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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #525 on: February 10, 2019, 12:56:54 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 10, 1919.

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Guards ice-hockey march at Cologne, Germany, 10 February 1919.
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Guards ice-hockey march at Cologne, Germany, 10 February 1919.
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Skating at Cologne, Germany, 10 February 1919.
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Skating at Cologne, Germany, 10 February 1919.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #526 on: February 10, 2019, 01:20:09 AM »
An advertisement from Florists' Review, February, 1919.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #527 on: February 10, 2019, 01:36:27 AM »
An advertisement from Florists' Review, February, 1919.

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It’s not there anymore. Google street view shows it at the corner of Madison and Wabash. The “el” train tracks run above Wabash street. Not too far from Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. I’m guessing there weren’t as many suburbs to deliver to back in 1919.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #528 on: February 11, 2019, 12:35:34 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 11, 1919.

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The remains of a burnt-out Gotha left behind by the Germans at their abandoned aerodrome at Cologne, Germany, 11 February 1919.
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The remains of a burnt-out Gotha left behind by the Germans at their abandoned aerodrome at Cologne, Germany, 11 February 1919.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #529 on: February 11, 2019, 01:27:41 AM »
Actress Eva Gabor (of Green Acres fame) was born on February 11, 1919.

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Gabor is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery and is buried just yards from both her niece, Francesca Hilton, and her friend and former co-star Eddie Albert.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #530 on: February 12, 2019, 01:09:28 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 12, 1919.

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Telefunken Wireless Station at Cologne, Germany, 12 February 1919. The 20 Kilowatt Telefunken transmitting switchboard for long range communication.
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British soldiers working in the generating station for supplying power for the 20 Kilowatt wireless set, used for communication with Constantenople, 12 February 1919.
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Telefunken Wireless Station at Cologne, Germany, 12 February 1919. British electrician changing the serial on Poulsen arc wireless installation.
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Telefunken Wireless Station at Cologne, Germany, 12 February 1919. British operator working German instrument.
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Telefunken Wireless Station at Cologne, Germany, 12 February 1919. British operators at work.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #531 on: February 12, 2019, 01:34:12 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Grants Pass Daily Courier., February 12, 1919.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #532 on: February 13, 2019, 12:37:35 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Grants Pass Daily Courier., February 13, 1919.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #533 on: February 13, 2019, 01:12:50 AM »
American recording artist and television host Tennessee Ernie Ford was born on February 13, 1919.

Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_Ernie_Ford


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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #534 on: February 14, 2019, 02:12:25 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 14, 1919.

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Under the railway arch at Cologne, Germany, 14 February 1919.
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Ice floating down the Rhine at Cologne, 14 February 1919.
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At the British ration dump at Cologne, 14 February 1919.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #535 on: February 15, 2019, 12:56:25 AM »
Some random illustrations from The Electric Railway Journal, 1919.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #536 on: February 16, 2019, 12:12:16 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 16, 1919.
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American battleship USS New Mexico at Brest, Germany, 16 February 1919.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #537 on: February 16, 2019, 06:06:09 AM »
Was the WWI generation actually the greatest? They endured both world wars, the flu, and prohibition.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #538 on: February 18, 2019, 01:07:33 AM »
Was the WWI generation actually the greatest? They endured both world wars, the flu, and prohibition.

Probably not the greatest, but I liked them.  My three great uncles were all farm boys and they were more than happy to take up arms over there in that 'Gay Parie' place.  Sure beat bucking hay in the 100 degree heat of a summer day.  They were a decent generation though.  After all, they weren't the ones that handed us the Vietnam War.   

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #539 on: February 18, 2019, 01:25:35 AM »
American actor and singer Jack Palance was born on February 18, 1919.

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