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Back to school by kerrylk featuring t strap shoes
I am recovering from two retinal surgeries, so reading internet is slow going.  I had a lens removed and it will not be replaced until spring.  I wear an eyepatch to make reading easier.  
Right now I am working through vintage issues of National Geographic - mostly from the Carter and Reagan era.  The photojournalism strikes the right mix of educational and aesthetic.  I’m a big Soviet Union buff and it’s interesting how events in the Soviet Union inform every story from this period.
April 1981 issue (will post a scan when I have time) had stories contrasting Ireland with Northern Ireland, including pictures of daily life in Northern Ireland. 
Back to school by kerrylk featuring t strap shoes

I am recovering from two retinal surgeries, so reading internet is slow going.  I had a lens removed and it will not be replaced until spring.  I wear an eyepatch to make reading easier.  

Right now I am working through vintage issues of National Geographic - mostly from the Carter and Reagan era.  The photojournalism strikes the right mix of educational and aesthetic.  I’m a big Soviet Union buff and it’s interesting how events in the Soviet Union inform every story from this period.

April 1981 issue (will post a scan when I have time) had stories contrasting Ireland with Northern Ireland, including pictures of daily life in Northern Ireland. 


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Perfect 1930s style.  Washington, D.C.

Perfect 1930s style.  Washington, D.C.

Staircases Coming Around the Bend
museumamericangangster:

Even mobsters need some downtime. Chicago mobster Al Capone enjoys a moment of tranquility on his yacht in this photo taken between 1925 and the gangster’s arrest in 1930.
Image from: http://www.biography.com/imported/images/Biography/Images/Galleries/Mobsters/mobsters-07-sized.jpg

museumamericangangster:

Even mobsters need some downtime. Chicago mobster Al Capone enjoys a moment of tranquility on his yacht in this photo taken between 1925 and the gangster’s arrest in 1930.

Image from: http://www.biography.com/imported/images/Biography/Images/Galleries/Mobsters/mobsters-07-sized.jpg

museumamericangangster:

Men weren’t the only ones looking for creative ways to secure alcohol during Prohibition. According to Daniel Okrent, author and researcher, middle-class women often turned to Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Tonic, a patented medicine used for medical conditions that afflicted women and contained 15-21% alcohol. The women, of course, would imbibe the tonic “strictly” for the sake of their health.
Image and Information from: http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object.cfm?key=35&gkey=51&objkey=4636
Interview with Okrent from: http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=137077599

museumamericangangster:

Men weren’t the only ones looking for creative ways to secure alcohol during Prohibition. According to Daniel Okrent, author and researcher, middle-class women often turned to Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Tonic, a patented medicine used for medical conditions that afflicted women and contained 15-21% alcohol. The women, of course, would imbibe the tonic “strictly” for the sake of their health.

Image and Information from: http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object.cfm?key=35&gkey=51&objkey=4636

Interview with Okrent from: http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=137077599

Nothing screams “sterile ugly home” than its accompanying bad pool design.
Since I don’t want to uglify my Tumblr with the negative stuff, I’m posting an example of a pool with an older house.  The intangibles are evident here.

Nothing screams “sterile ugly home” than its accompanying bad pool design.

Since I don’t want to uglify my Tumblr with the negative stuff, I’m posting an example of a pool with an older house.  The intangibles are evident here.

Not crazy about the bike gimmick but this is what I like in a bathroom.

Not crazy about the bike gimmick but this is what I like in a bathroom.

museumamericangangster:

Not many people realize that the art of moonshining and distribution gave rise to what would become known as NASCAR. To outpace the Revenuers, one needed a vehicle that was built to go farther, faster, and turn on a dime. Bootleggers soon began customizing their vehicles, many with a prevalence for Ford cars from the 1940s. In a spirit of friendly rivalry and competition, bootleggers soon started to compete against each other for bragging rights for the fastest car. Some of these early racers would go on to become some of NASCAR’s first competitors. This brief video by History.com briefly illustrates just how this popular sport came about.

Visit the Museum of the American Gangster to see just how pivotal rum running was to the U.S. economy and how much it influenced American history and politics.

Video: http://www.history.com/videos/extreme-history-nascar—-bootleggers

Bungalow room, Hammond.

Bungalow room, Hammond.