Two soldiers sending mail in Atlanta, Georgia, 1946. The woman’s pin identifies her as a U.S.O. lounge volunteer.
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James Lord Pierpont, an organist from Savannah, Georgia, first performed a song he wrote, “The One Horse Open Sleigh,” at his church’s Thanksgiving concert. The song was re-published in 1857 and given the title of today. Neither version made any impression on the public—it took several generations for “Jingle Bells” to become a holiday favorite. Later arrangements […]
Helen Dortch Longstreet worked as a ‘Riveter’ during World War II. Employed as a war worker at Bell Aircraft plant in Atlanta, Georgia, Helen was the widow of General James Longstreet – who participated in Civil War battles such as the Second Bull Run, Chickamauga, Antietam, and Gettysburg. If you’re trying to figure out how […]
Captain J. W. Finley of Hazelhurst, Ga., Co. F, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, although suffering from severe neck and face wounds as a result of an exploding Chinese grenade, braces himself upright between two jeeps and refuses to leave until he has finished directing first aid treatment and evacuation of wounded men of […]
African American baseball players from Morris Brown College, with boy and another man standing at door, Atlanta, Georgia in either 1899 or 1900. Founded by the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1881, Morris Brown College first opened its doors on October 15, 1885 to 107 students and nine teachers. Located at the corner of Boulevard […]
[Zim’s Note: I came across these photos a few months ago. After debating what to post today, I suddenly thought of these photos of men catching alligators. The majority of the comments I receive from readers is that they enjoy not knowing what will be posted from day to day. That is something I have come […]
Navy Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson plays “Goin’ Home” on the accordion as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s body is carried from Warm Springs, Georgia, where he suddenly dead from a stroke on April 12, 1945. Jackson, a celebrated musician who played in numerous command performances in Washington, was a personal friend of President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. […]