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THE ROSS SISTERS-1944 (Amazing 3 Ladies)

This was in 1944

Once they  finish singing…OMG   !!!!!

The one picking up the apple  towards the end makes me hurt just  to  watch.

During the first 50 seconds, they are just  singing, but next, what they do next, is amazing…              watch, click on link below:

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The year was 1955

Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents  just to mail a letter?

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If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire 
outside help at the store.
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When I first started driving, who would  have thought gas would  someday
cost 25 cents a gallon? Guess we’d be better off leaving
 the car in the garage.
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Did you see where some baseball  player just signed a contract for  $50,000
a year just to play ball?
  It wouldn’t surprise me if someday they’ll
be making more than the President.
        

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I never thought I’d see the day  all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They’re even making electric typewriters now.
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It’s too bad things are so tough  nowadays.
I see where a few married women are having
to  work to make ends meet.

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It won’t be long before young  couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so  they can both work.                                                                                     
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I’m afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.
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Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the Government  takes half our income in taxes. I  sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government.
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The fast food restaurant is  convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they  will ever catch on.
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There is no sense going on short trips any more for a weekend. It  costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay   in a hotel.
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No one can afford to be sick anymore. At $15.00 a day in  the hospital, it’s too rich for  my blood.
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If they think I’ll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.
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The”Benson Ford” ship

The “Benson Ford” originally transported iron and coal for the Ford Motor Company!
 The ship was decommissioned in 1981 after nearly 50 years of service.

 After being decommissioned it was left to rust for four years before the front part of the ship was removed and perched on top of the 18-foot cliff above Lake Erie, to serve as a vacation home.

 Looking across the bow, it seems that the boat is actually steaming – full speed ahead!
 
The ship still contains the beautiful wood-paneled state rooms, dining room and lounge designed by Henry Ford.

 The boat was used by Henry Ford to travel across the Great Lakes. Thomas Edison was a frequent guest on this beautiful ship.
 The present four-deck ship-house is 7,000 sq. ft. and includes walnut-paneled staterooms, a dining room with galley, and passenger lounge designed by Henry Ford for his personal use while on board.

The ship-house was originally owned by Frank J. Sullivan, but after failing to turn it into a hotel in 1992, Sullivan auctioned the building to father and son Jerry and Bryan Kaspar, who still enjoy relaxing there while taking time off from work. It has been modernized with a garage, a game room, a bar, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and four bathrooms. The 90-year-old cargo ship is beautiful, as she sits overlooking her former waterways.

Visitors must be okay with heights if they take a tour onto the bow of the boat and see the water so far below.
 
This ship-home has maintained the historic and beautiful interior, which is updated with modern amenities.

Bryan Kaspar says: “Everyone who sees our home from the outside, wants to look inside.
I think everyone who sees it is amazed at the gorgeous woodwork throughout our beautiful ship-home.”

This impressive getaway includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a captain’s office and living room with panoramic views across Lake Erie.
 ‘I love the deck on the fourth floor. It’s a great place to enjoy a cocktail overlooking the lake and the nearby cliffs, and to watch the sunsets is amazing from there.’

Videographer Nick James, who conducts tours of the home, says, ‘The most incredible part is standing at the helm with the way the boat hangs over the cliff. It actually feels like you’re on the open water.’
I love the history that remains all around the Benson Ford.
In the parlor, you can imagine Thomas Edison and Henry Ford sitting there puffing on their cigars.’
 When you’re there, it feels like you’re stepping back in time, and that those two famed gentlemen could appear at any moment.’
An incredible beauty of a long-ago ship, still available for water lovers to see.

The “Benson Ford” originally transported iron and coal for the Ford Motor Company! The ship was decommissioned in 1981 after nearly 50 years of service.

Benson Ford 1

After being decommissioned it was left to rust for four years before the front
part of the ship was removed and perched on top of the 18-foot cliff above Lake Erie, to serve as a vacation home.

Benson Ford 2

Looking across the bow, it seems that the boat is actually steaming – full
speed ahead!

