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Photo of the Day – 011/22/17 (“Bathing Hour”, 1908)

Daily Photo — “Bathing Hour, 1908”

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The Jersey Shore circa 1908. “The bathing hour, Atlantic City.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. 

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Posted by on November 22, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/21/17 (“Little Shucker”, 1912)

Daily Photo — “Little Shucker, 1912”

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February 1912. “Tiny, a seven-year-old oyster shucker, does not go to school. Works steady. Been at it one year. Maggioni Canning Co. Port Royal, South Carolina.” Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

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Posted by on November 21, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Thanksgiving NFL Football — Infographic

Thanksgiving NFL Football

One long standing Thanksgiving tradition, in addition to the food, is NFL football.  historically, you will always be able to catch a Cowboys and Lions home game, but in 2006, the NFL added a third game to the mix, with no “traditional” team playing at night.  Today’s infographic looks not only at the history of these games, but also some of the more interesting statistics that come from the Thanksgiving games. [VIA]

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Posted by on November 21, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/20/17 (“March Organizers”, 1963)

Daily Photo — “March Organizers, 1963”

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The March on Washington in August, 1963 was a landmark event in the history of the Civil Rights movement, and probably best known for the keynote “I Have a Dream” speech by the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.  Pictured here are many of the speakers, and men behind the scenes in organizing this historical event.

August 1963. “Group portrait of several of the organizers of the March on Washington, among them: Mathew Ahmann, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, John Lewis, the Rev. Eugene Carson Blake, Whitney Young, A. Philip Randolph, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and Roy Wilkins.” Photo by Stanley Tetrick for the Look magazine assignment “Negro march on Washington, D.C.”. 

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Posted by on November 20, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/17/17 (“At the Drive-In”, 1957)

Daily Photo — “At the Drive-In, 1957”

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April 1957. “Teenage girls in car at drive-in.” From photos for the Look magazine assignment “How American Teenagers Live.”

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Posted by on November 17, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 03/16/17 (“Austin Statesman”, 1913)

Daily Photo — “Austin Statesman, 1913”

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October 1913. Austin, Texas. “Sunday morning. Paul Luna, 9-year-old newsie who is up at 4 a.m. Sundays.” Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. 

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Posted by on March 16, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 03/15/17 (“Ali v. Chamberlain”, 1967)

Daily Photo — “Ali v. Chamberlain, 1967”

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March 10, 1967. Wilt Chamberlain demonstrates his reach to Muhammad Ali – New York, NY. 

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Posted by on March 15, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Inventors of Everyday Technology — Infographic

The Inventors of Everyday Technology

They’re the things we use everyday and often take for granted, but at one time, none of these things existed.  From potato chips to airplanes; indoor plumbing to cars, these technologies at one time were created and then perfected by someone, but who?  Today’s infographic takes a look at the people and things behind the tech we use every day of our lives.  [VIA]

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Posted by on March 15, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 03/14/17 (“LBJ Anguish Photo”, 1968)

Daily Photo — “LBJ Anguish Photo, 1968”

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In this White House photo taken by Jack Kightlinger on July 31, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson listens to a tape recording from his son-in-law Capt. Charles Robb, who was a Marine Corps company commander in Vietnam.

“President Lyndon B. Johnson listens to tape sent by Captain Charles Robb from Vietnam, 07/31/1968”, Jack E. Kightlinger, Photographer (National Archives Identifier: 192617); Collection LBJ-WHPO: White House Photo Office Collection, 11/22/1963 – 01/20/1969; Lyndon Baines Johnson Library; National Archives and Records Administration. 

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Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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The Meaning Behind Famous Symbols — Infographic

The Meaning Behind Famous Symbols

We see symbols everywhere, and they have a language and meaning all their own.  From the more established (and famous) as shown below, to the emojis of today, we use symbols all the time to convey messages in a simple, concise way.  But where did some of these long-established and well-known symbols originate and what do they really mean?  [VIA]

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Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Infographics

 

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