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Cool.  Nice post, Rix.  I haven't seen that one.  About Mill Creek, yes most of their films are inferior copies but Sony/Columbia has a licensing contract with them and any old Columbia Films you find on the Mill Creek label are beautiful copies.














Thanks 21st, I'm glad to know that they made some good DVD conversions.  I will check out some of those titles.  I bought some Wayne and Hopalong Cassidy collections from Mill Creek only to find that the Platinum logo came on at the start of the movies and they were very poor renditions.  I didn't even give them to Goodwill.  I threw the suckers away. 

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  I watched The Range Feud last night.  It's a 1931 western starring John Wayne and Buck Jones.  Or rather Buck Jones and John Wayne, because Jones had top billing.  This was John Wayne's second starring role after The Big Trail and he did a good job of playing a guy who was framed for murder.  His friend the sheriff (Buck Jones) tried to prove his innocence but to no avail.  Wayne was found guilty and sentenced to die but the townsfolk couldn't wait and yanked him out of the hoosegow and took him to Twin Oaks for a little necktie party.  I won't tell you how it ends in case you want to watch it sometime.

  I watched this in kind of a convoluted way.  I bought an unused VHS copy of the movie and converted it to DVD.  It came out great.  The picture was pretty clear and the sound was wonderful., much better then those horrible Mill Creek DVD collections that you can get for $5.00.  There is a half decent copy that can be watched on YouTube, though I'm happy I made the DVD because I'm trying to collect all of the Duke's movies from the 1930s.

  Wayne's love interest in this movie is Susan Fleming and I kept wondering, where have I heard that name before?  And then I remembered.  She was Harpo Marx's wife.


A face in the crowd.  Can you spot the Dukester?  Haha, just kidding.


   

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http://www.openminds.tv/witness-says-cloaking-ufo-had-usaf-insignia/40641

A former colleague sent this to me today, the sighting report is noteworthy if for no other reason than it includes some of the worst witness sketches in the history of ufology.

They've got some nice tee-shirt designs there.  "The tail moved independent of the fuselage."  I like that. 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 03:18:48 PM »
Blues singer Moses Rascoe was born 100 years ago today.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 03:08:51 PM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 03:02:45 PM »
From the Imperial War Museums.


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AIR MINISTRY FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS COLLECTION
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205374551
(Notice the squiggly lines down below?  Those are trench works.  Both sides were quick to find out that you never, I repeat never, dig a trench in a straight line.)


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Ruins of the church at Moislains, 27 July 1917.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205308752


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Millicent Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, the Duchess of Sutherland, with a doctor at No. 9 Red Cross Hospital (Millicent Sutherland Ambulance) at Calais, 27th July 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235775

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 02:43:40 PM »
French fighter Ace Georges Guynemer scored his fiftieth victory on July 27, 1917. 


Georges Guynemer by "Lucien" (unknown painter), Musée de la Légion d'Honneur et des Ordres de Chevalerie, Paris.
By Jebulon. Painting signed by "Lucien - Paris", (unknown) - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11264214

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 04:32:50 AM »
     
                Front of card.                                   Back of card.

Martin Brunner

Soldier with the 24th Bavarian Infantry Regiment, 12th Company.

Earned the Iron Cross, Second Class and Merit Cross, Third Class.

Soldier Brunner was in the war from the very start but was killed on July 17, 1917 as a result of being hit by a mine splinter.

He was 36 years old.  (An actual picture of Martin has been glued to the front of the memorial card.)

     


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:12:13 PM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:08:31 PM »
From the Imperial War Museums.


