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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:16:52 AM »
From the Missouri State Archives.


Fred Fielder. Inmate #22082.

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Description: Plead Guilty to 1st Degree Murder (3 charges), sentenced to Natural Life from 6/16/1919. Trial held in St. Louis City. Died in Prison Hospital 10/17/1941.

Mug shots taken on 7/22/1919.
No known copyright restrictions  https://www.flickr.com/commons/usage/ 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:02:06 AM »
July 21 1919.

Flaming dirigible crashes into a Illinois trust and savings in Chicago killing 13 and wounding 27...

The dirigible caught fire while in flight leading to 3 crew and 2 passengers parachuting. 1 crew memeber died when his parachute caught fire, one of the passengers got tangled in the dirigible and died when it crashed, and the other passenger broke both legs when he landed and died later in the hospital. 

"The dirigible crashed into the Illinois Trust and Savings Building’s skylight just as the bank’s employees were closing for the night, and flaming debris and shattered glass rained upon them. Ten bank employees were killed from the wreckage and a further 27 were injured."





https://horrorhistory.net/2018/07/21/dirigible-crashes-into-bank-skylight-killing-13-and-wounding-27/

I am awestruck by this article.  How bizarre that the dirigible could have crash landed anywhere, yet it looks as though that sky-light roof was custom made to receive it.  I can't think of any instance in the past that parallels 911 like this one.  (Perhaps the bomber that would later hit the Empire State Building?)  Of course, the workers in the building weren't thinking 'terrorists' when the crash occurred.  (I'm guessing anyway.)  The diagram shows the dirigible falling in a straight line to the top of the building.  I wonder if anybody standing under the skylight saw it coming down?  Good one, WOTR. 

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: July 20, 2019, 02:27:49 AM »



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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 19, 2019, 02:32:28 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, July 19, 1919.


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British troops passing spectators as they parade down Constitution Hill to Buckingham Palace, 19th July 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205289084 © IWM (Q 28773)


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King George V, General John Pershing and party in royal box reviewing troops in London, 19 July 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205349017 © IWM (Q 106078)


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Tanks partake in the parade outside Buckingham Palace, 19th July 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205289075 © IWM (Q 28763)


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A procession of Voluntary Aid Detachment nurses and personnel marches past a crowd of onlookers along the Mall in London. British Army personnel are also present and there are numerous flags flying from flagpoles and stone plinths along the road.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/12122 © IWM (Art.IWM ART 4037)

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 19, 2019, 02:32:00 AM »
Thanks, WOTR, glad you remembered to post it.  Meanwhile, back in England, on Peace Day:

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 17, 2019, 03:14:27 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, July 17, 1919.


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28th Division Sports Meeting held at Biyuk Dere, Constantinople, 17 July 1919. Long jump won by Sepoy Lal Singh, 1/25 Punjabis. Distance jumped 17 feet and 10 inches with bare feet.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205249337 © IWM (Q 14220)


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28th Division Sports Meeting held at Biyuk Dere, Constantinople, 17 July 1919. Captain Hanson, winner of the High Jump.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205249340 © IWM (Q 14223)


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28th Division Sports Meeting held at Biyuk Dere, Constantinople, 17 July 1919. Gymnastic display by 31st Punjabis.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205249345 © IWM (Q 14228)

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: July 17, 2019, 01:50:44 AM »



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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: July 16, 2019, 02:16:14 AM »




These mountains are very
high.  We can see
them from our house.
In this view the range which is 15 miles long is cut off by near
islands but we can see all of 4
or 5 miles.  The sunset is correct as
when it is good, it is like this
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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: July 16, 2019, 02:15:27 AM »
This one is helpfully dated, too!  The place has all the charm of a hospital cafeteria but, back in 1960, those glass dividers and all that formica must have been terribly sleek and modern.

Oddly enough, I noticed another postcard on this week's postcard auction that looks exactly like the one above, but St. Clairs isn't printed on the back.  Not sure which name came first, St. Clairs or Boulevard.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 15, 2019, 03:34:20 AM »
I'm trying to remember on the 19th to post the Luton riots (angry ex military men burning down city hall...)

From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., July 15, 1919.


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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: July 14, 2019, 03:05:26 AM »

What...yet more multicolored ball jugs on some of the tables?



Thursday

Thought you needed
one more card so here
it is.  Wondering how
you enjoyed the Keys
and wishing we were
with you.  Our friends
arriving by plane Sat.
at 1:59 - Have asked
them to save a room
here for them  Always CSB



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Random Topics / Re: Storm Area 51 Day
« on: July 14, 2019, 02:52:31 AM »
No offense to you, Zenman, but this is a really wrong idea.  They could get hurt.  And there could be good reasons for no trespassing.  A flyover of drones would be less hazardous, although I'm not advocating any trespassing.  As for drones, I saw on one No Trespassing sign in a video that photography is prohibited.  Live drone viewing would be trespassing, but it might not count as photography at least.

