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Photo of the Day – 02/05/2019 (“Teenage Party”, 1947)

Daily Photo — “Teenage Party, 1947”

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Teenagers at a Party, 1947 Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo by Nina Leen for the LIFE Magazine.

“LIFE reported they ‘munch doughnuts and sip cokes whenever they are not dancing with serious faces to sentimental music.'”

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Posted by on February 5, 2019 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/04/2019 (“At the Fair”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “At the Fair, 1942”

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Couple at the sideshow, July 1942 Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information.

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Posted by on February 4, 2019 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/10/17 (“In Dreamland”, 1905)

Daily Photo — “In Dreamland, 1905”

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The name Coney Island is synonymous with amusement parks and entertainment from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  This image of the Dreamland park shows Coney Island at its height — all of this pictured would be destroyed in a fire only 6 years later.  Compare the revelers here to those you might see in an amusement park or on a boardwalk today!  There is a great history of Dreamland here.

Coney Island, New York, circa 1905. “In Dreamland.”  8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. 

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Posted by on February 10, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Festivus for the Rest of Us — Infographic

A Festivus for the Rest of Us

Introduced as part of a 1997 episode of Seinfeld, the concept of Festivus — a holiday for everyone sick of the other holidays this time of year — has taken on a life of its own.  Always celebrated on December 23, Today’s infographic gives you a crash course on the main highlights of a Festivus celebration.  Now, grab that Festivus pole, air your grievances and warm up for the Feats of Strength — it’s time to rumble.  [VIA]

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Posted by on December 23, 2016 in Infographics

 

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The Life of Walt Disney — Infographic

The Life of Walt Disney

Fifty years ago today, we lost one of the greatest creative minds the world has ever known — Walt Disney.  From his humble beginnings as a doodler in Marceline to the head of a multifacted media and entertainment empire, “Uncle Walt” could seemingly do it all.  “If you can dream it, you can do it” was one of his favorite quotes and one that I always have believed in, no matter how tough things have become.  Today’s infographic takes a brief look at the early career, and later highlights of this brilliant man.  [VIA]

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Posted by on December 15, 2016 in Infographics

 

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Video of the Day – 11/18/15 (Steamboat Willie, 1928)

Daily Video — “Steamboat Willie, 1928”

Happy 87th Birthday MICKEY MOUSE!  On this date in 1928, according to the Disney WikiSteamboat Willie, the first cartoon starring the famous mouse, and arguable, the first cartoon ever with synchronized sound, was released. From these humble beginnings, an entertainment empire was born.  As Walt always said, “”I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”

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Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Daily Video

 

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50 Years – 50 Toys — Infographic

50 Years – 50 Toys

This wonderful poster from Abby Ryan Design in Philadelphia takes a look at popular toys from the past 50 years.  If you like this, there is a poster of this infographic available on etsy.

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Posted by on January 2, 2014 in Infographics

 

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