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From @nancyproctor: a welcome welcome sign at the MFA Boston. She notes:  I would just ask @mfa to add “laugh” to the list; I once got shushed by a guard for laughing in a museum…

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From @nancyproctor: a welcome welcome sign at the MFA Boston. She notes:  I would just ask  to add “laugh” to the list; I once got shushed by a guard for laughing in a museum…

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smartgirlsattheparty:

greatestgeneration:

A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling and riveting for the war effort.

Bernard Hoffma—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Read more: http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-classic-photos-from-the-20th-centurys-defining-conflict/#ixzz2ga3Kp0mp

smartgirlsattheparty:

greatestgeneration:

A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling and riveting for the war effort.

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thisbelongsinamuseum:

A scan of both sides of a flash card illustrating how to say “museum” in sign language. This 1979 card set, which was scavenged from a dumpster at the Art Institute of Chicago about ten years ago, features an enjoyable collection of rudimentary drawings that attempt to convey the most basic essentials of the museum and the field of art, in addition to providing a lesson in signing. Click here to download a PDF of the entire set.

(via publiccollectors)

thisbelongsinamuseum:

A scan of both sides of a flash card illustrating how to say “museum” in sign language. This 1979 card set, which was scavenged from a dumpster at the Art Institute of Chicago about ten years ago, features an enjoyable collection of rudimentary drawings that attempt to convey the most basic essentials of the museum and the field of art, in addition to providing a lesson in signing. Click here to download a PDF of the entire set.

(via publiccollectors)

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Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives
Learn how to do basic genealogical research using Federal records at the National Archives.
Wednesday, June 4, at 11 a.m. in Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance).
Image:School desks and seats ridiculed by Bureau of education as “crude and entirely unfit for school purposes.”,1915. National Archives Identifier 6297406. 

usnatarchives:

Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives

Learn how to do basic genealogical research using Federal records at the National Archives.

Wednesday, June 4, at 11 a.m. in Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance).

Image:School desks and seats ridiculed by Bureau of education as “crude and entirely unfit for school purposes.”,1915. National Archives Identifier 6297406.