Posts Tagged ‘U.S. National Archives’

Caribou Shed Their Antlers Annually …

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Caribou Shed Their Antlers Annually; They Can Be Found Almost Anywhere on the North Slope, Or Here, in the Atigun Valley the Site of Pump Station #4 Appears on the Skyline of the Hill in the Background 08/1973

Cowals, Dennis, 1945-
Caribou Shed Their Antlers Annually; They Can Be Found Almost Anywhere on the North Slope, Or Here, in the Atigun Valley the Site of Pump Station #4 Appears on the Skyline of the Hill in the Background 08/1973,
08/1973
The U.S. National Archives: 412-DA-8010

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Happy Earth Day

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in News

From the U.S. National Archives and Indicommons …

Earth, as Seen by Astronauts Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmidt from Apollo 17, December 1972

The Earth, in the Commons:

Women of the Commons

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Across The Commons

The Commons provides a wealth of photos of the half of the world being celebrated today, International Women’s Day — every one of them uncommon and important in her own way.

Wilhelmina Drucker, women’s rights pioneer, is portrayed by Truus Claes on the occasion of her seventieth birthday (1917).
Nationaal Archief
Gwyneth Richards, the only girl in the YFC taking part in sheep shearing competitions in Wales (1944).
National Library of Wales
Eileen Power, Professor of Economic History from 1931 to 1940, London School of Economics (1930s).
LSE Library
Co-eds with hoes: The county experimental hop yard recruited Oregon State College coeds for a quick job of hoeing (1944).
Oregon State University Archives
An unnamed 14-year-old striker, actress and political activist Fola La Follette, and prostitute-turned reformer Rose Livingston (1913).
Library of Congress
Rita Trudget (or Trudgett), wicket keeper, in Moore Park, Sydney, Australia (1930s).
State Library of New South Wales
Paramaribo market scene
Field Museum Library

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives
Woman carrying bundle on head, Natchez, Mississippi, August ...
New York Public Library

View of cactus and surrounding area “Saguaros, Saguaro National Monument,” Arizona. (Vertical Orientation)

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons

creator: Ansel Adams
View of cactus and surrounding area “Saguaros, Saguaro National Monument,” Arizona. (Vertical Orientation),
creation date: unknown
The U.S. National Archives: 79-AA-N05

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Happy Birthday to Ansel Adams!

Posted by zyrcster in Articles
"The Tetons - Snake River," Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Ansel Adams
“The Tetons – Snake River,” Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming., circa 1935
U.S. National Archives: 79-AA-G01

Indicommons celebrates Ansel Adams’ birthday today, February 20, with a selection of his images held by the U.S. National Archives. A statement from the National Archive’s website explains,

The original negatives were retained by Ansel Adams. Reproductions of items in this series are made from copy negatives produced by the National Archives. The photographic prints in this series are in the public domain. In correspondence dated August 18, 1942, from Adams to E. K. Burlew, First Assistant Secretary, Department of the Interior, Adams states that the photographs are the property of the U.S. Government. Ansel Adams visited the National Archives in 1979.

Looking across barren land to mountains,
Glacier National Park,
Montana
View with rock formation in foreground,
Grand Canyon National Park,
Arizona
Close in view, dark shadowed hills in foreground, mountains in background,
Rocky Mountain National Park,
Colorado
Corner view showing mostly left wall,
Acoma Pueblo National Historic Landmark,
New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns National Park,
New Mexico
Front view of entrance,
Taos Pueblo National Historic Landmark,
New Mexico<
Front view of entrance,
Canyon de Chelly National Historic Landmark,
New Mexico
Taken at dusk or dawn from various angles during eruption.
Yellowstone National Park,
Wyoming

President’s Day in the U.S.

Posted by zyrcster in Across The Commons
[Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President.  Seated portrait, facing right] (LOC)

Berger, Anthony
Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President. Seated portrait, facing right, 1864 Feb. 9
Library of Congress: LC-B8175- 3-X
President Van Buren
Martin Van Buren
G. Washington's teeth
George Washington’s teeth
President Franklin D. Roosevelt Deposits Letter into Highway Post Office Bus
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Wilson and Taft at Inauguration
Woodrow Wilson
William Howard Taft
William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
1993 Clinton Inauguration
George H.W. Bush
William J Clinton
Photograph of President Lyndon Johnson Signs the Voting Rights Act as Martin Luther King, Jr., with Other Civil Rights Leaders in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington, DC, 08/06/1965
Lyndon B. Johnson
Fifth Archivist of the United States Dr. James B. Rhoads Shaking Hands with President Gerald Ford, June 14, 1976
Gerald Ford
Photograph of President Reagan and the Signing Ceremony for Martin Luther King Holiday Legislation, 11/02/1983 - 11/02/1983
Ronald Reagan
Photograph of President Truman receiving a Thanksgiving turkey from members of the Poultry and Egg National Board and other representatives of the turkey industry, outside the White House, 11/16/1949
Harry Truman

Florida Development Commission
President Kennedy at Democratic Fund-Raiser, 1962
State Library and Archives of Florida: V-71; DA034; S. 828
President Lincoln, Allan Pinkerton, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand.General Ulysses S. Grant and Portion of Staff, General John A. Rawlins.Photograph of Presentation of the First Volumes of the "Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, John F. Kennedy" at the White House, 1962Nixon Inaugural BallPhotograph of President George H. W. Bush Enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner with Troops: 11/22/1990Bill Clinton, 2001T.R. in Jersey, 5/25/12 (LOC)W. Wilson, 11/16/12,  1/2 w. hat and overcoat (LOC)Taft, 11/16/12 (LOC)Halloween Visitors to the Oval Office. Caroline Kennedy, President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Jr. White House, Oval Office, 10/31/1963

Welcome the U.S. National Archives to the Commons!

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in News
Ansel Adams, Boulder with hill in background, Rocks at Silver Gate, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Ansel Adams, Boulder with hill in background, "Rocks at Silver Gate, Yellowstone National Park," Wyoming

New to the Commons today – but with months of uploads to contribute – is the U.S. National Archives. Thanks to President Franklin Roosevelt’s foresightedness and the Archives’ persistence in the difficult job of selecting from the vast quantity of material produced by the U.S. Government every year that portion which will be “of continuing value“, the U.S. National Archives’ Commons collection is already almost 4,000 images strong.

And what a collection it is – nearly 500 photographs by the great Civil War photographer Mathew Brady; a wide-ranging selection of photographs from the Environmental Protection Agency’s 1970s photography project DOCUMERICA, organized by photographer; 220 photographs, made available today, by the incomparable Ansel Adams; and so much more.

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