The drones would be shot to pieces.  I doubt that those people would be able to get close enough to get out of their vehicles to start running in the first place.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: July 13, 2019, 03:16:22 AM »

I used to pass through this area in the past.  If this postcard has a stamp cancellation date of I think, December 30, 1910, then nothing much has changed, at least from the direction that the photograph was taken.  In modern days, Riverside Park is still there on the right, I'm thinking it has grown bigger over the years.  There is a swanky resort of sorts on the other side of the river.  They offer jet boat rides every summer.  There is also an interstate freeway that runs along those hills to the left.  That wrinkle in the postcard actually kind of reflects where the freeway is.




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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 12, 2019, 11:10:05 PM »
Sorry Rix. I feel like this is the time capsule in the finale of MASH. You are playing the part of Margret asking for nice contributions, and I'm playing the part of Hawkeye... I never knew that Japanese illegals crossed from Mexico... Anyhow, it is from the Washington post. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045433/1919-07-12/ed-1/seq-10/#



No problem.  In fact, I saw that news item in another paper but got busy and forgot to post it.  So thanks.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 11, 2019, 01:55:45 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus July 10, 1919.


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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: July 11, 2019, 01:34:32 AM »

No extra forks and spoons at this place.


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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: July 10, 2019, 02:02:56 AM »




Bremen, Ga.  1/5

Reached here this
evening - saw G & H
and stopped with
Pearl wed. night.
The weather has been
fine so far will
write you when I
get located.  Write me
general delivery Arcadia Flo
                         John







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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 09, 2019, 03:55:11 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., July 09, 1919.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 07, 2019, 02:18:15 AM »

William Evans
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Plead Guilty to 1st Degree Murder, sentenced to Natural Life from 6/16/1919. Trial held in Jackson County. Escaped 8/9/1923; Returned from Joliet State Penitentiary by He. E. Gaines 7/7/1936. Discharged 5/5/1950 under parole by board of parole and probation; Sentence commuted by governor.
Date of mug shot: 7/8/1919
Rights: Copyright is in the public domain.
Credit: Courtesy of Missouri State Archives

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 07, 2019, 02:05:39 AM »
Interesting image. Looks like bags under the wings. I assume that the idea was just to keep it afloat and tow it to shore (or a dock) in order to try to save it? Wonder it the operation was successful?

Oh yes, flotation bags.  I didn't connect with those when I posted the pic.  No mention of the pilot but I wonder if that's him standing to the right, wearing a leather aviator's helmet?  Also, note the life preserver on the deck of the boat.  I wonder if they dragged the pilot in with it?

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 06, 2019, 03:28:40 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, July 6, 1919.


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The Royal Navy seamen trying to rescue a seaplane crashed in Dvina River, North Russia.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205315503 © IWM (Q 70028)

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 05, 2019, 02:56:17 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, July 5, 1919.


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Preparations for the Peace Day celebrations, July, 1919.  The 1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex Duke of Cambridge's Hussars) marching from Buckingham Palace to the Tower, 5th July 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205297062 © IWM (Q 31338)

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 04, 2019, 04:12:02 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Evening Star, July 4, 1919.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 04, 2019, 04:07:03 AM »
I think that more people should make their own coffins...
For sure.  I'm putting an oxygen tank and a shovel in my coffin.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: July 04, 2019, 01:55:07 AM »
It has always puzzled me that pancakes should be ranked so highly in our cuisine.  There is nothing to them:  the lingonberries come in a jar, and the pancakes (more like thick crepes to Americans) are so basic that consulting a recipe, let alone citing one, is laughable.  Just thin flour and eggs with whatever liquid you have on hand (milk, cream, brandy -- I've even used water) until it is runny enough to cover the bottom of a frying pan, and fry in butter.

It would be hard to top Sardinefest 2019 -- Rix's complementary libations were beyond potent, you were a beast at the Halling, and my ode in praise of the noble cod was met with only a few sniggers -- but Mrs. Corliss's sursild might just do it.



I still carry a mild headache after that wonderful celebration.  I consider it to be a fond reminder of a wild and happy time spent with friends.   

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: July 03, 2019, 02:21:11 PM »
Now that is more like it!  We could easily be in the Archipelago sometime mid-century with that water view and aggressive mix of traditional and very modern design.  The ladies in their kerchiefs are the crowning touch, with the meatballs front and center in gleaming copper.  I never considered using those three-legged coffee pots as a gravy boat, but I guess it works.

I loved the reminiscences from the owner and the sense of what it must have been like to run such a cool old place.  She may not have been born there but her tone, where everything is the result of hard work and dedication which you just know washes over oceans of heartache and grief and desperation to wrap up "just nice" is ekte Norsk.

Yes, I thought you would like that one, K.  haha.  I liked how when they expanded, they always built closer and closer to the water.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: July 03, 2019, 01:59:50 AM »
I don't have a good answer, Rix, but I'm sure that after a long talk with the cheerful fellow in the red vest I could come up with one.
The guy in the vest is definitely the jovial type.  The waiter, not so much.  I think he's an escaped Nazi prison camp guard from WWII.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: June 29, 2019, 02:16:29 AM »

Pardon my lack of Emily Post, but why would a diner need three spoons and two forks?


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