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Military Plaza. Market, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Military Plaza. Market, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Military Plaza. Market, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Mission Concepcion. 1st Mission, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Mission San Jose. 2nd Mission, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Mission San Juan Capistrano. 3d Mission, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Old aqueduct, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


The Ursuline Convent, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


U.S. Military Post, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892.


U.S. Military Post, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


U.S. Military Post. Infantry Parade, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


View approaching 'Lover's Retreat' 3 miles west from Palo Pinto, Texas, 1892


Wood Market on Military Plaza, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Rise in North Concho, San Angelo, Texas, 1894


Picking cotton, Eden, Texas, 1895


View of charity circus parade from Trust building looking west toward the court house, Dallas, Texas, 1895


View of Olive while snowbound, Texas, February 14, 1895


Lanham mill, Somervell County, Texas, 1896


Methodist Church and Parsonage at Killeen, Texas, 1898


Furniture Room store, Sherman, Texas, 1899

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40 Incredible Photos That Show Interior of the R.M.S. Mauretania During Its Launching in 1906

April 03, 2019 1900s, England, life & culture, travel, vehicles



R.M.S. "Mauretania" is a photographic album held by the DeGolyer Library, at Southern Methodist University. Images include the dining room, lounge, deck areas, and state rooms.


Interior of the R.M.S. Mauretania during its launching in 1906

Unlike its sister ship, the Lusitania, which was torpedoed by a German U-boat during World War I, off the coast of Ireland, the Mauretania survived World War I and continued to operate until its eventual retirement from service in 1934.

During its lifetime, the Mauretania held the speed record for fastest transatlantic crossing from 1909 to 1929, and served as both a troop ship and hospital ship during World War I.

Photographs in the album from SMU Libraries Digital Collections are attributed to Bedford Lemere & Co., architectural photographers to His Majesty the King.


At full speed on the measured mile, circa 1906


Stern view showing disposition of propellers, circa 1906


Bow view during launching, circa 1906


Grand entrance. A. deck, 1906


Boat deck promenade, circa 1906


Bookcase in library, circa 1906


Children's room, circa 1906


Corridor A. deck, circa 1906


En suite rooms, A. deck, circa 1906.


En suite rooms, A. deck, circa 1906


First class smoking room, circa 1906


General view of upper and lower dining saloon. Showing dome, circa 1906


Library, looking across the vessel, circa 1906


Lounge or music room, looking aft, circa 1906


Lounge or music room, looking forward, circa 1906


Mauretania kitchen, circa 1906


Mauretania observation hall, circa 1906


Ordinary state room, D deck, circa 1906


Parlour suite. B deck, circa 1906


Promenade deck, circa 1906


Purser's Bureau, on the Promenade Deck, Mauretania, circa 1906


Regal suite bedrooms, starboard side, looking aft, circa 1906


Regal suite parlour and dining room, port side, circa 1906


Regal Suite parlour, circa 1906


Seat in grand entrance. A. deck, circa 1906


Second class dining saloon, circa 1906


Second class drawing room, circa 1906


Second class lounge, circa 1906


Second class smoking room, circa 1906
 

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Second class special state room, circa 1906


Smoking room, looking aft, circa 1906


Smoking room, looking forward, circa 1906


Smoking room, port side, looking forward, circa 1906


Special state room. D. deck, circa 1906


Third class general activity room, circa 1906


Upper dining saloon, circa 1906


Verandah café, circa 1906


Elevator on Mauretania, circa 1906


Mauretania engine control room, circa 1906


Mauretania navigation bridge, circa 1906

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Beautiful Life of Switzerland in the Early 1960s Through Found Kodachrome Slides

April 04, 2019 1960s, life & culture, people, Switzerland, travel



A Kodachrome slide collection was found by Kevin Danks that shows beautiful life of Switzerland in May 1963.

“These Kodachrome slides came from eBay, the first large collection I bought. A group of British holidaymakers on a coach trip to Switzerland. From the index card I got with these slides, I am certain the photographer and his wife are now dead (by the way, his wife was called Vi (Violet?) and he is anonymous).​
It is sad that no one in the family wanted these, or that maybe they didn't know about them. Perhaps there wasn't anyone to inherit them.​
Whatever the reason, they are now safe with me and that has to be better than being in landfill somewhere.”​

Gruyere (tea stop), 1963


Gruyere (tea stop), 1963


Gstied (coffee stop), 1963


Gunten from boat on lake, 1963


Hotel De La Truite, Reuchenette, 1963


Hotel De La Truite, Reuchenette, 1963


Interlaken and Jungfrau from boat, 1963


Interlaken from boat, 1963


La Clochette, Place Notre Dame, Chalons-Sur-Marne / Chalons-en-Champagne, 1963


Lake view from boat, 1963


Oberhofen from boat on lake, 1963


Our boat party (the photographer's wife is the lady standing one place from the right and her name was Vi (Violet?)), Switzerland, 1963


Rheims Cathedral, 1963


Spiez from boat on lake, 1963


These ladies are sitting outside La Clochette hotel and restaurant, which these days is the Lili Rose Institut de beauté,
Place Notre Dame, 1963


Thun. Castle and boat landing stages, 1963


Thun. Church and street outside hotel, 1963


Thun. Rathausplatz, 1963


Thun. River Aare and mountains from bedroom, 1963


Thun. River and hotel from bridge, 1963


Thun. Scene from the road bridge, 1963


Thun. View in park by river, 1963


Coffee stop, Giswil, 1963


Bell 47G helicopter above Bort, Switzerland, 1963


Going home, Switzerland, 1963

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Beautiful Life of Switzerland in the Early 1960s Through Found Kodachrome Slides

April 04, 2019 1960s, life & culture, people, Switzerland, travel



A Kodachrome slide collection was found by Kevin Danks that shows beautiful life of Switzerland in May 1963.

