Mr. John Gothel (USAF Retired) adds his signature to the side of a US Air Force (USAF) EC-130E Command Solo aircraft Number 63-7828 from the 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW), Pennsylvania Air National Guard (ANG) on the flight line at Middletown, Pennsylvania (PA). The Command Solo aircraft is being decommissioned after having acquired the highest number of flying hours in the fleet and will surpass 28,000 flying hours on its final flight. The 193rd SOW will transition to the new EC-130J Command Solo II aircraft, 06/02/2003
Item from Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. (1994 -)
The National Archives’ exhibition “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” is now open! Be sure to check out this wonderful collection of records and artifacts that have contributed to the American narrative.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/DEHH

Mr. John Gothel (USAF Retired) adds his signature to the side of a US Air Force (USAF) EC-130E Command Solo aircraft Number 63-7828 from the 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW), Pennsylvania Air National Guard (ANG) on the flight line at Middletown, Pennsylvania (PA). The Command Solo aircraft is being decommissioned after having acquired the highest number of flying hours in the fleet and will surpass 28,000 flying hours on its final flight. The 193rd SOW will transition to the new EC-130J Command Solo II aircraft, 06/02/2003

Item from Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. (1994 -)

The National Archives’ exhibition “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” is now open! Be sure to check out this wonderful collection of records and artifacts that have contributed to the American narrative.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/DEHH

President Nixon signing Executive Order 11491, with labor leaders, 10/29/1969
Item from White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration). (01/20/1969 - 12/1974)
Power of the Pen. In this photograph, President Richard Nixon signs Executive Order 11491, allowing federal employees to join or refrain from joining labor unions without penalty.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/jAGw 

President Nixon signing Executive Order 11491, with labor leaders, 10/29/1969

Item from White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration). (01/20/1969 - 12/1974)

Power of the Pen. In this photograph, President Richard Nixon signs Executive Order 11491, allowing federal employees to join or refrain from joining labor unions without penalty.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/jAGw 

Treaty of Peace and Amity Between the United States and Great Britain, 12/24/1814 

Item from General Records of the United States Government. (03/04/1789 -)

Seal of approval. The signatures and seals of American delegates and British commissioners note the end to the War of 1812, fought between the two countries.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/j7nR 

The signing of the Treaty of Ghent with Great Britain, December 24, 1814. Copy from painting by A. Forestier., ca. 1900 - 1982 
Item from Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964)
The Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain. British representative and Admiral of the Fleet James Gambier is seen shaking hands with John Quincy Adams, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/j7nC 

The signing of the Treaty of Ghent with Great Britain, December 24, 1814. Copy from painting by A. Forestier., ca. 1900 - 1982 

Item from Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964)

The Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain. British representative and Admiral of the Fleet James Gambier is seen shaking hands with John Quincy Adams, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/j7nC 

John Adams Letter to President James Madison March 23, 1818, 03/23/1813

Item from John F. Kennedy Personal Papers. (1917 - 1963)

John Adams wrote to President James Madison recommending that Richard Cutts be appointed to a government office despite his familial relation to Madison. Other members of the government discouraged Madison from appointing Cutts because they did not want a government based on blood lines. Adams points out that Cutts is a very qualified candidate, and to deny him a position would be doing a disservice to the American people.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/DPu9

First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson Planting a Tree During the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Tidal Basin, Washington, DC, 04/06/1965
Item from White House Photo Office Collection. (1963 - 1969)
Lady Bird Johnson is a first lady known for her iconic name and her numerous contributions to the White House, during her husband’s time in office. The unique name is said to have been given to Mrs. Johnson by her caretaker as a child, because she was as pretty as a Lady Bird. To learn more about Lady Bird Johnson and other first ladies, visit http://go.usa.gov/jNse. 
Source: http://go.usa.gov/jN7W

First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson Planting a Tree During the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Tidal Basin, Washington, DC, 04/06/1965

Item from White House Photo Office Collection. (1963 - 1969)

Lady Bird Johnson is a first lady known for her iconic name and her numerous contributions to the White House, during her husband’s time in office. The unique name is said to have been given to Mrs. Johnson by her caretaker as a child, because she was as pretty as a Lady Bird. To learn more about Lady Bird Johnson and other first ladies, visit http://go.usa.gov/jNse

Source: http://go.usa.gov/jN7W

Comedian Bill Engvall, (right), a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, signs an autograph for U.S. Navy Deck SEAMAN Pamela Burns, (left), during his visit aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Oct. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Benjamin Brossard) (Released), 10/16/2006
Item from Office of the Secretary of Defense. (1994 -)
Happy April Fool’s Day! Be sure not to miss the National Archives’ new exhibition “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures,” open through January 5, 2015.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/Dy6Q

Comedian Bill Engvall, (right), a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, signs an autograph for U.S. Navy Deck SEAMAN Pamela Burns, (left), during his visit aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Oct. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Benjamin Brossard) (Released), 10/16/2006

Item from Office of the Secretary of Defense. (1994 -)

Happy April Fool’s Day! Be sure not to miss the National Archives’ new exhibition “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures,” open through January 5, 2015.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/Dy6Q

Time Card for Albert Einstein, 07/01/1943 - 06/30/1944
Item from Records of the U.S. Civil Service Commission. (1883 - 01/01/1979)
Look at all the marks made by Albert Einstein on his time card. He used it to record his work schedule as he consulted for the U.S. government during WWII.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/jGHV 

Time Card for Albert Einstein, 07/01/1943 - 06/30/1944

Item from Records of the U.S. Civil Service Commission. (1883 - 01/01/1979)

Look at all the marks made by Albert Einstein on his time card. He used it to record his work schedule as he consulted for the U.S. government during WWII.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/jGHV 

Letter from Benjamin Franklin to Vice President John Adams transmitting a petition from the Society for the Abolition of Slavery and an address of the people called Quakers on the subject of the abolition of the slave trade, 02/1790 
Item from Records of the U.S. Senate. (03/04/1789 -)
Here is a letter from Franklin to President Adams. Notice Benjamin Franklin’s closure: “Your Excellency, most obedient and humble servant…” 
Source: http://go.usa.gov/j8ZW

Letter from Benjamin Franklin to Vice President John Adams transmitting a petition from the Society for the Abolition of Slavery and an address of the people called Quakers on the subject of the abolition of the slave trade, 02/1790 

Item from Records of the U.S. Senate. (03/04/1789 -)

Here is a letter from Franklin to President Adams. Notice Benjamin Franklin’s closure: “Your Excellency, most obedient and humble servant…” 

Source: http://go.usa.gov/j8ZW

San Francisco’s cable cars climbing the Powell Street hill, ca. 1945 
Item from Records of the Office of War Information. (12/17/1942 - 09/15/1945)
The cable car is a signature icon found on the streets of the Californian city of San Francisco. This new iron technology took the U.S. by storm and was soon implemented across the country. 
Source: http://go.usa.gov/j8GV

San Francisco’s cable cars climbing the Powell Street hill, ca. 1945 

Item from Records of the Office of War Information. (12/17/1942 - 09/15/1945)

The cable car is a signature icon found on the streets of the Californian city of San Francisco. This new iron technology took the U.S. by storm and was soon implemented across the country. 

Source: http://go.usa.gov/j8GV