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England'sStonehenge or Egypt's Karnak or Abu Simbel has nothing on us.

 

Ourmemorial even has a plaque pedestal to explain it all.

 

Archaeologistsof the future won't have to guess what the site is all about.

 

Whyis it so under-publicized?

Photographby Mike Spinelli

 

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UNIQUE and RARE Historical Photos with captions

 

 

 

Great photos....

 

 

New York                                                          City Car                                                          Parking in                                                          1930...:

 

Here is the way they parked cars in NYC during the 1930's. 

Wouldn’t you love to own this group of cars today?!

 

Righting                                                          the overturned                                                          hull of USS                                                          Oklahoma at                                                          Pearl Harbor,                                                          19 March                                                          1943:

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                                     Image result for Ret. Marine Col. Jeffery Powers  

 

Ret. Marine Col. Jeffery Powers wrote to the NFL commissioners the following: 

 

Commissioners,

 

I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and the Giants S...

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Born in the 1930s and early 40s, we exist as a very special age cohort. We are the Silent Generation. We are the smallest number of children born since the early 1900s. We are the “last ones.”

 

We are the last generation, climbing out of the depr...

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Donald Trump is constantly bombarded with questions concerning his spirituality, alleged Christian beliefs and so forth. He was recently asked if he could quote any Bible verses. He replied, "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Deport him and you do not have to f...

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REMEMBER WHEN.....

 

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms? And wore tennis shoes not $200 Nike's!

   

It took three minutes for the TV to warm up?

 

   

Nobody owned a purebred dog?

    

When a quarter was a decent allowance?

     

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Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in this country lately -- illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida .. 

 

 

... not me -- I concentrate on solutions for the problems -- it's a win-win situation.

 

 

 

* Dig a moat the length of ...

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Awesome 49 Homebuilt Airplane Formation 'Flyover' at the Kansas City Chief's

Football Pre-Game 

 

Federal budget cuts have eliminated many military flyovers at large public

events. But, there's a group of dedicated airplane guys in the Kansas City

area who occasionally perform formation-fly...

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Cowboys Around the Hoodlum Wagon, Spur Ranch, Texas, 1910

 

Judging by the saddle style, this unidentified cowboy was working in the late 1870s or 1880s. In his holster, he carries a Colt model 1873 single action revolver with hard rubber grips,and he has looped his left arm around a Winc...

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Historical Photos Colorized

Lincoln with Major General McClernand and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam in 1862

 

A Washington, D. C. filling station in 1924

 

Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933

 

Audrey Hepburn(WOW)

 

Mark Twain in 190...

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Jun 30, 2016 under ,

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Sled Driver Brian Shul shares with us his story of being one of only 93 pilots to ever fly the SR-71 Blackbird. Brian also has a love of photography and owns one of the best collections of photos of the SR-71 ever. His story is both entertain...

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Jun 06, 2016 under

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A trip back in time to high school and the Class of 1959 Memories should bring back many fond memories for anyone that grew up in the 1950’s  Video was created by Tom Ziemianski for the 70th Birthday Bash of BHS Class of 1959 at Geneva on the...

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Just A Common Soldier is a deeply moving poem about an old Veteran who told his war stories before he passed away and the kind of men that these Veterans are.

 The poem is also know as “A Soldier Died Today” and was written and published b...

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A wonderful look back at some of the 1950s TV Comedy and Children’s Programs that were on the air during the Golden Age of television. The technology that we take for granted today whenever we want to watch something on TV was truly amazing 60 plus years ago. If you enjoyed this video and want to ...

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Take a pictorial trip down memory lane in this nostalgic look back at memories of the 1950’s. This decade was a little before my time but I still enjoy looking at all the old photographs. The soundtrack is comprised of music from Buddy Holly which makes this video even more enjoyable to watch. If ...

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If the thought of driving in New York City is less than desirable then rest assured that driving around New York City in 1928 wasn’t much better. One would think that the roads would be less congested and the drivers more polite but as you can see from this silent film “Speedy” things weren’...

