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Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Pictured above: Palm Springs, California. Mid-century modern home built by the Alexander Construction Company/Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer/Created/Published: 2009 May 2/The Kaufmann Desert House was designed by architect Richard Neutra in...

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

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...

Kodak

Kodak

VAV!/January 19, 2012

 

George Eastman put the camera into the American mainstream duri...

Richard Wright And The Native Son

Richard Wright And The Native Son

Pictured above:  Richard Wright

VAV!/February 28, 2014

Author, Richard Nathaniel Wright...

September 4 On This Day In History

September 4 On This Day In History

Pictured above: Chicago's lake front/Created/Published c1938/Copyright deposit; Kaufm...

 

August 1 On This Day In US History

August 1 On This Day In US History

Pictured above: Ute Indian Camp, Garden of the Gods, Shan Kive/c1913/LOC.

VAV!/August 1, 2015

1620 – The Speedwell brought pilgrims to America by way of England.

1774 – Brit...

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Etsy - Smooth

Etsy - Smooth

Pictured above:  Etsy's Home Office

VAV!/March 14, 2014

Etsy is intent on bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more durable, and more fun! 

E...

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Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Pictured above: The Spirit of Ecstasy/Rolls Royce Ornament

VAV!/February 8, 2015

The hood ornament or "mascot,"' remains a striking vestige of the past and a distinctive st...

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Frank Gifford, Former New York Giant

Frank Gifford, Former New York Giant

Pictured above:  Frank Gifford, 1962, vs Dallas Cowboys at Cotton Bowl Stadium

VAV!/August 9, 2015

Frank Gifford, a former New York Giants player and husband of host, ...

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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 ...

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August 28, 1945 - American Troops Land In Japan

August 28, 1945 - American Troops Land In Japan

Pictured above:  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives, 80-G-472620

VAV!/August 27, 2015

On August 28, 1945, American troops began landing in Japan for a fo...

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Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Father Of Modern Surfing

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Father Of Modern Surfing

  

Pictured above: Duke P. Kahanamoku/Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/August 24, 2015

"Aloha is my creed." -   Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, (August 24, 1890 – January...

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REUBEN SLIDERS RECIPE

REUBEN SLIDERS RECIPE

VAV!/August 9, 2015/Contributed by Bobby of the Blog Chef

You can easily put the ingredients of a Reuben sandwich onto sliders buns instead of bread slices. I really like t...

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Edna Woolman Chase

Edna Woolman Chase

VAV!/March 14, 2012

" Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess." ~ Edna Woolman Chase

On March 14, 1877, Edna Woolman Chase was born. She was the American editor of Vogue...

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Max Factor Father Of Modern Make-up

Max Factor Father Of Modern Make-up

Pictured above:  Max Factor Advertisement

VAV/July 29, 2011/ Ad contributed by Oh-Katie-Kookie Kat

Max Factor..."You smooth it on and suddenly love is just a kiss away...

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Highlights for Children Is Devoted To "Fun with a Purpose™!

Highlights for Children Is Devoted To

Pictured above:  Highlights for Children/June 1946 Issue

VAV!/February 2, 2015

I t's true! Highlights for Children has been helping children become their best selves for ...

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Finding Places For Your Cat To Scratch

Finding Places For Your Cat To Scratch

VAV!/June 18, 2015

So, your beloved cat scratches, preens, jumps, and chews? All excellent signs of a happy, healthy cat. But, your home will likely be far more peaceful f...

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The Art Of Being A 1950s Housewife

The Art Of Being A 1950s Housewife

VAV!/December 7, 2014

Let's take a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s and investigate what life was like for suburban women, or more specifically, probing the art of being a h...

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FIRST PREPARATIONS BEFORE A WEDDING

FIRST PREPARATIONS BEFORE A WEDDING

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." / ETIQUETTE IN SOCIETY, IN BUS...

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General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP), arrived in Japan on August 30, 1945 To Oversee Formal Surrender

General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP), arrived in Japan on August 30, 1945 To Oversee Formal Surrender

Pictured aboveTalks with Allied and Japanese newsmen after his arrival at Atsugi airfield, Japan, on 30 August 1945. Standing behind General MacArthur, at right, is Gener...

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General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP), arrived in Japan on August 30, 1945 To Oversee Formal Surrender

Pictured aboveTalks with Allied and Japanese newsmen after his arrival at Atsugi airfield, Japan, on 30 August 1945. Standing behind General MacArthur, at right, is General Robert L. Eichelberger. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph/http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/us-people/m/macarthur-douglas-in-japan-august-1945-june-1950/nh-84346.html VAV!/August 27, 2015 On August 28, 1945, American troops began landing in Japan for a formal surrender following the surrender of the Japanese government in World War I1 ... The first American landings in Japan were made at 0900 on August 28, 1945 by an airborne advance party of 150 communications experts and engineers. Their destination...a navy airfield at Atsugi, twenty miles southwest of Tokyo. Their mission..setting up the communications and operational facilities for the arrival of four-engined planes carrying the 11th Airborne Division who would establish the American airhead in the Atsugi area.

 

August 28, 1945 - American Troops Land In Japan

Pictured above:  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives, 80-G-472620 VAV!/August 27, 2015 On August 28, 1945, American troops began landing in Japan for a formal surrender following the surrender of the Japanese government in World War I1 ... The first American landings in Japan were made at 0900 on August 28, 1945 by an airborne advance party of 150 communications experts and engineers. Their destination...a navy airfield at Atsugi, twenty miles southwest of Tokyo. Their mission..setting up the communications and operational facilities for the arrival of four-engined planes carrying the 11th Airborne Division who would establish the American airhead in the Atsugi area.

 

August 28, 1945 - American Troops Land In Japan

Pictured above:  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives, 80-G-472620 VAV!/August 27, 2015 On August 28, 1945, American troops began landing in Japan for a formal surrender following the surrender of the Japanese government in World War I1 ... The first American landings in Japan were made at 0900 on August 28, 1945 by an airborne advance party of 150 communications experts and engineers. Their destination...a navy airfield at Atsugi, twenty miles southwest of Tokyo. Their mission..setting up the communications and operational facilities for the arrival of four-engined planes carrying the 11th Airborne Division who would establish the American airhead in the Atsugi area.

 

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Father Of Modern Surfing

   Pictured above: Duke P. Kahanamoku/Contributed by Screen Grab© VAV!/August 24, 2015 "Aloha is my creed." -  Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968), The Father of Modern Surfing. The legendary Duke Kahanamoku, the Father of Modern Surfing, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Aug. 24, 1890, and grew up in Waikiki. An expert swimmer, Duke was one of the original native Hawaiian, bohemian Waikiki Beach Boys who rode the mountainous waves and pioneered surfing...

 

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Father Of Modern Surfing

   Pictured above: Duke P. Kahanamoku/Contributed by Screen Grab© VAV!/August 24, 2015 "Aloha is my creed." -  Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968), The Father of Modern Surfing. The legendary Duke Kahanamoku, the Father of Modern Surfing, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Aug. 24, 1890, and grew up in Waikiki. An expert swimmer, Duke was one of the original native Hawaiian, bohemian Waikiki Beach Boys who rode the mountainous waves and pioneered surfing...

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