Mission: Cherry Pie

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I’m The Queen Of The World

Tillie Baldwin "Woman World Champion Bucking Horse, Trick and Fancy Rider"

Tillie Baldwin “Woman World Champion Bucking Horse, Trick and Fancy Rider”

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Final Phase Of WWI: Germans Retreat

An American Signal Corps officer tests a German army phone left behind as the Germans retreated in Oct 1918 (Illustrated Hist of US)

An American Signal Corps officer tests a German army phone left behind as the Germans retreated in Oct 1918 (Illustrated Hist of US)

Mulberry Creek

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Why Boys Weren’t Fat In 1967

They did fancy diving board push-ups.

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Schreiner Institute

They headbutted one another in football. Sans helmet, of course.

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They inverted their roommates, especially if he looked like James Dean.

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And after a long day of strenuous activity, it was time to play cards.

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A Life Well-Lived

March 1945

March 1945

I received word that my granddad passed away this morning at the age of 94. Many moons ago, he, like many in The Greatest Generation, fought in WWII, so that you and I could have the freedom we enjoy. But more than a soldier, he was a good father and grandfather.

He enjoyed hearing my son play the piano.

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And even shooting pool with him last August.

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Rest in peace, Granddad.

 

No Card Catalog Needed

The Free Library bookmobile stops at the Sayre commissary station in the 1920s

The Free Library bookmobile stops at the Sayre commissary station in the 1920s.

the other side of the commissary

the other side of the commissary

Gussyin’ Up

UT Austin 1941

UT Austin 1941

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Reveille 1960

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Vintage Scenes From Kansas, Part II

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Welcome back to vintage Kansas! Here, a cute pinafored threesome pose in front of non-GMO corn.

And below, you see a couple who were clearly fruitful and multiplied.

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Not even a delicious fruit-filled cellar could make up for the treeless flatland of this barren landscape.

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Vintage Scenes From Kansas, Part I

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Today I thought I’d share a few great pics from one of my documentary photograph books, “Bust To Boom.” Love the girl cradling her lamb and the post-meal shot below.

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I find the one below interesting because of the swell framed pin-up drinking soda (Did he seriously frame that?) and the phrase “checking his waybills.”

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