There was always plenty to talk about at lunch with the roundhouse wiper gang of 1943 of the Chicago NW Railroad in Clinton, Iowa. Fashion statements were made using the handkerchief on your head.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
The wreck of the old 97. Made famous in song and tale, the actual wreck was a mail train made up of four cars and locomotive No.1102. Train No. 97 crashed on September 27, 1903 in Pennsylvania County, Kentucky.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
1899 ad for Dr. Scott’s Electric Hair Brush, claimed to protect you from dandruff, baldness, falling hair, headache and neuralgia all for the bargain basement price of $1.00.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Financing a war involves the acquisition of revenue and resources from any possible source. Families' ‘loaned’ their men and also donated to the cause in goods, rationing and the purchase of victory bonds.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Auto accidents always have a memorable impact on those involved. Unfortunately, they all too often result in serious injury and death.
In 1918, residents in the city witnessed something new in their experience. A vehicle accident on the street in front of their apartments.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Civil War: Union soldiers removing the powder from Confederate torpedoes at James River, Virginia in 1864.
Life expectancy of the sappers was short. The powder shack sat in a deep gully to protect others in the area from any unexpected explosion.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
After a long week of hassles at work, home or on the road, taking a break to watch a well acted movie without the crudity and flashing of flesh seen so often today is a welcome escape.
Put the 1952 classic movie, “The Quiet Man” in the player, sit back and enjoy John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in the 1933 story by Maurice Walsh… Life is good..
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Dr. Edward E. Beeman invented and marketed a chewing gum made of pepsin powder and chicle as an aid to digestion.
Sales of Beman’s “Original Pepsin” Chewing Gum ceased in 1978 but was later produced again in a nostalgia campaign.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Sixty-six years ago, at 6:30 AM, 6 June 1944 the Alllied invasion of France commenced in Normandy to free Nazi occupied Europe.
160,000 troops landed on the five assault sectors now well-known by the world as Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.
They were supported by 195,700 naval and merchant personnel.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Normal supplies of many foods and consumer goods were in short supply during World War II. The U.S. Government ran many programs to encourage its citizenry to get by with less and make do with what they had.
Monday, May 24, 2010
The Northern Touring Auto Dust Eliminator. A blast of air pointed under the car to eliminate dust created by the vacuum under a fast moving vehicle.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Our ancestors may have set aside a Saturday to add a set of ‘Wheels’ to their stable of conveyances.. Did they shop by catalog or try to find a dealer somewhere?
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Gibson Girls were the creation of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson in the late 1800’s. Their stories and images flowed from his pen for over twenty years.
The images of the girls quickly became the standard visage of a beautiful woman.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Fifty years after the California gold rush, another gold rush started. On 16 August 1896, Keish Skookum Jim Mason, found placer deposits in Bonanza Creek in the Yukon. Shortly thereafter, the rush was on. A deep recession and related bank failures had plagued residents ‘down below’ and news of the find couldn’t have come at a better time.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Advertising often enhances our perception of the absurd to attract attention to the Ad.
Nothing sells products faster than a photo of a lady chugging a bottle of wine in a field with a big bow on her dress.