Doris Eaton Travis, who died at age 106, traversed one of the longest more inspiring careers in show business. On stage since childhood, she was the youngest chorus girl ever hired in the Ziegfeld Follies, a popular theatrical spectacle of the early 20th century designed to "glorify the American girl." By the time of her death, she was the last surviving chorus girl from the Follies. Mrs. Travis's death "marks the end of the Ziegfeld golden era of Broadway."
It seems unthinkable to us today, but in many cases parents were only able to find the money to photograph their children after they had passed away. These photos may have been the only images they had of their sweet babies. These two little girls are beautiful...
"Too Late to Apologize--A Declaration." If I'd known this video existed, I wouldn't have spent an hour this afternoon trying to explain the Declaration of Independence! I'm pretty sure that's Mr. Jefferson on the violin, too.
Butch Cassidy was a man who robbed, and he did it well. He and his now infamous gang, the “Wild Bunch,” pulled off dozens of robberies along the budding railways, nabbing thousands of dollars. Butch, or as his mother knew him, Robert LeRoy Parker, made a smart move when he and his gang realized that the cops were gaining on them, he and his buddy, the Sundance Kid, fled to South America. It is most widely accepted that they both died in a shootout in Bolivia, just a couple of years later.