Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Dec. 14, 2005 - Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Josh Leasure is reenlisted by Lt. Geoff Reeves as other members of the “Leap Frogs” Navy parachute team look on high above San Diego. The “Leap Frogs” are comprised entirely of U.S. Navy SEAL and Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC) personnel.
Friday, August 25, 2006
TITLE: Frank Noboo Horosawa [i.e., Hirosawa], rubber chemist, Manzanar Relocation Center, California / photograph by Ansel Adams.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ppprs-00264 (b&w digital file from original print)LC-DIG-ppprs-00078 (b&w digital file from original neg.)LC-A35-T01-4-M-53 (b&w film dup. neg.)No known restrictions on publication.
SUMMARY: Frank Hirosawa, bust portrait, facing front.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
TITLE: Bristol Neck Rhode Island 1765
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-45382 (b&w film copy neg.)No known restrictions on publication.
SUMMARY: Drawing shows a small ship anchored in the water near Bristol, Rhode Island, a port town on Narragansett Bay, in 1765.
MEDIUM: 1 drawing on laid paper mounted on linen : watercolor, ink and graphite ; 20 x 32.7 cm.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Dec. 7, 2005 – An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Royal Maces” of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Seven (VFA-27), launches off the flight deck of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during an early morning rain shower. Kitty Hawk and embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are currently conducting operations in the Western Pacific Ocean.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Gallatin, TN, April 15, 2006 -- A destroyed car at a dealership in downtown Gallatin. Middle Tennessee was recently hit by a series of tornadoes that damaged homes and office buildings.
Friday, August 18, 2006
U.S. Navy Kenneth Braithwaite, assigned to the Disaster Assistance Center Pakistan, visits children at Narul Girls High School in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. The Department of Defense is supporting the State Department by providing disaster relief supplies and services following the massive earthquake that struck Pakistan and parts of India and Afghanistan Oct. 8, 2005.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
TITLE: Forrest & Company man of many mysteries.
CALL NUMBER: POS - MAG - .F67, no. 1 (C size)
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: No known restrictions on publication.
MEDIUM: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 72 x 52 cm.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: Newport, KY : Printed in U.S.A. by Donaldson Litho. Co., [19--?]
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Mediterranean Sea (Aug. 12, 2006) - A MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Combat Support Two Six (HSC-26) takes off from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) underway replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196). The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship is currently deployed conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the region.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Shown in this 1972 image is Lexington, Massachusetts, high school student Judith Miles, who discusses her proposed Skylab experiment with Keith Demorest (right) and Henry Floyd, both of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). In her experiment, called "Web Formation in Zero Gravity," spiders were released into a box and their actions recorded to determine how well they adapted to the absence of gravity.
The experiment flew aboard the Skylab 3 mission and proved that spiders could still spin webs in microgravity.
The experiement was designed to measure motor response, an indication of the functioning of the central nervous system. Drugs such as stimulants and sedatives affect the nervous system by causing degradation of certain motor responses. In an effort to study the effects of drugs, researchers have often utilized spiders as test subjects. The geometrical structure of the web of an orb-weaving spider provides a good measure of the condition of its central nervous system.
After reading an article in the National Geographic magazine describing the behavior of the spider, Miles suggested a study of the spider's behavior while weightless. Since the spider senses its own weight to determine the required thickness of web material and uses both the wind and gravity to initiate construction of its web, the lack of gravitational force in Skylab would provide a new and different stimulus to the spider's behavioral response.
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
TITLE: American eagle
CALL NUMBER: DRWG/US - Baldwin, no. 1 (A size) [P&P]
SUMMARY: Drawing shows American bald eagle, facingleft, wings slightly spread and talons resting on American flag, olive branch, and arrows.
MEDIUM: 1 drawing on cardboard : ink wash ; 18.8 x 26.5 cm. (sheet).
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1898 Nov.
Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Aug. 4, 2006) - The guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) returns to its homeport at Pearl Harbor after participating in Rim of the Pacific 2006. Eight nations participated in RIMPAC, the world's largest biennial maritime exercise. Conducted in the waters off Hawaii, RIMPAC brought together military forces from Australia, Canada, Chile, Peru, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Tuesday, August 8, 2006
TITLE: Placer mining--Columbia, Tuolumne County - The Friedenburr Water Wheel for raising the car
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-28147 (b&w film copy neg.)No known restrictions on publication.
MEDIUM: 1 photographic print : half stereograph, albumen.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: [published 1866]
Monday, August 7, 2006
Friday, August 4, 2006
Nearly vertical aerial view, Mount St. Helens' crater. View is from the northwest. USGS Photograph taken on July 27, 2006, by Matt Logan and Julie Griswold.
Thursday, August 3, 2006
TITLE: The cotton king by Sutton Vane.
CALL NUMBER: POS - TH - 1894 .C67, no. 5 (C size)
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ6-419 (b&w film copy neg.)No known restrictions on publication.
MEDIUM: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 101 x 77 cm.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: Cin'ti ; New York : Strobridge Lith. Co., c1894.
Wednesday, August 2, 2006
TITLE: Air Ship Station, St. Louis World's Fair Grounds
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-12483 (b&w film copy neg. of half stereo)No known restrictions on publication.
MEDIUM: 1 photographic print on stereo card : stereograph.