Mario Vargas Llosa's novel Elogio de la madrastra ("In Praise of Stepmother"), published in 1988. A detail from it is usually reproduced on the cover of editions of that work.

The foot of Cupid was used by Terry Gilliam in the opening animated titles of Monty Python's Flying Circus, usually crushing cartoons or the title of the show.

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas, The Nativity

stained glass Nativity, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZC4-1234TITLE: [Design drawing for stained glass Nativity tondo window], CALL NUMBER: LAMB, no. 1065 (AA size) [P&anp;P] Restricted access: Materials in this collection are extremely fragile; most originals cannot be served. REPRODUCTION NUMBE: LC-USZC4-1234, No known restrictions on publication.
Digital ID: lambdc 04319 Source: digital file from original design drawing, Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

MEDIUM: 1 drawing : watercolor, graphite, ink; mount size 8.5 x 9 in. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [between 1857 and 1999].

CREATOR: J. & R. Lamb Studios, designer. NOTES: Annotations on drawing: No symbols add ox & cow. DGS Slide no. 1032. Title devised by Library staff. Purchase, Donald Samick, 2003 (DLC/PP-2003:109), Forms part of: Lamb Design Collection.

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DIGITAL ID: (digital file from original design drawing) lambdc 04319, hdl.loc.gov/lambdc.04319 , (digital file from original design drawing) lambdc 04320 hdl.loc.gov/lambdc.04320 . CARD #: LAMB2006000876

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. Matthew Chapter 2

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Christmas, Pinecones and Evergreens

Pinecones rest in a forest of garland as evergreen branches are sculpted for the White House holiday season. White House photo by Shealah Craighead Pinecones rest in a forest of garland as evergreen branches are sculpted for the White House holiday season. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
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Friday, December 15, 2006

chanukah Days of Creation menorah

7-branch Days-of-Creation menorah, TITLE: [Design drawing for stained glass contemporary tondo window with flames and 7-branch Days-of-Creation menorah], CALL NUMBER: LAMB, no. 879 (AA size) [Pamp;P] Restricted access: Materials in this collection are extremely fragile; most originals cannot be served. REPRODUCTION NUMBER: _ _ _ _ _ No known restrictions on publication.
The first night we light the light at the far right of the Menorah. The second night we add a new light to the left, the third night we add another light to the left of the first two, and so on, each night.

After making the blessings, we light the leftmost light first, and then travel to the right, lighting as we go. So, on the eighth night, we place one candle (or oil and wick) in the holder at the right, then we place another one in the next holder, and keep on going to the left. Then we recite the blessings, and light the lights from left to right. So, the first one we prepare in the Menorah is the last one we light. Lighting the Menorah

Digital ID: lambdc 01729 Source: digital file from original design drawing
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

MEDIUM: 1 drawing : watercolor, ink; mount size 7.5 x 10.5 in. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [between 1950 and 1990] CREATOR: J. & R. Lamb Studios, designer.

NOTES: Annotations on drawing: JW. DGS Slide no. 160. Sticker: Stained Glass Association of America, Gothic. Title devised by Library staff. Purchase, Donald Samick, 2003 (DLC/PP-2003:109), Forms part of: Lamb Design Collection.

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DIGITAL ID: (digital file from original design drawing) lambdc 01729 hdl.loc.gov/lambdc.01729 , CARD #: LAMB2006000831

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Christmas Mistletoe

Picture of ornamental mistletoe, courtesy of the U.S. Geological SurveyPerhaps some of you have already experienced a sweet holiday smooch or two under the Christmas mistletoe, enjoying this fairly old kissing ritual for people. But mistletoe is important in other vital ways: it provides essential food, cover, and nesting sites for an amazing number of critters in the United States and elsewhere. In fact, says Rob Bennetts, a USGS research scientist,
Picture of wild mistletoe, courtesy of the U.S. Geological Surveysome animals couldn’t even survive without mistletoe, including some birds, butterflies, and insects. Not Just for Kissing: Mistletoe and Birds, Bees, and Other Beasts
The legend of kissing under the mistletoe has it roots in a Scandinavian myth. Legend has it that the Norse God, Baldur was protected from evil by everything that came from the elements of fire, water, air and earth. But an evil spirit formed an arrow from mistletoe and killed him.

