Uncle Sam

To boost moral between WWI and WWII, English photographer Arthur S Mole and American colleague John D Thomas were commissioned to make images of patriotism. They created Living Pictures, pictures compose of thousands of people to form patriotic illustrations.

Amazing.  Might be interesting to see how they would be done today.

Mole and Thomas: living pictures formed by thousands of US soldiers

lady2This is a new blog for our chapter to share research, history, genealogy tips and what not.  It won’t be about chapter news and business, as that is what the chapter website is for.

I hope to have one posting a week and the first posts will be mostly about history trends and genealogy tips – until we get chapter members contributing. Please send me any insights or ideas for articles.



Rosslyn Garage

1401 Wilson Blvd., Rosslyn, VA Here is where Washington Post metro reporter Bob Woodward met with “Deep Throat” while investigating what became known as the Watergate scandal. In May 2005, former FBI deputy director W. Mark Felt admitted to being Woodward’s secret informant. Photo credit HERE IS WHERE

HERE IS WHERE is an all-volunteer initiative created by the Legacy Project to find and spotlight little known and unmarked historic sites throughout the United States.

These sites relate to events that changed the course of history and represent a wide range of individuals–from explorers, pioneers, inventors, scientists, activists, and people of faith, to artists, writers, musicians, builders, and athletes.

HERE IS WHERE is a grass roots campaign, and the Legacy Project encourages Americans across the country to seek out and recommend their own favorite spots. The larger mission of this effort is to promote the importance of preserving historic sites and to foster a passion for history itself.