Monthly Archives: August 2013

Images of the Week: The March on Washington

With the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom occurring this past Wednesday, it was easy to come up with this week’s subject matter. Here are a few of the images found in the series “Miscellaneous … Continue reading

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Images of the Week: Abbie Rowe’s Photographs of the Washington Redskins

With only a couple of weeks until the start of the NFL season, the theme this week is football.  The images below are part of the small series, “Photographs of Washington Redskins Football Games” (79-RED), which were taken by photographer … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Past–It’s What We Do Here: The Preservation and Restoration of The March

Today’s post is from Criss Kovac. Criss is the supervisor of the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, which is responsible for performing conservation and preservation work on motion picture records held across the National Archives. Recently, she completed a digital restoration of The … Continue reading

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Making The March

Today’s post is from Criss Kovac. Criss is the supervisor of the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, which is responsible for performing conservation and preservation work on motion picture records held across the National Archives. Recently, she completed a digital restoration … Continue reading

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Images of the Week: Oil

The theme this week is oil and I’m not talking about cooking oil, but crude.  Here’s several images from our holdings that might be of interest. Local Identifier: 330-CFD-DN-ST-90-04678 “Exxon tugboats escort the commercial tanker Exxon Valdez. A massive oil … Continue reading

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Military to Civilian Life

Recently I was working on some film and video records from the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) and came across an interesting news program. Television Journal was a program produced by AFRTS that reported and broadcast armed forces … Continue reading

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“Celebration of V-J Day, 08/14/1945”

“I have received this afternoon a message from the Japanese Government…” At 7 pm on August 14, 1945, President Harry Truman stood before reporters gathered at the White House and announced the unconditional surrender of Japan. The Pacific War was over. Although the formal … Continue reading

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Images of the Week: World War II Posters

It’s been a while since our last Still Picture blog post, so to make up for it we are going to try and post one or several interesting images from our holdings at the end of each week. For this … Continue reading

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Finding a Finding Aid: World War I

This week’s post is from Richard Green, an Archives Technician with the Motion Picture, Video and Recorded Sound Division of NARA’s Research Services.  Richard is enrolled in the History and Library Science (HiLS) dual-degree graduate program at the University of Maryland.  The assassination … Continue reading

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Preserving Curious Alice

We discussed Curious Alice in a previous blog post and explained why, although it’s beautifully animated and contains some fantastic imagery, it fails at communicating an anti-drug message. Read on to find out how we preserved this title! In the … Continue reading

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