gifnations

Imagine going on Summer Holidays with Nate and he rents a boat to travel around Europe 

ps: not my gif

Nate: What do you think?

Y/N: Omg.. I can’t believe this…

Nate: Everything for you, my love.

Y/N: I love you Nate.

Nate: I love you too. 

It’s National Canning Day!

“Can All You Can It’s a Real War Job!”

Series: World War II Posters, 1942 - 1945.  Record Group 44: Records of the Office of Government Reports, 1932 - 1947

Intimidated by home canning?  Try your hand at making an Archives GIF like this one for @gifitup2015!

Submit a GIF to GIF IT UP using source material from the @usnatarchives and you could win a $50 GIFt Card to the myArchives Online Store, courtesy of our colleagues at @archivesfoundation

All valid entries will also be showcased here on @todaysdocument!

Looking for more Archives GIF inspiration? We’ve been known to make few…

It’s National Cat Day!

“Treat'em Rough! Join The Tanks. United States Tank Corps.”

Series: World War I Posters, 1917 - 1919Record Group 4: Records of the U.S. Food Administration, 1917 - 1920

Also this week was #BlackCatDay – please do not treat your black cats roughly!

(Special thanks to National Archives Exhibits staff member Alexis Hill for the tip!)


This poster could make a great GIF for @gifitup2015! 

Submit a GIF to GIF IT UP 2015 using source material from the @usnatarchives and you could win a $50 GIFt Card to the myArchives Online Store, courtesy of our colleagues at @archivesfoundation

Looking for more #ArchivesGIF inspiration?

Boo!  Here’s hoping your Halloween is all treats and no tricks!

Postcards Regarding the Chicago Meatpacking Industry, 10/09/1907

“Letter from Acting Secretary of State Robert Bacon to U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Whitelaw Reid Discussing Postcards Regarding the Chicago Meatpacking Industry, 10/9/1907″ 
Series: Numerical Files, 8/1906 - 1910Record Group 59: General Records of the Department of State, 1763 - 2002

Love to be scared by spooky records?  Make your own creepy #ArchivesGIF like this one for @gifitup2015!

Submit a GIF to GIF IT UP using source material from the @usnatarchives and you could win a $50 GIFt Card to the myArchives Online Store, courtesy of our colleagues at @archivesfoundation

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#GIFITUP with National Archives records & win a GIFt card!

We hope you’re following the @gifitup2015 competition of public-domain GIFs sponsored by @digitalpubliclibraryofamerica and DigitalNZ.

New this year is the National Archives GIFITUP Challenge!  Enter a GIF to GIFITUP using source material from the @usnatarchives and you could win a $50 GIFt Card to the myArchives Online Store, generously provided by our colleagues at the National Archives Foundation. 

All valid entries will also be showcased here on @todaysdocument!

Looking for Archives GIF inspiration?  We’ve been known to make few…

Originally posted by todaysdocument

Special thanks to our colleagues at @archivesfoundation for their generous donation!

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An army of history nerds is turning archival material into beautiful gifs
Internet artists are turning vintage documents and paintings into gifs and the results are stunning.

Great writeup from @washingtonpost on @gifitup2015, featuring several of our colleagues, including @digitalpubliclibraryofamerica, @smithsonianlibraries, and yours truly at @todaysdocument.


Join our “Army of History Nerds!” There’s still time to enter #GIFITUP - but it ends TODAY, November 21!

Submit a GIF to GIF IT UP 2015 using source material from the @usnatarchives and you could win a $50 GIFt Card to the myArchives Online Store, courtesy of our colleagues at @archivesfoundation!

Looking for more #ArchivesGIF inspiration?

Looking for Vintage Haunted House Ideas?  

Patent Drawing for J. G. Krichbaum’s Device for Indicating Life in Buried Persons, 12/5/1882

Series: Utility Patent Drawings, 1837 - 1911Record Group 241: Records of the Patent and Trademark Office, 1836 - 1978

This patent drawing could make a great creepy GIF for @gifitup2015

Submit a GIF to GIF IT UP using source material like this patent drawing from the @usnatarchives​ and you could win a $50 GIFt Card to the myArchives Online Store, courtesy of our colleagues at @archivesfoundation

All valid entries will also be showcased here on @todaysdocument!

Looking for more #ArchivesGIF inspiration?