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Has any other pair of awkward, earnest young men ever photographed so charmingly?
Civil War- Powder Boy James V. Johnston 1864
Description: This uniform was presented to James V. “Jimmie” Johnston by the crew of the U.S. gunboat Forest Rose, for gallantry in action during the Civil War. He had accompanied his mother to visit his father, Captain John V. Johnston, aboard the gunboat in peaceful waters on the Mississippi. As the vessel approached Waterproof, Louisiana, in February 1864 it came under attack by a Confederate force.
When the gunboat’s regular powder monkey, who carried powder to the gunners, was killed early in the battle, young Jimmie took his place until the Confederates were repelled. The crew presented this uniform to the six-and-a-half-year-old boy they called “Admiral Johnston” for his bravery. Johnston proudly wore the outfit—with a stag-horn knife tucked into his waist—for a photograph.
Berenplaat (David Haneke, 2001)
water purification plant, Spijkenisse, Wim Quist, 1959-65.
6am Morning reveille at our RAGBRAI camp. The bugler is Alicia Rau from New York. She also serenaded us with … wait for it … “Back in the Saddle Again.” (As you can see, Rau is a favorite photo-op in camp)
On July 20, 1969, with 600 million people watching on TV, an American crew landed on the Moon—the first people ever to walk on another world. The Apollo 11 mission had three crew members: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, who piloted the craft that would return them to Earth, while the others became the first two men ever to walk its surface.
Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin make the first moonwalk, on July 20, 1969.
In these clips they can been seen planting the U.S. Flag on the lunar surface and experimenting with various types of movement in the Moon’s lower gravity, including loping strides and kangaroo hops.
From the series: Headquarters’ Films Relating to Aeronautics, 1962 - 1981. Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006