A National Archive employee wrapped up in acetate foil, which was used for laminating, ca. 1950.
On an overcast day in March 1973, Associated Press photographer Slava “Sal” Veder captured an image of a POW being greeted by his family. The image, which became the quintessential homecoming photograph of the Vietnam Era, was aptly titled “Burst of Joy.” The photograph was sent around the country, running in countless newspapers. It also […]
The Sinking of the Lusitania was a silent animated short film produced by Winsor McCay, an American cartoonist. The film recreates the never-photographed sinking in 1915 of the British liner RMS Lusitania by German torpedoes. Of the 1,198 deaths, 128 were Americans. The propaganda film was the longest work of animation at the time of its release in 1918 […]
In this advertisement by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, a woman is depicted doing a yoga headstand and talking on the telephone to another woman (inset) in the same pose. The tagline “Reach out. Reach out and touch someone” is shown on the bottom with additional text that read: Feeling fit, and all’s right […]