Archive for the ‘Public Organizations’ Category


Women of the La Guardia Administration

January 9, 2012

Women of the La Guardia Administration.A reception honoring the women of the La Guardia municipal administration held at the Hotel Brevoort in Greenwich Village, 1937. Wagner and La Guardia Archives.



August 16, 2011

“Melba Roy heads the group of NASA mathematicians, known as “computers,” who track the Echo satellites. Roy’s computations help produce the orbital element timetables by which millions can view the satellite from Earth as it passes overhead.”  NASA. Image # : 64-H-2487. Date : 01/01/1964


July 31, 2011

Machine Room, US National Archives


Elmer Staats

July 27, 2011

Former GAO Comptroller General Elmer Staats, on the left above in 1974 inspecting construction of the Judiciary Square Metro entrance, passed away last weekend at the age of 97.


Postal Clerks, 1923

June 21, 2011

“[F]ive postal clerks testing the Gehring Mail Distributing Machine in the city post office building in Washington, D.C.” 1923. Smithsonian Institution


Dr. Frances Kelsey

June 5, 2011

“President John F. Kennedy presents the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service to Dr. Frances Kelsey in August, 1962, for her role in protecting the public health and averting catastrophic birth defects across the U.S. by refusing to approve the drug thalidomide.” US FDA History.


The Keystone…

May 24, 2011

Thank you Ben for pointing out this cool set of Fed posters.