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Ruined street in the village of Bertincourt, 26 July 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205323327


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General William Robertson, the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and Major-General Frederick Maurice, the Director of Military Operations for the Imperial General Staff, leaving Hotel Crillon after the Allied Conference, 26 July 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205307773


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Admiral John Jellicoe, the First Sea Lord, leaving Hotel Crillon after the Allied Conference in Paris, 26 July 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205282995


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British Prime Minister David Lloyd George and Arthur Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary, leaving Hotel Crillon after the Allied Conference in Paris, 26 July 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205306471


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Captain Phillip Bernard Prothero. Unit: 4th Battalion, Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders, attached to 5th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Death: 26 July 1917
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205387403
War memorial and some info on Captain Prothero: http://www.prestwickwarmemorial.btck.co.uk/THEFALLEN-1914-1918/PhilipBPROTHERO



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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 02:41:14 PM »
From the Library of Congress.


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Photograph shows aviation students with officers at the Wilbur Wright Aviation camp at Wilbur Wright Field, near Riverside, Ohio during World War I. Officers include (left to right in front) Lieut. Schultz, Lieut. Richards, and Capt. Kirby. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015)   Photograph published in the Bisbee Daily Review, July 26, 1917.
https://www.loc.gov/item/ggb2006000307/

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 02:32:31 PM »
A major fight between British and German aircraft took place above Flanders Fields on July 26th and 27th, 1917.  The Brits came out on top.  https://ww2-weapons.com/diary-july-26-1917/

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 02:24:17 PM »
I think this is a verified date, though I only have one source that gives it, but John Edgar Hoover was first hired at the Justice Department on this day back in 1917.

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Edgar_Hoover

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Immediately after getting his LL.M. degree, Hoover was hired by the Justice Department to work in the War Emergency Division. He soon became the head of the Division's Alien Enemy Bureau, authorized by President Wilson at the beginning of World War I to arrest and jail allegedly disloyal foreigners without trial.[12] He received additional authority from the 1917 Espionage Act. Out of a list of 1,400 suspicious Germans living in the U.S., the Bureau arrested 98 and designated 1,172 as arrest able.[18]


Hoover in 1932.  Public Domain.  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:J._Edgar_Hoover_cph.3b10753.jpg

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 02:23:08 PM »
And after the fun and games you can use it to hang spies and deserters!

Haha.  Good one, Mr. A!

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:11:26 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: July 25, 2017, 11:19:00 PM »
Here are a couple of what are called 'linen' type postcards.  They got the name due to the peculiar texture on the front of the cards.  If you look at them closely you will see threaded, linen like lines running up and down and side to side on the cards.  It really doesn't have anything to do with linen (except for the texture)...it's just a printing style that the postcard industry came up with that is way cheaper than regular photo printing and yet you still get a fairly good picture with nice color.  (The back of linen cards are always smooth.)  Linen postcards were made from 1931 to 1959.  You can easily spot a linen postcard by the telltale up and down and side to side lines plus you can actually feel the printed lines too. 


Front of card.


Back of card.


Front of card.


Back of card.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 25, 2017, 02:49:30 PM »
Percy's War, July 25, 1917: https://percyswar.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/witley-july-25-1917/         

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 25, 2017, 02:36:17 PM »
From the Europeana Collections.


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Art.Beobachter with 40 x. Scope of the Wischberg.Hintergrund Caningruppe. (25/7.1917.)
http://europeana.eu/portal/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073605022.html. K.u.k. Kriegspressequartier, Lichtbildstelle - Wien. Österreichische Nationalbibliothek - Austrian National Library - http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/TELRequest.aspx?p_ImageID=15801847. Public Domain - http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 25, 2017, 02:23:01 PM »
From the Imperial War Museums.


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Ruins in a street near the church in Peronne, 25 July 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205323298


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British troops at an investiture held by HM King George V at Aldershot, 25th July 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205287184


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Troops participating in a Scots Guards Sports Meeting at the Queen's Club, London, 25th July 1917. Here, a soldier is being soaked with a bucket of water.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205287161


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Group of WAACs outside their billet at Paris - Plage, 25 July 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205237844


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Members of the WAAC bathing at Paris-Plage, 25 July 1917. One girl holding a towel scampers away from two others.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205091192


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Members of the WAAC bathing at Paris-Plage, 25 July 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205237853


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Private William Wellings Locke 88584. Unit: 133rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Death: 25 July 1917, near Poperinghe, Western Front.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205393700

 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 25, 2017, 01:53:31 PM »
Mata Hari is found guilty of spying and is sentenced to death by a French court on July 25, 1917,  http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mata-hari-sentenced-to-die


Mata (Margaretha Zelle) Hari.  Public Domain.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mata_Hari_13.jpg

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 25, 2017, 04:13:32 AM »
Everett True, July 25, 1917.  (Library of Congress)


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 25, 2017, 03:53:20 AM »
From the Library of Congress.

