Looking North From The Third Avenue Elevated Station At 34th Street
Our photograph was taken in 1930 by Percy Loomis Sperr who documented the changing scenes of New York during the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
We are looking north from the Third Avenue El’s station at 34th Street. Continue reading
A 1920 Modern Woman’s Work From Home Viewpoint
Mrs. Marie Criger’s comments about what married women should do while at home made headlines in 1920.
100 years later, many would certainly agree with Marie Criger’s views on marriage and work.
Says Women Should Stay Home and Work
Kansas City, MO – Attention husbands! Listen to what Mrs. Marie Criger of Fairbury, Nebraska says: Continue reading
Baseball’s Regular Season Is Too Long or The Post-Season Starts Too Late
An Easy Out
Jackie Robinson is an easy force out at second in first inning of fourth game of World Series at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York , Oct. 3. Yankee second baseman Billy Martin has thrown to first too late to make double play on Gil Hodges who started play on a grounder to third baseman Gil McDougald – 10/3/1953 credit Wide World Photos
On October 3, 1953 The New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers played game four of the World Series.
On October 3, 2021 baseball’s regular season finally concluded. There will be 10 teams competing in the post-season.
It’s no longer as simple as the best team in each league squaring up against each other. Continue reading
The Signs Are There For A Reason
The trees lining The Mall in Central Park are mature American Elms, over 100-years-old.
You don’t need to be a dendrophile to appreciate the American Elm. But, most people take for granted the canopy of trees that surround The Mall.
For the last 93 years the American Elm has been decimated by the spread of Dutch Elm Disease. Those who study plant pathology, phytopathologists, first identified the fungus which causes Dutch Elm Disease in 1921. Continue reading
Our Gang (The Little Rascals) Reunion With Jane Withers -1942
Old-Timers To Make Comeback Try
Hollywood, Calif – This young sextet of “old-timers” of the movies are no doubt familiar to you. In case they’re not, photo shows, (left to right): “Our Gang’s” Alfalfa Switzer; singer Bobby Breen; infant star Baby Sandy; Jane Withers; Spanky McFarland; and Bobby “Sooky” Coogan, Jackie Coogan’s brother. They are all playing in one picture with Jane Withers, each trying to make a comeback in his own right. credit: Acme 1942
The motion picture referred to is a 1942 feature film, Johnny Doughboy.
Actress Jane Withers died on August 7, 2021 at the age of 95. Continue reading
Muhammad Ali Explains Why Races Should Not Mix
If you have been watching Ken Burns excellent documentary about Muhammad Ali on PBS, you can only wonder how Muhammad Ali’s views on everything would be taken today. Ali was always unabashedly honest expressing his opinions. Ali said and did things that always created controversy. Continue reading
Buckingham Nicks First Live Performance of The Hit Song Rhiannon
Before joining Fleetwood Mac in December 1974, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks had their own group Buckingham Nicks. Continue reading
Never Before Seen Photographs Around The World Trade Center After The 9/11 Attacks
It was one week after the September 11 attacks. America and New York City was still in a state of disbelief. There was fear and grief. There was apprehension, And there were heroes. People who ventured into ground zero endangering their own lives for search and rescue. Continue reading
A Nice Gun For A Baby
Yes, it’s an unusual photo op. This leads to many questions you may have. How’d the Associated Press find out about the newest Earp? This baby is now 62: how has life been for him? Continue reading
Charlie Chaplin and George Bernard Shaw Meet For Lunch – 1936
Charles Chaplin and George Bernard Shaw In Honolulu
Honolulu, Hawaii – Charles Chaplin, film comedian, (left) and George Bernard Shaw, playwright, are shown in a Honolulu restaurant when they meet to keep a luncheon engagement – February 26, 1936 photo: International News
When they met for lunch Chaplin and Shaw were both on around the world tours in opposite directions. Chaplin kept Shaw waiting half an hour, which had Shaw fuming. But all was forgiven once Chaplin greeted Shaw at Waikiki Lau Yee Chai Chinese restaurant. Continue reading