On Saturday, November 5, 2016, the Chinese Historical Society Museum reopens and presents a landmark exhibition: Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion. Forbidden Citizens Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress – A Legislative History On Saturday, November 5, the oldest museum dedicated to the Chinese American experience re-opens after a summer of renovation with the most … Read more
Ella Fitzgerald – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
“The Money Game” by Scott Moore Scott Moore, a watercolor and oil painter in Laguna Beach, CA, used the economic crisis as inspiration for a recent work, The Money Game. He painted it on a large scale because it’s a “big problem.” A bloated AIG piggy bank, a car and other vintage toys standing for … Read more
From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Speaker’s Lobby In the House chamber, the door to the Speaker’s left and another to the Speaker’s right provide access to the Speaker’s Lobby. After the House moved to the new south wing of the Capitol in 1857, the Speaker’s Office occupied space behind the … Read more
From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Mace Symbolism in the House Chamber The mace is the symbol of authority of the House of Representatives. The mace is 46 inches high and consists of 13 thin ebony rods representing the original 13 states of the union. The rods … Read more
Beniamino Gigli (March 20, 1890 – November 30, 1957) – Wikipedia . . . . . . . . .
“The seven stages of the office seeker,” by Edward Williams Clay (artist) and John Childs (lithographer). Image and text from the Library of Congress: A satire on patronage and corruption in New York State politics, based on the medieval theme, perpetuated in American folk art, of the “life and ages of man.” Here the seven … Read more
One Hundred and Eight – Interactive Installation, by Nils Voelker ht Gail Boykewich
This is a WWII poster from the Northwestern University archives. Apprentice seaman training More United States Merchant Marine Academy US Coast Guard Academy . . . . . . . . .
This is a WWII poster from the Northwestern University archives. This war will be over some day – don’t get caught with your pants down. Buy G.I. bonds. $7.50 . . . . . . . . .