Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Carnival City -- February 25, 2020

The St Martinsville Weekly Messenger, 17-February-1900
Happy Mardi Gras, everyone. The Southern Pacific Railroad invited people to take their special train  to and from New Orleans for Mardi Gras season in 1900.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Raising the Flag on Mount Suribachi 75 Years -- February 23, 2020

Seventy-five years ago today, on 23-February-1945, during the month-long Battle of Iwo Jima, Marines raised our flag atop Mount Suribachi.  I remember when Joe Rosenthal, who took this photo, worked for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Chevrolet FB 20 Roadster -- February 21, 2020

Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram, 28-February-1920
The Chevrolet FB 20 was a sporty-looking roadster.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Ancient Vintages of Autos Appear in Jubilee of French Touring Club -- February 19, 2020

St Tammany Farmer, 14-February-1920

Many strange and cumbersome cars made appearance at the Jubilee review held by the Touring club of France. The club has a membership of over 100,000 and some of the older members who had old-fashioned motors stored away in their barns got them out ror the parade.

The most unusual exhibit was a model of 1894, which is shown in the photo.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Happy Presidents' Day 2020 -- February 17, 2020

Theodore Roosevelt, the Trust Buster, the Hero of San Juan Hill, TR. One of my favorite Presidents.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Comic Book -- Smash Comics -- February 15, 2020

Smash Comics, published by Quality Comics, featured a number of heroes, including Bozo the Robot, also known as Bozo the Iron Man.  Great name.