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Photo of the Day – 12/19/18 (“Former Slave with Horn”, 1939)

Daily Photo — “Former Slave with Horn, 1939”

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April 1939. “Old Negro [former slave] with horn with which slaves were called; Near Marshall, Texas.” Additional title: [An African American man sitting in doorway and holding a horn, April 1939.] Gelatin Silver print by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. 

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Posted by on December 19, 2018 in Daily Photo

 

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State Mammals — Infographic

State Mammals

There are state flags, state mottos, state birds, state quarters, so why not take a look at state mammals too?  From dogs to whales, and even squirrels and raccoons, the mammals that each state chooses as being representative of them are as unique as the states themselves.  [VIA]

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Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Infographics

 

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The History of Income Taxes — Infographic

The History of Income Taxes

On Friday, we posted an infographic on funeral and burial customs — half of Ben Franklin’s death and taxes.  Well, it’s jsut fair that we look at the other half — taxes.  Today’s infographic takes a brief look at the history of income taxes in the United States.  [VIA]

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Posted by on March 13, 2017 in Infographics

 

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How The 50 States Got Their Names — Infographic

How the 50 States Got Their Names

Each state is unique in so many ways, including their names!  While the origins of some are rather obvious, others have pretty interesting backstories and truly reflect the cultures and geography of the region.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 22, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/03/17 (“Handy Helpers for Defense”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “Handy Helpers for Defense, 1942”

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These young men are collecting paper and what look like tin cans (I am sure at other times had collected other items as well) for a scrap drive. Most of these items were reused or recycled to support the American war effort in World War II.

May 1942. Southington, Connecticut. “Boys collecting paper and metal for scrap drive.” Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. 

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Posted by on February 3, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Oldest Businesses in Each State — Infographic

The Oldest Businesses (continually operating) in Each State

Most businesses in the US had their start when the areas were first settled, if not when the state itself entered the Union.  While many have closed for a variety of reasons over the years, come have survived for well over three centuries.  This list hits jsut about every industry, so the term business is used in a general way here, so it’s also interesting to see that variety as well as the ages of the businesses themselves.

New Jersey’s entry, the Barnsboro Inn, is right in my backyard and I have eaten there many times!  What’s your state’s oldest surviving business?  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/09/16 (“G.I. Joey”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “G.I. Joey, 1942”

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Even in the midst of the most harrowing war the world has ever seen, it’s wonderful to see these playful images of our soldiers escaping and enjoying the little things, like a mascot kangaroo, for a little while.

September 10, 1942, somewhere in Australia. “American soldier at advanced allied base with his pet kangaroo.” Photo by John Earl McNeil. 

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Posted by on December 9, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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