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"Over There" Becomes "Over Here"
Category: USA Yesterday Published: July 2017
"Although the US participated as a direct combattant in [World War I] from 1917-1918, the riveting posters, cartoons, fine art prints, and drawings on display chronicle this massive international conflict from its onset through its aftermath."
 
A Land Time Forgot: The North American Prints of Karl Bodmer
Category: USA Yesterday Published: September 2003
The collaboration of a German prince and a Swiss-born artist produced what is perhaps the most magnificent--and accurate--series of pictures depicting early America to be found anywhere.
 
A Look Back at Women's Magazines
Category: USA Yesterday Published: September 2007
". . . Images often focused on attractive love interests and happy stay-at-home moms who--in the optimism of a post-World War II nation--appear delighted by the modern novelties of suburban family life."
 
A Tale of Two Storytellers
News View Category: USA Yesterday Published: August 2011
 
A Treasure to Behold
Category: USA Yesterday Published: July 2017
This exhibition "explores the drafting of the Constitution in 1787, highlighting th ekey proposals and significant compromises that influenced the early drafts and shaped the document's final text."
 
A Virtual Secret of History John Messeder
Category: USA Yesterday Published: July 2008
"Mary Jemison's story illustrates the desires and hardships of frontier life. [It] offers a picture of at least one of the cultures that existed on the North American continent when Europeans arrived in what to them was a New World."
 
Advising Reagan: Making Economic Policy that Makes Sense Murray Weidenbaum
Category: USA Yesterday Published: September 2011
As a veteran of four Admininstration, the author was well-suited to serve as chairman of Pres. Ronald Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers, a group that helped launch the greatest revolution of prosperity our nation has ever experienced.
 
America Breaks Free Mark Skousen
Category: USA Yesterday Published: July 2006
"This nation," declared Benjamin Franklin, "was established in spite of [any number of] obstacles, with an expedition, energy, wisdom, and success which the whole history of human affairs has not, hitherto, given an example."
 
America's Misunderstood Patriot Wes D. Gehring
Category: USA Yesterday Published: July 2011
When Charlie Chaplin was denigrated by narrow-minded, history-impaired "love-it-or-leave-it" type Americans, his victimizaiton showed, as in so much of life, that the enemy quite often is on this side of the fence. . . .
 
American Artists View the Great War
Category: USA Yesterday Published: May 2016
"Many of the artists featured worked for the Fed. Government's Division of Pictorial Publicity, a unit of the Committee on Public Information, [which] focused on promoting recruitment, bond drives, home-front service, troop support, and camp libraries."
 
An Industrialist for the Ages Edward J. Reis
Category: USA Yesterday Published: May 2011
When we flip on a light switch, the miracle of alternating current stays w/ us. Locomotives still are stopped by air brakes. The ride in our cars remain cushioned by compressed air. The list of George Westinghouse's patents goes on and on.
 
An Ode to Maxy Noble Ralph M. Patterson
Category: USA Yesterday Published: November 2001
The 50th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor brings personal memories as well as national commemorations.
 
Buffalo Bill: The American West Incarnate Gerald F. Kreyche
Category: USA Yesterday Published: July 2002
"Lionized in hundredds of dime novels and later in movies, [William F.] Cody's international popularity spanned decades."
 
Buster Brown Turns 100
News View Category: USA Yesterday Published: December 2004
 
Celebrating a Forgotten Era in Sports History
News View Category: USA Yesterday Published: April 2014
 
Chasing Woodstock Ron Evans
Category: USA Yesterday Published: March 2015
"After a half-dozen years doing what we dubbed The Original Woodstock Project--an effort to gather the signatures of all the festival's original artists--we had learned that…you had better be tancious enough to handle the twists and turns."
 
Crafting an Economic Policy that Actually Works Murray Weidenbaum
Category: USA Yesterday Published: November 2011
Economic freedom is intertwined closely with personal liberty; business-government relations should be characterized by less intervention by government; and free trade is the international combination of these two themes.
 
Depicting the Gritty Streets of New York
Category: USA Yesterday Published: November 2006
These artists "consciously broke many of the accepted rules of photography, [yet] shared a common vision and objective: to record their personal responses to the vivid and often violent city surrounding them."
 
Déjà Vu: Revisiting the 1876 Presidential Election Jeremy F. Plant
Category: USA Yesterday Published: May 2001
"Underfunded and politicized election procedures were as much a theme of the 2000 election as they were in 1876."
 
