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What Was... Presented by Brenda Music: Aint Misbehavin’ by Benny Goodman featuring Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Sarah Vaughn

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Mae Questel ca. 1930's, the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl, Minnie Mouse, Felix the Cat (for three shorts by the Van Beuren Studios), Little Lulu, Little Audrey and Casper, the Friendly Ghost

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1958-60 Edsel  The next time you think about making fun of Ford Motor's 1958-60 Edsel, consider that an Edsel coupe in top condition is valued at $16,400 and that a convertible is worth a cool $47,000.

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New Jersey street scenes

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Chicago 1941

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New Jersey Winter

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Leonard Nimoy becoming Spock the Vulcan for the Star Trek TV series.

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Preparing for the big race.

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Caroline Otero, courtesan, the most sought after woman in all of Europe. She associated herself with the likes of Prince Albert I of Monaco, King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, Kings of Serbia, and Kings of Spain as well as Russian Grand Dukes Peter and Nicholas, the Duke of Westminster and writer Gabriele D'Annunzio. Six men reportedly committed suicide after their love affairs with Otero ended. Two men fought a duel over her. She was famed for her voluptuous breasts

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1943 : Breast Protectors for War Workers

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All-American Girls Baseball, 1940's The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was a women's professional baseball league founded by Phillip K Wrigley which existed from 1943 to 1954.

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Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot's license, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to fly for The Women's Auxiliary Air Force in WW 2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed.

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Bea Arthur (Bernice Frankel) (1922-2009) SSgt. USMC 1943-45 WW II. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series "Maude" and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".

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Billie Holiday at two years old, in 1917 Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing.

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In 1911, Bobby Leach survived a plunge over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel. Fourteen years later, in New Zealand, he slipped on an orange peel and died.

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Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson plays "Going Home" as FDR's body is borne past in Warm Springs, GA, where the President was scheduled to attend a barbecue on the day he died. April, 1945.

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Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Walter Reed Hospital flu ward." One of the very few images in Washington-area photo archives documenting the influenza contagion of 1918-1919, which killed over 500,000 Americans and tens of millions around the globe. Most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection .

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A Confederate and Union soldier shake hands during a celebration at Gettysburg in 1913. Image from the Library of Congress. July 1-3, 2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

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Three days before his 19th birthday, George H.W. Bush became the youngest aviator in the US Navy. George Herbert Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993,

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Emily Todd was Mary Todd Lincoln's half-sister. In 1856 she married Benjamin Helm, a Confederate general. After Helm's death in 1863 Emily Helm passed through Union Lines to visit her sister in the White House. This caused great consternation in the Northern newspapers. Emily Helm took an oath of loyalty to the Union and was granted amnesty

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Amelia Earhart Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. During an attempt to make a circum-aviationial flight of the globe in 1937, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean.

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Female photojournalist Jessie Tarbox on the street with her camera, 1900's .

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Nightwitches - Female Russian bombers who bombed Germany during WW 2. They had old, noisy planes & the engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid-flight to restart the props. To stop Germans from hearing them & starting up the anti aircraft guns, they'd climb to a certain height, coast down to German positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair & get the hell out of dodge. Their leader flew 200+ missions & was never captured.

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Filming the MGM Logo

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Black physicians treating in the ER a member of the Ku Kux Klan

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Geraldine Doyle, who was the inspiration behind the famous Rosie the Riveter poster.

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Helen Keller Meeting Charlie Chaplin

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.

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Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford's Theater on the night of his assassination. Blood stains are visible at the cuffs . Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

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Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth II, London, 1956 Both women are 30 years old.

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The extraordinary life of Maud Allen: Seductive US dancing girl who was sued for being too lewd, outed as a lesbian, and fled London after being branded a German spy who was sleeping with the prime minister's wife.

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Miss America 1924 Ruth Malcomson (April 16, 1906 – May 25, 1988) was Miss America in 1924, earning the title at age 18. Malcomson, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was the amateur winner in the 1923 contest and returned to defeat incumbent Mary Campbell, who was seeking her third consecutive crown.

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Phoebe Mozee (aka: Annie Oakley). Famed for her marksmanship by 12 years old, she once shot the ashes off of Kaiser Wihelm II's cigarette at his invitation. When she outshot famed exhibition marksman Frank Butler, he fell in love with her and they married. They remained married the rest of their lives.

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Prison Garb 1924. Belva Annan murderess whose trial records became the musical "Chicago."

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Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the South Pole. At approximately 3pm on December 14, 1911, Amundsen raised the flag of Norway at the South Pole and named the spot Polheim — ""Pole Home."

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Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.

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Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906.

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Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – April 4, 1926), was the mostt decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. America's first war dog, Stubby, served 18 months 'over there' and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy by the seat of his pants (holding him there till American Soldiers found him).

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Cyclists ride in the first running of the Tour de France, in 1903.

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Very Young Lucy Lucille Ball around 1930

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Vintage Baked Potato Cart. A legitimate fast food lunch option back in the day.

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Wedding day photograph of Abraham and Mary taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement. Their love had endured.

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Zelda Boden, circus performer, ca. 1910.

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Summary: Photographs from the past recalling special events, cars, clothes, cities producing a nostalgic sepia atmosphere.

Tags: atmophere of the past cars clothes events nostalga music benny goodman aint misbehavin' billie holiday ella fitzgerald lena horne sarah vaughn

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