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USS Indianapolis – Sinking and Tragic Aftermath

Tragedy and Horror of the USS Indianapolis

Late July 1945, the warship USS Indianapolis is on a secret mission to deliver components of the first atomic bomb to American B-29 bombers stationed on the Pacific Island of Tinian. After a successful delivery of the payload, the Indianapolis heads west towards Leyte Gulf to join the battleship USS Idaho (BB-42) in preparation to invade Japan. Before reaching its new destination, the USS Indianapolis is attacked….

May 21, 2018 / by / in
Vintage Advertising: Old Coca-Cola Advertising

Vintage Coca-Cola Ads

From the very beginning, the Coca-Cola Company has believed in the power of advertising. This belief has propelled Coke to one of the most recognizable brands in the World. Fun, exciting, colorful, entertaining, and memory making are a few of the words and phrases that can be used when describing Coca-Cola advertising. Here we present a collection of 42 vintage Coca-Cola ads from 1886 to the 1950s. Enjoy!…

May 14, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Old Car Accident Photos – Vol 2

Old Car Accident Photos from the 1900s to 1940s – Vol 2

Volume 2 of our Old car accidents photos series. These old car accidents show automobiles and trucks after the crash in their wrecked, mangled conditions. Cars in the 1900s to 1940s didn’t have the modern safety conveniences like airbags or even seat belts in many cases. These old car accident photos show the not-so-pretty side of automobiling in the early 1900s….

May 6, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Great Boston Fire of 1872

The Great Boston Fire of 1872

The Great Boston fire of 1872 began at 7:20pm on November 9, 1872. The fire broke out in the basement of a commercial warehouse at 83-87 Summer Street. The fire burned for approximately 12 hours before it was finally contained. During this time, it consumed approximately 65 acres (26 ha) of downtown Boston. 776 buildings and an extensive part of the financial district were destroyed, causing an estimated $73.5 million in damages. Thirteen people lost their lives in the inferno. …

May 4, 2018 / by / in
Marilyn Monroe Quotes – Vol 2

Awesome and Inspiring Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, singer and model. She was known for playing sexy, humorous blonde bombshell types and was easily one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s….

April 30, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Photos

1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake struck the Northern California coast at 5:12am on Wednesday, April 18. With an estimated magnitude of 7.9 and the epicenter only a few miles from the heart of the city, the earthquake and ensuing fire devastated what was the largest west coast city in America at the time.

Intense shaking was felt as far north as Eureka, California and eastward into Nevada. …

April 29, 2018 / by / in
How the Kentucky Derby Got Started

Kentucky Derby History

Known in the United States as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate duration, the Kentucky Derby is an annual Grade 1 stakes horse race held on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

Considered by many to be the biggest horse event in the world, the race is for three-year-old Thoroughbreds and ran at a distance of one and a quarter miles. …

April 25, 2018 / by / in
Vintage Advertising: Old Advertising Signs on Buildings

Old Advertising Signs on Buildings

Old buildings in cities across America are filled with advertisements of the past. These faded-out old advertising signs are called ghost signs, ghost ads, dead signs or faded ads by historians, collectors and admirers. Once painstakingly painted or hung with pride on the sides of buildings as cheap advertisements, these flaking and fading signs now remind us of days gone by. …

April 20, 2018 / by / in