Minidoka Relocation Center. These two boys are rapidly developing a love for a sport which is entirely new to them…sledding. Teshie Boi (Left), Henry Kumasaka (R). 12/09/1942
Francis Stewart, photographer. From the series: Central Photographic File of the War Relocation Authority
Two boys trying to make the best out of life while in a Japanese-American internment camp. A snowday find submitted to us via twitter:
— Noriko (@apacurator)March 3, 2014
A civically-minded Mr. DC does his part to clear the snow as Washington digs out from a similar storm 92 years ago.
Just a reminder that All National Archives buildings in the Washington, DC, area are closed today, Thursday, February 13.
Keep informed about the operating status of Federal agencies in Washington, DC, area through the OPM website.
Stay safe out there!
Due to weather in the DC-area, our research rooms and the Museum at the National Archives are CLOSED today.
Also closed: The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the National Archives at Philadelphia, the National Archives at New York, and the National Archives at Atlanta.
Heavy Snowfall in D.C. by Clifford Berryman (6011710), 1/31/1922, U.S. Senate Collection
Barney, Ready for His Close-Up
From 2002 through 2008, Barney and Miss Beazley (who came to the White House in 2004) hosted a series of holiday videos at the White House recorded by the White House Communications Agency.
The 2002 video being filmed in this photograph can be viewed on the Barney Cams page of the George W. Bush Library website.
Barney Tours the White House for the Barney-Cam Holiday Video, 12/09/2002
RIP Barney (September 30, 2000 - February 2013)
Let Congress Take Warning, 03/06/1909
The Inauguration Day of William Howard Taft was one of the worst Inauguration days ever due to rain, snow, sleet, slush, and chilling winds. In the cartoon, telegraph lines are shown falling over because of the strong winds and snow. Uncle Sam is bundled in winter gear while holding a resolution to change the date of Inauguration Day and telling Congress that they shouldn’t let the same thing happen again. Because of the bad weather, there was much support in changing Inauguration Day to April 30, which is when George Washington was inaugurated. The resolution was not successful until 1933 though, when Inauguration Day was changed to January 20.
The Blizzard of ‘78, 35 Years Ago
Many New Englanders will remember the Blizzard of 1978, a destructive and record-setting nor’easter which first struck the region on February 6, 1978.
View of Route 128 South in Needham, Massachusetts, Following the Blizzard of 1978, 02/1978
Without a doubt the Blizzard was a catastrophic and tragic storm. But anyone young enough at the time that they didn’t have to help shovel probably remembers it as the most amazing snowstorm ever (the Today’s Document team included).
Do you remember the Blizzard of ‘78 — or what was the biggest snowstorm in memory?
Photograph of Winter Scene Along Pike Bay Loop Road, 01/1939
It is a chilly day in Washington, DC, is it cold in your neck of the woods?
Photograph of President Truman with Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes and others, standing inside the Jefferson Memorial looking up at a statue of Thomas Jefferson., 01/14/1946
On January 27, 1776, former bookseller Henry Knox arrived at George Washington’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with 60 tons of captured artillery to use in the liberation of Boston from British forces. Knox had masterminded the removal and transportation of the guns from Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York, through 300 miles of sparsely populated terrain in the dead of winter.
Hauling guns by ox teams from Fort Ticonderoga for the siege of Boston, 1775