“These Kodachrome slides came from eBay, the first large collection I bought. A group of British holidaymakers on a coach trip to Switzerland. From the index card I got with these slides, I am certain the photographer and his wife are now dead (by the way, his wife was called Vi (Violet?) and he is anonymous).​
It is sad that no one in the family wanted these, or that maybe they didn't know about them. Perhaps there wasn't anyone to inherit them.​
Whatever the reason, they are now safe with me and that has to be better than being in landfill somewhere.”​

Gruyere (tea stop), 1963


Gruyere (tea stop), 1963


Gstied (coffee stop), 1963


Gunten from boat on lake, 1963


Hotel De La Truite, Reuchenette, 1963


Hotel De La Truite, Reuchenette, 1963


Interlaken and Jungfrau from boat, 1963


Interlaken from boat, 1963


La Clochette, Place Notre Dame, Chalons-Sur-Marne / Chalons-en-Champagne, 1963


Lake view from boat, 1963


Oberhofen from boat on lake, 1963


Our boat party (the photographer's wife is the lady standing one place from the right and her name was Vi (Violet?)), Switzerland, 1963


Rheims Cathedral, 1963


Spiez from boat on lake, 1963


These ladies are sitting outside La Clochette hotel and restaurant, which these days is the Lili Rose Institut de beauté,
Place Notre Dame, 1963


Thun. Castle and boat landing stages, 1963


Thun. Church and street outside hotel, 1963


Thun. Rathausplatz, 1963


Thun. River Aare and mountains from bedroom, 1963


Thun. River and hotel from bridge, 1963


Thun. Scene from the road bridge, 1963


Thun. View in park by river, 1963


Coffee stop, Giswil, 1963


Bell 47G helicopter above Bort, Switzerland, 1963


Going home, Switzerland, 1963

https://www.vintag.es/2019/04/1960s-switzerland.html
Back then the world was a better place which today, is unrecognizable. I'm glad I lived during that time because we'll never see anything like that again. The world is fouled beyond any redemption.
 

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Awesome Photographs of People Riding Around on Scooters From the Early 20th Century
April 12, 2019 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, bicycle & motorcycle, event & history, humor & hilarious, traffic & transport

The Autoped was an early motor scooter or motorized scooter manufactured by the Autoped Company of Long Island City, New York from 1915 to 1921.

The driver stood on a platform with 10-inch tires and operated the machine using only the handlebars and steering column, pushing them forward to engage the clutch, using a lever on the handlebar to control the throttle, and pulling the handlebars and column back to disengage the clutch and apply the brake.


After riding, the steering column would be folded onto the platform to store the scooter more easily. The engine was an air-cooled, 4-stroke, 155 cc engine over the front wheel. The bike came with a headlamp and tail lamp, a Klaxon horn, and a toolbox. Developed during wartime and gasoline rationing, it was quite efficient, but was not widely distributed. An electric version was also available with a motor on the front wheel.

A patent for the Autoped as a “self-propelled vehicle” was applied for in July 1913 and granted in July 1916. An early description of the Autoped described it as having a hollow steering column that acted as the fuel tank. However, the production version had a fuel tank above the front mudguard.

The Autoped went out of production in the United States in 1921, but was manufactured by Krupp in Germany from 1919 to 1922.

During the 1930s, scooters were introduced to a new market as the ideal mode of transport at large, sprawling military bases. Ironically, the era of the scooter truly began after the war — a direct result of fuel rationing.


Four special delivery postmen for the US Postal Service try out new scooters, c.1915.


Lady Norman on her scooter, c.1916.


Crowds gather around a two wheeler motor scooter, June 1919.


A folded Rouline scooter, Paris, 1919.


A man driving one of the first models of scooters, c.1920.


Woman on a scooter at Le Touquet, France, c.1921.


Folding scooter, Berlin, Germany, c.1925.


Built for use around the airports, this electric scooter attracted the attention of Amelia Earhart Putnam, famous aviatrix, and her pupil, June Travis, Warners player, the day Miss Earhart gave June her first flying lesson. Here are the pair about to go off on a scoot, at a twelve-mile clip, 1935.


Two women riding motor scooters, 1937.


Hollywood actress Eleanore Whitney gets a push from actor Robert Cummins on the Motorglyde motorized scooter, c.1937.


Oakland, California - Traffic officer Leo Brandt seems to have his hands full in handing out tickets to this bevy of gals, who were picked up for speeding along on their animated kiddy cars, 1937. The scooters constitute the latest traffic menace to the West Coast region. The two recipients of the billets doux are Dorothy Armstrong, left foreground, and Peggy Marx.


In Germany a young man refuels his scooter with a funnel, 1938.


American actors Humphrey Bogart and Allen Jenkins are stopped for speeding on their scooters by a security guard at the Warner Bros, c.1938.