FDR Seen as the Antichrist
News View Category: USA Yesterday Published: August 2012
 
From Fleet Street to the Beatles Beat Wayne M. Barrett
Category: USA Yesterday Published: March 2004
Harry Benson's photographs celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Fab Four's British invasion of America.
 
From Revolution to Republic
News View Category: USA Yesterday Published: April 2007
 
Gratitude for--and on--July 4 Jonathan W. Emord
Category: USA Yesterday Published: July 2015
"When we celebrate Independence Day, we should be reminded of the rights revolution that gave birth to our nation, and grateful for the unique privilege of living in a land whose founding charter promises protection for the unalienable rights of man."
 
Hailing One of the Original "Mad Men"
Category: USA Yesterday Published: November 2014
". . . Mac Conner is one of the few remaining voices of an influential group of New York illustrators who created the look of a generation. . . . "
 
He Came, He Saw, He Wrote Jim Woodard
Category: USA Yesterday Published: July 2006
Almost 200 yrs have passed since lawyer/poet Francis Scott Key had a ringside seat to one of the greatest battles in American history. When the smoke had cleared, the US had defeated Great Britain in the War of 1812 and our nation had a new anthem.
 
Honky-Tonk: Country Music the Way It Used to Be Shannon Thomas Perich
Category: USA Yesterday Published: May 2006
Here's a look at a bygone era, an affectionate glimpse of fans, performers, and the places where they mingled.
 
How America Won Independence at Sea
News View Category: USA Yesterday Published: December 2005
 
How Folk Music History Came to Be "Blowin' in the Wind"
Category: USA Yesterday Published: September 2015
The exhibition examines, among other things, "the boom years in the late 1950s to the mid 1960s, when the Greenwich Village was the focal point of the revival and culture due to the concentration of performance venues."
 
How Kit Carson Helped Tame the West Gerald F. Kreyche
Category: USA Yesterday Published: July 2007
The legendary explorer and mountain man--who could neither read nor write, yet was fluent in a number of languages--provides historians with an interesting paradox: a daring and fearless individual who was both friend and foe to Native Americans.
 
In a Place by Himself
Category: USA Yesterday Published: March 2010
Winslow Homer's "remarkable images alternatively are poignant, witty, romantic, and thought-provoking."
 
In Search of Our Favorite Founding Father
News View Category: USA Yesterday Published: December 2009
 
John Charles Fremont and the Exploration of the American West Gerald F. Kreyche
Category: USA Yesterday Published: September 2003
He "opened its vistas not only to ordinary, grateful pioneers, but to all who savored this country's geographical largesse."
 
Kennedy Killing Still a Mystery Jack Duffy
Category: USA Yesterday Published: November 2016
"…There were no Secret Service agents on the sides or rear of [JFK's] limousine in Dallas like there should have been…The agents were ordered off the limousine by their superiors, not by the President."
 
Marilyn at 80: Some Still Like It Hot Bill Bailey
Category: USA Yesterday Published: November 2006
A series of unique photo exhibitions of America's former--but still foremost--sex symbol could help save a historic California theatre built during the Roaring Twenties, with a storied past of performing arts, vaudeville, and motion picture presentations.
 
Married to Nixon Diana Klebanow
Category: USA Yesterday Published: January 2015
"[The First Lady] must stay strong without ever becoming tough; must be unfailingly supportive in public and constructively critical in private; must see all to avert trouble and say nothing to get into trouble."
 
Memorial Day Memories Jack Estes
Category: USA Yesterday Published: July 2015
"A scrap of paper, a few names, a soldier's vision… At the cemetery, Boy Scouts will have placed flags on each resting place. The National Guard will fire two cannons three times, and a small band will play … ."
 
New York Photographers Get Radical
News View Category: USA Yesterday Published: December 2011
 
Norman Rockwell: Hometown Hero
News View Category: USA Yesterday Published: August 2004
 
Obama Wasn't No FDR Si Sheppard
Category: USA Yesterday Published: March 2017
"…The cycle is complete. Under Roosevelt, the Democrats seized the political center, while under Obama, they have been reduced to the periphery."
 
Over the Top: Supporting The Great War
Category: USA Yesterday Published: January 2009
"Persuasive visual symbols designed to rally Americans to the cause, [World War I posters] employed bold graphics, strong imagery, and concise commands to inspire a sense of nationalism and pride."
 
