1. Andy Warhol and his preciousssss, 1965. (found on the back page of Saveur Magazine, October 2013) 


  2. Yes, at one point Ronald Reagan was a movie star AND a teen idol. but I didn’t realize he was a teen idol. Here he is, in a 1939 fan magazine… More details here: http://slate.me/187zhnn


  3. todaysdocument:

    The March (1963, Restored)To mark the 50th anniversary of the The March for Jobs and Freedom, the National Archives’ Motion Picture Preservation Lab completed a full digital restoration of James Blue’s monumental 1963 film. The original negatives assembled by James Blue were scanned and three months were spent restoring defects in the image and enhancing the audio track.

    For more information please visit the National Archives Media Matters Blog:
    Making the March and Protecting Your Past: The Preservation and Restoration of The March


  4. Here’s one page of HP Lovecraft’s notes for his “Mountains of Madness,” featuring a sketch of an Elder Thing: http://slate.me/17k4Ps1


  5. ourpresidents:

    Happy Birthday, LBJ! 

    Here’s the first photograph ever taken of Lyndon Baines Johnson. He was born approximately six months earlier, on August 27, 1908, in central Texas. No word on the teddy bear’s photographic history, but at least we know it had nicely brushed fur the day this was taken. 

    -from the LBJ Library

    (via todaysdocument)


  6. americanphoto:

    This photograph, part of Shadi Ghadirian’s “Qajar” series, shows a young woman posing with an object banned under the Iranian Revolution. It’s one work out of many which will be shown at an exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts that features the work of 12 women photographers from the Middle East. There’s a lot to learn here.

    Image: © Shadi Ghadirian

    (via reportagebygettyimages)


  7. Here are a few pages from Susan B. Anthony’s personal scrapbooks. (Her lifetime scrapbook tally: 33 *volumes*.) http://slate.me/15qgkNT


  8. photojojo:

    This photo.


    Women use compact mirrors in packed crowd to catch sight of the queen in London, June 1966.
    Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic


  9. todaysdocument:

    Finding the Girl in the Photograph:  Edith Lee-Payne at the March on Washington

    "Photograph of a Young Woman at the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. with a Banner, 08/28/1963”

    Rowland Scherman, photographer. From the Miscellaneous Subjects, Staff and Stringer Photographs series of the Records of the U.S. Information Agency

    On August 28, 1963, Edith Lee-Payne was celebrating her 12th birthday by attending the March on Washington with her mother. She did not notice the photographer snap her picture. It would be more than 40 years later that her sister saw the photograph in a calendar celebrating African American history.   In 2011 she shared her story of attending the march on August 28 and finding her photo in the National Archives more than 40 years later:  Prologue: Pieces of History » Finding the girl in the photograph

    The National Archives marks the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with a featured display of this iconic image from the march, a special program and film screenings of THE MARCH, James Blue’s 1964 film that documents this event.

    Were you or someone you know at the March on Washington? What’s your story from the March?


  10. This sheet is only one of many broadside ballads printed during the Civil War that targeted Confederate President Jefferson Davis for ridicule. Learn more HERE: http://slate.me/1f7nsjt