Tag: U. S. History

The Great Depression – [vintage picture/films] – I didn’t know there were riots like this

On March 6, 1930 International Unemployment Day was held which was a coordinated international campaign of marches and demonstrations, marked by hundreds of thousands of people in major cities around the world taking to the streets to protest mass unemployment … Read More

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Imagine your child of 10-12 working in a factory like this – [photographs from 1900s]

During the early 1900’s, child labor was a major problem across the United States. Instead of attending school, many underage children worked to supplement family income. Even though child labor had been condemned in America since the early 1800’s, it … Read More

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Amazing pictures of the burning of the White House in 1812 – with the official British report of what took place!

This is a picture of the White House after it was burned by the British in the War of 1812. On June 12, 1812, the United States of America declared war on Great Britain. There had been a long period … Read More

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[cool 1930s pictures & film] Middlesboro, Kentucky, a city with 3.6 mile meteor crater comes back strong after a flooding disaster

Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky is located one mile west of the Cumberland Gap. The city was incorporated in 1890 as “Middlesborough”, named after the town of Middlesbrough on the south bank of the River Tees in what was then the … Read More

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Extraordinary 1885 [portraits] of Native Americans includes Sitting Bull with Buffalo Bill

Portraits of Native Americans This photograph is of Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill, 1885 taken by David Francis Barry photographer (1854-1934) Photograph originally taken by William Notman studios, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, during Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, August 1885. Later … Read More

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Do we still have cake walks at schools?

The Cake Walk by Jean Butterworth Each year there are many charitable groups to ask for pledges from the generous hearts of the public to support their charity events. Most people have their favorite charity and even add a few … 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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