Tagged With: Retro

Posters, Stamps and a LOT more!

  Went to the post office today and found this sheet of stamps for sale.  I’ve been a long-time stamp collector, unofficially, and am a sucker for American history stamps.  I couldn’t help but grab them. If you’re into circus stuff, you can find more information about this particular set of stamps at a great USPS site located … Continue reading »

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Digest Anyone?

As an amateur historian, it’s easy to get into the trap of using “established” resouces in which to do our research.  Scholarly papers, donated collections, first-person interviews, these are all the first things we all think of.  However, this morning, I thought it would be a great time to discuss one of my favorite resources:  The Reader’s … Continue reading »

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Going, going, not quite gone! The BEST of Adventures In History!

    As I’ve had a chance to start updating the blog again, I realize there’s probably quite a few of you who may not be aware that I’ve been doing this for some time and there’s a lot of good posts you may have missed!  To help you out, I’ve outlined some of my … Continue reading »

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Lights, Camera, ACTION!

  Spent some time recently working on a freelance article about Hollywood and I ran across a site that I hadn’t visited in a long time:  The LOC Motion Picture & Television Reading Room.   If you’ve never had a chance to visit the site, you really should!  You can easily find it online at … Continue reading »

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USS Macon & USS Akron: Floating Away?

Just  wanted to share with you our image update of the month.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a chance to update this, so make sure you take a few moments to flip over to the page and take a look.  We have a great image of the USS Macon as well as some … Continue reading »

Categories: 1930's, Tony Bandy, United States Naval History, World War I, World War II | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Was It Really Like That?

In the image to our left, we appear to see the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre underway, however, this image from the Chicago Daily News is only a reenactment of the event that actually occured on that fateful day in 1929.  However, looking deeper, this picture can also stand for our views (and viewpoints) of the … Continue reading »

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Go West With Buffalo Bill and the Wild West Shows!

Hello everyone! Well, I’ve been at camp, so I haven’t been able to post too regularly this week, but ran across a facinating topic on Buffalo Bill tonight and thought you might be interested. (1) Like that picture?  When someone says “The West”, that is what I picture in my mind.  William Frederick Cody, aka: … Continue reading »

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Posterized! Look For It!

Hello everyone! It’s been a crazy week here at home and honestly, my schedule is whacked, but I wanted to post up something, so I thought I could show you how to find posters in the archives. All you need to do is go here: http://www.archives.gov/index.html Now, choose the Archival Research Catalog Take a look … Continue reading »

Categories: 1910+, 1920's, 1930's, 1940's, American History, Library of Congress, Management Notes, Military, Popular Culture, vintage | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Training, Treasure, and a Step Forward: Freeman Army Air Field

I always love finding out stuff, particularly history stuff, so I was doubly-amazed when I ran across a massive amount of information on a faded, historical airfield in Indiana called Freeman Army Air Field. With a secret stash of Nazi planes, training facilities and taking part in breaking down the segregration of the armed services, … Continue reading »

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“…You are about to embark upon a great crusade…”

(1) Today is the day we stop a moment and think about June 6th, 1944. Don’t think about the yard, or the politicians, or your boss. Think about your brother, your cousin, your ma, your sister, your family. Because of the sacrifices given so long ago…you have today. Take a few minutes and pray or … Continue reading »

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