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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5850 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/

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5851 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

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5852 on: November 09, 2017, 06:03:03 PM »



Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5854 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.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5855 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


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5857 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.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5858 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/





Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5860 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.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5861 on: November 12, 2017, 01:35:15 PM »
From the Imperial War Museum.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205025918

I've been lucky enough to see a few of these. Interesting thing and an on-going tradition/requirement for many hundreds of years. People like Clyde Lewis or Jack could have a field-day with the symbolism, politics, and historical changes in the tradition. Interesting factoid: the use of barge on a part of the parade created the term we use "float" for parades on land now.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Mayor's_Show

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5862 on: November 13, 2017, 03:22:59 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Tacoma Times., November 13, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5863 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

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5864 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/

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5865 on: November 14, 2017, 02:44:51 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Tacoma Times., November 14, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5866 on: November 14, 2017, 03:26:23 PM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Tacoma Times., November 14, 1917.

Whoever drew these cartoons had a lot of anger issues. He would have fit in great here.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5867 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



   



Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5869 on: November 15, 2017, 07:16:46 AM »
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.


Don't get me wrong, they're interesting. It's kinda fun struggling to understand what they're even about sometimes since we don't have the context. Like this one:


The Tacoma Times., November 10, 1917.
Are these guys gamblers? Are they smuggling wartime rationed items? Is he angry that they're using sales jargon?

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5870 on: November 15, 2017, 07:23:27 AM »
Quote from: Lord Grantham link=topic=9331.msg1124665#msg1124665 dateon the sid=1510751806
Don't get me wrong, they're interesting. It's kinda fun struggling to understand what they're even about sometimes since we don't have the context. Like this one:Are these guys gamblers? Are they smuggling wartime rationed items? Is he angry that they're using sales jargon?

Nah.  Still very relevant today.  Think simpler. Just two dudes B.S.ing, blocking the side walk as they are parked between the wall and the pole - not giving a shit about other people around them.    Ever want to bash someone at the Walmart or Grocery store for blocking the aisle?


Everett is the man!

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5871 on: November 15, 2017, 07:25:19 AM »
Nah.  Still very relevant today.  Think simpler. Just two dudes B.S.ing, blocking the side walk as they are parked between the wall and the pole - not giving a shit about other people around them.    Ever want to bash someone at the Walmart or Grocery store for blocking the aisle?


Everett is the man!


Oh, not as much depth as I had imagined.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5872 on: November 15, 2017, 07:30:34 AM »
Oh, not as much depth as I had imagined.

Depth?  No depth....   What fascinates me is apparently, how little has changed in a 100 years.






Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5875 on: November 17, 2017, 03:18:35 PM »
The famous sculptor Auguste Rodin died on November 17, 1917.

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


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Rodin's The Thinker (1879–1889) is among the most recognized works in all of sculpture.
By AndrewHorne (talk) - Own work (Original text: I (AndrewHorne (talk)) created this work entirely by myself.), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15582363


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5877 on: November 18, 2017, 02:57:24 AM »
From the Library of Congress.
Can you spot the typo?


The Pensacola Journal., November 18, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5878 on: November 18, 2017, 02:45:46 PM »
From the Library of Congress.
Can you spot the typo?


The Pensacola Journal., November 18, 1917.
Besides the misspelling $15 for an out of state permit seems like a lot of money back then. And confusing. $3 out of state county permit and $15 out of state permit per country?
What is an "Irish Mail" you say?
http://antiquescenter.blogspot.com/2012/07/antique-irish-mail-car.html

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5879 on: November 20, 2017, 03:19:02 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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One of the 179 British tanks left derelict on the battlefield after the initial assault.  1917-11-20.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205213175


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An artillery observation officer on top of a ruined wall at Havrincourt, 20 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205213170


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Trees cut down by the Germans across a road near Havrincourt to hinder the British advance.  1917-11-20.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205213177


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Men of the 11th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment (6th Division) with Vickers machine guns in a captured second line trench at Ribecourt, 20 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205195981


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A Mark IV (Male) tank of 'H' Battalion, 'Hyacinth', ditched in a German trench while supporting 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment near Ribecourt during the Battle of Cambrai, 20 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205213173