Sunday, April 25, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Gibson Girls

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.






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Monday, April 12, 2010

Barnum & Bailey Circus

Created from a merger of the Cooper and Bailey Circus in 1881, the Barnum and Bailey Circus quickly established itself as the premiere circus in America.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Klondike Gold Rush

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.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Growing Up In The Depression

Almost all wage workers suffered during the Great Depression  Their angst and desperation was also reflected in the faces of their families.

Depression 8

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