Search and Destroy Reconnaissance Mission, 1967

Search and Destroy Reconnaissance Mission, 1967

Operation “Oregon,” a search and destroy mission conducted by an infantry platoon of Troop B, 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), three kilometers west of Duc Pho, Quang Ngai Province. An infantryman is lowered into a tunnel by members of the reconnaissance platoon on April 24, 1967.

Displaying Slug at the Mooring Mast Field’s Dispensary, 1941

Displaying Slug at the Mooring Mast Field’s Dispensary, 1941

The Marine Corps Air Station Ewa was located on Oahu’s southwest shore. The U.S. Navy began leasing parts of the area in 1925 but the Marine Corps Air Station at Ewa was not formally commissioned until February 3, 1941. Officers had barley moved into their quarters at Ewa when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. Unlike other airfields that […]

Ice Skating on D.C.’s Reflecting Pool

Ice Skating on D.C.’s Reflecting Pool

Ice skating has been a popular activity in the United States since the 19th century. During the 19th and 20th centuries, residents of Washington, D.C. used the Potomac River, the Tidal Basin, and the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall as their ice rinks. They were popular destinations for men, women, and children to skate. […]

Ice Sailing, 1910-1915

Ice Sailing, 1910-1915

Man in ice skates, a basket, and a sail is shown here between 1910 and 1915 “ice sailing.”

Odd Ads: Odorono Deodorant, 1939

Odd Ads: Odorono Deodorant, 1939

Using women’s insecurities to sell products is hardly a new concept but there was a time when a company was very aggressive about exploiting possible insecurities to push deodorant. Yes, deodorant. In 1919, James Young, an employee of New York advertising agency J Walter Thompson Company, used women’s insecurities as the focal point for his […]

In Their Words: Edith Sitwell

In Their Words: Edith Sitwell

Helen Keller & Grace Coolidge, 1926

Helen Keller & Grace Coolidge, 1926

On January 11, 1926, Helen Keller visited the White House. She also had a photo-op with First Lady Grace Coolidge. Interacting with a person in the deaf community was nothing new for the First Lady. In 1904 – before her marriage to the future president Calvin Coolidge – Grace began her teaching training course at […]

Cutting Ice on the Ottaqueechee River, 1936

Cutting Ice on the Ottaqueechee River, 1936

Ice cutting and harvesting was a job pretty much obsolete now due to refrigeration and advances in technology. However, before freezers became the norm in households, teams of ‘icemen’ would undergo ice cutting operations during the winter months to harvest enough ice that could be sold to homes and businesses throughout the year. The following […]

Rita Hayworth Buys First 1943 War Bond

Rita Hayworth Buys First 1943 War Bond

The year 1943 started out with a bang as the first war bond of the year was sold to actress Rita Hayworth at one minute after midnight. She was in the studio of the Columbia Broadcasting System representing Columbia Studios. The “titian-haired” star purchased a $10,000 bond from John R. Richards (shown on the left). […]

Ringing in the New Year

Ringing in the New Year

Four unidentified people wearing party hats are ringing in the New Year in one of the ballrooms at the Jonathan Club. They all pose in front of a large clock, which shows the hands at “11:58”. Christmas garland and pine cone decorations can be seen to their left. The Jonathan Club, located at Sixth and […]

New Years in Chinatown, 1912

New Years in Chinatown, 1912

Two men celebrating New Years in Chinatown, 1912.

Female Band at New Year’s Celebration, 1969

Female Band at New Year’s Celebration, 1969

All female band performing at New Year’s celebration in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 31, 1969.

Pouring the Holiday Liquor Down the Drain, 1927

Pouring the Holiday Liquor Down the Drain, 1927

Attachés of the Sheriff’s office under Capt. James Benton, are pictured as they poured down the drain and out to sea $150,000 worth of liquor seized during the Christmas holidays. The liquor, including imported champagne and other choice liquors, represents 50,000 parties that never were. Photo dated: January 17, 1927.

Vintage Dogs in Costumes

Vintage Dogs in Costumes

There is no shortage of animal posts around social media. From videos of cats scaring other cats to images of dogs sleeping at weird angles, posts and articles about animals are not hard to find. Since my sister runs a cool blog about her dog, I constantly see her dog in various costumes and attire. […]

Toboggan Party, 1910

Toboggan Party, 1910

A “Toboggan Party” consisting of two men and two women are seen making their way up a hill with a toboggan in 1910.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and all the best in the coming year! ~ Zim