Happy Birthday, Mother Teresa.
Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910. This photograph was taken on June 20, 1985, as the Reagans present her with the Medal of Freedom at a White House Ceremony.
July 21 - Ernest Hemingway 1923 Passport Photograph
Born Ernest Miller Hemingway in Oak Park, Illinois, on July 21, 1899, Ernest Hemingway is regarded as one of the 20th century’s most influential writers. Hemingway used this 1923 passport for his return to Europe, where he initially worked as a correspondent for the Toronto Star.
This photo is from the Hemingway collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, which contains 90 percent of existing Hemingway manuscripts as well as family scrapbooks, 10,000 photographs, and several thousand letters, making it the world’s principal center for research on Hemingway’s life and work.
With today’s signing of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, every man, woman, and child with a disability can now pass through once closed doors into a bright new era of equality, independence, and freedom.
-President George H. W. Bush
On July 26, 1990, President George Bush signed The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A crowd of people spread across the South Lawn of the White House to watch the ADA become the first comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities.
In addition to prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, the ADA provides support for public services, public accommodations, and adaptations in telecommunications. The Act sparked a revolution, galvanizing countries like Sweden, Japan, and the Soviet Union into announcing their own civil rights acts for people with disabilities.
Photo of President Bush signing the American Disabilities Act of 1990 on the South Lawn of the White House. On the direct left is Even Kemp of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, directly to the right is Justin Dart of the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.
“President Lyndon B. Johnson listens to tape sent by Captain Charles Robb from Vietnam, 07/31/1968”, Jack E. Kightlinger, Photographer
In this White House photo taken by Jack Kightlinger on July 31, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson listens to a tape recording from his son-in-law Capt. Charles Robb, who was a Marine Corps company commander in Vietnam.
August 1, 1947 and August 1, 1974 — midmorning smog in Pittsburgh as seen from the Liberty Tunnel.
Anyone in Pittsburgh able to capture a photo this morning?
The recently completed Metropol Parasol in Seville has taken the crown as the world’s largest wooden structure. Designed by J. Mayer H. Architects.
via HUH. Magazine
This photoset is from the Gemini X Mission which took place from July 18-21, 1966. In our catalog, you can view 347 images from this mission.
The photos above were taken on July 19, 1966 and include images of Africa, Florida, Hurricane Celia, the inside of Gemini X, and clouds.
Stormtrooper Paul French is on a journey of over 4,000 kilometer from Perth to Sydney, walking 35-40 kilometers a day, 5 days a week, in full Stormtrooper costume until he reaches Sydney. French is walking to raise money for the Starlight Foundation – an organization that aims to brighten the lives of ill and hospitalized children in Australia.