DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: July 1942: United We Stand:
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Description of Pictures: July 1942: United We Stand
March 22, 2002 – October 27, 2002
Of the original 500 magazines printed July 1942 that featured the American flag, this exhibition reunites 60 years later nearly 100 of these covers. Intended as a show of patriotism, national strength, and unity in a time of crisis, the 1942 "United We Stand" campaign was initiated by the magazine publishing industry and linked to the U.S government's war bond drive. The common symbol of the flag reminded Americans of what defined them as a nation. Magazines as diverse as the The New Yorker, Cosmopolitan, Field and Stream, Popular Mechanics, Infantry Journal, Parents, and Walt Disney's Comics participated. Most of the covers are from a private collection.
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SIAH42_020911_01.JPG: This was an exhibit called "July 1942 -- United We Stand". During that month, many of the nation's national magazines agreed to be published with covers based around the American flag. This patriotic show was there as a morale booster during the depths of World War II. The exhibit was running during a similar low time after the 9/11 attacks.
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2002 photos: Image quality isn't going to be very good for the first half of this year because these are scans of prints.
Equipment this year: I took the plunge and bought my first digital camera. It was August 2002 and I bought an Epson PhotoPC 3100Z. While a nice camera, it had some quirks and bumping it would result in it being totally out of focus until you manually shut it down -- something which blurred almost every picture I took in New York City one day.
Trips this year: Two weeks out west, one week in New York, and one week down south.
This was the year I started the photo web site. It started to come together in August 2002, mostly as a way of allowing me to keep track of the pictures I was taking. It took awhile to add some basic bells and whistles (logging didn't get added until November) but it's been pretty much like it started out since then. Archaic but working, and free!
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