The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, July 25, 1917.

Now playing at the Butler Theatre: "AMERICAN METHODS"

  William Farnum, in "American Methods" founded on George Ohnet's "The Ironmaster." "American Methods" a special super de luxe William Fox Photodrama in which William Farnum plays the stellar role at the Butler tonight.

  William Farnum as William Armstrong is an American of French descent, and is a successful business man. He is left an estate consisting of an iron mine in France, and with his sister sets sail for the French village and takes charge of the business. In the French town live a Marquise, her daughter and son. Armstrong falls in love with the beautiful daughter, but she tells him she is betrothed to her cousin. Later the cousin learning that the girl has lost her fortune, marries another. She then accepts Armstrong, but confesses that she does not love him. Shortly after his marriage, the cousin finds that he is still in love with Armstrong's wife. He inveigles her into a comprising position and is soundly thrashed for his conduct by the American.

  See it. It is good. Also a paramount comedy. A laugh for all. Matinee 1:30; evening 7:15 and 8:45.


Allan Forrest, Jewel Carmen, Genevieve Blinn (center), William Farnum & Florence Vidor (right) in American Methods - publicity still.  Public Domain.   https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:American_Methods_(1917)_still_1.jpg





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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: July 24, 2017, 10:17:46 PM »
Just to be clear I never said I was under any financial pressure to say "George gets it". Go back and check the posts, it's funny how things posted here get inflated with time. I was Retiring and only knew that George had been doing a Paranormal show th St Louis. I was asked to say that by the Boss to help him launch, that's all. No financial pressure at all. I think once somebody says "Fake News" enough times people start to believe it. As I said go back and check the posts.

This is the first time I have been here in a long time and I see the hate just keeps coming, I will never the less continue to be a member here and will check in every now and then to see if anything has changed.

Art

Hi Art.  Thanks for stopping by.  Always fun to read your posts.  Best to you and yours.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:46:26 PM »
Indeed. B&W and the equipment seems awesome. And the exposure and temp issues? Crazy. Imagine if the random soldier had an iPhone, or better yet, real good digital SLR today! War would've probably ended a lot sooner, or at least we'd have amazing pics. I never been in that region. But have hiked in the Swiss Alps and had just bought my first (expensive!) digital camera and so could take many pics (not nearly as much as today you could but still for then!) I went crazy with B&W, Sepia, various 'settings' and exposures and got some good stuff. (I know NOTHING about photography but it made 'taking' photos easier cause can delete bad shots- then or later.) Now? Even a kid can make stuff amazing. Though professionals just up their game even more. Though I got some good shots (I must admit, to me...)

Ha, yeah.  It doesn't seem that long ago when we had to drop our exposed film off at a local photo place, or, in my case, send them to a place in Seattle for developing.  Then you had to wait a number of days for them to be developed.  Much easier now. 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:20:08 PM »
As far as I can figure that area is once again in Italian hands post-Treaty of Saint Germain but has been in-and-out of AHE, Austria, and Italian hands (maybe others back when more of principalities etc.) It is amazing, and we should remember this, that most of these countries often our politicians laud after are more modern countries than the USA. So when we look for "international tests" or "global/regional agreements" or foreign wars/interventions/police-actions we might should ponder, "wait, what, that 'country' has only been around so this long? How many wars have been fought? To what end? etc..."

ps: I also am certain certain considering building stuff and war-effort. Harder work constructing/taking-over those mountain positions. But better than making/digging and being-in those positions on other fronts in trenches!

