Tag: U. S. History

Automobile Races were popular in the early 1900 – [old pictures] and they were dangerous

In the early 1900’s when automobiles became more affordable, auto racing was as popular as horse racing. The following photographs were taken around this era. The photograph below has the caption:   Finish of 1st American auto race at Springfield, L.I. – … Read More

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Historic interview & pictures with actual Immigrants who traveled to Oregon, New Mexico and California with vintage photographs

Great Depression and Dust Bowl Between the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, families had no other course but to leave the prairie lands and  immigrant to the western states to become migrant workers. Below are vivid photographs documenting the … Read More

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The Blonde Bandit was captured in Montgomery, Alabama – this story would make a good movie

You’ve probably heard the story of the robbers, Bonnie and Clyde, but have you ever heard of the Blonde Bandit? This story reminds me of the play and movie Chicago. In February 1930, twenty-year-old Sally Joyce Richards, branded the “Blonde … Read More

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See these rare, vivid portraits of Native Americans from Buffalo Bills Wild West Show

Portraits of Native Americans from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show Bad Bear, American Indian from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show taken by photographer Gertrude Kasebier (1852-1934) taken around 1900 Whirling horse – American Indian taken by photographer Gertrude Kasebier (1852-1934) … Read More

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Can you add to this list of great events have happened during your lifetime?

Written at the request of a grandson who ask me, “What has happened of great significance in your lifetime?” The Great Depression This was the period of time after World War I when the economy of the United States became … Read More

About Jean Butterworth

Jean Champion Butterworth is originally from Tuscaloosa County, graduating from Tuscaloosa County High School, Druid City Hospital School of Nursing and The University of Alabama. She is a retired nurse. Working 27 years at The Children’s Hospital as Department Director, Specialty Clinics. She has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, The Middle East, and Eastern Europe. She can be contacted at jeanbutterworth1@gmail.com

She also has a Kindle book entitled, Chinaberries and Other Memories of Alabama

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These are remarkable photographs of people in rural Georgia from 1937

Dorothea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange’s photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography. She visited Georgia in 1937 and below are some of … Read More

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