Day 34

The first presidential library!

April 29th, 2010

Complete with pouting child in front.


  1. Uncle Alan says:

    Why is the flag at half-mast?

    • Matt Green says:

      We were wondering the same thing.

      • Jason Eppink says:

        I did a bit of research on this once upon unexpectedly coming across flags at half mast at a library. The US Flag Code has specific standards for how the flag should be used, specifying that only a president can order flags to flown at half mast. But the flag code is often ignored:

        That pervasive American flag stamp? ILLEGAL! President Bush autographing flags? ILLEGAL!

        • jerry's kid says:

          My dad was a Marine and at one point in his career helped write/update a publication of a Flag Code handbook. He used to get irritated when he saw violations – like the stamp or Olympic uniform or Bush signing a flag! He’d gripe about it, he’d gather news articles with violations remarked upon or shown and I’d kinda roll my eyes. He died last year and NOW I notice flag code violations – what a weird thing to get nostalgic about. My dad would have loved your comment.

  2. Josh says:

    I believe it is for Dorothy Height,

  3. tim says:

    you wan’t be lieve this but this thing is on my wife’s bucket list. Hmmmmm. Maybe she’ll age out of it.

  4. Adam says:

    Hmm…possibly for all those striking railroad workers who were murdered by the National Guardsmen that Hays sent after them?? (BTW: Today is the 40th anniversary of the Kent State Shootings! Happy Birthday black day in American History!)

  5. Adam says:

    Ouch. I mean HayEs!

  6. Emily says:

    This picture made me really happy as that’s my hometown but Now I’m so far away in Portland, OR! you are awesome.

  7. Dominic says:

    That flag is at half-staff, not half-mast. Masts are on ships.

  8. Deb says:

    Good Point Dominic. Argh….

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