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First Issue of “Mad Magazine”, 10/1952

Happy birthday, Harvey Kurtzman and Mad Magazine! In October 1952, the very first issue of a new comic called “Mad” was issued, written almost entirely by Kurtzman. It soon came under Senate investigation (thus entering the records of the National Archives), which led to the comic book being transformed into the magazine still going strong today. One of these early issues of Mad is on display in the Archives’ permanent exhibit, The Public Vaults, in Washington, DC.

(via National Archives Foundation on Facebook)

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First Issue of “Mad Magazine”, 10/1952

Happy birthday, Harvey Kurtzman and Mad Magazine! In October 1952, the very first issue of a new comic called “Mad” was issued, written almost entirely by Kurtzman. It soon came under Senate investigation (thus entering the records of the National Archives), which led to the comic book being transformed into the magazine still going strong today. 

One of these early issues of Mad is on display in the Archives’ permanent exhibit, The Public Vaults, in Washington, DC.

(via National Archives Foundation on Facebook)

2 years ago
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Footage of the Liberation of Paris on August 25, 1944, showing Allied forces entering the city greeted by jubliant crowds, from the “Combat Bulletin” Program Series.

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September 9 - California Statehood Day

On September 9, 1850, California was admitted as a free state as part of the Compromise of 1850, becoming the 31st state.

These photographs are from the EPA’s DOCUMERICA Program to document subjects of environmental concern in America during the 1970s.

One day, you will be my home, California. And you will like it. And we will frolic in the Redwoods and fight crime against litter together. My first love, my last love; if i could run away with you, I would.  

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R.I.P. Elvis Presley
This photograph of Richard Nixon shaking hands with Elvis Presley in the Oval Office was taken on December 21, 1970.  Elvis died on August 16, 1977.  

i love you elvis. wish i could have lived in your era 

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R.I.P. Elvis Presley

This photograph of Richard Nixon shaking hands with Elvis Presley in the Oval Office was taken on December 21, 1970.  Elvis died on August 16, 1977.  

i love you elvis. wish i could have lived in your era 

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