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Let's Vote!

Album Description

Students create vote collages by photographing and cropping letters from local election signs and use primary sources as a backdrop.  They can print or post these on social media.  Please share collages you make from your locale to this album. 

Vote election signs election art campaign

Mrs. Coolidge votes by mail, [10/30/24]

Teaching Notes

Vote by mail.  Students explore the history of mail in voting.

  Vote    Vote by mail  

Reference note

Created / Published: [1924 October 30]
Genre: Glass negatives
Notes: -  Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve.
-  Date from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on negative or negative sleeve for LC-F8-33001.
-  Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947.
-  General information about the National Photo Company collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.npco
-  This glass negative might show streaks and other blemishes resulting from a natural deterioration in the original coatings.
-  Temp note: Batch three.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: npcc 12484 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/npcc.12484

Promote the Vote

Teaching Notes

Title: Beautify America -- register and vote

Encourage student involvement in the democratic process by looking at past “vote” campaigns (or creating new ones) by animating primary sources. What graphics/posters might still be viable today to “Promote the Vote” when animated?

Design, critical thinking, research, engagement, involvement all part of the process.

  Vote    Election  

Vote on 36 Star Flag

Teaching Notes

Library of Congress Primary Source Resource: Thirty-six star flag

Take photos of local election yard signs, crop the letters and create a promotional voter collage by adding a historic background primary source.

Vote - Elmhurst Flag Day

Teaching Notes

Library of Congress primary source resource: Elmhurst flag day

Take photos of local election yard signs, crop the letters and create a promotional voter collage by adding a historic background primary source.

Names in Omaha politics, South Omaha, Nebraska

Reference note

Contributor Names: Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer
Created / Published: 1938 Nov.
Subject Headings: -  United States--Nebraska--Omaha
-  Omaha--Nebraska
Genre: Nitrate negatives
Notes: -  Other title from Documenting America, 1935-1943 / edited by Carl Fleischhauer and Beverly W. Brannan. Berkeley: University of California Press in association with the Library of Congress, 1988, p. 109.
-  Title and other information from caption card.
-  Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.
-  More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsaowi
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: fsa 8a03804 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8a03804

Orinda, California - October 2018

Teaching Notes

Local election sign.  Compare and contrast with the past

I Voted

Teaching Notes

I Voted ballot sticker animated on primary source - Students can encourage voting with multimedia montages that dip into history.