1960’s

Vietnam: Air Rescue!

While popular images of the Vietnam conflict focus exclusively on combat, air strikes and popular discontent that was occurring in the United States during this time, I’d like to spin a different tale, one of heroics, rescue and a side of the U.S. armed services that you might not be as aware of.  My topic?  Non-combat operations … Continue reading »

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Let’s watch TV!

I was working today, doing some writing and saw the post from Dan Cohen about the Duke Universities vintage television commercial archive. Checking it out, it’s amazing what one can watch!  Here’s a few screenshots from vintage AMC and American Express commercials: Here’s the one from American Express: In looking at some of these, it’s amazing … Continue reading »

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3…2….1…Ignition…..Sputnik, Flopnik and the Great Space Race!

If you’ve had a chance to check out our new image of the month, then you might already be aware of the space race in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  The facts remain that this was an uneasy time for the United States and her citizens.  Our uneasy World War II alliance with the … Continue reading »

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Moving From Hickam: Operation Blue Light and The Tropic Lightning Division

I’ve always been fascinated with military transport.  I don’t know why, but having the ability to move large amounts of soldiers, equipment and related "gear" is fascinating if you stop and think about all the requirements.  It’s also awe-inspiring if you’ve ever seen a  whole division or more roll past you on the desert floor! … Continue reading »

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Big Boom! A Desperate Race for Intelligence!

(1) Putting conspiracy aside for just a moment, the facts remain that post-World War II, the United States found itself in a desperate race with the Soviet Union on many fronts. One of the most important was atomic weapons. Each of the players struggled to stay on top, with new technologies and strategies to keep … Continue reading »

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Echoes of the Crowd: Glen Echo Park!

  While the kids have gone back to school and our family is gearing up for the fall schedule, I wanted to mention that we visited King’s Island a few weeks ago.  Everyone had a great time and even got to see the new rides, etc.  However, I’m struck by how many rides have changed … Continue reading »

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Get In The Pool!

Hello everyone, Well it’s deadline week here at my business, so I probably will not be publishing much, however, I wanted to share with you a link that you may or may not be aware of! The LOC (Library of Congress) has a great Flickr stream with absolutely tons of great historical photos. Here’s an … Continue reading »

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Disney, Steve Martin and a Trip with Scotch Tape!

Hello everyone. I just wanted to temporarily break our World War I series to focus on something a little more lighthearted. Maybe because it’s January in Ohio and the sunshine just isn’t here, or maybe it’s the snow outside today. In any event, let’s visit Disney–and find Steve Martin. What follows is a movie, which … Continue reading »

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Look, Up In The SKY! It’s STRATOVISION!

(1) One of the post-war stars in society was the new medium of television!  Comparable to the Internet of today, it was astonishingly popular, even more than radio, according to William Manchester, in his work, The Glory and the Dream: “…During every month of 1948 and 1949, more than 200,000 TV sets were sold, and … Continue reading »

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You Want Paper or Plastic?

I was standing in line at the grocery store today and started thinking back to when I worked as a “bagger” in a similar place as a teenager.  As I checked out and headed for the car, I started thinking more about the whole concept of grocery stores.  Where the heck did they come from?  … Continue reading »

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