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October 14, 2016

US National Archives gets into the historical GIF game

by John_A

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) serves as America’s historian, cataloging and preserving the nation’s most precious documents, audio and video recordings. On Thursday, NARA announced that it had launched a Giphy channel with more than 150 animations to help showcase its vast trove of video content. The administration plans to expand upon that figure with an eclectic mix of classic footage.

via GIPHY

What’s more, every GIF automatically links back to the archive’s website which includes additional information on the significance of the piece. The Bugs Bunny gif above, for example, is actually from short titled “Uncle Sam Speaks” and is actually a compilation of savings bond promotions.

Via: Giphy

Source: Digital.gov

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