(Photos: Getty Images, via Mashable)

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ANTWERP 1923 (Beeldbank Port of Antwerp)
 

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Notre-Dame de Paris – historical pictures
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Published on Apr 16, 2019
How was the famous france cathedral before the fire, during the historical times? Look these old photos about the Notre-Dame!

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Amazing Footage Captured Street Scenes Outside the Notre-dame Cathedral in 1928
April 16, 2019 1920s, event & history, footage & video, France, life & culture, Paris, street, traffic & transport

Here’s the earliest sound footage of Paris showing street traffic outside the Notre-Dame Cathedral on October 21, 1928. This was shot with Movietone sound cameras.


Notre-Dame de Paris (meaning “Our Lady of Paris”), often referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Its innovative use of the rib vault and flying buttress, its enormous and colorful rose windows, and the naturalism and abundance of its sculptural decoration set it apart from the earlier Romanesque style.

The cathedral was begun in 1160 under Bishop Maurice de Sully and was largely complete by 1260, though it was modified frequently in the ensuing centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution; much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. In 1804, the cathedral was the site of the Coronation of Napoleon I as Emperor of France, and witnessed the baptism of Henri, Count of Chambord in 1821 and the funerals of several presidents of the Third French Republic.

Popular interest in the cathedral blossomed soon after the publication, in 1831, of Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. This led to a major restoration project between 1844 and 1864, supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, who added the cathedral’s iconic spire. The liberation of Paris was celebrated within Notre-Dame in 1944 with the singing of the Magnificat. Beginning in 1963, the façade of the cathedral was cleaned of centuries of soot and grime, returning it to its original color. Another cleaning and restoration project was carried out between 1991 and 2000. The cathedral celebrated its 850th anniversary in 2013.

The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation. As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris (Michel Aupetit). 12 million people visit Notre-Dame annually, making it the most visited monument in Paris.

On 15 April 2019 at 18:50 local time, the cathedral caught fire, causing the collapse of the spire and the roof. The extent of the damage was initially unknown as was the cause of the fire, though it was suggested that it was linked to ongoing renovation work. French President Emmanuel Macron said approximately 500 firefighters helped to battle the fire. The main portion of the cathedral had been saved, despite the collapse of the spire and roof.

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Just After WWII, 48 Amazing Photos Document Everyday Life of Berlin in 1946

April 16, 2019 1940s, Berlin, Germany, life & culture, people, street



When Hitler was defeated by the Allies in World War II, he left behind almost no post-war plans. It had been tantamount to treason under the Nazi regime to even mention the possibility of defeat, and by the end, practically every single resource available had been poured into the war effort. What remained after Germany's surrender was a grieving populace mourning the loss of millions of their people and a countryside that had been shelled, bombed, and trampled by tanks and troops for years.

Life in post-war Germany was very, very difficult for a very long time, and the country's rise out of that brutal era has its own word in the German language. They call it the "Wirtschaftswunder," which translates to the "Economic Miracle."

Their situation after the defeat of the Nazis was so dire that nothing short of a miracle - and the back-breaking efforts of the Allies and the hardy Berliners themselves - could have saved the country. It was also one of the most unprecedented situations in world history; no cities have been through anything quite like Germany after World War II.

These amazing photos from apfelauge that show what Berlin, the German capital looked like in 1946, just after WWII.




























 

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U30 - their1st sighting of aircraft from HMS Ark Royal 14th Sept.1939 - North Atlantic
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HMAS SYDNEY 1935
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HMAS WARRAMUNGA c1948
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50 Stunning Photos of Rita Moreno During the 1950s
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50 Stunning Photos of Rita Moreno During the 1950s
 

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Incredible Photographs Captured Philippe Petit Walking on a Wire Between the Two Towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral in 1971

April 16, 2019 1970s, celebrity & famous people, event & history, France, Paris, stunt



Philippe Petit, a 21-year-old professional tightrope walker, was living in Paris when he decided to execute his first major performance at Notre Dame on June 26, 1971. He crossed between the two towers of the cathedral, taking a break to casually lie down on the wire and juggle several clubs. He was arrested thereafter, but Petit was hooked on the thrill and knew that the walk at Notre Dame wouldn’t be his last.


Several decades after Notre Dame, Petit strung up his wires to another famous Parisian landmark: the Eiffel Tower. But he wasn’t arrested this time because the stunt was commissioned by the mayor of Paris to celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Declaration of the Rights of Man.

At an early age, Petit discovered magic and juggling. He loved to climb, and at 16, he took his first steps on a tightrope wire. He told a reporter,
“Within one year, I taught myself to do all the things you could do on a wire. I learned the backward somersault, the front somersault, the unicycle, the bicycle, the chair on the wire, jumping through hoops. But I thought, "What is the big deal here? It looks almost ugly." So I started to discard those tricks and to reinvent my art.”​
Petit became known to New Yorkers in the early 1970s for his frequent tightrope-walking performances and magic shows in the city parks, especially Washington Square Park. Petit’s most famous performance was in August 1974, conducted on a wire between the roofs of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, a quarter mile above the ground.
















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15 Intimate Vintage Snaps of Famous Musicians at Play
April 20, 2019 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, celebrity & famous people, life & culture, music, portraits

Here below is an intimate photo set of famous musicians at play in the past. Some were taken before they were famous.


