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    The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Is in NY Harbor,designed by Frédéric Bartholdi & dedicated on October 28,1886.The statue,a gift to the USA from the people of France,is of a robed female figure representing Libertas,the Roman goddess of freedom,who bears a torch & a tabula ansata (tablet evoking law)upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence,July 4,1776. A broken chain lies at her feet.The statue is an icon of freedom & US.

    In 1882, Charles Lewis Tiffany, a founder and principal owner of New York's preeminent jewelry dealers, Tiffany & Company engaged the new partnership of McKim, Mead & White to design his unique residence on the northwest corner of Madison Avenue and 72nd Street. Louis Tiffany died in the 72nd Street house in 1933. His family's great mansion was demolished in 1936.

    The Tiffany Residence at 898 Madison Avenue, New York City. Begun in 1882, it was occupied in 1885 by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his four children. His wife Mary Woodbridge Goddard, died the year before the house was finished...After nearly a half century in the house, Louis Comfort Tiffany died here in 1933. Three years later the family sold the house to a developer and the unique mansion was demolished to make way for a modern apartment building.

    A childhood photo of Andy Griffith. He was born in 1926 in Mt. Airy, N.C..

    Andy Griffith was a1949 graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill where he received a degree in Music. He was a music teacher in Goldsboro schools and performed the role of Sir Walter Raleigh in 'The Lost Colony' at Manteo, NC before going on to become the actor we all knew and loved.

    Banner Elk, NC...near Blowing Rock, NC

    Andy Griffith plays the Pioneer Theater in Downtown Manteo

    Mickey Mouse Club

    The Nurse in the Photo: Edith Shain, holding the iconic photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Originally published in LIFE Magazine, the photo depicts a sailor kissing Edith Shain in her nurse’s uniform, in Times Square on August 14, 1945

    Although it's an incredibly chilling time in history, it's an amazing photo. Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics which were held in Nazi Germany.

    Civil War Nurses

    Marilyn as a natural brunette--I find her twice as striking this way.

    This is the first known photograph of the American flag taken on June 21, 1873. The flag was flown over Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland during an infamous battle between the British and the United States during the War of 1812 that inspired witness Francis Scott Key to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner."

    This is the last time JFK saw his father,in fact he kissed him once and walked away,then he did something he had never done before,he turned around came back and kissed him again.Very touching.....


    A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike. Incredible that this bike has been there for 98 years now!

    Empire State building, 1941, a bit lonely at that time...

    Sonny and Cher

    Jackie Kennedy at the funeral of JFK.

    Washington Monument as it stood for 25 years. 1860-65

    Times Square: 1943 New York, March 1943. "Times Square on a rainy day." John Vachon for the Office of War Information

    1970's Brownie and Girl Scout Uniforms w/Sash...but I started out as a Bluebird ~ before you became a Brownie.

    April 1865. Charleston, South Carolina. "St. Philip's Church with ruins of Circular Church and Secession Hall." Casualties of the Great Fire of 1861.

    World Trade Center (9/11/01)

    Pres. George Bush being told of the 9/11 attacks while reading to elementary school children in Florida...