Benson Ford 3

The ship still contains the beautiful wood-paneled state rooms, dining room and lounge designed by Henry Ford.Benson Ford 4

Benson Ford 5
The boat was used by Henry Ford to travel across the Great Lakes.
Thomas Edison was a frequent guest on this beautiful ship.
The present four-deck ship-house is 7,000 sq. ft. and includes walnut-paneled
staterooms, a dining room with galley, and passenger lounge designed by Henry Ford for his personal use while on board.  The ship-house was originally owned by Frank J. Sullivan, but after failing to turn it into a hotel in 1992, Sullivan auctioned the building to father and son Jerry and Bryan Kaspar, who still enjoy relaxing there while taking time off from work.  It has been modernized with a garage, a game room, a bar, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and four bathrooms.  The 90-year-old cargo ship is beautiful, as she sits overlooking her former waterways.

Benson Ford 6

Visitors must be okay with heights if they take a tour onto the bow of the boat and see the water so far below.

Benson Ford 7

This ship-home has maintained the historic and beautiful interior, which is
updated with modern amenities.

Benson Ford 8

Benson Ford 9

 

Benson Ford 10

Benson Ford 11

Bryan Kaspar says: “Everyone who sees our home from the outside, wants to look inside.
I think everyone who sees it is amazed at the gorgeous woodwork throughout our beautiful ship-home.”

Benson Ford 12

Benson Ford 13

Benson Ford 14

This impressive getaway includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a captain’s office and living room with panoramic views across Lake Erie.
‘I love the deck on the fourth floor. It’s a great place to enjoy a cocktail overlooking the lake and the nearby cliffs, and to watch the sunsets is amazing from there.’
Videographer Nick James, who conducts tours of the home, says, ‘The most incredible part is standing at the helm with the way the boat hangs over the cliff. It actually feels like you’re on the open water.’
I love the history that remains all around the Benson Ford.  In the parlor, you can imagine Thomas Edison and Henry Ford sitting there puffing on their cigars.’
When you’re there, it feels like you’re stepping back in time, and that those two famed gentlemen could appear at any moment.’
An incredible beauty of a long-ago ship, still available for water lovers to see.

Benson                                                              Ford 15

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Harry Truman

about Harry Truman.

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YOU WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE THIS AGAIN.

Thought you’d enjoy this!

It’s one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read. They

won’t believe this happened, but it DID. Harry & Bess

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Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made

as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of

the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may

rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in,

which was in Independence ,

Missouri . His wife had inherited

the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White

House, they lived their entire lives there.

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When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army

pension reported to have been $13,507..72 a year. Congress, noting that he was

paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’

and later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove

home to Missouri

by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined,

stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and

that doesn’t belong to me.. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for

sale.”

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award

him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing,

“I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for

any award, Congressional or otherwise.”

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.

Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in

on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, too many in Congress also

have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their

offices. Political offices are now for sale (ie.

Illinois ).

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My

choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a

politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!

We ought to have cloned him for telling it like it is and being

frugal with our tax dollars!

If you agree, forward it. If you don’t, delete it. I don’t want to

know one way or the other. By me forwarding it, you know how I feel.

He also had only a high school education.

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“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” – Jonathan Winters

Will Rogers Sayings

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot Wiley Post, was one of the greatest political country/cowboy sages this country has ever known. Some of his sayings:

1. Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman, … Neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men:

The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you’re riding’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.

11. Lettin’ the cat outta’ the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.
The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

ABOUT GROWING OLDER…

First ~Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know ‘why’ I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren’t paved.

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Sixth ~ I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young.

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable and relaxed.

Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it’s called golf.

And, finally ~ If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.

 

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Wireless Patent Inventor from 1942‏

Do you remember movie King Kong ???

 


 

First, get beyond the first picture.

 Second, read the story – –

It all  started with a skin flick …

In 1933, a  beautiful, young Austrian woman took

off her  clothes for a movie director. She ran

through the woods, naked. She swam in a lake,

naked, pushing well beyond the social norms

of the  period.