9-year-old Petula Clark attending a BBC broadcast, 1942


Waylon and Ritchie Valens, circa 1957-59


Connie Francis, May 1959


Davy Jones, circa 1960s


Jimi Hendrix and The Monkees. Michael Nesmith beside him, Peter Tork across from him, photo by Micky Dolenz, circa late 1960s


Ricky Nelson, Atlantic City, July 2, 1960


The Beatles members performing in their early days, circa 1960


Brian May, 1963


Dick Dale playing ‘The Beast’ in Burgundy-Mist, before it was re-painted in Gold-Sparkle, early 1963


Joey Heatherton, 1964


Joey Ramone at 15, 1966


The Doors at KFRC Magic Mountain Music Festival, Mt. Tamalpais, CA, June 1967


Mary Hopkin and Paul McCartney, September 1968


A very young Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard in a photo for a Texas prom round, circa 1970


Poly Styrene from the X-Ray Spex at the Red Cow, London, 1977. (Photo by Jeremy Gibbs)

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USS SPRINGFIELD - Official US Navy Photo - Mediterranean 1966
 

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The Last Photos of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and His Wife Sophie in Sarajevo Moments Before Their Assassination, 1914

April 24, 2019 1910s, Bosnia and Herzegovina, celebrity & famous people, event & history, photography, politics, Sarajevo



The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie on June 28, 1914, is widely seen as the central, precipitating event of the First World War: the spark that lit the conflagration.


Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, June 28, 1914.


In the summer of 1914, Franz Ferdinand and wife Sophie accepted an invitation to visit the capital of Bosnia, Sarajevo. He had been informed of terrorist activity conducted by the nationalist organization the “Black Hand,” but ignored the warnings. On the morning of June 28, 1914, the Royal couple arrived by train and a six-car motorcade drove them to city hall for an official reception. The Archduke and his wife were in the second car with the top rolled back in order to give the crowds a good view.

At 10:10 a.m., as the motorcade passed the central police station, a Black Hand agent, Nedjelko Cabrinovic, hurled a hand grenade at the archduke’s car. The driver accelerated when he saw the flying object, and the bomb exploded underneath the wheel of the next car, injuring two of its occupants along with a dozen spectators. Franz Ferdinand is reputed to have shouted in anger to local officials, “So, you welcome your guests with bombs?!” He also reportedly stated, “What is the good of your speeches? I come to Sarajevo on a visit, and I get bombs thrown at me. It is outrageous.”

On the route back to the palace, the Archduke’s driver took a wrong turn into a side street, where 19-year-old nationalist Gavrilo Princip was waiting. As the car backed up, Princip approached and fired his gun, striking Sophie in the abdomen and the archduke in the neck. Both died before reaching the hospital.


Assassination illustrated in the Italian newspaper Domenica del Corriere, 12 July 1914 by Achille Beltrame.

At trial, it was noted that the three assassins from Belgrade tried to take all blame on themselves. Nedeljko Čabrinović claimed the idea of killing Franz Ferdinand came from a newspaper clipping he received in the mail at the end of March announcing Franz Ferdinand’s planned visit to Sarajevo. He then showed the newspaper clipping to Princip and the next day they agreed they would kill Franz Ferdinand. Princip explained to the court he had already read about Franz Ferdinand’s upcoming visit in German papers. Princip went on to testify that, at about the time of Easter (19 April), he wrote an allegorical letter to Ilić informing him of the plan to kill Franz Ferdinand. Trifko Grabež testified that he and Princip, also at about the time of Easter, agreed between them to make an assassination of either Governor Potiorek or Franz Ferdinand and a little later settled on Franz Ferdinand. The defendants refused or were unable to provide details under examination.

On 26 March, Danilo Ilić and Muhamed Mehmedbašić had already agreed to kill Franz Ferdinand based on instructions from Belgrade predating the newspaper clipping and the discussions amongst the three assassins in Belgrade.

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand gave the hardliners in Austria-Hungary the opportunity to take action against Serbia and put an end to their fight for independence. In July 1914, the situation escalated. After demanding impossible reparations and failing to receive them, Austria-Hungary declared war against Serbia. As was expected, the complex web of alliances was activated as Russia declared war on Austria-Hungary, Germany declared war on Russia, and France and Britain declared war on Germany and Austria-Hungary. World War I had begun.


The Archduke and Duchess in the car, the morning they were killed. Sarajevo, June 28, 1914..


The Archduke and his wife emerging from the Sarajevo Town Hall to board their car on the morning the were killed.


The Archduke and his wife leaving the train in Sarajevo, June 28, 1914.


This picture is often said to depict the arrest of Gavrilo Princip, although several scholars say that it depicts the arrest of Ferdinand Behr, a bystander who was initially suspected of involvement in the assassination.


Gavrilo Pricip is arrested moments after the assassination.


Crowds on the streets in the aftermath of the Anti-Serb riots in Sarajevo, 29 June 1914.


Gavrilo Princip outside the courthouse.


Gavrilo Princip, seated in the centre of the first row, on trial on 5 December 1914.


Gavrilo Pricip, a 19-year-old Bosnian-Serb, was arrested for the assassination of Ferdinand.


The 1911 Gräf & Stift 28/32 PS Double Phaeton in which the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was riding at the time of his assassination, Museum of Military History, Vienna (2003).


Princip's FN Model 1910 pistol, Museum of Military History, Vienna (2009).


The bloodstained uniform of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, being displayed sometime after his assassination.

