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On This Day: Opening of the 1964 New York World’s Fair
The Fair’s master press kit included a photograph of Robert Moses in front of the Unisphere and a congratulatory letter from former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Photograph from the Collection at the Queens Museum and letter from the Collection at the Museum of the City of New York.
This is a fragment of the Star-Spangled Banner, which was in the care of the Armistead family for 90 years. They occasionally gave away dozens of small pieces of the flag. The original flag is on display at our Museum of American History and turns 200 this year.
More about its construction: Why these colors don’t run: Dyeing the Star-Spangled Banner - O Say Can You See?
William M. Vander Weyde, a photographer working in New York, made these images of baseball players mid-swing, -run, -hit, or -throw in 1904.
Happy 450th birthday, William Shakespeare!
These images are from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library’s collection of Works Progress Administration (WPA) photos, showing an African American production of Macbeth circa 1935. You can find these photos, and several more, online.
Here’s a screenshot from an Americans for Prosperity ad ripping Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, with a grim shot of him and the president.