                                   

The most popular  movie in 1933 was

King Kong. But everyone in  Hollywood

was talking about that scandalous movie

with the gorgeous, young Austrian  woman.

Louis B. Mayer, of the giant studio  MGM,

said she was the most beautiful woman in

the world. The film was banned practically

everywhere, which of course made it even

more popular and valuable. Mussolini

reportedly refused to sell his copy at any  price.

The star of the film, called  Ecstasy, was

Hedwig Kiesler. She said the secret of her  

beauty was “to stand there and look stupid.”

In reality, Kiesler was anything but stupid.

She  was a genius. She’d grown up as the

only child of a prominent Jewish banker.

She was a math prodigy. She excelled at

science. As she grew  older, she became

ruthless, using all the power her body and

mind gave her.

Between the sexual roles she played, her

tremendous beauty, and the power of her

intellect, Kiesler would confound the men in

her life, including her six husbands, two of

the most ruthless dictators of the 20th century,

and one of the greatest movie producers

in history.

Her beauty made her rich for a time.

She is said to have made – and  spent –

$30 million in her life. 

But her greatest accomplishment resulted

from her intellect, and her invention

continues to shape the world we live in today.

You see, this young Austrian starlet would

take one of the most valuable technologies

ever developed right from under Hitler’s nose.

After fleeing to America , she not only became

a major Hollywood star, her name sits on

one of the most important patents ever

granted by the U.S. Patent  Office.

Today, when you use your cell  phone or,

over the next few years, as you  experience

super-fast wireless Internet access

(via something called “long-term evolution”

or “LTE” technology), you’ll be using an extension

of the technology a 20- year-old actress first

conceived while sitting at dinner with Hitler.

At the time she made Ecstasy, Kiesler was

married to one of the richest men in  Austria,

Friedrich Mandl was Austria’s leading arms

maker. His firm would become a key supplier  

to the Nazis.

Mandl used his beautiful young wife as a

showpiece at important business dinners

with representatives of the Austrian, Italian,

and German fascist forces. One of Mandl’s

favorite topics at these gatherings, which

included meals with Hitler and Mussolini,

was the technology surrounding

radio-controlled  missiles and torpedoes.

Wireless weapons offered far greater ranges

than the wire-controlled alternatives that

prevailed at the time.

Kiesler sat through these dinners  

“looking stupid,” while absorbing everything

she heard.

As a Jew, Kiesler hated the Nazis.  

She abhorred her husband’s business ambitions.

Mandl responded to his willful wife by

imprisoning her in his castle,

Schloss  Schwarzenau. In 1937, she managed

to escape. She drugged her maid, Snuck out

of the castle wearing the maid’s clothes, and

sold her jewelry  to finance a trip to  London ..

                                  

(She got out just in time, for in 1938,

Germany annexed Austria.  The Nazis

seized Mandl’s factory (He was half Jewish).

Mandl fled to Brazil. Later, he became an

adviser to Argentina’s iconic populist

president, Juan Peron.)

In London, Kiesler arranged a meeting

with Louis B. Mayer.  She signed a long-term

contract with him,  becoming one of MGM’s

biggest stars. She  appeared in more than

20 films. She was a  co-star to Clark Gable,

Judy Garland, and even  Bob Hope.

Each of her first seven MGM movies was

a blockbuster.

But Kiesler cared far more about fighting

the Nazis than about making  movies.

At the height of her fame, 1942, she  developed

a new kind of communications system,

optimized for sending coded messages

that couldn’t be “jammed.” She was building

a system that would allow torpedoes and

guided bombs to  always reach their targets.

She was building a system to kill Nazis.

By the 1940s, both  the Nazis and the

Allied forces were using the kind of

single-frequency radio-controlled  technology

Kiesler’s ex-husband had been peddling.

The drawback of this technology was that

the enemy could find the appropriate

frequency and “jam” or intercept the signal,

thereby interfering with the missile’s intended

path.

Kiesler’s key innovation was to

“change the channel.” It was a way of encoding

a message across a broad area of the

wireless spectrum. If one part of the

spectrum was jammed, the message would

still get through on one of the other

frequencies being used. The  problem was,

she could not figure out how to synchronize

the frequency changes on both the receiver

and the transmitter. To solve the problem,

she turned to perhaps the world’s first  

techno-musician, George Anthiel.