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Go Go Girls! Found Polaroids That Defined Badass Styles of the '60s Ladies

April 25, 2019 1960s, fashion & clothing, female, portraits

A set of old Polaroids from anyjazz65 was found in a large envelope at a Kansas flea market that show portraits of badass girls in the 1960s.


Joyce Wild Russian


Joyce Wild Russian


Bet Outer Limits


Betty Outer limits


Del Wild Russian


Hully Gully


Jerrie Hully Gully


Jessie Hully Gully


Jessie Hully Gully


Jessie Hully Gully

Jessie Hully Gully


Karen Bunk House


Linda


Nancy PP


Outer Limits


Pat Doll House


Terrie Outer Limits

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45 Fantastic Vintage Photos From the Making of the Film 'The Maltese Falcon' 1941
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35 Amazing Photos of Celebrities From the 1960s and 1970s
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Published on Apr 23, 2019
35 Amazing Photos of Celebrities From the 1960s and 1970s

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Winston Churchill with a Tommy Gun during an inspection near Hartlepool, 1940


Winston Churchill with a Tommy Gun during an inspection near Hartlepool, 1940.

The short-barreled version of the Thompson was Winston’s personal favorite weapon of all time. He looks like a gangster from an old Hollywood movie. This photo was taken during in during an inspection of invasion defenses near Hartlepool, on July 21, 1940. The interesting thing about this picture is that both the British and the Germans used it for propaganda purposes. The British photoshopped some soldiers out of the frame to make him more statesmanlike, while the Germans depicted him as an American gangster or a criminal. It’s an example how he media can change your outlook on the world.


Nazi propaganda minister Goebbels saw the image as a god send and used it extensively domestically, with the other Axis countries, and even in air drops over the Britain during the Battle of Britain with the text in English “WANTED,,” and at the bottom: “for incitement to MURDER.” The reverse of the leaflet is all text: This gangster, who you see in his element in the picture, incites you by his example to participate in a form of warfare in which women, children and ordinary citizens shall take the leading parts. This absolutely criminal form of warfare which is forbidden by the Hague Convention will be punished according to military law. Save at least your own families from the horrors of war!


Nazi Leaflet (left), Nazi poster with Churchill with the German text “Sniper” (right).

With France and its other European Allies out of the war Britain and its Empire stood by itself against a triumphant Hitler. A defiant Churchill instead of bowing down to Germany famously promised during his June 4, 1940 speech to the house of commons: “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!”.

Trying to pass on his never-give-up attitude he sought to back up British morale with some public tours of the British coastal defenses. During one of these tours he was photographed trying out an American 1928 Tommy Gun or Thompson SMG (sub machine gun) at defense fortifications near Hartlepool in Northern England.

Britain purchased quantities of the M1928 Thompson, which were delivered with the drum magazine but soon it was discovered to weigh too much, was cumbersome to load and it rattled too much in use, so thousands were returned to the manufacturer and exchanged for stick mags.

The Thompson became a favorite with combat unit squad leaders, mostly sergeants, and seems a bit more common to see in airborne and ranger outfits. It was not always a standard issue weapon, but appears it was often picked up by scrounging. Officers came to prefer the then-newly issued M-1 Carbine because it was lighter and “sexier” back then and in some ways was a more practical weapon for them. Eventually, the M-3 and M-3A1 “Grease Gun” replaced the Thompson in most applications, being lighter and much easier to stow in a vehicle or tank. Most new tanks had at least one Thompson or Grease Gun issued with them, or at least had provision for them; it was intended for security when the crew dismounted from the tank, e.g. when gassing up or replenishing ammo, or in event the crew had to bail. There was usually a ground tripod provided in the tanks to mate up with one of the .30 cal machine guns, also for dismounted use.

Interesting facts
  • General John T. Thompson, a graduate of West Point, began his research in 1915 for an automatic weapon to supply the American military. World War I was dragging on and casualties were mounting. Having served in the Army’s ordnance supplies and logistics, General Thompson understood that greater firepower was needed to end the war. Thompson was driven to create a lightweight, fully automatic firearm that would be effective against the contemporary machine gun. His idea was “a one-man, hand held machine gun. A trench broom”. The first shipment of Thompson prototypes arrived on the dock in New York for shipment to Europe on November 11, 1918, the day that the War ended.
  • In 1919, Thompson directed Auto Ordnance to modify the gun for nonmilitary use. The gun, classified a “submachine gun” to denote a small, hand-held, fully automatic firearm chambered for pistol ammunition, was officially named the “Thompson submachine gun” to honor the man most responsible for its creation.
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Marilyn Monroe Working Out at the Bel Air Hotel in 1953

April 25, 2019 1950s, beauty, California, celebrity & famous people, humor & hilarious, Los Angeles, portraits, sport

In 1945 Hungarian-Romanian photographer Andre de Dienes met the nineteen-year-old Marilyn Monroe, then called Norma Jeane Baker, who was a model on the books of Emmeline Snively’s Blue Book Model Agency

Norma Jeane had recently separated from her husband, James Dougherty, and told Dienes of her wish to become an actress. Dienes suggested that they go on a road trip to photograph her in the natural landscapes, for which Dienes paid her a flat fee of $200.

