Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fear the Beard!

Here at Pieces of History, we’ve been watching the World Series just for the beard. Brian Wilson’s beard, that is. Who can keep track of RBIs or batting averages when there is a pitcher who has earned himself the nickname “the … 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. Debra Steidel Wall had her work cut out for her to pick this week’s winning caption, but ultimately the prize goes to Rebecca for cheering … Continue reading

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The curious case of Robert Lincoln

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. On the night Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, his son Robert Lincoln was supposed to attend American Cousin with his parents but was exhausted from a … Continue reading

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The hills are alive with the sound of Oprah

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti D’Oprah? In case you haven’t heard the news, the yodeling von Trapp family will be making an appearance … Continue reading

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Better know a blog

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. The National Archives keeps biggering and biggering on the Internet. Almost two years ago we sent out our first tweet, and just six months later … Continue reading

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FHF: The Beard Gap

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. In the history of Presidential elections, there has never been a battle of the beards. Beards have challenged mustaches. Mustaches have challenged clean-shaven candidates. Clean-shaven … 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. These doughboys’ morale could use a lift, Bryan, because the original caption reads “three 5,000 cubic feet Nurse Balloons in Hangar. Fort Sill, Oklahoma, May … Continue reading

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Before Playboy, there was Flossie

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Sixteen-year-old boys loved her. Parents of 16-year-old boys did not. Yes, long before Hugh Hefner donned his trademark smoking jacket, before Larry Flynt shocked a nation … Continue reading

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Wine, for all your expeditionary needs

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. It’s been called the nectar of the gods, but it may soon be called the nectar of Starbucks. The giant coffee chain is now selling … Continue reading

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Seward’s time-traveling folly

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. One hundred forty three years ago today, the people of Alaska went to bed under the Russian flag, and awoke under the Stars and Stripes. … Continue reading

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