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« Reply #7260 on: October 11, 2019, 05:39:03 PM »



Imagine getting away with selling chips for 10 cents these days.

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« Reply #7261 on: October 12, 2019, 02:00:29 AM »


Imagine getting away with selling chips for 10 cents these days.

Artís own brand? Wew, lad! :D

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« Reply #7262 on: October 13, 2019, 03:06:29 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., October 13, 1919.




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« Reply #7263 on: October 13, 2019, 03:27:10 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., October 13, 1919.





$200? Can you imagine if they charged Hugh $200 for every issue of Playboy to go through the mail?

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« Reply #7264 on: October 16, 2019, 03:25:51 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus, October 16, 1919.

 

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« Reply #7265 on: October 21, 2019, 02:37:17 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., October 21, 1919.

 
 



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« Reply #7266 on: October 21, 2019, 06:32:58 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., October 21, 1919.

 
 



"Farmer" Burns was a famous wrassler back in the day. Back then it was real wrestling but also with the some showman's ship and spectacle, and often "no holds barred" and "no time limit" (or a set number of "falls.") Sometimes they would "take on all comers" at local fairs etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Burns 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch_wrestling 









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« Reply #7267 on: October 23, 2019, 12:36:13 AM »
"Farmer" Burns was a famous wrassler back in the day. Back then it was real wrestling but also with the some showman's ship and spectacle, and often "no holds barred" and "no time limit" (or a set number of "falls.") Sometimes they would "take on all comers" at local fairs etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Burns 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch_wrestling

Nice links, mr. a.  I hadn't thought to look the wrestler up.  Sheesh!
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Burns was well known in the early twentieth century for his neck. He managed to have a twenty-inch neck. With this neck, according to an article in WWE Magazine, he gained fame by being put into a noose, getting hanged, and living, while whistling "Yankee Doodle".

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« Reply #7268 on: October 24, 2019, 03:21:44 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., October 24, 1919.


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« Reply #7269 on: October 24, 2019, 07:55:04 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., October 24, 1919.


Nice find. I like Gypsy stories. There is, even in modern day, lots of feuds between the various tribes. And I find interesting how a culture can survive over much distance, persecution, and criminality. 

https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/the-curse-of-romeo-and-juliet/   

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/jul/29/100-years-ago-in-spokane-police-chief-declares-war/ 

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/1997/may/24/city-remembered-in-passing-procession-a-stop-at/ 





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« Reply #7270 on: October 25, 2019, 03:19:33 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., October 25, 1919.


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« Reply #7271 on: October 26, 2019, 11:03:23 AM »
Halloween is almost here and I thought you all might enjoy a vintage true crime story that could be the inspiration for a gruesome movie or two.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECESHP3dE4I

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« Reply #7272 on: October 26, 2019, 10:04:35 PM »
Halloween is almost here and I thought you all might enjoy a vintage true crime story that could be the inspiration for a gruesome movie or two.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECESHP3dE4I
What is so bad/sad is how he, like in modern times, was apparently shuffled around to different churches and Dioceses despite being an obvious sick, perverted individual. At least he got some corporeal punishment and was caught and tried in his lifetime.

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« Reply #7273 on: November 05, 2019, 02:31:59 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., November 05, 1919.


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« Reply #7274 on: November 06, 2019, 03:21:03 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Seattle star., November 06, 1919.


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« Reply #7275 on: November 10, 2019, 12:04:06 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., November 05, 1919.


Drinking denatured alcohol? Poisonous and horrid tasting (from what I'm told.) Who in their right mind has a bottle of that crap hanging around for consumption?

I wonder if the denatured alcohol of 1919 only tasted bad but was not actually poisoned? I wonder if people continuing to drink it is the reason that it was made poisonous?

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« Reply #7276 on: November 11, 2019, 04:04:27 AM »
Drinking denatured alcohol? Poisonous and horrid tasting (from what I'm told.) Who in their right mind has a bottle of that crap hanging around for consumption?