Dienes next met her on Labor Day in 1946, with her new name of Marilyn Monroe, they next worked together in 1952, where he shot her at the Bel Air Hotel and 1953, where she telephoned him at 2am, and took him to a darkened street where he used his car headlights to illuminate her, taking pictures her wide-eyed and unmade up. Dienes last saw her alive in June 1961.

These photos were taken by Hungarian-Romanian photographer Andre de Dienes at Bel Air Hotel in 1953, showing the beautiful Marilyn Monroe working out — or not really — and keeping herself in tip-top shape. De Dienes was also among the first photographers who photographed Marilyn during her early modeling days, notably the 1949 pin-up series taken at Long Island’s Tobay Beach in New York.











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This Is What ‘Gangnam Style’ Looked Like in 1904

April 26, 2019 1900s, fashion & clothing, humor & hilarious, Korea, male, portraits, street

Long before Psy made a certain district in Seoul famous, two ballers were representing:


(Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library)


Two middle-aged Korean gentlemen walking down the street. They wear a traditional Korean costume, echogorie and epajie with eturumagie that is tied with two long ekorume on the upper part of the coat. Their epajie are tied with etaenime at the lower ends of trousers. Both of them have echumonie, that contains money, under their waists. Their hat, called a ehukripe or commonly a ekate is made out of horsehair. Their shoes are ekomusine. The sunglasses reflect a modern attire among the upper-class Korean gentry.

Here are some more amazing vintage photographs that capture street scenes of Korea in 1904:


The exact nature of this photograph is unclear. A man beside a statue-like figure standing on an elevated place, probably delivering some messages to Korean civilians, with Korean soldiers looking on.


A rickshaw ('illyokko') is usually a light, two-wheeled hooded vehicle drawn by one or more persons. This picture shows a one-wheeled rickshaw with attendant. The rickshaw may look less luxurious, but possibly more comfortable to sit on than the ordinary palanquin which is hollow inside.


Photograph of Min Yong-hwan's state funeral procession (Dec. 16-18 1905). On this funeral procession, see the web site under 'Letters from Troubled Seoul', under the date Dec. 17, 1905.


Two artisans or farmers are at work to make straw shoes (chipsin). The finished shoes are displayed on the wall.


Korean boys and girls stand at attention to march in the field. They wear mostly white overcoat called eturumagie over the jacket (chogori) and trousers called epajie. Some wear shoes called ekomusine and the others wear shoes (echipsin'), made of plant fibers. Two children carry Korean and American flags.


Korean officials with arms tucked inside the sleeves, obviously on a chilly day. In the background, a woman wears a essugae chimae. The street setting appears to be related to the Royal Palace grounds in Seoul.


After the journey from her house, the bride arrives at her husband's house. The street around the bridegroom's house is crowded with wedding guests and spectators.

(Photos: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library)

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40 Fascinating Black and White Photographs of a Very Young and Beautiful Brigitte Bardot in the 1950s

April 26, 2019 1950s, beauty, celebrity & famous people, fashion & clothing, life & culture, portraits



Brigitte Bardot was known as one of the ultimate sex symbols of the 1950s and ’60s. Bardot shot to fame when she was only a teenager. After making her film debut in 1952 in Le Trou Normand., the iconic blonde bombshell made international waves, quickly grabbing the attention of Hollywood bigwigs.


In her early life, Bardot was an aspiring ballet dancer. In 1947 Bardot was accepted to the Conservatoire de Paris, and for 3 years she attended the ballet classes of Russian choreographer Boris Knyazev.

She later modeled for a fashion magazines and began a career as an actress. Her early films were generally romantic dramas, some historical, in which she was cast as ingénue or siren, often in varying states of undress. The film And God Created Woman (1956) with Jean-Louis Trintignant, about an immoral teenager in a respectable small-town setting, was her first international success.

And here, below is a gallery of 40 stunning black and white photographs of a young Brigitte Bardot in the 1950s.





























 

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The Face of Shrewsburys Trade: Amazing Vintage Photographs Captured Shropshire Shop Fronts in 1888

April 27, 2019 1800s, England, event & history, life & culture, people, portraits, restaurant & store, Shrewsbury, Shropshire



An extraordinary set of photographs from the Victorian era provides a glimpse into Shrewsbury’s rich history of independent retail, as entrepreneurs pose outside their companies. The photos shows every shop front imaginable selling everything from cheeses and chocolates to shovels and shoes.

Joseph (Lewis) Della Porta was from a family of shopkeepers. His father, also called Joseph, was an immigrant from Northern Italy. He settled in Shrewsbury in about 1848 and established a small shop on Princess Street. The business prospered and expanded into adjoining shops including Lloyds Mansion, the Tudor building which stood on the corner of the Square. The store sold a wide range of goods such as hardware, furniture, bedding, china and boots and shoes. By the time of Joseph senior’s death in 1904, it was an established and thriving department store, especially noted for its Christmas displays.

As well as being a partner in the family business, Joseph (Lewis) Della Porta was also a keen photographer. Architects plans show that his new house, to be built on the Mount in 1892, included a darkroom. These amazing photographs were taken by Joseph in 1888.












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Marilyn Monroe Working Out at the Bel Air Hotel in 1953

April 25, 2019 1950s, beauty, California, celebrity & famous people, humor & hilarious, Los Angeles, portraits, sport

In 1945 Hungarian-Romanian photographer Andre de Dienes met the nineteen-year-old Marilyn Monroe, then called Norma Jeane Baker, who was a model on the books of Emmeline Snively’s Blue Book Model Agency

Norma Jeane had recently separated from her husband, James Dougherty, and told Dienes of her wish to become an actress. Dienes suggested that they go on a road trip to photograph her in the natural landscapes, for which Dienes paid her a flat fee of $200.

