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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 15, 2017, 03:55:06 AM »
Whoever drew these cartoons had a lot of anger issues. He would have fit in great here.

Ha, good observation.  I do think though, that Everett's creator, A.D. Condo, was attempting to bring up certain irritating behaviors that people possessed one hundred years ago.  Mr. True was the designated mouthpiece and he got to voice his displeasure about the habits that annoyed him.  He does get rather carried away and I try to limit postings of him bashing other men for relatively minor reasons.  He never lays a finger on women who annoy him, in fact the only other person who occasionally gets to wallop on him is his wife.

A.D. Condo also drew a strip called 'Mr. Skygack, from Mars.'  It was about a Martian who visited the earth in order to study the human race.  It is considered to be the first science fiction comic.


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The 18 October 1907 panel of Mr. Skygack, from Mars.
By A.D. Condo - Barnacle Press], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28414654



   


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:44:51 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Tacoma Times., November 14, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:30:54 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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The 2nd Australian Tunneling Company at work underground. 14 November 1917 at Nieuport Bains, Belgium.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205223187


From the Europeana Collection.


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Ditches (trenches?) in the east of Rückstein and south of the Dniester.  Date: 1917-11-14.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073595835.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:34:19 AM »
Actor Robert Sterling was born on November 13, 1917.  He was in lots of television shows and some movies.  You might remember him best as Captain Lee Crane in the 1961 movie 'Voyage to The Bottom of The Sea,' co-starring Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden and Peter Lorre.
Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Sterling


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Photo of Robert Sterling from an appearance in Finley's Fan Club on the CBS television anthology Front Row Center.
By CBS Television - eBayfrontback, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30911753

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:22:59 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Tacoma Times., November 13, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:35:11 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Tonopah Daily Bonanza., November 12, 1917.


The Tacoma Times., November 12, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:29:47 PM »
Here is a look at the interior of the Green Mountain Restaurant and Diner in Arlington, Vermont.  This is obviously a photo of the restaurant's 'Pine Room' where one could view some original works by the artist Norman Rockwell.  I say 'could' because I'm pretty sure that the place isn't there anymore.  There was a Green Mountain Diner in existence a few years back but it was in a different part of Vermont and it had to close due to plumbing problems.


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Here is what the Green Mountain looked like from outside: https://www.cardcow.com/421495/green-mountain-restaurant-diner-arlington-vermont/

Here is a 1959 menu from the restaurant: http://menus.nypl.org/menus/28705  Look at that, you could have gone there and ordered the Roast Young Vermont Turkey, full course dinner (their specialty) for $2.95.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 11, 2017, 03:49:20 PM »
November 11, 1917.

1.  The destroyer USS Little (DD-79) was launched on this day one hundred years ago.  It saw patrol service off the coast of France during World War One and returned to the states after the Armistice was signed.  It then took President Wilson to France for the League of Nations meetings and then brought him back to the USA.

The Little was refitted and took part in World War Two, where it would meet its fate off the coast of Guadalcanal.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Little_(DD-79)


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USS Little (DD-79), running trials in icy waters, 4 March 1918.
Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2697573


2.   HMS M15 was sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Gaza with a loss of 26 men.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_M15


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Photograph of British monitor HMS M15 at Mudros.
By Surgeon Oscar Parkes - This is photograph SP 891 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17649878


3.   Hawaii's Queen Liliuokalani died on November 11, 1917.  She was 79 years old.

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


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Queen Liliuokalani. Photographed around 1891 by James J. Williams.
By James J. Williams - https://hindirebyu.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/debbie-downer-ikalawang-bahagi-the-floating-city-at-ang-lahat-ng-natalo/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45701938

4.  Note:  Of course nobody knew it at the time, but World War One would last for exactly one more year.  I have attempted to locate anyone who had correctly forecast the end of the war, but couldn't find anyone.  I did however notice that Nostradamus supposedly predicted the war itself.  Here is an interesting article on his prediction: http://www.dummies.com/education/history/world-history/battles-in-the-sky-nostradamus-predicts-world-war-i/




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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 11, 2017, 03:43:27 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Evening Star. November 11, 1917.


Salad recipes from the Tombstone Epitaph., November 11, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 10, 2017, 04:20:36 PM »
November 10, 1917.

A cartoon from The Brooklyn Magazine: http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3b20000/3b23000/3b23200/3b23212r.jpg

The Battle of Passchendaele finally comes to an end after losses on both side in the hundreds of thousands:   https://imgur.com/a/G19nb


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Soldiers of an Australian 4th Division field artillery brigade on a duckboard track passing through Chateau Wood, near Hooge in the Ypres salient, 29 October 1917. The leading soldier is Gunner James Fulton and the second soldier is Lieutenant Anthony Devine. The men belong to a battery of the 10th Field Artillery Brigade. Australian War Memorial collection number E01220.
By Frank Hurley - Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1446191

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 10, 2017, 03:35:23 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Butte Daily Post., November 10, 1917.


The Tacoma Times., November 10, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: Rate my New song
« on: November 10, 2017, 03:01:59 AM »
Damn.  You've got talent, bro!

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 09, 2017, 06:03:03 PM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 09, 2017, 06:01:25 PM »
The first 'Tank Bank' makes an appearance in London on November 9, 1917: https://imgur.com/a/Y4RTm

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The short and unhappy career of Germany's Siemens-Schuckert DDr.I:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siemens-Schuckert_DDr.I

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The unusual DDr.I was one of the first aircraft to have two engines on the same centre line, one in tractor configuration and the other a pusher, an arrangement usually known as tandem push-pull.