The tears of Baldur's mother, Frigga, became the white berries of the mistletoe. His life was restored and Frigga, being the Goddess of Love and Beauty, is said to have kissed anyone passing under the mistletoe. The myth of mistletoe spread throughout the land and even enemies would call a truce when they met underneath it. The Legends of Christmas Holly, Mistletoe and Ivy

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

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New Year's Eve, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the United States, New Year's Eve is a major social holiday. In the past 100 years the 'ball dropping' on top of One Times Square in New York City, broadcast to all of America, is a major component of the New Year celebration. The 1,070-pound, 6-foot-diameter Waterford crystal ball (on the right) located high above Times Square is lowered, starting at 23:59:00 and reaching the bottom of its tower at the stroke of midnight (00:00:00). It is sometimes referred to as "the big apple" like the city itself; the custom derives from the time signal that used to be given at noon in harbors.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Edvard Munch, The Scream, The Dance of Life



The Scream. 1893. Oil, tempera and pastel on cardboard. he Scream (1893) originally called Despair), Munch's best-known painting

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Edvard Munch (IPA: [ˈɛdvɑʈ muŋk], December 12, 1863 – January 23, 1944) was a Norwegian expressionist painter and printmaker.

The Scream (1893; originally called Despair), Munch's best-known painting, is one of the pieces in a series titled The Frieze of Life, in which Munch explored the themes of life, love, fear, death and melancholy. As with many of his works, he painted several versions of it. One version was stolen in 1994 and another in 2004. Both versions have since been recovered.

The Scream. 1893. Oil, tempera and pastel on cardboard.

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The Dance of Life. 1899 – 1900. Edvard Munch. Oil on canvas

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Holidays, New Year's Day

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New Year's Day, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Originally observed on March 1 in the old Roman Calendar, New Year's Day first came to be fixed at January 1 in 153 BC, when the two Roman consuls, after whom - in the Roman calendar - years were named and numbered, began to be chosen on that date. However in AD 525, Dionysius Exiguus set the start of the Julian calendar at March 25 to commemorate the Annunciation of Jesus; a variety of Christian feast dates were used throughout the Middle Ages to mark the New Year, while calendars often continued to display the months in columns running from January to December in the Roman fashion.

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Sunday, December 10, 2006

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In astronomy, the solstice is either of the two times a year when the Sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator, the great circle on the celestial sphere that is on the same plane as the earth's equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs either December 21 or 22, when the sun shines directly over the tropic of Capricorn; Winter Solstic

The Earth is actually nearer the sun in January than it is in June -- by three million miles. Pretty much irrelevant to our planet. Ancient Origins: Solstice

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Christnas, Currier & Ives- Merry Christmas

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Currier & Ives Merry Christmas

Currier & Ives Merry Christmas

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Christmas, Santa Claus, National Christmas Tree

Santa Claus arrives Thursday evening, Dec. 7, 2006, for the 2006 Christmas Pageant of Peace and lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt.Santa Claus arrives Thursday evening, Dec. 7, 2006, for the 2006 Christmas Pageant of Peace and lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse
in Washington, D.C. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt.
Crowds on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., watch the annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree, attended by President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, Thursday evening, Dec. 7, 2006, during the 2006 Christmas Pageant of Peace. White House photo by Paul Morse.Crowds on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., watch the annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree, attended by President George W. Bush and Laura Bush,
Thursday evening, Dec. 7, 2006, during the 2006 Christmas Pageant of Peace. White House photo by Paul Morse.

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The National Tree Lighting Ceremony began in 1923 when President Calvin Coolidge pushed a button to turn on the lights of a Vermont Balsam fir at a ceremony on the Ellipse hosted by the community department of Washington D.C.'s public schools.

The focus of the event expanded into the "Christmas Pageant of Peace" in 1954. Smaller live trees representing the 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia, formed a "Pathway of Peace."

