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KidCitizen Contest

232. GENERAL VIEW OF STATUE LOOKING NORTHWEST - Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, Manhattan, New York County, NY

Teaching Notes

What symbols best represent the United States?

Reference note

Contributor Names: Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Eiffel, Gustav
Bartholdi, Frederic Auguste
Hunt, Richard Morris
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Lowe, Jet, photographer
DePalo, Frank, photographer
Buerglener, Robert, historian
Jandoli, Liz, transmitter
Lockett, Dana, project manager
Christianson, Justine, transmitter
Lockett, Dana, project manager
Christianson, Justine, transmitter
Burns and Roe Engineers, field team
Tereso, John, project manager
Wheaton, Ann, delineator
Strong, Craig, delineator
Akboy, Serra, field team
Bruns, Susan, field team
Pierce, Ryan, field team
Loudon, Elizabeth I, field team
Hill, Glenn E, field team
White, John P, field team
Snowden, Chris, field team
Hughes, Karen, field team
Patel, Ananta, field team
Stewart, Scott, field team
Hanlon, Stephanie, field team
Edwards, Cory, field team
Texas Tech University, contractor
Created / Published: Documentation compiled after 1968
Subject Headings: -  national parks & reserves
-  visitors' centers
-  galleries & museums
-  public sculpture
-  immigrants
-  New York -- New York County
Notes: -  Significance: Donated by citizens of France to celebrate Franco-American friendship, the Statue of Liberty is significant for its physical and symbolic characteristics. Richard Morris Hunt prepared the plans for the 89 foot high pedestal; French engineer Alexandre Gustav Eiffel designed the iron framework which supports the copper sheathing. Many consider this frame noteworthy in itself, because of its ability to support an irregularly-shaped structure subject to high winds. Symbolically, the Statue of Liberty reflects the political ideals of the late nineteenth century. It commemorates America's founding principles of liberty, freedom, and opportunity in America for all. More than sixteen million immigrants passed by the Statue of Liberty on the way to the Ellis Island Immigration Station.
-  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1456
-  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1514
-  Survey number: HAER NY-138
-  Building/structure dates: 1886 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: 1972 Subsequent Work
-  Building/structure dates: 1984-1986 Subsequent Work
-  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000058
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Children going home from school, Chillicothe, Ohio

Teaching Notes

Inquiry Question: How do you decide what to take home with you from school? 

Reference note

Contributor Names: Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985, photographer
Created / Published: 1940 Feb.
Subject Headings: -  United States--Ohio--Chillicothe
Genre: Nitrate negatives
Notes: -  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 8a13026 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8a13026

Auto polo

Teaching Notes

Inquiry Question: How have forms of entertainment shaped the development of America, for example, sports?

IQ for younger learners: How do activities in your own community shape who you are?

Reference note

Summary: Photo shows a staged scene from a real sport called auto polo, at Hilltop Park, New York.
Contributor Names: Bain News Service, publisher
Created / Published: [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]
Genre: Glass negatives
Notes: -  Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
-  Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
-  General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain
-  Additional information about this photograph might be available through the Flickr Commons project at http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2477625961 External
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: ggbain 11113 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.11113

Health in a U.S. city - a serum and vaccine farm. Children await inoculation

Teaching Notes

 

Why are these children receiving the inoculation? (shot)

How is this an example of good citizenship? 

  Pre K - 2    3 - 5    KidCitizen Contest      Inoculations

Reference note

Summary: Photograph shows school children waiting in line for immunization shots at a child health station in New York City, N.Y.
Contributor Names: United States. Office of War Information.
Created / Published: [1944?]
Subject Headings: -  School children--New York (State)--New York--1940-1950
-  Vaccinations--New York (State)--New York--1940-1950
-  Injections--New York (State)--New York--1940-1950
Notes: -  Title from item.
-  Portrait of America, series no. 99.
-  Forms part of: Portrait of America Collection.
-  Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1995, p. 304.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id: cph 3c10440 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c10440

Reciting "I pledge allegiance," etc., public school. Norfolk, Virginia

Teaching Notes

Why and how is this an example of good citizenship?

What words would you use to describe how the children might be feeling?

How would a photo of your classroom look? How would it be the same as this? How would it be different?

Reference note

Creator(s): Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1941 Mar.
Call Number: LC-USF34- 062482-D [P&P] LOT 1448 (corresponding photographic print)
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Notes: 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 Temp. note: usf34batch7 Film copy on SIS roll 9, frame 1855.
Subjects: United States--Virginia--Norfolk.

Save scrap for victory! Save metals, save paper, save rubber, save rags.

Teaching Notes

Inquiry Question: What can you do today to help your country and fellow citizens?

Reference note

Summary: Poster for the Philadelphia Salvage Committee encouraging scrap drives to aid the war effort.
Contributor Names: Federal Art Project, sponsor
Created / Published: [Pennsylvania] : Penna Art WPA, [between 1941 and 1943]
Subject Headings: -  World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects
-  Scrap drives--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--1940-1950
-  Salvage--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--1940-1950
Notes: -  Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress).
-  Approved and released by the Philadelphia Council of Defense.
-  Philadelphia Salvage Committee.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id: cph 3f05676 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3f05676

[Mail carrier, Puerto Rico]

Teaching Notes

Inquiry Question: How did the creation of the United States Postal Service connect communities near and far away?

