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Percolator Coffee

 Percolator Coffee

Pictured above: Potomac Electric Power Co. electric appliances. Percolator II/Creator(s): Horydczak, Theodor, approximately 1890-1971,/photographer/Date Created/Published: ca. 1920-ca. 1950/LOC/Prints and Photographs Division - Horydczak Collection - American Memory - Pictures

"Brew the flavorful coffee that you deserve!"

For people who insist on strong coffee, nothing beats a coffee percolator. The moment you hear the distinct sound of delicious coffee perking, smell its richness, and taste its strong, ultra all-American flavor, you'll  think so too.  Those who love percolated coffee have British scientist and soldier, Count Thompson Rumford, aka Sir Benjamin Thompson (1753-1814) to thank for inventing the nifty percolating coffee pot back in 1870 following his pioneering work with the Bavarian Army. Thompson's coffee percolator, however, did not use the rising of boiling water through a tube to form a continuous cycle as later coffee percolator patents did (see more below).

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1920s

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.]

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1930s

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.]

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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.]

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Victorian

The Gorton’s Fisherman And Gorton's Seafood

The Gorton’s Fisherman And Gorton's Seafood

Pictured above:  The Gorton's Fisherman

"If something's worth doing, it's worth doing right." These are words we live by every day ." - The Gorton's Fisherman

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Art Deco

Nabisco

Nabisco

Pictured above: Fairfax, Virginia. A Nabisco truck on the door of which is displayed a United States Truck Conservation Corps pledge. The driver is taking a box of p...

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1930s

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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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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1950s

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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1960s

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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Arts and Crafts

Stickley - The Finest

Stickley - The Finest

Pictured above: L. & J.G. Stickley factory workers apply finishes to Mission chairs, ca. 1905/ From the Stickley Archives /By Screen Grab ©.

VAV!/January 7, 2014

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April 20 On This Day In History

Pictured above:  Halley's Comet VAV!/April 20, 2012 "Now we add radio sight to sound. It is with a feeling of humbleness that I come to this moment of announcing the birth in this country of a new art so important in its implications that it is bound to affect all society. It is an art which shines like a torch of hope in a troubled world. It is a creative force which we must learn to utilize for the benifit of all mankind." - David Sarnoff 1769 - Chief of the Ottawa's killed by an Indian in Cahokia, Illinois. 1777 - New York adopted a new constitution as an independent state. 1796 - Congress authorizes completion of 3 frigates. 1818 - Congress passed a protection tariff legislation.

 

April 19 On This Day In History

Pictured above: Cast from "Father Knows Best" VAV!/April 19, 2012 "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." - General MacArthur 1775 –  The American Revolution began after fighting broke out at Lexington, MA. 1782 – John Adams secured the Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government. The house which he had purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes the first American embassy. 1783 - George Washington proclaimed the end of hostilities. 1802 - The Spanish reopened New Orleans port to the American merchants. 1852 - The California Historical Society was founded. 1861 - Thaddeus S. C. Lowe traveled 900 miles in nine hours in a hot air balloon from Cincinnati, OH, to Unionville, SC. 1861 – During the Baltimore riot of 1861, A pro-Secession mob in Baltimore, Maryland, attacked United States Army troops marching through the city. 1861 - President Lincoln ordered blockade of Southern ports from SC to Texas.

 

April 18 On This Day In History

Pictured above: Ruins of San Francisco, from the Site of the Mechanics' Pavilion,San Francisco, California, copyright 1906/Taking the Long View: Panoramic Photographs, 1851-1991/LOC VAV!/April 18, 2014 {play}images/audio/GGPM.mp3{/play} Above:  Actual recorded sound of an earthquake 1676 - Sudbury, Massachusetts attacked by Indians. 1775 -Paul Revere began his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., warning American colonists that the British were coming. "The British are coming!" 1796 - In New York City, the first Opera 'The Archers', was composed. 1806 - The Non-Importation Act was put in affect. 1831 - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa was officially opened. 1846 - R.E. House received a Patent for the telegraph ticker.

 

Connie Stevens - Irrepressible

  Pictured above:  Connie Stevens VAV!/April 17, 2014 Connie Stevens, born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia on August 8, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, has a career that spans well over 30 years. She is a motion picture star, television star, Broadway star, recording artist, director, producer, and humanitarian who was bebopping all over the 1950s and 1960s since she first sang in a group called The Three Debs at age 16. She recorded far out way cool tunes in the early sixties, to include "Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)", and the number one record in the country in 1961, "Sixteen Reasons".

 

April 17 On This Day In History

Pictured above: Author, Thornton Wilder as Mr. Antrobus in The Skin of Your [Our] Teeth, Carl Van Vechten, photographer, August 18, 1948/LOC VAV!/April 17, 2013 1492 - A contractual agreement was signed by Christopher Columbus and a representative of Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, granting Columbus a commission to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia. 1521 - Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church after refusal to admit charges of heresy. 1524 - Navigator, Giovanni Verrazano, reached New York Harbor. 1629 - Horses were imported into the colonies by the Massachusetts Bay Colony on this day.

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