Anthiel was an acquaintance of Kiesler who

achieved some notoriety for creating

intricate musical compositions. He

synchronized his melodies  across twelve

player pianos, producing stereophonic

sounds no one had ever heard before.

Kiesler incorporated Anthiel’s technology

for synchronizing his player pianos.  

Then, she was able to synchronize the

frequency changes between a weapon’s

receiver and its transmitter.

On August 11, 1942, U.S.   

Patent No. 2,292,387 was granted to Antheil

and  “Hedy Kiesler Markey”, which was

Kiesler’s married name at the time.

Most of you won’t recognize the name Kiesler.

And no one would remember the name

Hedy Markey. But it’s a fair bet than anyone

reading this newsletter of  a certain age

will remember one of the great  beauties

of Hollywood’s golden age ~Hedy  Lamarr !

That’s the name Louis  B. Mayer gave to

his prize actress. That’s the  name his

movie company made  famous.

                                                 

Meanwhile, almost no one knows

Hedwig Kiesler – aka Hedy  Lamarr –

was one of the great pioneers  of wireless

communications. Her technology was  

developed by the U.S. Navy, which has

used it ever since.

You’re probably using Lamarr’s  technology,

too. Her patent sits at the  foundation of

“spread spectrum technology,”  which you

use every day when you log on to a wi-fi

network or make calls with your

Bluetooth-enabled phone. It lies at the heart

of the massive investments being made

right now in  so-called fourth-generation

“LTE” wireless technology. This next

generation of cell phones and cell towers

will provide tremendous  increases to

wireless network speed and quality,  by

spreading wireless signals across the

entire available spectrum. This kind of

encoding is only possible using the kind

of frequency switching that Hedwig Kiesler

invented.

                                             

And now you know, “the rest of the story”

and here is a web site if you would like to learn more ….

http://www.women-inventors.com/Hedy-Lammar.asp

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IN CASE YOU DIDN’T ALREADY KNOW THIS LITTLE TIDBIT OF TRIVIA.

      ON JULY 20, 1969, AS COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE, NEIL
      ARMSTRONG  WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT ON THE MOON.
      HIS FIRST WORDS AFTER STEPPING ON THE MOON,
      “THAT’S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND,”
      WERE TELEVISED TO EARTH AND HEARD BY MILLIONS.

      BUT JUST BEFORE HE RE-ENTERED THE LANDER, HE MADE THE ENIGMATIC
      REMARK – “GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY”.

      MANY PEOPLE AT NASA THOUGHT IT WAS A CASUAL REMARK CONCERNING SOME
      RIVAL  SOVIET COSMONAUT. HOWEVER, UPON CHECKING, THERE WAS NO GORSKY IN EITHER THE RUSSIAN
      Or AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAMS .

      OVER THE YEARS, MANY PEOPLE QUESTIONED ARMSTRONG AS TO WHAT THE -‘GOOD LUCK, MR.           GORSKY’ STATEMENT MEANT, BUT ARMSTRONG ALWAYS JUST SMILED.ON JULY 5, 1995, IN TAMPA BAY , FLORIDA , WHILE ANSWERING QUESTIONS   FOLLOWING A SPEECH, A REPORTER BROUGHT UP THE 26-YEAR-OLD  QUESTION ABOUT Mr. Gorsky TO ARMSTRONG. THIS TIME HE FINALLY RESPONDED BECAUSE MR. GORSKY HAD DIED, SO NEIL ARMSTRONG FELT HE COULD NOW ANSWER THE QUESTION.
 

