Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘children’

International Day of Families is celebrated annually on May 15th. This year’s topic is “The impact of migration on families around the world”.

A small digital collection (66 items) in Opening History aggregation — Orange County Californio families photographs (part of Online Archive of California) focuses on families and family history. The 1890 photograph of an unknown family in San Pedro, California (below) is courtesy of this digital collection.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

On November 29, 1910, the first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system was issued to Ernest Sirrine.

The photograph below, courtesy of Historic Pittsburgh Image Collections, shows one of the early traffic lights.
Police directing children on crossing the street (1926)

Read Full Post »

Universal Children’s Day is tomorrow. The date 20 November, marks the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.
A digital item featured below, courtesy of Immigration to the United States (1789-1930) digital collection, is a Christmas fundraising letter and brochure published by Children’s Aid Association in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1929.

Children's Aid Association's Christmas fundrising letter and brochure, 1929

Children's Aid Association's Christmas fundrising letter and brochure, 1929

Read Full Post »

Boy Scouts who are decorating the graves at Arlington National Cemetery, at the grave of the Unknown Soldier, May 27, 1922

Boy Scouts who are decorating the graves at Arlington National Cemetery, at the grave of the Unknown Soldier, May 27, 1922


The photograph above, courtesy of the Library of Congress, National Photo Company Collection, illustrates two events that happened 52 years apart on June 15th.

On June 15, 1864, Arlington National Cemetery was established with 200 acres around Arlington Mansion officially set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.

Fifty-two years later, on June 15, 1916, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.

Read Full Post »