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10,000,000 Members by Christmas On Christmas Eve, a Candle in Every Window and Red Cross Members in Every Home.
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Poster showing a holly-decked candle in a window, with the Red Cross symbol in its glow. Forms part of: Willard and Dorothy Straight Collection.

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03/26/2019
124 Cartridges for 15/6 and Your Money Back with Interest
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Poster is text only. Published by the National War Savings Committee, 18 & 19, Abingdon Street, Westminster, S.W. Poster no. 18. 20m. Wt. 5213/331. (7940). Title from item.

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140th Flag Day, 1777-1917 the Birthday of the Stars and Stripes, June 14th, 1917.
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Poster showing a man raising the American flag, with a minuteman cheering and an eagle flying above. Text continues: 'Tis the Star Spangled Banner, oh, long may it wave, o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! Monogram unidentified. Forms part of: Willard and Dorothy Straight Collection.

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03/26/2019
1492: An Ongoing Voyage
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The exhibition 1492: AN ONGOING VOYAGE describes both pre- and post-contact America, as well as the Mediterranean world at the same time. Compelling questions are raised, such as: Who lived in the Americas before 1492? Who followed in the wake of Columbus? What was the effect of 1492 for Americans throughout the Western Hemisphere? The Library of Congress' Quincentenary exhibition addresses these questions, as well as other related themes, including fifteenth century European navigation, the myths and facts surrounding the figure of Columbus, and the differences and similarities between European and American world views at the time of contact.

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07/13/2000
1900 America: Primary Sources and Epic Poetry
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This interdisciplinary lesson integrates analyzing historical primary resources with literary analysis. Students work in groups and express themselves creatively through a multi-media epic poem.

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03/26/2019
19th Century Women: Struggle and Triumph
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Ever wonder what women were doing during the 1800s or what is known as the antebellum period of United States history? Men are well represented in our history books as they were the powerful, educated leaders of our country. Women, on the other hand, rarely had opportunities to tell their stories. Powerful stories of brave women who helped shape the history of the United States are revealed to students through journals, letters, narratives and other primary sources. Synthesizing information from the various sources, students write their impressions of women in the Northeast, Southeast, or the West during the Nineteenth Century.

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03/27/2007
20 at Home to 1 in the Trenches
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Poster showing a crowd of workers measuring and outfitting a seated monumental man with uniform and supplies. Title continues: It takes the best co-operative efforts of from six to twenty workers at home to properly equip and maintain one American soldier at the front. [...] With consistent help and encouragement for their wage-earning partners and themselves, from all classes of the people, American industry can and will win this war for human liberty. Breeders of industrial war at home must be eliminated. National co-operation is the slogan to insure victory for Democracy over Autocracy. Issued by the National Industrial Conservation Movement, 30 Church Street, New York City. Copies supplied on request. No. E-7. Title from item.

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03/26/2019
2285 New Yorkers Volunteered in One Week--is Your Name On This List?
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Poster showing news photographs of the war effort by the Official British Press Bureau and by International Film in Leslie's, lists of hundreds of recent American volunteers, and addresses of recruiting stations. Photographs are captioned: Life in the United States training camps; That bombproof smile; Where Pershing will soon be; Signalling by daylight. The Mayor's Committee on National Defense, The Recruiting Committee, 50 East 42nd Street, New York. Bulletin No. 2. Forms part of: Willard and Dorothy Straight Collection.

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03/26/2019
2 Inspiring Cablegrams
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Poster showing bust portraits of Edward N. Hurley, chairman of the Shipping Board, and General Pershing, each with a copy of a cablegram. The cablegrams, discussing the provision of almost 100 ships, are quoted at length beneath. Issued by Publications Section, United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, Philadelphia.

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2nd City of London Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Recruits Required at Once to Complete This Fine Battalion
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Poster showing a battalion marching down a lane, as two women standing by a gate watch and wave. Text continues: Uniform and necessaries immediately on enlistment. Army rates of pay & allowances. God save the King. Recruiting office, The Armoury, 9, Tufton Street, Westminster, S.W. Title from item.

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03/26/2019
The $3,000,000,000 Punch
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Poster showing Uncle Sam in coat labelled "Liberty Bond" punching the Kaiser. Prepared by Liberty Loan Committee, 120 Broadway, New York. Forms part of: Willard and Dorothy Straight Collection.

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03/26/2019
3,000,000 Belgians Are Destitute in Belgium. they Must Not Starve. Support the Local Fund
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Poster showing a woman in a helmet (Minerva, personification of Britain?) caring for a mother and children. Printed by Crowther & Goodman, 124 Fenchurch St., E.C. Title from item.

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03/26/2019
3 Questions to Employers [...] More Men Are Wanted to-Day. What Can You Do?
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Poster is text only, inferring ways in which employers can encourage men to enlist. Poster no. 70. Title from item.