 

HERE IS THE ANSWER TO “WHO WAS MR GORSKY”:IN 1938, WHEN HE WAS A KID IN A SMALL MID-WESTERN TOWN , HE WAS
PLAYING  BASEBALL WITH A FRIEND IN THE BACKYARD.    HIS FRIEND HIT THE BALL, WHICH LANDED IN HIS NEIGHBOR’S YARD BY THEIR BEDROOM WINDOW.    HIS NEIGHBORS WERE MR. AND MRS. GORSKY. AS HE LEANED DOWN TO PICK UP THE  BALL, YOUNG ARMSTRONG HEARD MRS. GORSKY SHOUTING AT MR. GORSKY,
“SEX! YOU WANT SEX?! YOU’LL GET SEX WHEN THE KID NEXT DOOR WALKS ON THE
MOON!”

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Interesting old photos

History Lesson and Interesting

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The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861

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Hippo cart in 1924. The hippo belonged to a circus and
apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick

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Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27

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Suntan vending machine, 1949

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Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to
survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She
did it in 1901 because she needed money, and after
doing it said she wouldn’t recommend it to anyone!

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Only known authenticated photo of Billy the Kid,ca. 1879

http://i.imgur.com/pO5sofA.jpg
Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan,
ca. 1944

http://i.imgur.com/eEqQzmm.jpg
Jesse James, approximately 16 years old

http://i.imgur.com/m54a5n9.jpg
Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. Sign
was put up at the 363rd station hospital in Papua,
New Guinea during WWII


http://i.imgur.com/EapWqzl.jpg
How could parents ensure that their children were getting
sunlight and fresh air when living in apartment buildings?
The baby cage, ca. 1937

http://i.imgur.com/cd2j0Iq.jpg
Hotel owner pouring acid in the water when black people
swam in his pool, ca. 1964

http://i.imgur.com/qAjiMuf.jpg
Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940

http://i.imgur.com/nfDavPE.jpg
Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her
bomb damaged home, London, 1940

http://i.imgur.com/2jKswih.jpg
Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956

http://i.imgur.com/sqZ3iXP.jpg
Artificial legs, United Kingdom, ca. 1890

http://i.imgur.com/TUCTkQN.jpg
Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

http://i.imgur.com/1tyynx6.jpg
1920’s lifeguard

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1928 fashion show at the beach

http://i.imgur.com/9ErZn4S.jpg
Former slave showing whipping scars

http://i.imgur.com/OOa6hYD.jpg
Measuring bathing suits in the early 1920s. If they
were too short, the women would be fined

http://i.imgur.com/gBYsGWf.jpg
A space chimp poses for the camera after a
successful mission to space in 1961

http://i.imgur.com/OhcCF3B.jpg
Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923

http://i.imgur.com/yHO2FtW.jpg
A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic
test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953

http://i.imgur.com/lka74m0.jpg
Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo advanced
plastic surgery. His eyelids were damaged in World War I,
and he got a skin transplant to replace them.

http://i.imgur.com/3VPSyJL.jpg
Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition,
Detroit 1929

http://i.imgur.com/i1DBQPH.jpg
Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

http://i.imgur.com/r4Beb0v.jpg
The Ford Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated

http://i.imgur.com/uzADvMK.jpg
Children eating their Christmas dinner during the
Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

http://i.imgur.com/hdDdNhV.jpg
Annette Kellerman promoted women’s right to wear
a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. She was
arrested for indecency.

http://i.imgur.com/pNZ7Tf5.jpg
Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores
snowball fight in 1893

http://i.imgur.com/dbCQ1iv.jpg
Martin Luther King Jr. with his son by his side
removing a burnt cross from his front yard, 1960

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The original Ronald clown of McDonald’s in 1963

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Apollo I crew members rehearsing their water landing
in 1966

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President Richard Nixon trying to use chopsticks while
visiting China in 1972

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Construction of the Manhattan Bridge, 1908

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Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

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Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

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Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865

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Frozen Niagara Falls, 1911

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Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

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A penniless mother hides her face in shame after
putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

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Putting on a crinoline (skirt support), 1855

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Recovering bodies after the Titanic disaster,
April 1912

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A most beautiful suicide 23 year old Evelyn McHale
leapt to her death from an observation deck (83rd floor)
of the Empire State Building, May 1, 1947.  She landed
on a United Nations limousine.

