One of the “Flying Sergeants” dons his oxygen apparatus for high altitude flying. Immediately over his heavy flying suit is his “Mae West” life preserver, which is easily inflated. The airman was photographed by Russell Lee in May 1942 at Lake Muroc, California. Life preservers were commonly nicknamed “Mae West” because, once inflated, it appeared as physically endowed as actress Mae West.
- Joseph Clovese at the last G.A.R. reunion, 1949 — Share the History Love... Joseph Clovese, G.A.R. veteran, at the 83rd and final G.A.R. reunion held in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 28, 1949. This was the first Civil War reunion for the former Union soldier who had been born into slavery 105 years earlier. Born January 30, 1844 on a plantation in St. Bernard Parish, LA, [...]
- Publicity still of Greta Garbo, 1931 — Share the History Love... Actress Greta Garbo in a publicity still for the American film Inspiration in 1931. Share the History Love... [...]
- Using skis to get around during the Battle of the Bulge — Share the History Love... With no sidewalks or pathways on the rough airfield, Maj. George Brooking found it easier to use skis to go from the briefing tent to his P-47 during the Battle of the Bulge. Share the History Love... [...]
- Welles at “The War of the Worlds” press conference, 193... — Share the History Love... Orson Welles meeting with reporters in an effort to explain that no one connected with The War of the Worlds radio broadcast had any idea the show would cause panic. The press conference took place on October 31, 1938. Share the History Love... [...]
- Albert Einstein riding a bicycle, 1933 — Share the History Love... Albert Einstein riding a bicycle in front of Ben Meyer’s House in Santa Barbara, California on February 6, 1933. Meyer was a California Institute of Technology trustee. Share the History Love... [...]