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1950s

The National Security Agency NSA

The National Security Agency NSA

Pictured above: National Security Agency, circa 1950/NSA.

VAV!/July 26, 2014

"More times than we can count, we've made history, without history even knowing we were there." - GEN Keith Alexander - Director NSA/Chief CSS

 

For over a half a century now, the National Security Agency (NSA)  as provided timely information to U.S. decision makers and military leaders since it was established on November 4, 1952 by directive of the National Security Act of 1947.  NSA engages in the collection (to include through clandestine means), process, analyze, produce, and disseminate signals intelligence information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes to support national and departmental missions; Act as the National Manager for National Security Systems as established in law and policy, and in this capacity be responsible to the Secretary of Defense and to the Director, National Intelligence; Prescribe security regulations covering operating practices, including the transmission, handling, and distribution of signals intelligence and communications security material within and among the elements under control of the Director of the National Security Agency, and exercise the necessary supervisory control to ensure compliance with the regulations. In short, the NSA engages in global monitoring, collection, decoding, translation and analysis of information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence....while authorized to utilize clandestine measure to achieve its goals.

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 July 2014 06:23 )

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1970s

Comic-Con International

Comic-Con International

Pictured above: Comic-Con, the Comic-Con logo, and the WonderCon logo are registered trademarks of San Diego Comic Convention

VAV!/July 23, 2014/San Diego

Comic-Con Interna...

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 July 2014 06:23 )

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Arts and Crafts

Samuel F. B. Morse's First Telegram

Samuel F. B. Morse's First Telegram

Pictured above: First paper strip containing the telegraphic characters or Morse code /May 24, 1844/LOC

VAV!/July 19, 2014

On May 24, 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse dispatched the ...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 July 2014 06:17 )

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1960s

Paper Fashion Craze

Paper Fashion Craze

Pictured above:  BOAC Flight Attendant wearing a paper dress/ From You-Tube /British Pathé/Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/July 16, 2014

"Created to make you the conver...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 July 2014 15:39 )

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1940s

Katharine Houghton Hepburn

Katharine Houghton Hepburn

VAV!/May 12, 2012

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. " - Katharine Houghton Hepburn

She was an enigma, an icon, a legend and a woman who knew her mind an...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 July 2014 07:27 )

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1930s

Fisher-Price

Fisher-Price

Pictured above:  Fisher-Price logo

VAV!/July 12, 2014

Fisher-Price, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., has been making high-quality toys that enhance early childhood develo...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 July 2014 05:16 )

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Art Deco

Fanny Brice Of The The Ziegfeld Follies

Fanny Brice Of The The Ziegfeld Follies

Pictured above:  Fanny Brice

VAV!/February 29, 2012

"I breathed and ate and drank and lived theater -- in my neighborhood were all the nationalities of all of Europe. ...

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1950s

Eero Saarinen - Mid-Century Modernism

Eero Saarinen - Mid-Century Modernism

Pictured above: Eero Saarinen, architect/Korab, Balthazar, photographer/between 1937 and 1956/LOC

" The purpose of architecture is to shelter and enhance man's life on...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 June 2014 06:41 )

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1950s

Ira Gallen - A Distinguished Preservationist Of Television History

Ira Gallen -  A Distinguished Preservationist Of Television History

VAV!/June 12, 2014/Special Interview with Marsha Collock

"I'm more or less the Noah's Ark of Collecting." - Ira Gallen

Ira Gallen, archivist, curator, collector, video and te...

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 June 2014 05:29 )

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1930s

Amos Sewell

Amos Sewell

Pictured above The Saturday Evening Post . Art by Amos Sewell.

VAV!/June 12, 2014

Amos F. Sewell (1901 – 1983) was a well known and prolific illustrator, born in San Fra...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 July 2014 05:16 )

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1930s

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Pictured above:  The Hoover Dam/U.S. Department of the Interior/Bureau of Reclamation

VAV!/June 3, 2014

Hoover Dam, a National Historic Landmark, is revered as one of ...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 June 2014 03:42 )

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The November Man

Pictured above:  Pierce Brosnan as Peter Devereaux, "The November Man"/The November Man VAV!/July 31, 2014 Code named 'The November Man'; Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred. With a screenplay by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger's novel "There are No Spies" from the bestselling November Man book series, THE NOVEMBER MAN is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage.

 

The November Man

Pictured above:  Pierce Brosnan as Peter Devereaux, "The November Man"/The November Man VAV!/July 31, 2014 Code named 'The November Man'; Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred. With a screenplay by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger's novel "There are No Spies" from the bestselling November Man book series, THE NOVEMBER MAN is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage.

 

Bar Aid

  VAV!/July 27, 2014/Quite The Stir Bungalow, Gettysburg PA From the Prohibition era of the 1920s and the 1930s age of glamour at Quite The Stir Bungalow to the jazzy decade of the 1950s, sidle up to the bar and prepare to enjoy some liquid essentials...mixed drinks. ADONIS 2/3 Dry Sherry1/3 Sweet Vermouth1 dash Orange Bitters.Sitr with ice and strain into glass

 

Bar Aid

  VAV!/July 27, 2014/Quite The Stir Bungalow, Gettysburg PA From the Prohibition era of the 1920s and the 1930s age of glamour at Quite The Stir Bungalow to the jazzy decade of the 1950s, sidle up to the bar and prepare to enjoy some liquid essentials...mixed drinks. ADONIS 2/3 Dry Sherry1/3 Sweet Vermouth1 dash Orange Bitters.Sitr with ice and strain into glass

 

Bar Aid

  VAV!/July 27, 2014/Quite The Stir Bungalow, Gettysburg PA From the Prohibition era of the 1920s and the 1930s age of glamour at Quite The Stir Bungalow to the jazzy decade of the 1950s, sidle up to the bar and prepare to enjoy some liquid essentials...mixed drinks. ADONIS 2/3 Dry Sherry1/3 Sweet Vermouth1 dash Orange Bitters.Sitr with ice and strain into glass

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