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The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

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New York City fire station, ca. 1912

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Operation Babylift: Vietnamese orphans transported by
airplanes to America in 1975

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Polish children examined by German officers to see if
they qualify as Aryan, and would be allowed to live

Santa Claus in New York, ca. 1900

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Smallpox victim, New York, 1881

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5:00 P.M., September 3rd, 1967
Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving
on the right – this was the result

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Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty
delivered June 17, 1885

Wise Clips From Various Soothsayers

A Little Day Brightener

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I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: “No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement.
— Mark Twain

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.
— Victor Borge

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
— Mark Twain

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
— Socrates

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
— Groucho Marx

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe.
— Jimmy Durante

I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.
— Zsa Zsa Gabor

My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.
— Rodney Dangerfield

Money can’t buy you happiness. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
— Spike Milligan

Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP.
–Joe Namath

I don’t feel old.  I don’t feel anything until noon.  Then it’s time for my nap.
— Bob Hope

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress.
— Will Rogers

Don’t worry about avoiding temptation. . As you grow older, it will avoid you.
— Winston Churchill

By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he’s too old to go anywhere.
— Billy Crystal

The cardiologist’s diet: If it tastes good, spit it out.

Historic Photographs

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photos and descriptions that tell us what it
was like to be there and, perhaps, surprise us
with something we didn’t know and haven’t seen.


A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 
1897.
Real Samurai
Samurai taken between 1860 and 1880. 


A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World 
War II planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941
 

Disney brothers, wives                                              and mom when they opened the                                              studio
Roy O. and Walt Disney on the day they opened Disney Studios. 

Che                                              Guevara.
Che Guevara. 

Microsoft Staff Photo                                              1978
The Microsoft staff in 1978.
 


The last known Tasmanian Tiger photographed 
in 1933. The species is now extinct.
Tank Man Tiananmen                                              square
A different angle taken of “Tank Man,” the man who stood against a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square. He is standing in the street between the tree trunk and the fleeing man. You can see the tanks approaching from the right. 

Winston                                              Churchill.
Winston Churchill out for a swim.

The London sky following a bombing and 
dogfight between British and German planes in 1940.
Google                                              Start
Google begins.

Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing 
in 1945.
Native Railroad                                              overlook
A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868.
great                                              fire and earthquake in San                                              Francisco April 18th, 1906
The Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906.

A Japanese plane is shot down during the 
Battle of Saipan in 1944.
McDonald's Ronald 1963
The original Ronald McDonald — played by Willard Scott!
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Hitler in Paris.
Halifax airport plane
Grounded aircraft on September 11, 2001 await orders.

British SAS back from a three month long 
patrol of North Africa, January 18, 1943.
Disney Cafeteria
Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961.
First                                              McDonalds
The first McDonalds.

Fidel Castro lays a wreath at the Lincoln 
Memorial.
Lumberjacks in                                              CaliforniaLumberjacks in                                              California

California lumberjacks work on Redwoods.

Beatles                                              at the age of 15
Young Beatles
Franz Ferdinand with                                              his wife
Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated in 1914,
an event that helped spark World War I.

The 1912 World Series.
Hilary and Bill                                              Clinton
Bill and Hillary Clinton playing volleyball in 1975.
 

Elves                                              Presley in the Army
Elvis in the Army.
Machu Picchu discovery
The first photo following the discovery of Machu Pichu in 1912.

Child laborers in 1880.
Time Square approx.                                              1911
New York‘s Times Square in 1911.
Constru??o-do-Cristo-Redentor
Construction of Christ the Redeemer in Rio da Janeiro, Brazil.
Mississippi Steamboats
Steamboats on the Mississippi River in 1907.

Leo Tolstoy tells a story to his 
grandchildren in 1909.
The Beatles and                                              Muhammad Ali
The Beatles meet Muhammad Ali.
Disneyland                                              Construction
The construction of Disneyland. 

Arnold Schawrzenegger                                              on the day of citizenship
Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he received his American citizenship.

Fourteen year-old Osama bin Laden. He’s 
second from the right.
Construction of the                                              Statue of Liberty 1884
Construction of the Statue of Liberty in 1884.

 

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