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Pompeii Pompeii

Library of Congress. 1890 photochrom color.

Louisiana: Part II Louisiana: Part II

Harvesting rice, Crowley, Louisiana. 1938. Lee, Russell, photographer. Kinja ate first try, pardon the editing.

Louisiana Louisiana

They’re trying to wash us away.

Barbed Wire Barbed Wire

Barbed wire fence. Cascade County, Montana. 1939 May. Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985, photographer. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-And-White Negatives (170,901)

Joan of Arc Joan of Arc

Noah’s wife? Napoleon was a short dead dude. Julius Caesar salad. History according to Bill & Ted. Finally getting around to that rewatch. The Golden Horn history Story Type image is also Bill & Ted.

A Short History of Moonshine A Short History of Moonshine

Running whiskey. Illegal hooch. Revenuers.

NASA Vintage NASA Vintage

And beyond. Watching Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979).

Riddle of the Sphinx Riddle of the Sphinx

What happened to the nose? Wiki page said there were signs rods and poles were used to remove the nose. One legend was it was shot off with a cannonball by Napoleon’s men. In the very earliest photos and drawings it was mostly just the head sticking out of the sand.

Vintage Magic  Vintage Magic 

AV Club Wiki Wormhole today is a magician I heard of from Orson Welles. Magic posters, ads, etc. from Library of Congress.

The Mystery of the Lost Amber Room The Mystery of the Lost Amber Room

Looted by the Nazis in Russia during WWII and vanished.

I'm Flying I'm Flying

1895. My Wiki Wormhole last night was early flight experiments. Once you got a certain height off the ground (50-60 ft.?) crashes were almost always fatal. In the very early days people would jump off towers with homemade contraptions with no basis in science and would invariably kill themselves. Otto Lilienthal…

Diamond Jim Brady Diamond Jim Brady

Legendary trencherman. Slimer in Ghostbusters made me think of Diamond Jim. Both ugly little spuds.

The Comedians, the Mob, and the American Supperclub by Kliph Nesteroff The Comedians, the Mob, and the American Supperclub by Kliph Nesteroff

Nice article. The mob comes up a lot in Nestoroff’s interviews with the old timers and it is interesting how many of them will say no comment. Still won’t talk about it. They made an impression.

To Space and Beyond To Space and Beyond

Space episode.

Vintage Hurricane Vintage Hurricane

I’ve been hit twice pretty much head on but I’m also pretty far inland. Both were bad.

Niagara Falls Niagara Falls

Slowly I turn. Step by step. Inch by inch.

Red Stick Red Stick

Library of Congress. Expanded header is the levee in 1880 or 1910. True header the capitol in 1880.

Happy Birthday, America Happy Birthday, America

Bicentennial. 1976. WMAQ Channel 5. Paul Anka. Museum of Classic Chicago Television.

The Glorious History of the Typewriter The Glorious History of the Typewriter

Alert Tom Hanks. From Wiki: “June 23 - 1868 – Typewriter: Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the “Type-Writer.””

The Legend of Buzzer the Cat The Legend of Buzzer the Cat

The most photographed cat in America. Photographer Arnold Genthe.

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