March 7, 2015

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Whaling Ships of New Bedford, Massachusetts

Whaling vessels, New Bedford, MA, 1913 Source: Museum Syndicate Because of profits from oil and baleen, New Bedford, Massachusetts became the wealthiest city per capita in the United States in 1850. Thanks to its deeper harbor and location on the...

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Bird’s-Eye View of Lower Manhattan

We just posted a cool old photo of lower Manhattan. Here’s a cool bird’s-eye view of Manhattan from 1915. Bird’s-eye view of lower Manhattan – 1915 Source: Library of Congress

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Victoria’s Peak Above Hong Kong in 1901

This photo shows the highest point above Hong Kong, which I believe is Victoria’s Peak. Correct me if I’m wrong. The highest peak above Hong Kong Source: Library of Congress Here’s another beautiful shot of Victoria’s Peak. Victoria’s Peak Source:...

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Amazing Photo of Washington Monument’s Apex

Check this out. It’s from Ghosts of DC. Washington, D.C., circa 1934. “Washington Monument. Capstone without lightning rods.” 8×10 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. Source: Ghosts of DC & Shorpy

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Walter Johnson and President Coolidge in 1925

Here’s a great photo of baseball legend Walter Johnson and President Calvin Coolidge shaking hands in 1925, the year after the Washington Senators won the World Series. Walter Johnson and Calvin Coolidge Source: Library of Congress

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1920 World Series at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field

This is a beautiful old ballpark. It’s a damn shame the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles back in 1958. Brooklyn loved “Dem Bums.” Crowd at Ebbets Field, 10/5/20 Source: Library of Congress

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Grab a Pint at The Long Hall in Dublin, Ireland

The Long Hall, Dublin, Ireland Source: Rare Irish Stuff No entertainment. No food. No dancing. Just drinking and conversation allowed. But seriously, what else do you want out of a good pub than that? The Long Hall in Dublin, Ireland...