GIFs from .Gov Records

todaysdocument followers will know there’s nothing we enjoy more than breathing new life into historic government records by sharing them in animated GIF form.

Last week we were privileged to be on a panel of other SocialGov GIF practitioners for DigitalGov’s “Essentials of Animated Gifs for Public Servicesincluding fellow .Gov Tumblarians peacecorpsicontherecord, usagov/ gobiernousa, and 18fblog.

See the complete webinar below for our tips on finding free, public domain GIF sources from the National Archives catalog, plus other great advice from our colleagues on engagement, storytelling, accessibility, and open source GIF-creation tools:

via Sharing the Essentials of Animated Gifs for Public Services

RIP Neil Armstrong - First man on the Moon - On July 20, 1969, half a billion people — a sixth of the world’s population at the time — watched Neil Armstrong call an intergalactic ’shotgun‘ with the words “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”


whenever I hear the phrase ‘the eagle has landed’ or any reference about an eagle, I start to laugh my ass off because of this video. 

Texting my mom while on a date.
  • Mom:what are you two gonna do?
  • Me:Probably make out a bit, then do some cocaine.
  • Mom:where are you now?
  • Me:His dealer's place, he's a real chill guy. He said he'd give it to us half off if I sold him my body!
  • Mom:
  • Me:
  • Mom:Be home by 11.