A member of US Navy SEAL team uses caution as he watches for any movement in the thick wooded area along a stream. October, 1968.
This 1938 newsreel showcases a brand new invention – the Electric Exercise Gloves. I could not find any additional information on the Electronic Exercise Gloves. Perhaps it didn’t proceed past the ‘testing’ stage. Even though the idea of losing weight with little effort sounds delightful, the seizure-like feeling of these gloves could not have been […]
A space-suited Mickey Mouse greets the Soviet and American crews of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission to Disney World. The crews made a side-trip to Disney World during a three-day inspection tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, February 10, 1975. The crew members are, left to right, cosmonaut Valeriy N. Kubasov, engineer on the Soviet […]
The USS Hunchback’s officers and crew on deck in the James River, Virginia, 1864-65. One man is playing the banjo in the foreground, another is holding a small white dog, while others are reading newspapers. Men seated in center appear to be peeling potatoes. Many crewmen are wearing their flathats in the style of berets. […]
Helen Magill was the first women to earn a Ph.D. in the United States when she completed her Ph.D. in Greek in 1877 at Boston University. She served as principal of the Howard Collegiate Institute, a girls’ school in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts; taught briefly at Evelyn College, a short-lived women’s annex to Princeton University; and […]
Army and Navy men sign a telegram which they sent to General Pershing: “This is the anniversary of the first year of America’s entry into the world war, but you can count on us for as many more years as are necessary to bring a decisive victory for the Allies.” Signed, U.S. Soldiers and Sailors, […]
Ruth St. Denis in Yosemite Valley, 1919-1920. Ruth St. Denis, along with her contemporary Isadora Duncan, is credited with founding the American dance movement, especially American modern dance. She was the first American dancer to appear in a full-length dance performance. Additionally, St. Denis was a pioneer in American sacred dance when she actively explored dance forms […]