Photographic Excursions in Tourism
News View Category: USA Yesterday Published: August 2005
 
Picturing America Bruce Cole
Category: USA Yesterday Published: July 2009
"[The exhibition] helps us understand our democracy by reintroducing us to our common heritage and ideals. It . . . Provides an innovative way to experience U.S. history through our nation's art."
 
Picturing Prestige
Category: USA Yesterday Published: March 2016
Paintigns of high society figures, titans of industry, and Founding Fathers illustrate early New York's growth as a city and arts capital.
 
Protecting a Presidential Nominee Sue Ann Baker
Category: USA Yesterday Published: January 2016
"Excited to greet well-wishers, [Sen. George McGovern and his wife] moved to the edge of the stage and leaned forward to shake hands. Meanwhile, I was stuck behind. If someone had opened fire,…"
 
Reflecting on the Days of Reaganomics Craig R. Smith
Category: USA Yesterday Published: September 2004
Pres. Ronald Reagan brought financial greatness back to America by reducing regulation, government spending, marginal tax rates, and inflation.
 
Remembering Uncle Al (Capone, That Is) Deirdre Marie Capone
Category: USA Yesterday Published: March 2012
 
Revisiting the Ghosts of Gettysburg John M. Rudy
Category: USA Yesterday Published: July 2013
"Even in death, war is inescapable. It shapes who we are, who we will become, and where we are headed. At Gettysburg, that truth lingers around any corner you turn."
 
Rock On!
Category: USA Yesterday Published: July 2010
Colorful music makes for colorful posters during the Psychedelic '60s.
 
Secrets of the Secret Service Sue Ann Baker
Category: USA Yesterday` Published: November 2015
"In one of life's little ironies, my next protective assignment [after segregationist Gov. George Wallace] was that of another political candidate--a woman who happened to be black [Shirley Chisom."
 
The Art of Battle
Category: USA Yesterday Published: May 2010
A celebration of posters that inspired a nation through the "War to End All Wars."
 
The Crippling Legacy of the 1936 Election Amity Shlaes
Category: USA Yesterday Published: September 2008
"[What] about the voter who was not included in preferred interest groups . . . the forgotten voter for whom there is 'no provision in the great scramble' for Federal largesse? Our elections are not good elections until they welcome back that voter, too."
 
The Gay March to the Supreme Court
Category: USA Yesterday Published: May 2015
The exhibition "'Speaking Out for Equality' will be the centerpiece of 'Reminder 2015: Celebrating 50 Years of LGBT History, Art, and Culture.'"
 
The Graphic World of Winslow Homer
News View Category: USA Yesterday Published: April 2010
 
The Powerful Hand of George Bellows
Category: USA Yesterday Published: May 2008
These "images--ranging from intimate studies of the artist's friends and family to public sporting events and social gatherings--have not been seen together since the 1950s."
 
The Silver Screen's Restless Icon
Category: USA Yesterday Published: January 2006
"Marlon Brando changed the way actors acted; James Dean changed the way people lived."
 
The U.S. Through the Lens of Style
Category: USA Yesterday Published: March 2005
"In everything she did . . . Jacqueline Kennedy taught America that style is not vanity but a way of living. In doing so, she lifted the national spirit and helped define our place in the world."
 
The War that Started a Revolution
Category: USA Yesterday Published: May 2005
Some 250 years later, the "Clash of Empires" exhibition explores the French & Indian War.
 
The White House Version of "Wrecking Ball" Robert Klara
Category: USA Yesterday Published: March 2014
"The mansion's interior brick walls were sinking as untold tons of presidential house pressed down from above, and cracking all the way up through three floors as they did."
 
There Never Has Been Anything Like It--Ever!
Category: USA Yesterday Published: November 2008
". . . The contradictory forces and emotions of nascent hippy idealism and free love ran parallel to revolution, radicalism, and civil unrest. . . ."
 
These Three Kings Jonathan W. Emord
Category: USA Yesterday Published: March 2014
Martin Luther King Jr. stands shoulder to shoulder with Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.
 
Unmistakably Marilyn
Category: USA Yesterday Published: January 2005
"The exhibition explores how the power of photography helped transmute the shy Norma Jeane into the most iconic screen goddess of all time--the myth that is Marilyn Monroe."
 
What a Long Strange Trip It's Been
News View Category: USA Yesterday Published: December 2008
 
Winslow Homer: American Illustrator
News View Category: USA Yesterday Published: August 2006