Tag: crowdsourcing

JFKWHP-KN-C21483. White House Chefs and Kitchen Staff, 3 May 1962
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Adventures in Crowdsourcing

  by Lindsay Closterman and Nicola Mantzaris, Metadata Catalogers, White House Photographs The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library is now on Flickr! We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new National Archives Flickr page, a crowdsourcing pilot project featuring images from the White House Photographs collection at the Kennedy Library. As metadata catalogers, we…

Hemingway pictogram, pg. 2

Hemingway Pictogram Puzzle Solved!

  by Jessica Green, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) The Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is extremely grateful for all of the hard work our Hemingway aficionados put into deciphering this pictogram puzzle. Special thanks go out to Noah Kim and Ellen Knodt for their correct ordering…

Hemingway pictogram, pg. 1

Hemingway Pictogram Puzzle

  by Jessica Green, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) The document pictured below is from the Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. We think it may be a rebus or another type of pictogram that uses pictures to represent words, parts of words, or phrases. Can you help us solve…

[JFKWHP-ST-C103-4-62-2]

Mardi Gras Comes to the White House

On March 2, 1962 — exactly 50 years ago today — the Mardi Gras Royal Court and guests met with President Kennedy at the White House and gathered in the Rose Garden for the following photograph. Standing in front of the group (holding a Smokey Bear doll) is the United States National Forestry Queen. We…

White House Easter Egg Roll, April 3, 1961

Historical Knowledge Advances!

  by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist We have some answers regarding regarding the pictures we posted a couple of weeks ago. Football Hall of Fame Dinner in New York City December 5, 1961, Room 805, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City.  White House Army Signal Agency staff members Jack Rubley and John J. Cochran are…

Tazewell Shepard, Chester Clifton, General Douglas MacArthur

What do we Have Here?

  by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist In case you missed the announcement, the Kennedy Library is busily working to digitize its holdings.  We’ve made a lot of headway with our photographs, but an interesting by-product of this effort are those moments when we look at a photo, sit back in our chairs, and say “who…