Archive for August, 2011

Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. A girl taking a picture of the ceremony of laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (LOC)

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. A girl taking a picture of the ceremony of laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (LOC)

creator: Bubley, Esther, photographer.
Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. A girl taking a picture of the ceremony of laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (LOC),
creation date: 1943 May.
Library of Congress: LC-USW3- 029809-E

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August 26: Women’s Equality Day

Posted by Penny in Across The Commons

On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, recognizing the right of women to vote. In 1971, Congress passed a resolution declaring August 26 “Women’s Equality Day.” Flickr Commons collections are full of photographs of the American suffrage movement. Here are just a few for the day…

Susan B. Anthony with seven other women, ca. 1903 Susan B. Anthony with seven other women, ca. 1903
DC Public Library Commons
Suffragettes Bonfire and Poster at the White House (1917-18) Suffragettes Bonfire and Poster at the White House
US National Archives
Suffragists in Parade Suffragists in Parade
Library of Congress
“Votes for Women” Canvas Bag, ca. 1920
Cornell University Library

[First class promenade deck, looking forward, Lusitania]

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
[First class promenade deck, looking forward, Lusitania]

creator: Bedford Lemere & Co.
[First class promenade deck, looking forward, Lusitania] , creation date: ca. 1905-1907
SMU Central University Libraries: Ag1982.0183

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Painted clay sculptures of Ming dynasty in Dahui Si (Temple of the Great Wisdom)

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Painted clay sculptures of Ming dynasty in Dahui Si (Temple of the Great Wisdom)

creator: photographer, Serge Vargassoff
Painted clay sculptures of Ming dynasty in Dahui Si (Temple of the Great Wisdom),
creation date: circa 1930
Powerhouse Museum Collection: 2010/75/1-82

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