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Archive: March 2016 (2 Posts)

P.M. Gen. New with girls basketball team of Dept. Photo by National Photo Co., March 1, 1926.

Women Hoopsters

Posted by: Jeff Bridgers

The following is a guest post by Julie Stoner, Reference Technician in the Prints & Photographs Division. I like most sports; I’m just not very good at playing any of them. And as a much better spectator than participant, I always look forward to “March Madness,” a whirlwind month of basketball tournaments held by the …

Smiling woman dressed in outdoor winter clothes holds a large, old-style camera

Signs of Their Times: Signs of the Hereafter

Posted by: Jeff Bridgers

Two previous posts in this series have focused on billboards promoting the “American Way” and signs enforcing racial segregation. Having been raised in the Deep South, I was accustomed to seeing religious signs during travels by car or pickup truck. Some signs bore succinct messages while others were far more word-filled, requiring a pullover to …