Dienes next met her on Labor Day in 1946, with her new name of Marilyn Monroe, they next worked together in 1952, where he shot her at the Bel Air Hotel and 1953, where she telephoned him at 2am, and took him to a darkened street where he used his car headlights to illuminate her, taking pictures her wide-eyed and unmade up. Dienes last saw her alive in June 1961.

These photos were taken by Hungarian-Romanian photographer Andre de Dienes at Bel Air Hotel in 1953, showing the beautiful Marilyn Monroe working out — or not really — and keeping herself in tip-top shape. De Dienes was also among the first photographers who photographed Marilyn during her early modeling days, notably the 1949 pin-up series taken at Long Island’s Tobay Beach in New York.











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53 Fantastic Photos of Celebrities During the 1950s and 1960s
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'Everything is left except for the people': Inside abandoned 'time capsule' Louisville home that appears frozen in the 1970s with an analogue television, dusty grand piano and rusted bathtub

  • The Willie House, in Louisville, Georgia, was built in 1904 but has stood vacant for the last five years
  • It was photographed by urban explorer Abandoned Southeast, who calls it a 'time capsule' home
  • The gallery shows a family home that appears to have been untouched since the 1970s, with original decor
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In the 1920s, Fiat Factory Workers Race on the Rooftop for the Test Track in Turin
April 29, 2019 1920s, architecture & construction, event & history, Italy, science & technology, Turin, vehicles

The Lingotto building in Turin, Italy, once housed a Fiat factory. Construction started in 1916 and the building opened in 1923. The design (by young architect Matté Trucco) was unusual in that it had five floors, with raw materials going in at the ground floor, and cars built on a line that went up through the building.


Torino Fiat-factory building with cars crossing the test track on the roof, 1928.


Finished cars emerged at rooftop level to go onto the test track. It was the largest car factory in the world at that time. For its time, the Lingotto building was avant-garde, influential and impressive—Le Corbusier called it “one of the most impressive sights in industry”, and “a guideline for town planning”. 80 different models of car were produced there in its lifetime, including the Fiat Topolino of 1936.


Le Corbusier at Lingotto.


Le Corbusier inside a car on top of Lingotto, 1926.

The factory became outmoded in the 1970s and the decision was made to finally close it in 1982. The closure of the plant led to much public debate about its future, and how to recover from industrial decline in general. An architectural competition was held, which was eventually awarded to Renzo Piano, who envisioned an exciting public space for the city.

The old factory was rebuilt into a modern complex, with concert halls, theatre, a convention centre, shopping arcades and a hotel. The eastern portion of the building is the headquarters of the Automotive Engineering faculty of the Polytechnic University of Turin. The work was completed in 1989. The track was retained, and can still be visited today on the top floor of the shopping mall and hotel.



















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20 Amazing Photos Showing the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris During the 1800s
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20 Vintage Photographs That Capture Lovely Moments of Famous Families
May 02, 2019 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, celebrity & famous people, family, life & culture, portraits

From Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz with their children to Sonny and Cher with their daughter, here is a photo collection that shows lovely moments of famous families from between the 1940s and 1970s.


Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth at home in Beverly Hills with Christopher (Welles' daughter from a previous marriage), 1945. (Photos by Peter Stackpole-The LIFE Picture Collection)


American pianist and singer Hazel Scott with her husband Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr and their son, Adam Clayton Powell III,arriving in London where she performed at the London Palladium, September 4, 1951


Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz with their children Desi Arnaz Jr and Lucie Arnaz in 1953. (Photos by Ed Clark)


Elizabeth Taylor and husband Michael Wilding with their newborn Christopher Wilding while son Michael Wilding Jr looks on, 1955


Martin Luther King Jr. at home with his wife Coretta Scott King and their daughter Yolanda King in Montgomery, Alabama, May 1956


Nat King Cole at home with his wife Maria Cole and their daughters Natalie Cole, 1957


John Wayne at home with his wife Pilar Wayne and their daughter Aissa at home in Encino, CA, 1958. (Photos by Bernie Abramson)


Tony Curtis at home with his wife Janet Leigh and their daughters Kelly and Jamie Lee Curtis on January 7, 1959.
(Photos by Bernie Abramson )


Judy Garland with her husband Sidney Luft and children Joey Luft, Lorna Luft and Liza Minnelli circa 1960.
(Photos by Douglas Kirkland)


Eartha Kitt with Her Husband and Newborn Daughter, November 1961


John Lennon with his wife, Cynthia, and their son Julian at their Kenwood home in Weybridge, Surrey, England, 1965. (Photos by Robert Whitaker)


Ryan O’Neal at home with his wife Joanna Moore and their children Griffin O’Neal and Tatum O’Neal in 1965.
(Photos by Gene Trindl)

Bill Cosby at home with his daughter Erika and wife Camille in 1966


Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim with their daughter Vanessa Vadim at home in the countryside near Houdan in France, 1969. (Photos by Patrice Habans)


Quincy Jones with wife, actress Peggy Lipton of the television show Mod Square fame, and their daughter Kidada poolside at their California home, circa 1970s. (Photos by Moneta Sleet Jr.)


