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Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl

What Was the Dust Bowl?

The Dust Bowl, also called the “Dirty Thirties,” was a time of crippling dust storms that greatly damaged the drought-stricken Southern Plains area of the United States during a dry period of the 1930s. The weather during this time stirred up dirt that caused massive zero visibility dust storms, covering everything in the storms’ path with dirt….

September 16, 2018 / by / in ,
How Using the Term ‘420’ for Marijuana Got Started

The Meaning and Origin of the Term: 420

How 420 (4/20 or 4:20 – pronounced “four-twenty”) Became Code for Marijuana


420 MEANING:
The term 420 is slang for the use and enjoyment of marijuana. 420 literally means “weed,” “pot,” “it’s time to get high,” “smoke marijuana,” and so on….

September 9, 2018 / by / in
Rare Star Trek TOS Photos

Old Photos: Rare Star Trek TOS Photos, Including Behind the Scenes & Deleted Scenes Images

The following collection of rare Star Trek TOS photos (many of which are behind the scenes photos, deleted scenes, or restorations of discarded production images) are a sampling of images from long time Star Trek fan, Flickr user Birdofthegalaxy. The collection was put together from a mix of single frame 35mm movie positives Birdofthegalaxy purchased back in the early Lincoln Enterprises and Star Trek convention days – combined with more recent online auction purchases….

August 25, 2018 / by / in
1950s New York City – Frank Larson Photos

Old Photos: 1950s New York City

New York City in the 1950s – Frank Oscar Larson

These amazing vintage New York City photos effortlessly portray the beauty and diversity that was New York in the 1950s. Amateur photographer Frank Larson took these photos, the majority of which were shot using a Rolleiflex Automat Model 4 camera, mostly on weekends as a getaway from his 9 to 5 bank job. Larson had a great eye and a natural talent for photography, capturing both daytime and nighttime street scenes that vividly tell the tale of everyday life in the city that never sleeps….

August 14, 2018 / by / in
Vintage Advertising with Creepy Kids

25 Disturbing Vintage Ads Featuring Creepy Kids and Questionable Products

Here we present a collection of 25 disturbing vintage ads featuring creepy kids and some outrageous products that may just make you cringe or even laugh out loud. What was going through the minds of these advertisers? Did creepy kid illustrations really help sell these products? Did people back in the day really not understand you shouldn’t wrap a baby in cellophane?…

July 26, 2018 / by / in
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Construction Photos

Old Photos: San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge – 1930s

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, locally known simply as the “Bay Bridge,” is a system of bridges that spans the San Francisco Bay in California. Part of Interstate 80, it is a direct travel road between San Francisco and Oakland. The Bay Bridge carries approximately 260,000 vehicles per day on two decks…

July 12, 2018 / by / in
Immigration – Ellis Island Immigrants from the Early 1900s

Immigration Photographs from Ellis Island, New York – Early 1900s

These wonderful old photos show a small handful of the 12+ million immigrants who entered the United States legally through the immigration station at New York’s Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. These historic photographs of immigrants, some while being processed, were taken by a number of photographers over the years who were interested in not only taking photos, but the stories of these immigrants and their countries of origin….

July 3, 2018 / by / in
Five of the Most Visited Famous Graves in America

Most Visited Famous Graves in the United States

Adoring fans of famous persons often honor their lives long after the celebrity has passed on. All the famous graves on our list below are people who were icons of their generations. These people were so loved and still remembered that their fans plan vacations around visiting their grave site or travel across the country or even across the globe to continue to pay their respects and show their admiration….

June 11, 2018 / by / in ,