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Engine control problems and a lack of stability experienced in the first flight, made on 9 November 1917, led to a crash; the aircraft was not rebuilt and plans for a more powerful version, the DDr.II, powered by two 160 hp (119 kW), Siemens-Halske Sh.III eleven cylinder rotary engines were abandoned.


The Siemens-Schuckert D Dr.I twin-engined triplane fighter prototype.
By Unknown, photo taken before November 9, 1917. - Wagner, Ray and Nowarra, Heinz. German Combat Planes: A Comprehensive Survey and History of the Development of German Military Aircraft from 1914 to 1945. New York: Doubleday, 1971, page 82 photo, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39712041


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 09, 2017, 02:55:51 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A captured German airplane on display at the Lord Mayor's Show in London, 9 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205025918


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British tanks taking part in the Lord Mayor's Show in London, 9 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205287301


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American Congressmen visit the Royal Army Ordnance Corps workshops at Calais, 9th November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235741


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Official photographers Frank Hurley and George H(Hubert) Wilkins: An Australian billet among the ruins of a house near Ypres. Soldiers prepare a meal and rest.  1917-11-09.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205194721


From the Europeana Collection.


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Troop inspection and decoration of officers, NCOs and crew in the presence of Field Marshal Lieutenant von Felix by General of the infantry of Litzmann.  Date: 1917-11-09.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073596093.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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At the Livenza near Motta.  1917-11-09.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073604590.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=2  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Hunters of the 2nd battalion of the bh. Infantry Regiment 1.  1917-11-09.

https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073493523.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=3  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: November 09, 2017, 01:23:31 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 08, 2017, 04:17:47 PM »
One hundred and seventy soldiers from the British Empire's Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) charged a company of Ottoman Turkish troops on November 8, 1917.  By and large, the charge was considered a success.  The British/Egyptian troops took... 
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seventy prisoners, eleven pieces of artillery and four machine guns.

Everything didn't come up roses though because the advancing army had twenty six of their number killed, and forty wounded. 100 horses were also killed.

Info on the Charge at Huj: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charge_at_Huj

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The charge is claimed to be one of the last British cavalry charges and was immortalised in a watercolour painting by the noted British artist Lady Butler.


One of the last cavalry charges in British Military history, 8th November 1917.
By Elizabeth Thompson - www.britishempire.co.uk, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18397204

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: November 08, 2017, 03:36:30 PM »
Here are several World War One postcards.  They are unused, meaning there are no messages on the backs of them. 






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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 07, 2017, 03:46:34 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A driver in one of the ruined streets of Gaza after the Capture of Gaza, 7th November 1917. The town of Gaza was found to be completely dismantled by the Turks, the roofs, window-frames, doors, etc., having been removed from the houses for the sake of the beams, which were used in the construction of trenches and dug-outs. The roofs left intact were those built in the form of a dome and which contained no timber.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205195223


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1/8th Grukha Rifles, 21st Brigade (7th Division) occupying captured Turkish trenches near Tikrit, 7 November 1917, following the capture of the town two days earlier. Following confirmation that the Turks had pulled back to prepared positions at the Fat-ha Gorge, the British withdrew south from Tikrit having destroyed stores left behind by the Turks.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205213477


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American troops on the roof of a Nissen Hut in Camiers, 7 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235746


From the Europeana Collection.


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Captured Italians from the 12th Battle of Isonzo.  Date: 1917-11-07.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073493295.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Italian positions at Doberdob.  Date: 1917-11-07.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073604591.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=2  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Airplane landed in Doberdob Lake.   1917-11-07.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073604587.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=3  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 06, 2017, 03:37:30 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Daily Capital Journal., November 06, 1917.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 06, 2017, 03:13:36 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: November 05, 2017, 11:38:10 PM »
Henrici's from Chicago.  What an elegant looking place to eat and no wonder, it's where elegance in dining is a tradition, according to the back of the postcard.  Also the back of the card invites us to visit their 1868 cocktail lounge.  So how about it, is the place still there?

As Art would say, "Bonk!"  The place closed on August 15, 1962.  Here is a photo of the restaurant during that time:  https://chuckmanchicagonostalgia.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/henricis-restaurant-last-days-before-closing-1962/#jp-carousel-17007

It appears that the name 'Henrici's' has been carried forward into modern times.  Kind of a high end catering outfit, now in partnership with a company called 'Orchard Ridge Farms.'  http://www.orchardridgefarms.com/wedding/caterer.html

I like the back of this card because it has one of my favorite stamps from the 1950's, commemorating the International Geophysical Year, 1957/58.  I remember seeing films in school about the IGY.  It was a worldwide study of the earth and sun, thus the stamp shows flares floating off of the sun.  A scientist invented a gadget that was used during the IGY, that artificially blocked the face of the sun, like an eclipse, plus it allowed observers to see and film coronal flares.  IGY info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Geophysical_Year


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Oh, and before I forget, here is a 1933 menu from Henrici's: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/11590.html   



 







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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 05, 2017, 01:48:42 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Evening Star, 11-05-1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 05, 2017, 01:14:51 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Scarcely anything left but mud and shattered stumps in Remus Wood. Nearest troops 2nd Pioneers A.I.F. 5.11.17
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205223605


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Assault on Passchendaele 12 October - 6 November 1917: A soldier running along a corduroy track through Chateau Wood. Originally captioned 'The Way to the Front', probably posed.  1917-11-05
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193422

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