Mail carrier, Puerto Rico. [Between and 1923] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, .

Reference note

Summary: Man on horse with box labeled "correo" outside wooden U.S. Post Office building.
Created / Published: [between ca. 1890 and 1923]
Subject Headings: -  Letter carriers--Puerto Rico--1890-1930
Notes: -  Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection.
Digital Id: cph 3c01302 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c01302

Women: There's work to be done and a war to be won ... Now! See your U.S. Employment Service / / Vernon Grant for OWI.

Teaching Notes

Inquiry Question:  How did women help their families and country during World War II?

Inquiry Question: What types of jobs did women do during World War II to help support their families and country?

Reference note

Summary: Cartoon showing women constructing the word "Women" and working on a jeep.
Contributor Names: Grant, Vernon, 1902-, artist
United States. War Manpower Commission, funder/sponsor
United States. Office of War Information, funder/sponsor
Created / Published: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944.
Subject Headings: -  Women--Employment--United States--1940-1950
-  War work--United States--1940-1950
-  World War, 1939-1945--Women--United States
-  World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects--United States
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id: cph 3g05604 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g05604

Learning

Teaching Notes

How do you learn?  What learning is happening in this photograph?  What questions would you ask the photographer?

Reference note

Contributor Names: Frissell, Toni, 1907-1988, photographer
Created / Published: 1945.
Subject Headings: -  Frissell, Toni,--1907-1988
-  Children--Europe--1940-1950
-  Photographers--Europe--1940-1950
-  World War, 1939-1945--Communications
Genre: Film negatives--1940-1950
Notes: -  Title devised by Library staff.
-  Forms part of: Toni Frissell collection (Library of Congress).
-  Exhibited as a digital copy in: "Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America's Library" at the Annenberg Space for Photography, 2018; Photographers section.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: ppmsca 19005 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.19005
ds 07093 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ds.07093

Votes for women

Teaching Notes

Why is it important to let all citizens vote?

Reference note

Summary: Postcard showing girl holding up finger to boy and poem: For the work of a day, for the taxes we pay, for the laws we obey, we want something to say.
Created / Published: c1913.
Subject Headings: -  Girls--1910-1920
-  Boys--1910-1920
-  Women's suffrage--United States--1910-1920
Genre: Postcards--1910-1920
Photomechanical prints--Color--1910-1920
Notes: -  No. 6342.
-  Title from item.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: ds 13244 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ds.13244
cph 3b41501 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b41501

Milking cow on Capitol grounds, [Washington, D.C.]

Teaching Notes

Inquiry Question: How does Congress affect our daily life at school?

Citation: Milking cow on Capitol grounds, Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States Washington D.C. Washington D.C, None. [Between 1909 and 1940] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016823175/.

Reference note

Created / Published: [between 1909 and 1940]
Subject Headings: -  United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
Genre: Safety film negatives
Notes: -  Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve.
-  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 negative might show streaks and other blemishes resulting from a natural deterioration in the original coatings.
-  Temp. note: Batch six.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: npcc 28287 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/npcc.28287

A Kodak creates a sensation

Teaching Notes

Why might it be important to document history and what techniques would you use?

Reference note

Summary: Frances Benjamin Johnston with group of children looking at her camera.
Created / Published: [between 1890 and 1900]
Subject Headings: -  Johnston, Frances Benjamin,--1864-1952
-  Children--1890-1900
-  Photographers--1890-1900
-  Cameras--1890-1900
Notes: -  Title from back of photograph.
-  Forms part of: Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress).
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id: ppmsc 04837 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.04837
cph 3c20447 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c20447

Game and Rules.jpg

Teaching Notes

Do we need rules?

Beach Rules.jpg

Teaching Notes

Do we need rules?

liberty bell.jpg

Teaching Notes

What symbols best represent the United States?

Betsey [sic] Ross

Teaching Notes

What symbols best represent the United States

Reference note

Summary: Betsy Ross sewing flag.
Created / Published: c1908.
Subject Headings: -  Ross, Betsy,--1752-1836
-  Flags--American--1770-1780
Notes: -  From painting by G. Liebscher.
-  Copyright by F.A. Schneider.
Digital Id: cph 3g02998 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g02998
cph 3a00824 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a00824

Keep him free--Buy War Savings Stamps issued by the United States Treasury Dept. / Charles Livingston Bull ; Ketterlinus, Phila.

Teaching Notes

What symbols best represent the United States?

Reference note

Summary: Poster showing a monumental eagle on a mountaintop as planes fly below.
Contributor Names: Bull, Charles Livingston, 1874-1932, artist
United States. Committee on Public Information. Division of Pictorial Publicity.
Created / Published: [1917]
Subject Headings: -  World War, 1914-1918--Economic & industrial aspects--United States
-  War bonds & funds--1910-1920
-  Eagles--1910-1920
Notes: -  W.S.S. War Savings Stamps issued by the United States government.
-  Committee on Public Information, Division of Pictorial Publicity.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id: cph 3b52634 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b52634
cph 3a21156 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a21156