Friday, June 8, 2007

Image of the Day: June 8th

One of the "core fields' that we try to get with every document or series of documents is a date. As a result most of our documents have a date or date range associated with them. Those that don't have that information when we push to the site can be annotated by you!

Given that this information on the site, I can pull an image up using today's date, June 8th, to see what happened "today in history".

So, here is the first "image of the day"...

Eisenhower Photos - 1955 - White House Press Conference

Page 1; Selected Photographs of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1943-1961

This is a "premium image" so if you are not a subscriber, you won't be able to see the image in the viewer, but the link will take you to a page with a thumbnail.

I'm probably not going to be able to do this every day, but thought it would be fun to do it occasionally. Enjoy!


Happy Dae said...

This is neat. I recall exactly where I was when this occurred. Thanks for sharing; it's a great idea.

Happy Dae.

mclement said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed this. Hopefully I can keep it up! I think it's fun to look at a snapshot of the past. I hope that occasionally I can put a little more research effort into the "image of the day" to give more historical context, but time doesn't always allow for that :)