Happy Independence Day USA! Enjoy these moments from American History

From “Civil War”  to  recent  wars,  “Hooverville”  in Central  Park  NYC,   poignant  moments  in  our  lives………………
Courtesy  of  Jim  Haran  (“James”  when  in  Ireland)………………
Did  any  ladies  reading  this  wear    “feedsack”   dresses  during  the  Depression?
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Mark Twain in Tesla’s lab, 1894
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A 10 x 15-foot wooden shed where the “Harley-Davidson Motor Company” started out in 1903

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Testing football helmets in 19121918__080814
Helmets again: A Pyramid of captured German ones in front of the NYC Grand Central Terminal, 19181920__080814
A bar in New York City, the night before prohibition began,19201920s__080814
Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920s

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Traffic jam in New York, 19231926_080814
 A quiet little job at a crocodile farm in St. Augustine, Florida, 1926 (UPDATE: well, an alligator farm of course, as Roy notes in the comments below)1929__080814
World economic crisis, 1929

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Central Park in 19301930B__080814
Last four couples standing at a Chicago dance marathon, ca. 19301930c
Meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club, early 1930s1938__080814
Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg
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When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks, 1939

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NY, Coney Island, 1940

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The thirty-six men needed to fly and service a B-17E in 19421948__080814
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Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park during a water shortage. New York, 1949

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19 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and went on to win the 1951 Boston Marathon. The crowd was silent as he crossed the finish line. (UPDATE: As Peter notes in the comments below, “Tanaka was not exactly “a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima” — when the bomb was dropped, he was at home, about 20 miles from the site. He saw a light and heard a distant rumble, but was personally unaffected by the bomb.”)

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Florida’s last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955

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NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960′s

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Muhammad Ali’s fists after the fight with Cooper, 1963

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New York firemen play a game after a fire in a billiard parlor, 19691971_080814
An abandoned baby sleeps peacefully in a drawer at the Los Angeles Police Station, 1971
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Boy hiding in a TV set. Boston, 1972 by Arthur Tress

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A spectator holds up a sign at the Academy Awards, April 1974

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Robert De Niro’s cab driver license. In order to get into character for the film Taxi Driver, he obtained his own hack license and would pick-up/drive customers around in New York City.

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Nancy Reagan sits on the lap of Mr. T, dressed as Santa, 1983

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Ronald Reagan wearing sweatpants on Air Force One, 1985

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at www.lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.
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