National Archives apologizes for blurring out anti-Trump messages in photo

National Archives apologizes for blurring out anti-Trump messages in photo

National Archives apologizes for blurring out anti-Trump messages in photo

The US National Archives apologized on Saturday after it emerged that a photo of the Girls folks's March included in signage for an exhibition on girls's suffrage had been altered to blur anti-Trump signs.

The signals referring to the private parts of the women were also altered, which also became widespread during the march, which was held shortly after Trump took office.

The National Archives said Saturday it made a mistake when it blurred images of anti-Trump signs used in an exhibit on women's suffrage.

Alterations consisted of eliminating the head of state's name from an indication that read "Trump & GOP - Hands Off Women", and also obscuring out words "vagina", the paper reported. The Post notes David Ferriero, the archivist appointed by former President Barack Obama, participated in discussions about the editing and supports the blurring of the words. But in the large 49×69-inch photo greeting visitors at the Archives' exhibition, some of the signs look different, yet the photo wasn't accompanied by any disclosure that it had been edited. This was, of course, an adequate answer, and it was nice to see that the Archives quickly recognized the error, promising to take steps.so that the error does not recur.

"In this case, the image is part of a promotional display, not an artifact", she added.

The current display has been deleted and will be replaced as soon as possible by a screen using the original and unmodified image, according to the archives.

"We made a mistake", the National Archives said on Twitter, acknowledging that it had obscured some words from protest signs seen in the image.

"Doctoring a commemorative photograph buys right into the notion that it's okay to silence women's voice and actions", Kline said in an email.

The entrance to the Washington exhibit had featured interlaced photographs of a 1913 women's suffrage march and the Women's March that took place on January 21, 2017, each visible from a different angle. "That's an attempt to erase a powerful message". The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which was ratified in 1920, prohibits the federal government and states from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex. Blown as a lot as 49in x 69in, the image "greeted online page visitors" to an exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of girls's suffrage in the U.S., the Post talked about. His name was noticeably altered in the photo and was barely legible.

"If you don't have transparency and integrity in government documents, democracy doesn't function", Karin Wulf, a professor of history at the College of William & Mary, told The Post.

Related news



[an error occurred while processing the directive]