Today, the annual ceremony is known as the "Pageant of Peace" and takes place south of the White House on the Ellipse. Center to the season's celebration is the living National Christmas Tree, a Colorado blue spruce from York, Pennsylvania, planted on the Ellipse October 20, 1978. The tree stands as a daily reminder of the holiday spirit and of the tradition each succeeding President has participated in since 1923.

The tradition of a placing a decorated tree in the White House began in 1889 on Christmas morning during the Presidency of Benjamin Harrison. The President's grandchildren, young Benjamin and Mary McKee, led the Harrison household into the second floor Oval Room to take a look at the first White House Christmas tree, which was lit with candles. Filled stockings hung from the mantel, and presents, candy and nuts were distributed to family and staff. President Harrison gave turkeys and gloves to his employees, and he received a silver-dollar-shaped picture holder from his daughter, Mame Harrison McKee.

What began as a family gathering has become a national tradition. Over the years, the White House Christmas tree has reflected both the times and the tastes of the First Family. First Lady Frances Cleveland created a "technology savvy" tree in 1895 when she hung electric lights on the White House tree. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy began the tradition of Christmas Tree themes when she decorated the 1961 Christmas tree in toy trimmings from the Nutcracker Suite ballet by Tchaikovsky.

Today, the First Lady selects a theme and taps the talents of American artisans, who give life to the idea. Laura Bush chose "Home for the Holidays" for the 2001 theme, which features replicas of the family homes of the nation's Presidents.

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Christmas in Rockefeller Center

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Christmas Snowman

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MEDIUM: 1 negative : nitrate ; 35 mm. CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1940 Nov. CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1940 Nov. CREATOR: Delano, Jack, photographer.

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Christmas Santa Claus, Sugar Plums

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This traditional Christmas sweet is low in both calories and fat-and easy to make too. Makes about 2 dozen candies, Preparation time: 30 minutes. Sugarplums

I had never had a sugar plum before - never even knew what one was supposed to be. This recipe appeared in an issue of Saveur Magazine. It is simple to make if you have a cuisinart/food processor and the treats are delightful as well as healthy. Sugar Plums

Ingredients: 1/3 cup slivered almonds (2 ounces), 4 ounces dried figs, 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 cup honey, 1 tablespoon grated orange zest, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, Christmas Sugar Plums Healthy Holiday Recipe

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Christmas St. Nicholas Church

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The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. WHO IS ST. NICHOLAS

St. Nicholas, called "of Bari", Bishop of Myra (Fourth Century) 6 Dec. Feast day. The great veneration with which this saint has been honored for many ages and the number of altars and churches which have been everywhere dedicated in his memory are testimonials to his holiness and of the glory which he enjoys with God. St. Nicholas

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Christmas Santa Claus and Reindeer

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The American version of St. Nicholas, or Santa Claus originally came from the Dutch version called Sint Klaas. The Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam (New York) brought this fun and lively tradition (some even say cult) to America. Santa Claus Facts, Origin and fun Tidbits

"The Night Before Christmas."

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack. Saint Nicholas and the Origin of Santa Claus

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Kwanzaa The Karamu (kah-RAH-moo) feast

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The Karamu (kah-RAH-moo) feast should be structured as follows: I. Kukaribisha (the Welcome) Kwanzaa The Karamu

On December 31, the sixth night of Kwanzaa, family and friends gather for the karumu, the ritual feast that honors the African-American community, its culture and its ancestors. Throughout the seven-day holiday, each family prominently displays the seven symbols of Kwanzaa, How to Decorate a Table for the Kwanzaa Feast (Karamu)

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Chanukkah menorah

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On the 25th of Kislev are the days of Chanukkah, which are eight... these were appointed a Festival with Hallel [prayers of praise] and thanksgiving. -Shabbat 21b, Babylonian Talmud Chanukkah

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Ships and Boats Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy

Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy, U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Joseph Ebalo (RELEASED) 050427-N-1825E-084 Persian Gulf (April 27, 2005) – Coast Guardsmen aboard U.S Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy (WPB 1326) wave good-bye to the guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 74)
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