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Gary Sinise, also known as Lt. Dan, goes all out to provide a memorable Tribute To World War Two Veterans as they visit the The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. This short film called “Soaring Valor” shows us how the Gary Sinise Foundation went above and beyond to give these Veterans of Worl...

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Country music singer and songwriter Willie Nelson performs at the The Grand Ole Opry in 1965. Not quite the Willie that we all think of when we hear his name as he sings ‘Hello Walls’,’Funny How Time Slips Away’,’Night Life’, and ‘Crazy’. If you’re suprised how Willie looks back in...

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If you love old cars then I think you’re going to like seeing the story of this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. This classic car was restored by Bob Whitter from Yulee, Florida, for a friend of his. He did an amazing job on restoring the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air and I’m sure his friend’s grandson will t...

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“The Old New World” is a cool short film that has used old black and white photographs from the early 1900’s and added animation to bring them to life. If you are familiar with New York City, Boston, Detroit and Washington D.C. you might recognize them from what they looked like in the early 1...

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An interesting look at Baseball in America and how it is the perfect sport for the United States. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will shares with us some insights to how Baseball, Democracy, and Politics all come together to truly make Baseball America’s Pastime. I have never been a huge ...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Mar 29, 2016 under ,

“Lost In The Fifties” is a look back at life in the 1950’s that was such a memorable decade for those that lived it. Many people have fond memories of the cars, music, and icons of the Fifties but the decade was also marked by not so fond memories like The Korean War, racism and McCarthyism. I...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Feb 29, 2016 under ,

“Remember When” is a look back at back at the 1950’s and 1960’s that will bring back some special memories for many older Americans. This was a little before my time but I still enjoy looking at the photos and listening to the music. Maybe it was becuase technology wasn’t so prevalent back...

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The Best Of Times is a memorable look back at the 1950’s and 1960’s and should be entertaining to watch for anyone that grew up in that era. Since I was born in the 1960’s it was a little before my time but I still enjoy the music and looking at the muscle cars as I’ve always had a thing for...

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The first time Bf 109 pilot Franz Stigler met B-17 pilot Charlie Brown was during World War Two when he spared the American pilot’s life by not shooting down his crippled plane. The second time these two pilots met was in 1990 when they reunited to share their story together. Charlie Brown was wou...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jan 25, 2016 under ,

When the "Greatest Generation" passed through North Platte, Nebraska during WWII, they got a hug and a handshake, homemade cakes and cookies, and a moment of respite and prayer provided by thousands of volunteers from the surrounding communities. This spirit of service is vital to America today. You...

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Jan 19, 2016 under ,

A wonderful look back at some of the 1950s TV Comedy and Children’s Programs that were on the air during the Golden Age of television.

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Link: http://stories-etc.com/V-Wall.htm

 

Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall 

 There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010. 

The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within ea...

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took a grunt and made him a pilot? World War Two B-17 Bomber pilot Jay Zeamer shows us the type of fight you’d find yourself in as he takes Old 666 and his renegade crew up against 17 Japanese Fighters while on a mapping mission. This is an amazing s...

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This set of 100 quick movie clips in 10 minutes is pretty nifty. Some of the  best and most memorable lines in the history of film.

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Michael Novosel was an Army Dustoff Pilot during the Vietnam War who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in rescuing 29 wounded soldiers while under heavy enemy fire. The story of this amazing man began long before though as he started out flying bombers during World War Two and then fl...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Oct 26, 2015 under ,

Louis Armstrong and Danny Kaye perform “When The Saints Go Marching In” in this entertaining clip from the 1959 film “The Five Pennies”. A wonderful performance of a classic song with a twist as they name composers and musicians who would play “on the day that the saints go marching in”....

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Hedy Lamarr was a beautiful and talented Hollywood actress who was also incredibly creative and intelligent. The technology behind the WiFi connection that many of us use to connect to the Internet can be credited to Lamarr and co-inventor George Antheil for their discovery of spread spectrum commun...

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 The Queen...click on below...go full screen. This is very good!

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The pictures are nice but make sure you read the Neil Armstrong story at the end.

