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The Decades - 1940s

John Bradshaw Crandell - Artist And Illustrator

John Bradshaw Crandell - Artist And Illustrator

Pictured above:  Lana Turner by John Bradshaw Crandell

VAV!/February 3, 2014

John Bradshaw Crandell (June 14, 1896 – January 25, 1966) was an American artist and illustrator.  He was particularly known as the "artist of the stars". Veronica Lake, Carol Lombard, Lana Turner, Bette Davis, and Judy Garland are among some of the legendary actresses that have posed for him.

Crandell's career was launched in 1921 following his production of artwork for Lorraine hair nets sold exclusively by F. W. Woolworth. His first featured cover illustration appeared in the May 28, 1921 issue for the magazine "Judge".  Throughout the years, Crandell's work was also featured in "College Humor", "American", "Ladies' Home Journal", "Motion Picture", "Saturday Evening Post", "Collier's", "Redbook" and "Cosmopolitan". 

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 February 2014 06:20 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Etiquette - Emily Post

Etiquette  -  Emily Post

Pictured above: "The radiance of a truly happy bride is so beautifying that even a plain girl is made pretty, and a pretty one, divine." [Page 373.]

VAV!/January 30, 2014

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The Decades - 1940s

Mercury - More Of Everything You Want

Mercury - More Of Everything You Want

VAV!/August 11, 2011

It's going to be beautiful today somewhere across the USA.

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Get outdoors, slip into something more com...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 September 2014 05:56 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Brooks Stevens - Industrial Designer

Brooks Stevens - Industrial Designer

Pictured above:  Brooks Stevens

VAV!/May 11, 2014

Industrial designer Brooks Stevens (1911-1995) was a prolific inventor who created some 3,000 products throughout his...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 09 September 2014 05:28 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Audrey Totter

Audrey Totter

Pictured above: Barry Sullivan with Audrey Totter in Tension (1949)/Contributed by Dennis Nyhagen of The Digital Deli

VAV!/December 12, 2013

Audrey Totter, femme-fatale and st...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 December 2013 13:32 )

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Merriam-Webster

Pictured above:  Noah Webster VAV!/May 14, 2014 For more than 150 years, in print and now online, Merriam-Webster has been America's leading and most-trusted provider of language information. Merriam Websters beginnings: In 1806 Noah Webster published the first truly American Dictionary. 'A Compendous Dictionary of the English Language.' During 1828, at age 70, Webster published his magnum opus. This 2 volume dictionary 'An American Dictionary of the English Language' had 70,000 entries. and it sold 2,500 copies. In 1831 during the same time Webster was at work on the dictionary two young entrepreneurs, George and Charles Merriam, opened an ambitious printing and book selling company in Springfield, Massachusetts. They named their company G. & C. Merriam Co.

 

Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant

Pictured above: McLean House, Appomattox Court House, Virginia/Timothy H. O'Sullivan, photographer, April 1865/LOC.  VAV!/April 9, 2015 "It would be useless and therefore cruel to provoke the further effusion of blood, and I have arranged to meet with General Grant with a view to surrender." - Robert E. Lee on the morning of April 9, 1865 General Robert E. Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) of the Confederate Army and Major General Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885), officer of the Federal Army, met just after one o'clock on April 9, 1865, at the home of Wilmer McLean in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia.  There, a chapter in history was written as Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all United States forces,  thus hastening the conclusion of the bloody Civil War.

 

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Pictured above: A portion of the tail from the TWA plane at the Grand Canyon crash site in 1956/ Courtesy of the NPS VAV!/March 24, 2015 Some of the worst commercial airline crashes in America involved terrorist activity. Of those crashes involved, four occurred on September 11, 2001 in rapid fire succession... a crash into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a rural Pennsylvania field, near the town of Shanksville; the 1988 downing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland.  There are many other crashes that involved problems associated with mid air collisions, mechanical/faulty issues, weather, pilot error, improper storage practices and a variety of other reasons that are blamed for loss of life. Listed are America's commercial airline crashes where at least 100 people met their deaths in each incident. June 30, 1956 – The  mid-air collision between United Airlines Flight 718, a DC-7 and TWA Flight 2, a Lockheed Constellation, over the Grand Canyon, killed all 128 aboard both aircraft; operating under Visual Flight Rules, the planes fail to see each other and collided; the Federal Aviation Administration was created in the aftermath.

 

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Pictured above: A portion of the tail from the TWA plane at the Grand Canyon crash site in 1956/ Courtesy of the NPS VAV!/March 24, 2015 Some of the worst commercial airline crashes in America involved terrorist activity. Of those crashes involved, four occurred on September 11, 2001 in rapid fire succession... a crash into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a rural Pennsylvania field, near the town of Shanksville; the 1988 downing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland.  There are many other crashes that involved problems associated with mid air collisions, mechanical/faulty issues, weather, pilot error, improper storage practices and a variety of other reasons that are blamed for loss of life. Listed are America's commercial airline crashes where at least 100 people met their deaths in each incident. June 30, 1956 – The  mid-air collision between United Airlines Flight 718, a DC-7 and TWA Flight 2, a Lockheed Constellation, over the Grand Canyon, killed all 128 aboard both aircraft; operating under Visual Flight Rules, the planes fail to see each other and collided; the Federal Aviation Administration was created in the aftermath.

 

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Pictured above: A portion of the tail from the TWA plane at the Grand Canyon crash site in 1956/ Courtesy of the NPS VAV!/March 24, 2015 Some of the worst commercial airline crashes in America involved terrorist activity. Of those crashes involved, four occurred on September 11, 2001 in rapid fire succession... a crash into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a rural Pennsylvania field, near the town of Shanksville; the 1988 downing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland.  There are many other crashes that involved problems associated with mid air collisions, mechanical/faulty issues, weather, pilot error, improper storage practices and a variety of other reasons that are blamed for loss of life. Listed are America's commercial airline crashes where at least 100 people met their deaths in each incident. June 30, 1956 – The  mid-air collision between United Airlines Flight 718, a DC-7 and TWA Flight 2, a Lockheed Constellation, over the Grand Canyon, killed all 128 aboard both aircraft; operating under Visual Flight Rules, the planes fail to see each other and collided; the Federal Aviation Administration was created in the aftermath.

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