Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bringing Battle to the Home Front: With the Marines at Tarawa

Who says Oscars are for Hollywood? Did you know that a number of films produced by the United States government were nominated or won Academy Awards? One such film is With the Marines at Tarawa, which brought the experience of … Continue reading

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Images of the Week: Construction of Federal Buildings

Photographs featured this week come from the series “Construction of Federal Buildings, 1885-1954” (121-BCP). Local Identifier: 121-BCP-137C-6, “Photograph of the Foundation of the Department of Justice Building”, July 9, 1932 Local Identifier: 121-BCP-133C-9, “Photograph of the U.S. General Services Administration … Continue reading

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This Week in Universal News: Summer Fashion Preview, 1961

This week in Universal News, designer Marc Bohan makes his debut with the House of Dior. The summer preview featured “less flutter and more shape”, with retro 1920s styles. From the release sheet: HOUSE OF DIOR SUMMER PREVIEW: Preview of … Continue reading

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This Week in Universal News: A London Smog Helmet, 1959

This week in Universal News, a woman sports a space-age helmet to protect herself from the London smog. Really, what more is there to say? From the release sheet: SMOG HELMET IS SNUG: A Martian-type head gear startles Londoners. A … Continue reading

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Images of the Week: Presidential Portraits

The theme this week is U.S. Presidents. Local Identifier: 148-GW-426, “George Washington. Copy of painting by Gilbert Stuart” Local Identifier: 148-GW-910C / Presidents List 17, “Thomas Jefferson. Copy of painting by Thomas Sully” Local Identifier: 111-SC-94193, “Andrew Jackson” Local Identifier: … Continue reading

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Images of the Week: Lighthouses 1855-1933

The photographs featured this week come from the series 26-LG “Lighthouses, 1855-1933”. Local Identifier: 26-LG-24-8, Photograph of Point Lookout Light Station and Depot in Maryland, July 2, 1885, Photograph by Major Jared A. Smith Local Identifier: 26-LG-22-82B , Photograph of … Continue reading

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This Week in Universal News: The Beatles Come to America

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the British Invasion, we’re posting our weekly Universal News story a few days early! On this day, fifty years ago, the Beatles landed at Beatles landed at New York City’s recently renamed John F. … Continue reading

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The Real Monuments Men

Nestled within the Italian Alps, in the small village of San Leonardo, behind the doors of an abandoned jail cell, sat some of the world’s most cherished pieces of art. Together with a nearby repository in Campo Tures, it was … Continue reading

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This Week in Universal News: The 1964 Winter Olympics

Are you ready to stay in for two weeks to watch the skiing, figure skating, and curling that comprise the 2014 Olympics? To prepare, here’s a story about the games held fifty years ago. The 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, … Continue reading

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