I wonder if the denatured alcohol of 1919 only tasted bad but was not actually poisoned? I wonder if people continuing to drink it is the reason that it was made poisonous?

Also drinking wood alcohol back then.  People would drink it and appear drunk and talkative but then they would get real sick, throw up and become delirious.  If they drank too much of it, they would flat out die. If they managed to survive drinking small amounts on a regular basis, then their optic nerves would get damaged and they would eventually become blind. 

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« Reply #7277 on: November 11, 2019, 04:08:59 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., November 11, 1919.


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« Reply #7278 on: November 11, 2019, 03:20:47 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., November 11, 1919.



"Smashed the car to splinters."  ;D

Ah, the good old days when you could use your car for kindling.  ;)

I have to admit that the recorded version sounds far better than this- but I had never seen it before. "I bought a '30 Ford wagon and they called it a woodie..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5V3wcREqcI


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« Reply #7279 on: November 11, 2019, 05:17:03 PM »
"Smashed the car to splinters."  ;D


And, again, after this accident, though injured and "car to splinters" the driver and passenger can walk away!?

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« Reply #7280 on: November 13, 2019, 05:53:29 AM »
And, again, after this accident, though injured and "car to splinters" the driver and passenger can walk away!?

I missed that. Another case of superhuman resilience of yesteryear.

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« Reply #7281 on: November 20, 2019, 03:23:37 AM »
From the Library of Congress, November 20, 1919.

The Seattle Star


The Rock Island Argus


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« Reply #7282 on: November 25, 2019, 04:02:58 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., November 25, 1919.




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« Reply #7283 on: November 25, 2019, 06:12:18 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., November 25, 1919.




Car "practically demolished" by Street Car? Some less serious injuries. Some necessitating hospitalization. And "elder man" just needs a few stitches. No deaths.

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« Reply #7284 on: December 01, 2019, 03:18:07 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., December 01, 1919.

     



     

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« Reply #7285 on: December 01, 2019, 03:54:11 PM »
Can you imagine a "light on a third floor" of a department store being left on causing a "squad of police officers" to be dispatched today? That is absolutely unreal. I suppose the fact that it was a faulty switch and turned on by itself might cause an officer to be dispatched to investigate.

But then it actually makes the morning paper as something worth reporting?

Wow. Must have bee a slow news day.  ;)

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« Reply #7286 on: December 01, 2019, 04:07:47 PM »
Can you imagine a "light on a third floor" of a department store being left on causing a "squad of police officers" to be dispatched today? That is absolutely unreal. I suppose the fact that it was a faulty switch and turned on by itself might cause an officer to be dispatched to investigate.

But then it actually makes the morning paper as something worth reporting?

Wow. Must have bee a slow news day.  ;)

Sure! Itís how Watergate started.

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« Reply #7287 on: December 01, 2019, 09:29:28 PM »
Can you imagine a "light on a third floor" of a department store being left on causing a "squad of police officers" to be dispatched today? That is absolutely unreal. I suppose the fact that it was a faulty switch and turned on by itself might cause an officer to be dispatched to investigate.

But then it actually makes the morning paper as something worth reporting?

Wow. Must have bee a slow news day.  ;)

What I find it harder to imagine is a burglar turning on a light that is visible from the street.  That would have to be one dumb burgler. 

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« Reply #7288 on: December 05, 2019, 07:44:28 PM »
BBC News - German WWI wreck Scharnhorst discovered off Falklands
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-50670743

Ok, 105 years ago, but still a cool find.  The Battle of the Falklands Islands was the first major naval victory for the Royal Navy since Trafalgar.

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« Reply #7289 on: December 05, 2019, 08:41:14 PM »
BBC News - German WWI wreck Scharnhorst discovered off Falklands
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-50670743

Ok, 105 years ago, but still a cool find.  The Battle of the Falklands Islands was the first major naval victory for the Royal Navy since Trafalgar.
Cool-  salvage companies get it before it is protected....kidding, of course.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-background_steel