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03/26/2019
426th Anniversary of the Discovery of America, Liberty Day, Saturday, October 12th, 1918 Buy Liberty Bonds today - for Liberty today, tomorrow and Forever!
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Poster showing a heroic military statuary group, beneath flags and the legend, "United for liberty." Cigars United.

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03/26/2019
The 4-Leaf Clover of Industry
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Poster showing a four-leaf clover on stem "Co-operation," with leaves "Wage payer," "Wage earner," "Farmer," and "Consumer." Title continues: The business men and all good citizens in this community are in favor of industrial co-operation. We believe that co-operation is the life-giving stem of prosperity for those who pay wages, those who receive wages and those who spend the wages paid by our American factories, mines, mills, shops, etc. Industrial peace is needed to win this war for democracy. Agitators are breeders of treason and this community has no room for them. Issued by the National Industrial Conservation Movement, 30 Church Street, New York City. Copies supplied on request. No. E-3.

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03/26/2019
4 Minute Men, a Message From the Government at Washington Committee On Public Information
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Poster showing the United States Capitol; includes large blank space for message. Title from item.

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Library of Congress - World War I Posters
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03/26/2019
50,000 Going Over! Will You Be One of them? 50,000 for A.E.F.! Are You "On"?
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American Expeditionary Forces recruiting poster showing scenes in France like those new recruits can expect to see upon arrival in France with the A.E.F. Poster caption: Do you want to see Paris, too? Then ask the Army Recruiting Officer at once about your chance to be one of the 50,000 lucky men to see France and the Rhine, and the battlefields of Europe - free. Tourists are clamoring for a chance to pay for this privilege. Don't delay - See the Army Recruiting Officer to-day. Poster caption: Here's your chance! 50,000 men are now enlisting for service in the A.E.F. to see France, and the Rhine with its historic castles and forts. Infantry, cavalry, field artillery, engineers, and medical department open. Ask the Army Recruiting Officer about educational opportunities in the A.E.F. Photo illustrations provided by Keystone View Company and courtesy of Collier's "The National Weekly." Two posters printed on one sheet, uncut, mounted on linen. Title from item.

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03/26/2019
$5.00 W[Ar] S[Avings] S[Tamps] for $4.12 Save and Buy for Cash or Installment Plan, 25c[Ents] Down, 25c[Ents] Anytime.
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Poster is text only. War Savings Stamps issued by the United States government. Forms part of: Willard and Dorothy Straight Collection.

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03/26/2019
The Aaron Copland Collection: Ca. 1900-1990
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The inaugural online presentation of the Aaron Copland Collection at the Library of Congress celebrates the centennial of the birth of the American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990). The multiformat Aaron Copland Collection from which the online collection derives spans the years 1910 to 1990 and includes approximately 400,000 items documenting the multifaceted life of an extraordinary person who was composer, performer, teacher, writer, conductor, commentator, and administrator. It comprises both manuscript and printed music, personal and business correspondence, diaries, writings, scrapbooks, programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, awards, books, sound recordings, and motion pictures.

The first release of the online collection contains approximately 1,000 items that yield a total of about 5,000 images. These items date from 1899 to 1981, with most from the 1920s through the 1950s, and were selected from Copland's music sketches, correspondence, writings, and photographs.

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Date Added:
12/05/2000
Abolition Frowned Down
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A satire on enforcement of the "gag-rule" in the House of Representatives, prohibiting discussion of the question of slavery. Growing antislavery sentiment in the North coincided with increased resentment by southern congressmen of such discussion as meddlesome and insulting to their constituencies. The print may relate to John Quincy Adams's opposition to passage of the resolution in 1838, or (more likely) to his continued frustration in attempting to force the slavery issue through presentation of northern constituents' petitions in 1839. In December 1839 a new "gag rule" was passed by the House forbidding debate, reading, printing of, or even reference to any petition on the subject of abolition. Here Adams cowers prostrate on a pile composed of petitions, a copy of the abolitionist newspaper the "Emancipator," and a resolution to recognize Haiti. He says "I cannot stand Thomson's [sic] frown." South Carolina representative Waddy Thompson, Jr., a Whig defender of slavery, glowers at him from behind a sack and two casks, saying "Sir the South loses caste whenever she suffers this subject to be discussed here; it must be indignantly frowned down." Two blacks crouch behind Thompson, one saying "de dem Bobolishn is down flat!" Weitenkampf cites an impression with an imprint naming Robinson as printer and publisher, this line being apparently trimmed from the Library's impression. The drawing style and handling of the figures strongly suggest that "Abolition Frowned Down" is by the same Robinson artist as the anonymous "Called to Account" and "Symptoms of a Duel" (nos. 1839-10 and -11).|Drawn by HD?|Entd . . . 1839 by H.R. Robinson . . . Southn. Dist. of N.Y.|Title appears as it is written on the item.|Weitenkampf, p. 59.|Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)|Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1839-12.

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03/26/2019
Add the Fifth Point--Victory Liberty Loan
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Poster showing a woman attaching a triangle to complete a five-pointed star "Victory." Woman's Committee, Liberty Loan Organization, Seventh Federal Reserve District. W.L.L.C. X5.

