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Messages - Rix Gins

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:34:33 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Seattle Star., February 21, 1919. 


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:06:48 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 21, 1919.


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Sopwith Atlantic two seat experimental long range biplane. The machine on which Harry Hawker and Mackenzie-Grieve made their unsuccessful trans-Atlantic attempt.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205314892 © IWM (Q 67486)


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Sopwith Atlantic long range biplane. The machine on which Harry Hawker and Mackenzie-Grieve made their unsuccessful attempt to cross the Atlantic in 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205314901 © IWM (Q 67497)

Info on Harry Hawker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Hawker
Info on Sopwith Atlantic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopwith_Atlantic

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: February 20, 2019, 07:33:29 PM »



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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: February 19, 2019, 03:57:33 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: February 19, 2019, 02:08:59 AM »



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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: February 18, 2019, 02:57:35 AM »
An ad from The Tiger (student newspaper) Colorado College, 1919.


No known copyright restrictions. https://www.flickr.com/commons/usage/

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: February 16, 2019, 11:37:49 PM »



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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: February 16, 2019, 02:30:14 AM »

A risqué (for the times) postcard of a lady looking into a mirror.


Made in France.

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: February 15, 2019, 03:41:35 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: February 15, 2019, 03:22:24 AM »
An illustration from The Electric Railway Journal, 1919.


https://www.flickr.com/commons/usage/

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:07:58 AM »
With a Ghost Dog!


And an Easter Island head?

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:35:41 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: February 13, 2019, 02:25:16 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The New York Tribune., February 13, 1919.


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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: February 13, 2019, 01:16:36 AM »

A ham radio QSL ("I confirm reception") card sent from Walt in Pennsylvania, to Henry in New Jersey.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: February 12, 2019, 03:45:22 AM »
Actor Forrest Tucker was born on February 12, 1919.

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Tucker
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At six feet five inches, Tucker tied Sterling Hayden as the tallest star in Hollywood.  Co-star Marie Windsor recalled that she was delighted to play opposite someone her 'own size'.  According to one story, while playing golf with friends he was denied a gimme and objected that the distance was so short that he could knock the ball in with his member. On being challenged, he accomplished the feat.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: February 12, 2019, 03:20:56 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 12, 1919.


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Milking cows at the British Army Dairy Farm at Cologne, Germany, 12 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239189 © IWM (Q 7369)


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Churning at the British Army Dairy Farm at Cologne, Germany, 12 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239191 © IWM (Q 7371)


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Weighing and packing butter at the British Army Dairy Farm at Cologne, Germany, 12 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239192 © IWM (Q 7372)

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: February 11, 2019, 02:35:42 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 11, 1919.


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A British DH9 Aeroplane at the Waddington aerodrome, 11 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205306083 © IWM (Q 56581)


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Mechanics of the Royal Air Force swinging the propeller of a Sopwith Dolphin at Cologne, Germany, 11 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239184 © IWM (Q 7364)

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: February 11, 2019, 12:43:43 AM »



A real photograph that was converted into a postcard.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: February 09, 2019, 08:00:54 PM »
Also FREE ICE WATER there, in addition to the bumper-stickers and fake road signs seen around the world pointing out distance and direction to Wall Drug.

Sounds like quite a place.  I saw a similar robotic gunfighter at a county fair once.  I was just a kid at the time, and I stood there and watched a steady stream of rubes get 'shot' one after another by the insult hurling gunslinger.  Finally, a guy got his shot off quicker than the robot, and the mechanical gunfighter rolled up his eyes and said, "You got me!"   

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: February 09, 2019, 04:51:31 PM »



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Random Topics / Re: What is in my Father's notebook? Page 51
« on: February 09, 2019, 03:40:43 AM »
Safety Precautions continues with Part II.  I'm thinking that tip #20 is very solid advice.

Page 51



#24 sounds kind of painful.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: February 08, 2019, 02:48:19 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 8, 1919.


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Expeditionary Force Canteen British Officers Club at the Ewige Lampe Hotel at Cologne, 8 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239183 © IWM (Q 7363)


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Poster announcing lecture by Captain Arthur Bles, Town Major of Cologne, on "The Causes of the German Defeat". The building was used by the retain branch of the City Food Supply Authority. Cologne, 8 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239182 © IWM (Q 7362)


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Soldier of the Royal Scots reading poster of the "Iddy-Umpties", 2nd Army Signal Company Concert Party, in Cologne, 8 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239181 © IWM (Q 7361)

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Random Topics / Re: What is in my Father's notebook? Page 50
« on: February 08, 2019, 01:40:55 AM »
I seriously was going to skip these handouts.   I'm glad that you guys talked me out of it...................

Who knows what we'll find ahead.

The handouts, printed as they were, are still pieces of history.  Created and copied by men smoking pipes and cigarettes.  There is no doubt in my mind that the smoking vice helped win WWII.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: February 07, 2019, 04:43:17 AM »



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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: February 07, 2019, 03:57:48 AM »

Sergeant Alvin C. York, 328th Infantry, who with aid of 17 men, captured 132 German prisoners; shows hill on which raid took place [October 8, 1918]. Argonne Forest, near Cornay, France.  Photo was taken on February 7, 1919.
By Pfc. F.C. Phillips - High resolution download from http://www.defenseimagery.mil/assetDetails.action?guid=a8726fa80ddc6e0d161cc818b098284e915b214d, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3973229

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_York 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: February 07, 2019, 03:39:39 AM »
There was a major strike by union workers in Seattle, Washington.  They walked away from their jobs on February 6, 1919 and the strike lasted for one week.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_General_Strike


Seattle shipyard workers leave the shipyard after going on strike, 1919.
By Webster & Stevens - http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/imlsmohai/id/11087/rec/16, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72402734

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Politics / Re: Random Political Thoughts
« on: February 06, 2019, 05:59:42 PM »
I dressed up as the devil once.  So much for me ever becoming the pope.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: February 06, 2019, 03:10:59 AM »
Cool postcard, Rix, but man that looks like a turd.

Ha Ha!  Or a giant earthworm?  But you know K, I can recall smoking crooked cigars years ago.  It seems like they were smallish in nature though, hardly bigger than cigarettes.  They came like six in a box that could have been easily tucked inside a tee shirt pocket.  I think that they were called simply Crooks, and I can't remember if they were rum flavored or not.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: February 06, 2019, 01:59:22 AM »

A cigar advert.


Via postcard.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: February 05, 2019, 04:13:53 AM »
Actor Tim Holt was born on February 5, 1919.

Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Holt


Studio photo of Tim Holt.
By Jack Holt - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8944170

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