Ike and Tina Turner with their sons Michael (standing on the left), Ike Jr (sitting on the left), Craig (standing on the right) and Ronnie (sitting on the right), circa 1971


Sonny and Cher with their daughter Chastity (now Chaz Bono) in 1971


O.J. Simpson, running back for the Buffalo Bills, poses with his wife, Marguerite, daughter Arnelle, 4, and son Jason, 2,
Buffalo, New York on October 10, 1973


Sly Stone with his wife Kathy Silva and their son Sylvester Jr, 1974. (Photos by Norman Seeff)


NFL star O.J. Simpson with his wife Marguerite Whitley, daughter Arnelle and son Jason, 1973

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Cantilever Bridge Human Model, And Amazing Photographs of Scotland’s Forth Bridge Under Construction From the 1890s
May 04, 2019 1800s, architecture & construction, event & history, photography, science & technology, Scotland

To illustrate the design principle behind the Forth Bridge, engineer Sir Benjamin Baker offered a personal demonstration. Sir John Fowler (left) and Baker (right) each hold two wooden poles with outstretched arms, forming two diamond shapes. When construction foreman Kaichi Watanabe sits in the center, the diamonds are prevented from tipping inward because their outer ends are anchored.


It worked. The bridge, opened in 1890, held the record as the world’s longest single cantilever bridge span for 17 years.

The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge across the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, 9 miles (14 kilometers) west of Edinburgh City Centre. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Construction of the bridge began in 1882 and it was opened on 4 March 1890 by the Duke of Rothesay, the future Edward VII. The bridge spans the Forth between the villages of South Queensferry and North Queensferry and has a total length of 8,094 feet (2,467 m). When it opened it had the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world, until 1919 when the Quebec Bridge in Canada was completed. It continues to be the world’s second-longest single cantilever span, with a span of 1,709 feet (521 m).

Below is a gallery of some of historic photographs of the bridge under construction.
















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My Ocean City NJ Memories of the Boardwalk 1970's and Before
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Published on Mar 31, 2015
On the 14th photo, I have penciled in the section of the original boardwalk north of 4th street which was destroyed in the March storm of 1962. This section is visible most clearly in the 9th photo. It ran in front of the old Delaware and Breakers Hotels. The section of boardwalk just to the south of this remained until it was moved inland in 1980. The boardwalk south of 12th street was also either severely damaged or destroyed, and had to be rebuilt.

The Surf Theater opened just north of 12th & the Boardwalk in 1929 after the great fire, and was originally called the Showboat and presented vaudeville acts. By the early 40's it was taken over by the Strand Theater Company. It was converted to an shopping mall in the early 80's.

Copper Kettle Fudge was located at 11th & the Boardwalk, on the corner just south of the Flanders Hotel. It was established in 1947 and was still there 40 years later. Today this is the site of Fralinger's Salt Water Taffy.

Morrow's Nut House was located between 9th & 10th and the Boardwalk. It was opened in the mid-1930's and closed after the 2004 season. The location is now a Curly Fries.

The entrance to the old Seaside Baths just south of Mac & Mancos's 920 Boardwalk location is now the Islander Shop. The huge bath structure in the rear was torn down and is now a parking lot.

Shriver's at 9th & the Boardwalk is the oldest business on the boardwalk, being established in 1898. I worked for Hank Glaser and his father at Shriver's for a number of years during the mid-80's cooking, pulling and wrapping the salt water taffy. The best part was all the cute girls that sat at tables and boxed the taffy in back of you. Hank was a really cool guy and a pleasure to work for. I remember his dad was pretty old at that time and wasn't supposed to drive after dark. I also worked at Irene's Gift Shop and the Smuggler's Shop in the early 80's.

Simms Restaurant and Take Out located between 8th & 9th Street and the Boardwalk was just south of the Mooryln Theater. It was said to have had the best cinnamon buns in South Jersey. It was established in 1912 and closed in 1980. A video arcade occupied the corner until 1996. when a fast food establishment took over. The space is now occupied by Curly Fries second location; with Haunted Golf next door.

The Village Theater was located at 8th & the Boardwalk and burned down June 12, 1990 after being newly renovated and split into two screens. Gremlins 2 and Disney's Dick Tracy were to be the first features presented. The Frank Theater Company had purchased the Village, Moorlyn and Strand Theaters in early 1989. The Village Theater was originally on the ocean side of the boardwalk, but after the great fire of 1927 the boardwalk was moved 200 feet closer to the ocean, leaving the theater behind. The billboard for the old Village Theater is still in use above the "South Seas Shop".

I took a date to see "Back to the Future" at the Strand Theater in July 1985. I remember it still had just the one huge screen at that time; and was not yet a multiplex.

The last picture is of Zaberer's Restaurant in Wildwood. It was a family tradition to eat there once every year. I always got the Prime Rib and loved the arcade room they had at the back. I would go there and play while the adults talked away, waiting for the food to arrive. Zaberer's was sold in 1988 and was foreclosed on two years later; 35 years after being opened. My other video entitled "Wilkin Homes in Ocean City, NJ (1973 to 1993) includes a trip to Zaberer's.

There are some good home movies of the Ocean City Boardwalk in my videos entitled "Ocean City, NJ Vacations (1958 to 1970) and "Wonderland Amusement Park, Ocean City, NJ (1969).
 

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