In 1912, Frost moved his family to England to try and salvage his stalled literary career. While there, Frost met many poets – one being Edward Thomas. Frost and Thomas would often go for walk while exchanging literary and personal thoughts. They became fast friends. When World War I broke out, Frost returned to the […]
Braving Japanese sniper fire, Lt. Col. Richard P. Ross, Jr., commander of 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, places on American flag on a parapet of Shuri castle on May 29, 1945. The castle is a former enemy stronghold in southern Okinawa in the Ryukyu (Loochoo chain), situated 375 miles from Japan. This flag was first raised […]
Before he was president, Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender. During his time in New Salem, Illinois, Lincoln was co-owner of the Berry-Lincoln Store, a general store/drinking establishment, with William Berry. According to Northern Illinois University: Some of the items that Lincoln and Berry sold were lard, bacon, firearms, beeswax, and honey. In addition to […]
Actress Lauren Bacall sits atop the piano while Vice President Harry S. Truman plays at the National Press Club Canteen in Washington. They are at the canteen to entertain American servicemen, February 10, 1945. It was reported that Mrs. Truman was not amused when Bacall was boosted onto of the piano while Vice President Truman played.
Taking inspiration from the civil rights movement, American Indians grew increasingly vocal in their demands for control over their own affairs during the 1960s. Staging demonstrations and occupations, they drew national attention to their grievances against unjust policies of the Federal Government and the negative impact they had on Native American people and culture. They […]
Definition: To ignore and/or pretend not to see something, usually something you know is wrong. Origins: The origins of this idiom comes from the Battle of Copenhagen between the British Royal Navy and the Danish-Norwegian fleet near Copenhagen in 1801. Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, leading the main British charge, had no sight in one eye […]
In the above photograph, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn is captured addressing striking silk workers in Paterson, New Jersey in June 1913. Flynn was a labor leader and suffragist. She was also an organizer in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Born into a radical, working-class family (her father was a socialist and her mother was […]
A new use for the versatile jeep, as it’s being substituted for a charging sled. This photo was taken in November 1943 at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in Arkansas. Capt. C. R. Goodwin, Special Projects Officer of the 66th Division at the camp, is getting a “ride” while directing the training of a gridiron team […]