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1960s

Hobart "Hobie" Alter

Hobart

Pictured above: A Hobie Cat rests just one day after the passing of its creator Hobart Hobie Alter/30 March 2014, 07:37:52/Author WPPilot/Wikipedia/Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/March 31, 2014

Hobart "Hobie" Alter (October 31, 1933 – March 29, 2014), who established a name for himself in surfing, developed the foam surfboard and the "Hobie Cat" sailboat, has died. He was 80.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 April 2014 22:21 )

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1940s

Toomey, Casey Introduce Resolution Honoring “Wild Bill” Guarnere & Band Of Brothers

Toomey, Casey Introduce Resolution Honoring “Wild Bill” Guarnere & Band Of Brothers

Pictured above: Wild Bill Guarnere member of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division/ Easy Company WebBase /Contributed by Scr...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 March 2014 07:46 )

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1970s

Stephen Stills' "Manassas": "Both of Us (Bound to Lose)" (1972)

 Stephen Stills'

Pictured above: Stephen Still's Band and Manassas cover

VAV!/March 27, 2014/Contributed by Field Reporter,  Paco Malo

In the spring of 1972 perspective, Stephen Stills'...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:25 )

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Arts and Crafts

Fannie Farmer And The Fannie Farmer CookBook

Fannie Farmer And The Fannie Farmer CookBook

Pictured above: Schrafft's, Madison Ave. and 58th St., New York City. Cakes in bakery/Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc., photographer/1948 Jan. 30

VAV!/March 24, 2014

"I always was...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 12 April 2014 05:25 )

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Arts and Crafts

Delmonico's Restaurant - Culinary History And Dining Perfection

Delmonico's Restaurant - Culinary History And Dining Perfection

Pictured above: Delmonico's, New York/Detroit Publishing Co./c1903/LOC.

VAV!/April 4, 2014

Delmonico's Restaurant, America's First Restaurant,  located in the heart...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 May 2014 04:34 )

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Victorian

The United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA) Duty • Honor • Country

The United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA)   Duty • Honor • Country

 

Pictured above: Cadets on Parade, West Point/Bain News Service, publisher/between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915/LOC

VAV!/March 16, 2014

On March 16, 1802, President Thomas Je...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 March 2014 06:40 )

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Art Deco

Inez Milholland Boissevain - American Joan Of Arc

Inez Milholland Boissevain - American Joan Of Arc

Pictured above: Inez Milholland Boissevain, wearing white cape, seated on white horse at the National American Woman Suffrage Association parade, March 3, 1913, Wash...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 March 2014 06:39 )

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Art Deco

The 1913 National American Woman's Suffrage Association March

The 1913 National American Woman's Suffrage Association March

Pictured above:  Inez Milholland Boissevain, wearing white cape, seated on white horse at the National American Woman Suffrage Association parade, March 3, 1913, Was...

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 March 2014 05:16 )

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1950s

The Stroll

The Stroll

Pictured above:  An impromptue version of The Stroll/By Screen Grab©

VAV!/March 3, 2013/Storyline contributed by Shelley Weiner Flannery

One of the biggest dance craze...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 May 2014 02:44 )

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1940s

Screen Tests For Gone With The Wind

Screen Tests For Gone With The Wind

Pictured above: "Image credit(s): Insomnia Cured Here/twm1340 via Flickr"/Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/February 26, 2014

What went into the making of the epic Amer...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 February 2014 08:02 )

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1940s

President Franklin D. Roosevelt Signs The G.I. Bill Into Law.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt Signs The G.I. Bill Into Law.

Pictured above: "FDR signs the historic GI Bill of Rights." n.d. Photograph. U.S. Government http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gibill.jpg.

VAV!/February 26, 2014

Presi...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 February 2014 07:46 )

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Bar Aid

  VAV!/July 27, 2014/Quite The Stir Bungalow, Gettysburg PA From the Prohibition era of the 1920s and the 1930s age of glamour at Quite The Stir Bungalow to the jazzy decade of the 1950s, sidle up to the bar and prepare to enjoy some liquid essentials...mixed drinks. ADONIS 2/3 Dry Sherry1/3 Sweet Vermouth1 dash Orange Bitters.Sitr with ice and strain into glass

 

Bar Aid

  VAV!/July 27, 2014/Quite The Stir Bungalow, Gettysburg PA From the Prohibition era of the 1920s and the 1930s age of glamour at Quite The Stir Bungalow to the jazzy decade of the 1950s, sidle up to the bar and prepare to enjoy some liquid essentials...mixed drinks. ADONIS 2/3 Dry Sherry1/3 Sweet Vermouth1 dash Orange Bitters.Sitr with ice and strain into glass

 

Bar Aid

  VAV!/July 27, 2014/Quite The Stir Bungalow, Gettysburg PA From the Prohibition era of the 1920s and the 1930s age of glamour at Quite The Stir Bungalow to the jazzy decade of the 1950s, sidle up to the bar and prepare to enjoy some liquid essentials...mixed drinks. ADONIS 2/3 Dry Sherry1/3 Sweet Vermouth1 dash Orange Bitters.Sitr with ice and strain into glass

 

The National Security Agency NSA

Pictured above: National Security Agency, circa 1950/NSA. VAV!/July 26, 2014 "More times than we can count, we've made history, without history even knowing we were there." - GEN Keith Alexander - Director NSA/Chief CSS   For over a half a century now, the National Security Agency (NSA)  as provided timely information to U.S. decision makers and military leaders since it was established on November 4, 1952 by directive of the National Security Act of 1947.  NSA engages in the collection (to include through clandestine means), process, analyze, produce, and disseminate signals intelligence information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes to support national and departmental missions; Act as the National Manager for National Security Systems as established in law and policy, and in this capacity be responsible to the Secretary of Defense and to the Director, National Intelligence; Prescribe security regulations covering operating practices, including the transmission, handling, and distribution of signals intelligence and communications security material within and among the elements under control of the Director of the National Security Agency, and exercise the necessary supervisory control to ensure compliance with the regulations. In short, the NSA engages in global monitoring, collection, decoding, translation and analysis of information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence....while authorized to utilize clandestine measure to achieve its goals.

 

'Hercules' Opens In Theaters Nationwide'

Pictured above: Dwayne Johnson as HERCULES/Contributed by Screen Grab© VAV!/July 25, 2014 'Hercules' opens in theaters nationwide on July 25, 2014. Both man and myth, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) leads a band of mercenaries to help end a bloody civil war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne. A tormented soul from birth, Hercules has the strength of a God but feels the suffering of a human. Unimaginable villains will test the mythical power of Hercules in Director Brett Ratner's gritty take on one of the most epic action heroes of the ages.

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