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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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.
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.
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.
To better understand the United States at the end of the nineteenth century, 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. The artistic models for the students' multi-media epic poem are Walt Whitman's Song of Myself (1855) and Hart Crane's The Bridge (1930). These epic poets capture, interpret, and give meaning to their particular times and places. Students look to do the same with the year 1900, relying upon relevant primary resources -- sound recordings, images, text, and their own creative and interpretative voices.
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.
plan on using this image to replicate Cynthia's "human timeline" activity to create a US/VA History review for the 11th grade state standadized test (SOL) using only primary sources from the LOC website. This activity will require students to use their knowledge of understanding primary sources to identifiy events in US history and analyze documents to piece together the material they learned throughout the school year leading up to the state test. This activity also helps students practice analyzing primary sources including charts, graphs, pictures, quotes, etc. which are tested on the state SOL. There are a number of ways to conduct this activity, but here are a few examples:
1) Since there will be a lot of documents (from the conception of America to present day) you could break the images up into time periods or themes and ask students to identify and order them. Then, each group can share their resources.
2) The whole class can work together like we did to identify and order the events (this would require a lot of time and brain power).
3) Introduce a set number of images each class period to add to the timelime--this can be posted around the room continuously over the course of your entire review period.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poster showing a YMCA facility for soldiers, with men sleeping on couches, in chairs, and on the floor. Illustration is by Edgar Wright. Title from item.
Poster is text only, inferring ways in which employers can encourage men to enlist. Poster no. 70. Title from item.
Poster showing a heroic military statuary group, beneath flags and the legend, "United for liberty." Cigars United.
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.