Awful rocky up on those mountains and I was going to say dry too, but there is a snowpack visible in one of the photos above.  Looks pretty far away, though.  Not sure if its accessible, for drinking purposes.  I like whatever camera equipment that the Austrians use.  They make pretty cool pics. 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 24, 2017, 04:43:02 PM »
Recorded 100 years ago today.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 24, 2017, 03:14:38 PM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 24, 2017, 03:13:08 PM »
From the Europeana Collections.


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Fotografia reprezinta colegi de lupta ai lui Petre (TICA) Chirovici asa cum sunt trecuti pe verso, respectiv Cap. Mihail Manoilescu, serg. M... (?), D. plutonians, Stefanescu. 24 iulie 1917 nu este precizata locatia.
Campania 1916-1917-1918 - frontul romanesc - http://europeana.eu/portal/record/2020601/attachments_69604_6083_69604_original_69604_jpg.html. Chirovici; Petre (Tica). Europeana 1914-1918 - http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en/contributions/6083. CC BY-SA - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/2020601/attachments_69604_6083_69604_original_69604_jpg.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo


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Feldw.am wiper mountain with Kastreinspitze, Gregnedul with Col de Medeon, Bele Piz u.Caningruppe. (24/7.1917.)
(de) Feldw.am Wischberg mit Kastreinspitze, Gregnedul mit Col de Medeon, Bele Piz u.Caningruppe. (24/7.1917.) - http://europeana.eu/portal/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073605014.html. K.u.k. Kriegspressequartier, Lichtbildstelle - Wien. Österreichische Nationalbibliothek - Austrian National Library - http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/TELRequest.aspx?p_ImageID=15801840. Public Domain - http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073605014.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo


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Kaisrl.Hoheit Erzh.Heinrich Ferdinand on the wiper mount. (24/7.1917.)
(de) Kaisrl.Hoheit Erzh.Heinrich Ferdinand am Wischberg. (24/7.1917.) - http://europeana.eu/portal/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073605017.html. K.u.k. Kriegspressequartier, Lichtbildstelle - Wien. Österreichische Nationalbibliothek - Austrian National Library - http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/TELRequest.aspx?p_ImageID=15801833. Public Domain - http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073605017.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo


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Kaisrl.Hoheit Erzh.Heinrich Ferdinand am Wischberg. (Scotti-Hütte.) (24/7.1917.)
(de) Kaisrl.Hoheit Erzh.Heinrich Ferdinand am Wischberg. (Scotti-Hütte.) (24/7.1917.) - http://europeana.eu/portal/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073605010.html. K.u.k. Kriegspressequartier, Lichtbildstelle - Wien. Österreichische Nationalbibliothek - Austrian National Library - http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/TELRequest.aspx?p_ImageID=15801826. Public Domain - http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073605010.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 24, 2017, 03:10:49 PM »
From the Imperial War Museums.


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A Filtering Plant : water is taken from the Sweetwater Canal, which flows from the Nile, and after being filtered is pumped across the desert. The engineer examines the water in the glass tube.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/17942


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Ruins in the village of Morval, 24 July 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205323313


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General view of the ruined village of Marchelepot, 24 July 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205323272



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British troops in the ruined village of Combles, 24 July 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205323259


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Group of WAACs (The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) off duty seated on a roof wall in their billet at Rouen, 24 July 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205091191


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Private Selwyn Kemp Skipworth 1904A. Unit: 44th and 34th Battalions, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Death: 24 July 1917 Died of wounds in France Western Front.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205388714

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: July 24, 2017, 03:09:29 PM »
From the Library of Congress.


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Photograph shows workers putting a propeller on an airplane at the Lowe, Willard & Fowler Engineering Company, College Point, Queens, New York City. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015)  1917 July 24 (date created or published later by Bain).
https://www.loc.gov/item/ggb2006000411/


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Photograph shows the band of the 2nd Field Artillery attending a baseball game at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York on July 24, 1917. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015 and The Sun, July 24, 1917)
https://www.loc.gov/item/ggb2006000340/


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