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03/26/2019
African-American Identity in the Gilded Age
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Examine the tension experienced by African-Americans as they struggled to establish a vibrant and meaningful identity based on the promises of liberty and equality in the midst of a society that was ambivalent towards them and sought to impose an inferior definition upon them. The primary sources used are drawn from a time of great change that begins after Reconstruction's brief promise of full citizenship and ends with the First World War's Great Migration, when many African-Americans sought greater freedoms and opportunities by leaving the South for booming industrial cities elsewhere in the nation. The central question posed by these primary sources is how African-Americans were able to form a meaningful identity for themselves, reject the inferior images fastened upon them, and still maintain the strength to keep "from being torn asunder." Using the primary sources presented here, look for answers that bring your ideas together in ways that reflect the richness of the African-American experience.

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Arts Education
Social Studies
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Library of Congress
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Author:
Pat Adams-Caskie
Scott Culclasure
Date Added:
03/26/2019
African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907
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This site presents a review of African-American history and culture as seen through the practice of pamphleteering. The site includes sermons on racial pride and essays on segregation, voting rights, and violence against African-Americans.

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Library of Congress
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Date Added:
09/06/2000
After Reconstruction: Problems of African Americans in the South
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The collection African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A.P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907, contains pamphlets and other materials, most of which were written by African American authors about pressing issues of the day. In this lesson, students use the collection's Timeline of African American History, 1852-1925 to identify problems and issues facing African Americans immediately after Reconstruction. Working in small groups on assigned issues, students search the collection for documents that describe the problem and consider opposing points of view, and suggest a remedy for the problem. Students then present the results of their research in a simulated African American Congress, modeled on a congress documented in the collection's special presentation, Progress of a People.

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03/26/2019
After Reconstruction: Studying the Problems of African-Americans in the South
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This lesson encourages students to identify problems facing African Americans immediately after Reconstruction. Students then work in small groups to identify documents describing a particular problem, consider opposing points of view, and suggest a solution and present their research findings.

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Date Added:
07/07/2000
After a Zeppelin Raid -- "But Daddy, Mother Didn't Do Anything Wrong!"
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Poster shows a father and daughter in hospital grieving next to body of dead woman; nurse and doctor are in background. Poster drawn by Raemaekers for Century Magazine and is part of Barron Collier Series of Patriotic Cartoons. Title from item.

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03/26/2019
After the Day of Infamy
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This site offers 12 hours of interviews recorded in the days and months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor from more than 200 individuals in cities and towns across the U.S. Audio and transcripts of the interviews are provided.

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10/26/2004
Agitation Which Delays Our War Industries is "made in Germany" Let Us All Pull together to Win the War Quickly
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Poster showing a man "Agitator" shaking hands with and receiving an Iron Cross from the Kaiser in "Plot Alley." A tiny bird comments, "He'll get the double cross from him later." Title continues: In the first seven months afetr America's entrance into this war for human freedom, enemy agitators in our midst caused 283,402 workers to lose 6,285,519 days of production. Our war industries were heavily handicapped by this unpatriotic strife. Issued by the National Industrial Conservation Movement, 30 Church Street, New York City. Copies supplied on request. No. F-9.

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03/26/2019
Akio Matsumoto, Commercial Artist
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Akio Matsumoto, half-length portrait, seated at desk, facing front, painting sign. Title transcribed from Ansel Adams' caption on negative sleeve. Gift; Ansel Adams; 1965-1968. Forms part of: Manzanar War Relocation Center photographs.

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Visual Arts
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Ansel Adams
Date Added:
01/01/2043
Akio Matsumoto, Commercial Artist
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Akio Matsumoto, half-length portrait, seated at desk, facing front, painting sign. Title transcribed from Ansel Adams' caption on negative sleeve. Gift; Ansel Adams; 1965-1968. Forms part of: Manzanar War Relocation Center photographs.

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Ansel Adams
Date Added:
01/01/2043
Akio Matsumoto, Commercial Artist, [Manzanar] Relocation Center
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Akio Matsumoto, half-length portrait, seated at desk, facing front, painting sign. Title transcribed from Ansel Adams' caption on verso of print. Original neg. no.: LC-A35-4-M-40-Ax. Gift; Ansel Adams; 1965-1968. Forms part of: Manzanar War Relocation Center photographs.

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Arts Education
Visual Arts
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Library of Congress
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Library of Congress - Photographs
Author:
Ansel Adams
Date Added:
01/01/2043
The Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, 1862-1939
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This site contains correspondence, scientific notebooks, journals, blueprints, articles, and photographs documenting the invention of the telephone, his involvement in the first telephone company, family life, interest in the education of the deaf, and aeronautical and other scientific research. Included is his notebook containing the entry from March 10, 1876, describing the first successful experiment with the telephone, during which he spoke the famous words, Mr. Watson, Come here, I want to see you.

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History
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Library of Congress
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American Memory
Date Added:
07/13/2000