 

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This is supposed to be the ONLY time Carson sang in public! This show is at Kiel Opera House in St Louis in June, 1965 when Johnny Carson hosted the Tonight Show. The Rat Pack were playing Vegas, but visited Carson for this wonderfully entertaining performance. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davi...

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This music video of the classic song “Unchained Melody” performed live by The Righteous Brothers in 1965 is sure to bring back a lot of fond memories for those that grew up in the 1960’s. “Unchained Melody” gained new popularity when it was featured in the movie “Ghost” in 1990 and man...

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I had never really known much about The Creation of the Israeli Air Force until I saw this video and am amazed the pilots survived their first battles. The pilots were World War Two veterans who were secretly recruited and trained to help Israel defend itself from the Arab nations once they declared...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Oct 07, 2015 under ,

he story of Columbine II, a Lockheed Constellation, which was the very first aircraft designated as Air Force One. The aircraft was used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States, and after being retired from service it was auctioned off. The owner left it sitting i...

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 A Supermarket In 1964 

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Boy! It's hard to find a better video than this one that shows the cars, the dress and lifestyle circa 1952/54.

Beany's Drive Thru - Long Beach , California

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Talk a walk back in time as the Statler Brothers sing “Do You Remember These”. Most of these memories are a little before my time but I know I have many viewers who will remember every single thing featured in this music video. If you like this you might also enjoy The Fabulous Fifties, a memora...

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“Remember When” is a look back at back at the 1950’s and 1960’s that will bring back some special memories for many older Americans. This was a little before my time but I still enjoy looking at the photos and listening to the music. Maybe it was becuase technology wasn’t so prevalent back...

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RONALD REAGAN

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WORTH EVERY SECOND IT TAKES TO WATCH THIS

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Winston Churchill, in his Eton school uniform, age 14, 1889.

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Marilyn Monroe, then still Norma Jean Baker, age 19, 1945.

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George Clooney with his family, Age 7, 1968. 

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Bill Clinton, aged 12, plays the saxophone, 1958.

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The good old days were not so good for some people.

These pictures were taken from color slides found at the Library of Congress, and dated between 1939-1943.

The pictures are so clear and the colors are so vibrant, it look...

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Remember This Man?

 

"Socialism only works

in two places:

Heaven where they don't

need it and hell where they already have it."

-Ronald Reagan  

 

'Here's my strategy on

the Cold War:

We win, they lose.'

- Ronald Reagan

 

'The most terrifying words

In the English language a...

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Enjoy some remarkably clear photos from the turn of the LAST century! 

 

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From the Gulf States Utilities retiree's news letter. You really need to be a member of the over the hill gang to remember all of these phrases.

WORDS AND PHRASES REMIND US OF THE WAY WE WORD by Richard Lederer

 

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ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE

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THE WONDERFUL FORD MODEL T

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GONZALES GONZALES

You may remember Gonzales Gonzales from John Wayne movies. He provided comedy In Rio Bravo , Hell fighters, and many other John Wayne Movies In some capacity, even if just in a cameo role. Here is the skit where he got his start as an actor

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Interesting pictures and info.

Where is the world's hottest place? ........... guess before you check the answer

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RARE and INTERESTING HISTORICAL PHOTOS

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I ALWAYS ENJOY THIS VIDEO. I HOPE YOU DO TOO!

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I got a lump in my throat when I read this.

I “grew up” thinking: patriotism, it is the AMERICAN way! I am glad to see that somebody saved these posters.

The statement by Thomas Jefferson at the end says it all!

 These were our parents What in God’s name...

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These were really professional photographers who took these pictures...

Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are and these are over a 100 years old.

There aren't many old photos as good, remember they didn't have film or digital photo cards in those days. Most probable is that these were gl...

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A Test You Will Ace?

  

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS? 

 

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO USE THIS ? 

 

WHAT'S THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THESE TWO OBJECTS? 

 

DID YOU EVER RIDE ONE OF THESE??? 

 

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THESE? 

 

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS? 

 

HAVE YOU EVER SHOP...

