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Rosie The Riveter

Rosie The Riveter

Pictured above:  Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter/ On May 29, 1943...Memorial Day...Norman Rockwell's own image of "Rosie the Riveter" appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. Please note the patriotic theme, background, along with the attributes of strength and femininity.  Of interest: Rosies' penny loafers rest casually on a copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, a magazine article.

VAV!/May 29, 2012  By Starlight Reporter

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The above iconic image of Rosie the Riveter became the central face of  Rosies throughout America and served as the rallying cry for an entire social movement.  Rosie the Riveter was one of the most widely known personas of the 1940s. With her hair in a polka dot kerchief, sleeves rolled up, and a positive set to her jaw and eyes, Rosie could never be taken for granted.  She had a can do attitude, femininity, beauty and yes, sex appeal.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 30 May 2015 05:09 )

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Victorian

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

VAV!/May 20, 2015

The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the ...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 30 May 2015 05:09 )

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Arts and Crafts

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

VAV!/May 20, 2015

The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the ...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:18 )

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Art Deco

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

VAV!/May 20, 2015

The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the ...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:18 )

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1920s

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

VAV!/May 20, 2015

The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the ...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:18 )

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1930s

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

VAV!/May 20, 2015

The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the ...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:18 )

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1940s

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

VAV!/May 20, 2015

The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the ...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:18 )

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1950s

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

VAV!/May 20, 2015

The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the ...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:18 )

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1940s

1940s Product and Food Costs

1940s Product and Food Costs

VAV!/November 14, 2014

The era of the 1940s  found America a wartime nation. The effects of World War II filtered through America's culture. Men headed to war and women ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 May 2015 08:35 )

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1920s

J. Edgar Hoover - FBI

J. Edgar Hoover - FBI

Pictured above: J. Edgar Hoover is seen in a George Washington University Law School yearbook picture from 1916/ FBI .

VAV!/May 11, 2015

Young and ambitious, J. Edgar Hoover ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 May 2015 05:45 )

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Art Deco

Montgomery Ward & Co.

Montgomery Ward & Co.

Pictured above:  Mail Order/Montgomery Wad/Contributed by Screen Grab/FB

VAV!/September 8, 2011

Montgomery Ward & Co ...does the name strike a chord of familiarity...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 May 2015 06:02 )

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Rosie The Riveter

Pictured above:  Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter/ On May 29, 1943...Memorial Day...Norman Rockwell's own image of "Rosie the Riveter" appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. Please note the patriotic theme, background, along with the attributes of strength and femininity.  Of interest: Rosies' penny loafers rest casually on a copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, a magazine article. VAV!/May 29, 2012  By Starlight Reporter {play}images/audio/VAV!SavedFromTheFlames309-RosieTheRiveterjohnC.Graham1943.mp3{/play} The above iconic image of Rosie the Riveter became the central face of  Rosies throughout America and served as the rallying cry for an entire social movement.  Rosie the Riveter was one of the most widely known personas of the 1940s. With her hair in a polka dot kerchief, sleeves rolled up, and a positive set to her jaw and eyes, Rosie could never be taken for granted.  She had a can do attitude, femininity, beauty and yes, sex appeal.

 

Rosie The Riveter

Pictured above:  Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter/ On May 29, 1943...Memorial Day...Norman Rockwell's own image of "Rosie the Riveter" appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. Please note the patriotic theme, background, along with the attributes of strength and femininity.  Of interest: Rosies' penny loafers rest casually on a copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, a magazine article. VAV!/May 29, 2012  By Starlight Reporter {play}images/audio/VAV!SavedFromTheFlames309-RosieTheRiveterjohnC.Graham1943.mp3{/play} The above iconic image of Rosie the Riveter became the central face of  Rosies throughout America and served as the rallying cry for an entire social movement.  Rosie the Riveter was one of the most widely known personas of the 1940s. With her hair in a polka dot kerchief, sleeves rolled up, and a positive set to her jaw and eyes, Rosie could never be taken for granted.  She had a can do attitude, femininity, beauty and yes, sex appeal.

 

The Age of Adaline

Pictured above:  Adaline, portrayed by Blake Lively VAV!/May 21, 2015/Contributed by Star In Her Eyes A sweet, romantic tale, The Age of Adaline, is a different kind of film. Though it's a romance, there is a touch of science fiction to explain Adaline's peculiar situation. Instead of a typical movie, the film seems more like a fantasy tale done in water colors and rose-water. Adaline is like everyone else who ever lived. She decides to marry and have a child and nothing seems extraordinary about her life. Things change when she is involved in a one car accident. Nature collides with science, and she changes. But Adaline never changes, never ages, and has to leave her hometown so the government does use her as a test subject. She never spends too much time in one place but keeps up with her daughter, happy with her simple, nomadic life. That changes when she meets Ellis Jones, and her feelings for him cause her to rethink all her rules.

 

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

VAV!/May 20, 2015 The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the course of American history during pivotal moments of the conflict. - B& O Railroad Museum Through the years, railroads have always played an integral part in the settlement of America and its industrialization. They carried people from coast to coast and through the placement of stations enabled the establishment of urban centers that served rural populations. Major industrial centers developed alongside the railroad's major transportation hubs. Railroad centers provided links to the other major form of bulk transportation, river transportation and ocean-going vessels. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, pioneered by Philip E. Thomas and George Brown in Baltimore, Maryland, was the location of one of the first commercial railroads  Here's how history plays out in the Baltimore and Ohio's beginning days... In 1826, Thomas and Brown carefully studied the railway systems in England, at the time, commercial ventures. Following their findings, they called a meeting on February 12, 1827, with some twenty-five citizens, primarily Baltimore merchants or bankers, "to take into consideration the best means of restoring to the city of Baltimore that portion of the western trade which has lately been diverted from it by the introduction of steam navigation and by other causes."

 

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

VAV!/May 20, 2015 The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the course of American history during pivotal moments of the conflict. - B& O Railroad Museum Through the years, railroads have always played an integral part in the settlement of America and its industrialization. They carried people from coast to coast and through the placement of stations enabled the establishment of urban centers that served rural populations. Major industrial centers developed alongside the railroad's major transportation hubs. Railroad centers provided links to the other major form of bulk transportation, river transportation and ocean-going vessels. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, pioneered by Philip E. Thomas and George Brown in Baltimore, Maryland, was the location of one of the first commercial railroads  Here's how history plays out in the Baltimore and Ohio's beginning days... In 1826, Thomas and Brown carefully studied the railway systems in England, at the time, commercial ventures. Following their findings, they called a meeting on February 12, 1827, with some twenty-five citizens, primarily Baltimore merchants or bankers, "to take into consideration the best means of restoring to the city of Baltimore that portion of the western trade which has lately been diverted from it by the introduction of steam navigation and by other causes."

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