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Hiroshima Day

 

 

At 8:15 on the morning of August 6, 1945, a person sat on a flight of stone stairs leading up to the entrance of the Sumitomo Bank in Hiroshima, Japan.

Seconds later, an atomic bomb, “Little Boy”  detonated just 800 feet away, and the person sitting on the stairs was instantly incinerated.

Gone like that. But not without leaving a mark.

Hiroshima Day

August 6, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Vernon and Irene Castle – 1924

 

Vernon and Irene Castle were a husband-and-wife team of ballroom dancers and dance teachers who appeared on Broadway and in silent films in the early 20th century. They are credited with reviving the popularity of modern dancing. Castle was a stage name: Vernon (2nd May 1887 – 15th February 1918) was born William Vernon Blyth in Norwich, Norfolk, England. Irene (7th April 1893 – 25th January 1969) was born Irene Foote in New Rochelle, New York.
The couple reached the peak of their popularity in Irving Berlin’s first Broadway show, Watch Your Step (1914), in which they refined and popularized the Foxtrot. They also helped to promote ragtime, jazz rhythms and African-American music for dance. Irene became a fashion icon through her appearances on stage and in early movies, and both Castles were in demand as teachers and writers on dance.
After serving with distinction as a pilot in the British Royal Flying Corps during World War I, Vernon died in a plane crash on a flight training base near Fort Worth, Texas, in 1918. Irene continued to perform solo in Broadway, vaudeville and motion picture productions over the next decade. She remarried three times, had children and became an animal-rights activist. In 1939, her life with Vernon was dramatized in The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle.
Picture dated 29th July 1914,

 

July 10, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lewis W. Hine, Child Labour in America 1908 – 1912

 

 

“There is work that profits children, and there is work that brings profit only to employers.

The object of employing children is not to train them, but to get high profits from their work.”

 Lewis Hine, 1908.

 

These Photos Ended Child Labour in the US

March 28, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Japanese Tea Garden – circa 1910.

 

Drum bridge in Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco. circa 1910.

April 19, 2020 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Too late for the wall!

July 4, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

We can all sleep safely now

February 1, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Clearly can’t write English!

January 22, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Speaks for itself

July 10, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

MAGA

June 23, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Then I said…………

God

January 22, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment