September 19, 1917 - Clearly not “downhearted.”
The original caption:
“Are We Downhearted?” You don’t have to hear their answer to know these men on their way to Camp Upton are not. These men from New York are radiating their joy at getting into the nation’s service. Underwood and Underwood., 09/19/1917
September 15, 1943 - Eleanor Roosevelt, General Harmon, and Admiral Halsey in New Caledonia.
Celebrating Labor Day with a Tune
Nick Varanakis, miner, playing the Greek lyre in his home. Independent Coal & Coke Company, Kenilworth Mine, Kenilworth, Carbon County, Utah., 07/06/1946
What are you doing today to celebrate labor day?
Meter reading was very stylish in 1918.
“Minneapolis General Electric Co. Meter Readers” is dated August 31, 1918 and comes from the Records of the Women’s Bureau, Department of Labor.
Because you probably don’t know what a “teletype” machine looks like…
The White House to Kremlin “Hotline”
On August 30, 1963, The Kennedy White House announced the creation of a teletype “Hotline” between the Kremlin and the White House. The Hotline was established in the aftermath to the Cuban Missile Crisis - to be used only in an emergency to ensure clear communication between the President and the Soviet Premier.
The White House Hotline teletype machine was used for the first time for communication between President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexsei Kosygin during the Six Day War in the Middle East.
These days, the Hotline machine is on exhibit at the LBJ Library & Museum.
August 29, 1945 - Soliders Listening Attentively
The original caption:
A portion of the 10,000 GI’s who were on hand to witness the showing of the Copacabana All Girl Review, listen attentively while the girls trio sing from the stage of the Glenn Miller Theater, near Marseilles, France.
“I Have a Dream” today…
In part 3 of “The March,” we hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. This film was produced by the United States Information Agency (USIA) about the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
August 28, 1963 - The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
These are images of the march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.
Preparing for the March on Washington
Part 1 of the film, “The March,” shows planning stages of the 1963 March on Washington, including volunteers making 80,000 cheese sandwiches, passing out “I March for Jobs and Freedom” pins, sound checks, singing the night before the March, and people arriving in Washington, DC on the morning of August 28, 1963.
Read the transcript of Part 1 of “The March.”