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I'm sure you've seen the world's most famous photograph, "Earthrise". It's been on the cover of TIME and on stamps. But did you know it almost didn't happen? This occurred over 45 years ago, on Christmas Eve, 1968. The site below is outstanding. It takes you right onto the module with the 3 astronau...

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Photos of "Firsts"

The first wheelie ever photographed. [1936]

 

The earliest photo of Abraham Lincoln. [1840]

 

Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first time in a presidential election. [1920]

 

The Wright brothers’ first flight. The photo was taken so that people would...

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This WWI-themed Christmas ad is blowing up the Internet

A World War I-themed advertisement for Sainsbury’s, a supermarket chain in the UK, is blowing up the Internet. And rightfully so.

 

On Christmas Eve 100 years ago, soldiers on both sides laid down their weapons in commemoration of the hol...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Nov 14, 2014 under

STATEMENT AT THE END SAYS IT ALL !

69 years later!


What happened to the radiation that lasts thousands of years?

HIROSHIMA 1945

We all know that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed in August 1945
After the explosion of atomic bombs.
However, we know little about the pr...

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HERE IS A BIT OF HISTORY I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW...Hours after Pearl Harbour was bombed on December 7, 1941, the Secret Service found themselves in a bind. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was to give his Day of Infamy speech to Congress on Tuesday, and although the trip from the White House to Capitol...

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Throughout history, clever minds have delivered burns which send shivers down the spines of mere mortals. These are the best...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is a great story, you really will enjoy this one!  

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Oct 09, 2014 under ,

The story of Columbine II, a Lockheed Constellation, which was the very first aircraft designated as Air Force One. The aircraft was used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States, and after being retired from service it was auctioned off. The owner left it sitting i...

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A lot of pictures - but it was fun looking at them. 

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FENDER SKIRTS AND SUPPER
I know some of you will not understand this message,
but I bet you know someone who might.
I came across this phrase yesterday.
'FENDER SKIRTS'



A term I haven't heard in a long time, and thinking about
'fender skirts' started me thinking
about other words that quietly dis...

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Excellent history lesson!

A large percentage of our country doesn't know of or cares about Normandy.

My guess is it has been removed from the text in History Books

A few weekends ago, British artist Jamie, accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils...

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This is supposed to be the ONLY time Carson sang in public! This show is at Kiel Opera House in St Louis in June, 1965 when Johnny Carson hosted the Tonight Show. The Rat Pack was playing Vegas, but visited Carson for this wonderfully entertaining performance. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis...

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An interesting look at various historical photos that have been colorized from the original black and white photo. The series of photos begins in the 1850′s and proceeds through the Civil War and late 1800′s into the 20th Century where the reality of how many years were spend in war hits home. The photos conclude with one from 1982 of Pope John Paul II demonstrating the meaning of forgiveness.

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I checked with truth or fiction and Snopes, no results, so take it for what it's worth

Talk about “overstocked!”  Within this article are pictures and excuses for this massive pile up of “New Cars!”
I think the idea of recycling would have kicked in b...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on May 13, 2014 under

The Best Of Times is a memorable look back at the 1950′s and 1960′s and should be entertaining to watch for anyone that grew up in that era. There three parts to this. 

 

 

 

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1 High-power lights illuminate the Golden Gate Bridge as part of the span's 75th anniversary celebration in San Francisco, on May 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) 

 

2 Before the bridge -- Fort Point in the foreground, looking across the Golden gate (the strait connecting San Francisco Bay to ...

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FATTY ARBUCKLE AND HIS 1919 PIERCE ARROW


HAROLD LLOYD AND WIFE MILDRED DAVIS WITH THEIR BUICK


LINCOLN THEODORE MONROE ANDREW PERRY,  AKA STEPIN FETCHIT,  WITH HIS CADILLAC PHAETON


JOAN CRAWFORD WITH HER 1929 FORD TOWN CAR


BABE RUTH RECEIVING A 1926 AUBURN ROADSTER AS A GIFT


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Look carefully at these. There are some you have never seen before and they are amazing.

 

A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 1897.

 

Here's his report card! 1896 - highest marks in Algebra - Physics - Geometry and lower marks in languages

 

Samurai taken between 1860 and 1880.

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