Friday, June 30, 2006

Jicarilla man

TITLE: [Jicarilla man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, with fur wrapped braids, neckerchief, dark cotton shirt, and blanket over right shoulder]
CALL NUMBER: LOT 12310-B [item] [P&P]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-106251 (b&w film copy neg.)
MEDIUM: 1 photographic print.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

A Bearded Tramp from 1890

TITLE: [Half length image of bearded tramp in hat, touching finger to nose with full length image of same tramp to the left]
CALL NUMBER: POS - TH - STO, no. 10 (C size) [P&P]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: _ _ _ _ _ No known restrictions on publication.
MEDIUM: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 69 x 52 cm.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: Chicago : Shober & Carqueville, c1890.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Right Stuff

True heroes! After their arrival at Kennedy Space Center to prepare for launch on July 1, the STS-121 crew greets the media. From left are Mission Specialists Lisa Nowak and Michael Fossum, Pilot Mark Kelly, Commander Steven Lindsey and Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson, Piers Sellers and Thomas Reiter. During the 12-day mission, the STS-121 crew will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the International Space Station. This mission is the 115th shuttle flight and the 18th U.S. flight to the International Space Station.

Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

Monday, June 26, 2006

F/A-18C Hornet landing on USS Kitty Hawk

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Five (VFA-195) prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the conventionally-powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Credit: U.S. Navy

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Construction of the Library of Congress

Construction of the Library of Congress, from S.E. derrick, Washington, D.C., July 18, 1892.

Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Saturday, June 24, 2006

U.S. Courthouse in Montgomery Alabama

Frank M. Johnson Jr. Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse located on 15 Lee Street in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. Built in 1932 and in the 1950s major civil rights issues were decided in this building. Exterior., 11/13/05, LC-DIG-pplot-13735-01548 (digital file from LC-HS543-219)

Photo Courtesy of Carol M. Highsmith

Friday, June 23, 2006

Great poster from 1902

TITLE: Chas. H. Yale's everlasting Devil's auction
CALL NUMBER: POS - TH - 1902 .D48, no. 2 (B size) [P&P]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: No known restrictions on publication.
MEDIUM: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 35 x 28 cm.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: Cin. ; N.Y. : U.S. Lithograph Co., c1902.

Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Policeman standing guard at entrance to White House

TITLE: [Policeman standing guard at entrance to White House]
CALL NUMBER: LOT 11350-12 [item] [P&P] Check for an online group record (may link to related items)
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-127423 (b&w film copy neg.)
MEDIUM: 1 photographic print.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: [between 1889 and 1906, printed later]

Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

U.S. Court of Appeals, Atlanta, Georgia

The Elbert Parr Tuttle U.S. Court of Appeals located on 56 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, Georgia. Designed by James Knox Taylor and built in 1907-1911. Building known as the Old Post Office. Covers one block in downtown Atlanta. Courtroom, 10/21/2005, LC-DIG-pplot-13737-01505 (digital file from LC-HS543-176)

Image Credit: Carol M. Highsmith

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Abraham Lincoln

TITLE: Abraham Lincoln: Sixteenth President of the United States
CALL NUMBER: PGA - Currier & Ives--Abraham Lincoln:Sixteenth President (A size) [P&P]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC2-1911 (color film copy slide)LC-USZ62-48344 (b&w film copy neg.)
MEDIUM: 1 print : lithograph.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: [New York] : Currier & Ives, 1861.

Courtesy of the Library of Congress

F-14 in action!

At sea with USS George Washington, Sept. 26, 2002 — An F-14 Tomcat assigned to Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103), the "Jolly Rogers", does a high-speed fly-by above USS George Washington (CVN 73). Capable of speeds in excess of Mach 2, the Tomcat has been part of the Navy's inventory since 1973. VF-103 is part of Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW 17) embarked in George Washington (CVN 73) which is on a scheduled deployment that has included combat missions supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Southern Watch.

U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class David Valdez. [020926-N-2781V-174] Sept. 26, 2002

Jupiter map

This map of Jupiter is the most detailed global color map of the planet ever produced. The round map is a polar stereographic projection that shows the south pole in the center of the map and the equator at the edge. It was constructed from images taken by Cassini on Dec. 11 and 12, 2000, as the spacecraft neared Jupiter during a flyby on its way to Saturn.

The map shows a variety of colorful cloud features, including parallel reddish-brown and white bands, the Great Red Spot, multi-lobed chaotic regions, white ovals and many small vortices. Many clouds appear in streaks and waves due to continual stretching and folding by Jupiter's winds and turbulence. The bluish-gray features along the north edge of the central bright band are equatorial "hot spots," meteorological systems such as the one entered by NASA's Galileo probe. Small bright spots within the orange band north of the equator are lightning-bearing thunderstorms. The polar region shown here is less clearly visible because Cassini viewed it at an angle and through thicker atmospheric haze.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Content credit: NASA website

Skylab before launch

This time exposure photograph of the Mobile Service Structure makes the structure apprear as a streak of light as it moves away from the Skylab 4 space vehicle the night before the launch.

Skylab 4 launched on Nov. 16, 1973. The crew -- Commander Gerald Carr, Mission Pilot William Pogue and Edward Gibson -- spent 84 days aboard the station.

Image credit: NASA

Great NASA Image

Robert Goddard, a pioneer in rocket development, received patents for a multi-stage rocket and liquid propellants in 1914 and published a paper describing how to reach extreme altitudes six years later. That paper, "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes," detailed methods for raising weather-recording instruments higher than what could be achieved by balloons and explained the mathematical theories of rocket propulsion. The paper, which was published by the Smithsonian Institution, also discussed the possibility of a rocket reaching the moon -- a position for which the press ridiculed Goddard. Yet several copies of the report found their way to Europe, and by 1927, the German Rocket Society was established, and the German Army began its rocket program in 1931.

Goddard, meanwhile, continued his work. By 1926, he had constructed and tested the first rocket using liquid fuel. Goddard's work largely anticipated in technical detail the later German V-2 missiles, including gyroscopic control, steering by means of vanes in the jet stream of the rocket motor, gimbal-steering, power-driven fuel pumps and other devices.

Image credit: NASA

Saturday, June 3, 2006

B.B. Tillman, Jr., G. Buck, Washington, D.C.

TITLE: B.B. Tillman, Jr., G. Buck, Washington, D.C. / G. Buck
CALL NUMBER: LC-B2- 721-9[P&P]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ggbain-03478 (digital file from original neg.)No known restrictions on publication.
MEDIUM: 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Temp. note: Batch one loaded.
Glass negatives.
REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
DIGITAL ID: (digital file from original neg.) ggbain 03478
CARD #: ggb2004003478

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