Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Long May She Wave

Today is Flag Day in the United States.  Someplace around here in my vast collection of photos I have pictures of Betsy Ross's home in Philadelphia.  I visited there in 1967 when I attended my sorority's national convention.  I also have pictures from Fort McHenry in Baltimore from my visit in 1995 during the Government Finance Officers annual meeting.  Someplace.  So, I decided to post pictures that I have on my computer of the flag.  

The Library of Congress
The White House
Blair House
Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Rockefeller Center, New York City

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  1. Don't think we have a flag day Denise, at least I have never heard of it. Sounds like you need to scan more pix onto your computer.

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    1. Who has the time to scan? I just came in from working in the garden.

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    2. I assume even you, enthusiast that you are, don't work 24 hours at it nor even in the dark.

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    3. Books to read, movies to watch, house to clean... The list goes on...

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  2. Happy flag day, ours is out every day.

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  3. Happy flag day - I don't think they have anything like that here in the UK. Love all your pictures, I take pictures of the Australian flag whenever I see it in a foreign country.

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  4. I love this collection of photos, especially the one of the White House. Happy Flag Day!

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  5. Cool, cool video! But what I want to know is how in the world the Library of Congress has room to keep adding more books???

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    1. My trip there was incredible. There is so much 'stuff'. My own library regularly removes books from the shelf and places them in the used book store. Fortunately, Michigan has an eLibrary that allows you to borrow from any library in the state that has the book you want to read. Have no idea what the national library does with all of theirs.

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    2. Here's a couple interesting things I found after I read your post:

      Does the Library have a copy of every book published in the United States? No, but it does have millions of books and printed materials, maps, manuscripts, photographs, films, audio and video recordings, prints and drawings, and other special collections. Get more detailed statistics.

      How does the Library acquire its holdings? The Library receives new materials through exchange with libraries in this country and abroad, gifts, materials received from local, state and federal agencies as well as foreign governments, purchase, and copyright deposits. Thousands of items are added to the collections of the Library each working day. Selection officers review materials and decide which should be kept and added to the permanent collections. Copyright deposits make up the core of the collections, particularly those in the map, music, motion picture, and prints and photographs divisions.

      Couldn't find out what they did with old books, but found this article on surplus books: https://www.loc.gov/acq/surplus.html

      Calen~ (https://promptlings.wordpress.com/) (My connection dropped out in the middle of trying to post this. You may get a duplicate.)

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  6. I've heard of flag day but we don't do much on this end. I think it's a nice tribute even though I don't like our flag

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