Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!


As always I'm up for a little aircraft-related history. This one is simply a card from the 20's (I guess). Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Funnies - Protest (1920)

The Latest Recruit
The Judge Magazine, July 1920

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Funnies - That Second Cocktail (1919)

That Second Cocktail
April 1919, Life Magazine

100 Years Ago - Felix the Cat

Almost since the first moving pictures thrilled audiences, we've enjoyed cartoons. Digging through the internet archives I came across this little gem from 1919. One hundred years ago, maybe not to the day, but close enough to qualify. Enjoy a bit of ragtime piano and the antics of Felix the Cat.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Funnies - First Lap of 2019 (1919)


Starting on the first lap of the year.

A combination of the funnies and a 100 years ago post today, the beginning of 1919 in kitten terms. From Life magazine's, January 1919 issue.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas from 1918


A Merry Christmas from a hundred years ago. Funny how times have changed. It's hard to imagine a card shop or mega-mart stocking war-themed Christmas cards nowadays. Sure, you'll find the requisite patriotic one here and there (still rare), but actually mentioning an ongoing conflict? I can't imagine it. Maybe that's just the view from a generation privileged enough to have the choice not to experience any of the ongoing armed conflicts. These are different days.

So, Merry Christmas everyone everywhere. Put on the Bing Crosby or Judy Garland version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and really listen to the lyrics. Understand that it's a song written to those who are far away, fighting a war that seems endless...understand the singer doesn't know if they'll ever see their loved one again. May we all have a Merry Little Christmas...if the fates allow.