Friday, June 24, 2022

Bierstadt -- A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie -- June 24, 2022

Brooklyn Museum

Albert Bierstadt painted "A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie" during an expedition in 1863. He named Mount Rosalie after a friend's wife. The mountain is now called Mount Evans, honoring the second governor of Colorado, John Evans. Evans is remembered as an instigator of the Sand Creek Massacre. The painting is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

We Stand for Peace/We Stand With Ukraine -- June 23, 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine continues. Even though I knew that the Russian government is thoroughly corrupt, I am still shocked at how badly their military has performed. Many of the Russian generals who have not been killed have been fired.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Take a Kodak With You -- June 22, 2022

Photoplay, June, 1922

I like the dog. 

George Eastman's Kodak cameras allowed many people to take up photography. The Autographic Kodak had a little hatch that allowed the photographer to write the date and time on each exposure.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

KPO -- Broadcasting Features for Monday! -- June 21, 2022

San Francisco Examiner, 11-June-1922

The original KPO studios were in the Hale Brothers department store at Fifth and Market. Hale Brothers owned the station. In 1929, the station moved to the Hale Brothers annex, seen behind the corner store. In 1927, the station became an early affiliate of the NBC Red Network. NBC acquired KPO in the 1930s and changed the call letters to KNBC. Later, they wanted to use the call sign for a Los Angeles station and changed the San Francisco station to KNBR.

This ad for Hale's Brothers mentions the radio station but not the call letters. The Shriners (Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine) were having their annual convention (Imperial Council Session). Imperial Potentate Cutts was the outgoing head of the organization. 

Fanchon and Marco (Wolff) had various companies touring in vaudeville and ran a dance school in Los Angeles. I have never heard the song "Islam Greets You."

Monday, June 20, 2022

Bugsy Siegel 75 Years -- June 20, 2022

75 years ago today, on 20-June-1947, someone killed murderous gangster Bugsy Siegel. Good.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day, 2022 -- June 19, 2022

Happy Fathers' Day to all my fellow fathers. I miss my dad. And I miss my father-in-law. I haven't had anyone for whom to buy a card for a long time. I am lucky to have a great daughter and son-in-law.