WAVES on duty at NAS [Naval Air Station], Jacksonville, Florida on October 14, 1943. They are seen in the low pressure chamber at the main dispensary during a special run. The altitude is 18,000 feet to 30,000 feet.
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The “Baker” explosion, part of Operation Crossroads, was a nuclear weapon test by the United States military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia, on July 25, 1946. Photo above was taken from a tower on Bikini Island, 3.5 miles away. The wider, exterior cloud is actually just a condensation cloud caused by the Wilson chamber effect, and was […]
Photograph of Valentine’s Day school event for kids in Denton, Texas, 1942. In the image there is a group of students sharing a table to write cards to the left of the frame while on the right of the frame students sit in individual desks reading cards. In the background is a constructed “Valentine Post […]
Andre ‘Bandi’ De Toth, enterprise studio director receives his Valentine present early on February 7, 1947 from his wife, screen star Veronica Lake. The gift being a Navion airplane purchased from North American Aviation Corp. by Veronica out of the salary she made while working in the De Toth directed film, Ramrod, produced by Harry […]
Remember how I mentioned they had beauty contests for just about anything? Well this beauty contest to find the Queen of Arkansas Tree Farm System is just more proof. Ceremony launching the Arkansas state tree farm program, held in Fordyce, Arkansas saw the crowning of Billie Wilson as the Queen of the Arkansas Tree Farm […]
Two groups going down the toboggan slides in Corsair and Silver Valley area in Michigan on February 9, 1941. The Silver Valley and Corsair area was a popular downhill ski area with a tracked toboggan run. Erosion concerns ended those operations in the 1960s. The large ski lodge was torn down and the ski hill replanted. The area was re-designated […]