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    Across the river from Station Square during the days when steel mills ruled the city. The bridge is that of the Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway, former Wabash. It was torn down in 1948. The piers still exist.

    Back in 1920, nine years before the official start of the Great Depression, anarchists set off a car bomb on Wall Street that killed 39 people, the largest domestic terror attack in the U.S. until the Oklahoma City bombing 75 years later.

    "Hollywoodland" was its original message, which, at night flashed "HOLLY," then "WOOD," then "LAND." The sign was created and erected by LA Times publisher Harry Chandler in 1923 as a billboard for his upscale Hollywoodland real estate development. During the Great Depression, the development company could no longer maintain it. In 1949, the "H" fell due to heavy winds and lack of maintenance. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce repaired the sign and removed the last four letters. @A Lifetime Legacy

    Farmer and sons, dust storm, Cimarron County, Oklahoma, 1936. Photographer: Arthur Rothstein. The drought that helped cripple agriculture in the Great Depression was the worst in the climatological history of the country. By 1934 it had dessicated the Great Plains, from North Dakota to Texas, from the Mississippi River Valley to the Rockies. Vast dust storms swept the region.

    The Cotton Club might be Harlem’s most famous surviving jazz venue, but during the Harlem Renaissance that started after World War I and ended sometime during the Great Depression, it was also the neighborhood’s most notorious. It had been opened by Jack Johnson, the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion, as the Club Deluxe (or Club De Luxe) in 1920.

    1939, Kansas: During the Great Depression, flour companies became aware that poor families were using the industry's cotton sacks to make clothing. In response, they printed the sacks with attractive textile patterns in a permanent dye, and the flour company's information in a temporary dye that would easily wash out of any clothes made from them.

    Waylon Jennings and Buddy Holly - Glad I came across this blog: "awesome people hanging out together."

    Pompeii ruins, Italy

    President Theodore Roosevelt speaking to a group of African American children. Early in his presidency, Roosevelt created a scandal when he invited Booker T. Washington to dine with him and his family; he was the first U.S. president ever to entertain a black man in the White House. February 5, 1906 Library of Congress

    In homes with usually only one room, the box-bed allowed some privacy and helped keep people warm during winter. It was the main furniture of rural houses in Brittany until the 20th century.

    Knights Templar, 13th century The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon Active: c. 1119–1314 Allegiance: The Pope

    This is the Swedish warship Vasa, it sank in 1628 and was recovered from the ocean in 1961 almost completely intact. This is the only remaining intact ship from the 1600's. This ship is housed in The Vasa Museum in Stockholm Sweden. A museum built around the ship.

    One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel.

    ‎Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined for registering to vote.

    Stephen Hawking before he developed ALS (amytrophic lateral sclerosis)

    Young girl in a school for black civil rights activists in 1960 being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face.

    The Great Blizzard of 1888 brought 40-50 inches of snow to many states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. It’s said that the storm wrapped areas from the Chesapeake all the way north to Maine. Along with the heavy snow came snow drifts as high as 50ft because of 45mph winds.

    Training for Apollo Moon Missions, 1962 Fritz Goro for Life Magazine.

    Theodore Roosevelt's son Quentin and his friend Roswell Pinckney, 1902

    Martin Luther King sr, jr, and son

    This man fought in the American Revolution under the command of General George Washington. A rare daguerreotype of Captain George Fishley, taken in 1850 when he was 90 years old.

    1934 - Mickey Mouse’s First appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, NYC

    stfumadison: 1950s Soda Shop date!  - a very dappa couple!

    Working at high altitudes, Woolworth Building, New York, 1926

    Brigitte Helm cooling off on the set of Metropolis, 1927