Preservation, Education, and Commemoration of Naval History
SEASONED COFFEE MUGS
You might not now it, but the practice of leaving your coffee mug unwashed, or “seasoned,” is a common practice in the military. Read more about it and my own personal experiences with it at the Naval Historical Foundation blog HERE.
Show us your “Mug” shots! #NHFmugshots
(Original photo from All Hands Magazine, August 1949)
Yesterday, NHF staff members traveled to Norfolk to talk about some details regarding a partnership with the Hampton Roads Naval Museum for their annual BRICK BY BRICK: LEGO SHIPBUILDING PROGRAM. That’s right. LEGO. SHIPS. 2014. We will be partnering with HRNM to make this event another success.
February 8, 2014. Mark your calendars now. We will be posting about this event frequently!
The Naval Historical Foundation is hosting its much-anticipated book sale at the Navy Museum Store (inside National Museum of the US Navy) today and tomorrow from 9 am to 2:30 pm today (20 NOV) and tomorrow (21 NOV). If you have a soft spot for naval history and you live in the DC area, come on down and check out some amazing deals. Everything is from $1 -$10. And let’s be honest, a cheap chicken sandwich from a fast food joint will not give you the supreme knowledge and pleasure these books can at the same price. Every topic of naval history is there – you just have to find it amongst the boxes. Get ‘em while they’re hot! There will also be surplus images from the Navy Photo Collection for sale as well. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
For more information, please contact Frank Arre at (202)678-4333 ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We will be posting images on our Facebook Page.
Is is possible to get a bigger version of the South Dakota's "battleship X" illustrated sheet? The version you guys uploaded is far too small, and it seems extremely interesting.
The image is from the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. The photo was found on a separate (but related) defunct LOC site called “From the Home Front and the Front Lines.” The file originates from the William L. Thomas Collection. You can see his full LOC description HERE. As far as I know, this is the only size image of it. You might be able to contact the USS South Dakota website or the LOC/local historical society to see about an original copy or scan.
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