Amazing film from 1956 of an eyewitness of the Abraham Lincoln Assassination. The panelists on this show were, left to right (in order of appearance): Bill Cullen, Jayne Meadows, Henry Morgan, and Lucille Ball. The host was Garry Moore. Samuel Seymour was only five years old when he saw President Lincoln assassinated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB4LNKNDhS8 A Milwaukee Sentinel […]
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DYK -(Did you know) that paper money was once considered a health risk?
Paper Money Health Risk was considered a health risk. The Constitution only authorized the federal government to issue coins, not paper money. “Article One of the Constitution granted the federal government the sole power “to coin money” and ‘regulate the value thereof.’ However, it said nothing about paper money. This was largely because the founding […]
Do you know the real date of our nation’s birth? You may be surprised
First Fourth of July Unlike today, the first July 4, 1776 was a quiet and solemn day in Philadelphia. Pleasant morning in 1776 Thomas Jefferson even noted in his account book that at 6 a.m., July 4, 1776, “it was a ‘pleasant morning.” He also included the price of a doll for his daughter and […]
Thousands of jobs awaited the college grads of 1937
Though their prospects were bright in 1937, many of these grads would be involved in World War II after December 7, 1941. JOBS AWAITING COLLEGE GRADS (Transcribed from The Tuscaloosa News June 4, 1937) CHICAGO, June 4—(AP)— Industrial talent scouts are back on the American college campuses in boom time numbers and most seniors are […]
Wonders of the Knife from 1890- worries about modern surgery
Modern surgery techniques worried doctors in 1890. WONDERS OF THE KNIFE (Transcribed from the Philadelphia Press 1890) An operation 1890 US naval yard Detroit Publishing (Library of Congress) “Modern surgery,” said a practitioner, “gives men new eyes, even robbing rabbits for that purpose with success, gives them new blood, tapping to that end the veins […]
Stenographers’ jobs gone due to invention of phongraph?
Have you ever heard of this kind of phonograph? Occupation of stenographer gone due to invention of phongraph? (Transcribed from Times Daily August 8, 1890, Florence, Alabama The opinion is expressed by good authority that the occupation of the stenographer is gone. The wonderful progress of science has evidently affected his heretofore valuable services. The […]
On a day in 1889, Oklahoma’s landscape was changed forever
On a cloudless sunny morning with a comfortable breeze blowing from the south, an event took place that changed the barren land of Oklahoma forever. On April 22, 1889, thousands of potential settlers from all over the world lined up to participate in the Oklahoma land rush. The rushers massed along the line by 9:00 […]
Do you still spring clean and air out mattresses and pillows and washing slipcovers?
Do you still spring clean like this. Alabama Author, Jean Butterworth, brings back wonderful memories. Memories by Jean Butterworth Springtime is here! Memories of my Mother doing her spring cleaning involved pulling all the mattresses off the beds and placing them on wooden sawhorses in the back yard to get a “good sunning”. Then, of […]
Have you ever visited the oldest house in New Jersey, the Trent House? It has a history tied to America’s founding days
The home of the man who Trenton, New Jersey is named after is still standing and many people have never visited it. The home was built in 1719 as a summer home for William Trent. He died on Christmas Day, 1724, and a legend persists that Trent was poisoned by a disgruntled slave. Strong ties to America’s History The home […]
Interesting story about a glass house from 1937 Wilmington, Delaware – wish I knew more
(I discovered this story in an old newspaper clipping from The Morning Star, May 16, 1937, for Wilmington, Delaware. I imagine this playhouse was a site to see. I’m sure the village is probably gone by now but if anyone has pictures of the glass village, I would love to add them to the story. […]