Started by Rix Gins, January 01, 2016, 08:20:14 PM
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Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 19, 2016, 01:19:45 AMThe pictures of Benny Kauff and Bill Rariden look like they were taken by Charles M. Conlin, who photographed Major League players, great and obscure, from 1904 to 1942, and is responsible for most of the iconic baseball pictures of his time. His work is well worth a look for the baseball fans here.The Federal League, which existed from 1913 through 1915, has a significant place in baseball history despite its brief existence. Acknowledged as a legitimate major league, it was the last serious attempt to compete with the American and National Leagues, and raised quite a ruckus during its brief existence by signing many stars away from the existing leagues by paying significantly higher salaries. It was responsible for MLB being declared exempt from the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, and the owner of its Chicago Whales franchise, Charles Weeghman, built Weeghman Park, known today as Wrigley Field, and which became the Cubs' home field when he bought the team in 1916.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_League
Quote from: Jackstar on January 19, 2016, 03:50:28 AMhttp://www.troyrecord.com/lifestyle/20160119/100-years-ago-in-the-record-january-19?Also, the percolator was a very good find.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 18, 2016, 03:45:45 PMOn January 18, 1916, the arrival of the first Balkanzug from Constantinople to Berlin was celebrated in Serbian NiÅ¡ with a grand banquet. This train was a kind of "Orient Express" between Germany and Turkeyhttp://retours.eu/en/30-balkanzug-1916/#
Quote from: Meister_000 on January 19, 2016, 07:16:39 AMThanks, those are cool. Notice the fine oriental rugs on the dirt ground in this one
Quote from: Coffeeman on January 19, 2016, 07:28:15 AMThe rugs are throwaway for the era, but look at those boots. Wow, talk about shiny! I shine my own dress shoes so I feel a little for the servant or batman or whoever stuck with that duty to make those babies beautiful.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 17, 2016, 08:42:25 PMOn January 17, 1916, the New York Giants purchased three stars from the Federal League.
Quote from: Jackstar on January 19, 2016, 04:19:58 PMThe fez is such a great hat.
Quote from: Meister_000 on January 19, 2016, 09:50:27 AMHi Coffeeman. I would still wager fine quality rugs, you can see from here the knot density (fine small) but/and that's not just any high Officer, that's the King, or rather, Wilhelm ll, the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 1888 to Nov 1918. Mirror-shine wax polishing (boots and shoes) is nearly a lost art, apart from the military, but the experts maintaining the tradition seem to agree: very small amounts of bees-wax based polish (i. e. a match-heads worth) combined with very small amounts of water (a drop or two) and four or five (at least) of those thin top coats to build up to the desired result -- after your initial "cream" moisturizing/conditioner coat, etc. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WpVxJoUeDmEhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yPhqQEdhtxI
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 19, 2016, 06:19:17 PMThanks for pointing out the rug and the shiny boots. I hadn't noticed them because my attention was drawn to the pasty faced leader with the fez on his head. I thought he was wearing a mask. But no. He really looked that way. He was Sultan Mohammed V. From what I read, he had no political power but apparently he was used as a Turkish representative for ceremonial and social gatherings. He was rather effeminate in nature, grossly overweight, and there were some that claimed he drooled all the time. He was involved in some intrigue in his youth and was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment...inside a palace. Nine years of his imprisonment were spent with a harem. Historians think that his time with the harem made him quite the poet in later years.
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 19, 2016, 06:15:16 PMThe fez is a great hat!I will second that!
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 19, 2016, 06:32:13 PMWas the Great Flood of 1916 in the San Diego area (Chula Vista) caused by early attempts at weather modification (rain making machines) that were constructed in December, 1915 in hopes to end a drought?5 days of rain ceased on January 19th, but the devastation continued through the end of January as more storms rolled in.http://sunnycv.com/southbay/exhibits/flood.html#02
Quote from: Coffeeman on January 19, 2016, 06:37:54 PMOh, honestly, didn't recognize who it was at first! Sorry! I can imagine nothing but the best for the feet of the Kaiser.Hey, thanks for the tutorials. If I can get some beeswax, I'll give it a try. Do you do that method yourself? I shine all my leather shoes, regardless if they're dress or not. Any brand of beeswax you particularly recommend?I don't mean to get off topic, but it is a lost art!
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 19, 2016, 07:00:19 PMWe need Paladin in here to confirm, but shoe polish, spit and a whole bag of cotton balls were what we used in basic training. One I got out of basic, it wasn't enforced to be "spit shined". As long as they were polished.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 19, 2016, 06:19:17 PMNine years of his imprisonment were spent with a harem.
Quote from: Meister_000 on January 20, 2016, 02:26:04 AMThe Paris Guns were moved to their emplacements near the German front lines on railway tracks
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 20, 2016, 06:55:43 PMFrom the Omaha Bee January 20, 1916The most wonderful motion pictures ever shown in OmahaAnd they are all motion pictures about tractors...