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Miss America 1924
Helen Keller Meeting Charlie Chaplin
Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford’s Theater on the night of his assassination.
When she outshot famed exhibition marksman Frank Butler,
Very Young Lucy Lucille Ball around 1930
This is one of five known X-rays of Hitler’s head,
The records also include doctor’s reports,
Two Victorian sideshow performers boxing – the fat man and the thin man.
Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941.
Her dangerous flight took 17 days.
Female photojournalist Jessie Tarbox on the street with her camera, 1900s.
Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the South Pole.
and fled London after being branded a German spy
King Edward VII of the United Kingdom,
the Duke of Westminster and writer Gabriele D’Annunzio.
Two men fought a duel over her.
After three years of a stormy courtship
Billie Holiday at two years old, in 1917
Washington, D.C., circa 1919. “Walter Reed Hospital flu ward.”
documenting the influenza contagion of 1918-1919,
Most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection.
Filming the MGM Logo
Mae Questel ca. 1930’s.
Little Lulu, Little Audrey and Casper, the Friendly Ghost
Bea Arthur (nee Bernice Frankel) (1922-2009) SSgt. USMC 1943-45 WW II.
Then air stations in VA and NC.
In 1911, Bobby Leach survived a plunge over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel.
Fourteen years later, in New Zealand, he slipped on an orange peel and died.
Emily Todd was Mary Todd Lincoln’s half-sister.
After Helm’s death in 1863
This caused great consternation in the Northern newspapers.
Three days before his 19th birthday,
Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906.
All-American Girls Baseball, 1940s
c. 1943 : Breast Protectors for War Workers
Mary Ellen Wilson (1864-1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack
in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau.
She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean.
and proved to be invaluable.
Zelda Boden, circus performer, ca. 1910.
A Confederate and Union soldier shake hands during a celebration at Gettysburg in 1913.
Image from the Library of Congress.
Geraldine Doyle, who was the inspiration behind the famous Rosie the Riveter poster.
Vintage Baked Potato Cart. A legitimate fast food lunch option back in the day.
Black physicians treating in the ER a member of the Ku Kux Klan
Cyclists ride in the first running of the Tour de France, in 1903.
Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – April 4, 1926),
and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat.
by the seat of his pants (holding him there til American Soldiers found him).
they’d climb to a certain height, coast down to German positions,
& get the hell out of dodge.
Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth II, London, 1956 Both women are 30 years old.
Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson plays “Going Home”
where the President was scheduled to attend a barbecue on the day he died. April, 1945.
Posted by John Mills on October 20, 2013
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 different angle taken of “Tank Man,” the man who
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.
Posted by John Mills on July 21, 2013
This has only been 102 years ago…Amazing
Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren
And/or great-grandchildren!The year is 1910, just over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:
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The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year,
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME..
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
The Five leading causes of death were:
The American flag had 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada was only 30!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.
There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.!
I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
Posted by John Mills on October 20, 2012