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surfer girls, 1964

surfer girls, 1964

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"Good Morning Director Fury,
I regret to inform you that I’m handing in my resignation. I know you brought me on to Project T.A.H.I.T.I. because you trusted my judgment, and it’s that judgment that’s telling me I can no longer, in my good conscious, let the testing continue.  I understand you started the program to potentially save a mortally wounded Avenger, but the side effects are too extreme. We had initial success with the regenerative properties of the guest-host tissue, but after the initial physical recovery, the subject began to deteriorate mentally, displaying hypergraphia, aphasia, catatonia, or just complete psychosis. We don’t know if it was the biology at play or simply the awareness of what was done, but the only course of action that showed any promise of stemming these side effects was memory replacement – erasing completely the awareness of what they’d been through. And even those results were very inconsistent. To be clear, I’m recommending the termination of Project T.A.H.I.T.I. under no circumstances should these procedures or drugs be administered to anyone ever. The cost is far too great. 
Thank you, sir.”

"Good Morning Director Fury,

I regret to inform you that I’m handing in my resignation. I know you brought me on to Project T.A.H.I.T.I. because you trusted my judgment, and it’s that judgment that’s telling me I can no longer, in my good conscious, let the testing continue.  I understand you started the program to potentially save a mortally wounded Avenger, but the side effects are too extreme. We had initial success with the regenerative properties of the guest-host tissue, but after the initial physical recovery, the subject began to deteriorate mentally, displaying hypergraphia, aphasia, catatonia, or just complete psychosis. We don’t know if it was the biology at play or simply the awareness of what was done, but the only course of action that showed any promise of stemming these side effects was memory replacement – erasing completely the awareness of what they’d been through. And even those results were very inconsistent. To be clear, I’m recommending the termination of Project T.A.H.I.T.I. under no circumstances should these procedures or drugs be administered to anyone ever. The cost is far too great. 

Thank you, sir.”

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Clara Bow in Wings, 1927

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1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)

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"IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER"

Memorandum from Speechwriter William Safire to President Nixon , 07/18/1969

Unbeknownst to the American people, one President Nixon’s speechwriters, William Safire, was asked to write a statement that the President would make to the American people in the event of a disaster and the Apollo 11 astronauts were stranded on the Moon. Though never delivered, it remains an eloquent tribute to the bravery and pioneering spirit of the astronauts. When the astronauts of Apollo 11 returned safely to earth, their mission was hailed around the world as an achievement of epic proportions, and this statement was quietly tucked away into the record.

via “American Originals” Treasures from the National Archives