Monthly Archives: July 2010

Facial Hair Friday: Sounding the bearded YAWP

Walt Whitman, ca. 1860-ca. 1865 (111-B-2245). Song of My Beard  (with apologies to the original Whitman poem!) 1. I celebrate my beard, and sing my beard, And what I grow you shall grow For every follicle belonging to me as … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Fact: this photo is actually from a post-apocalyptic future, and that’s actually the Washington Monument,  fenced to protect the only known remains of a land … Continue reading

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Navigation, devastation, exploration

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. The Summer 2010 issue of Prologue has just hit the shelves, and YouTube. While our award-winning magazine is packed with Ponzi schemes, prison themes, and … Continue reading

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Match your photos with ours

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. If you’ve ever been to Washington, DC, we have a challenge for you! We’ve found pictures of some of the famous monuments and buildings in … Continue reading

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FR 2.0, now in English

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. What is the Archivist’s favorite thing about the Federal Register’s new website?  “Its translation into English, into words that make sense. I think that’s the … Continue reading

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Hottest Beard on Record

It’s Facial Hair Friday, and it’s been a scorching week in Washington, DC, at the National Archives. It’s going to reach 100 degrees today. So what can you do to cool off? Perhaps you should gaze upon the fulsome beard … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Ladies and Gentlemen, you have astounded your judge with your caption compositions. Words and phrases like “historical sub-context” and “ingenuity” were used. Also used was … Continue reading

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Top 10 National Archives Web Sites

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. The National Archives is a behemoth of information. There are 10 billion or so pages of documents and hundreds of thousands of reels of motion … Continue reading

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How the Boy Scouts won World War II

This year is the big centennial of the Boy Scouts of America. Thousands of young Scouts will gather together next week at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia to celebrate 100 years of scouting. Sixty years ago, Boy Scouts were swarming … Continue reading

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Facial Hair Friday: Daring escapes from Nazi prisons!

In honor of Bastille Day earlier this week, we present a French “moustache.” This moustache decorates the face of General Giraud, here seen out walking in the gardens of the cliffside fortress Konigstein, where he was held as a POW … Continue reading

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