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pixelnrd · 17 hours ago
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Daisy had always promised her youngest girl that one day she would send her to school. And so upon her turning 13 the time had finally come.
With her excellent grades and inquisitive mind, Daisy enrolled Mabel in the private girls school that she herself had attended . She knew it would mean sending her last baby away, only to be seen at holidays - but the sight of Mabel so happy and proud in her uniform told her it was the right choice for this girl who had wanted nothing else.
The cost of sending Mabel to school was dear - Daisy knew that she would have to live a leaner lifestyle going forward, with most of the last of her inheritance from her mother going towards Mabel's schooling. But she comforted herself that her girls would take care of her as she got older, that Mabel would be able to get a job some day, and Ruth would eventually marry Teddy. It would be ok, she told herself...
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gameraboy2 · 20 hours ago
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Bela Lugosi adjusting his makeup for Dracula (1931)
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polish-spirit · 27 minutes ago
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Ulica Graniczna w Warszawie (1934).
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Facing Death the different expressions of six Polish civilians moments before death by firing squad, 1939
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pixelnrd · 21 hours ago
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It was a long time coming, but finally young Mabel turns 13.
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gameraboy2 · 14 hours ago
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1930s clowns
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random-brushstrokes · 22 hours ago
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Max Frey - Tier und Mensch (1931)
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polish-spirit · 23 hours ago
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Podcienia na rynku w Krośnie (1932).
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newyorkthegoldenage · 16 hours ago
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Police escort two of the five recently freed Scottsboro Boys, Olen Montgomery (wearing glasses, third from left) and Eugene Williams (wearing suspenders, fourth from left) through the crowd greeting them on their arrival at Penn Station, July 26, 1937.
Photo: AP via ACLU
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retropopcult · 20 hours ago
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William Gladstone Steel at Crater Lake National Park, during the groundbreaking for the Sinnott Memorial Overlook in August 1930.  He became widely known as “the father of Crater Lake”.
Steel was an American journalist who first found out about the discovery of Oregon’s Crater Lake as a schoolboy in Kansas in 1870 from a newspaper wrapping his lunch. Moving to Oregon as an adult, he campaigned for 17 years for Congress to designate Crater Lake as a National Park.
Steel guided influential people around the Crater Lake area, leading nature hikes and giving campfire lectures about the lake's geography, plants and animals, much like a contemporary interpretive park ranger. Steel publicized Crater Lake by hosting the Mazamas convention and mountain climbing tour in 1896. 
His lobbying led to the designation of the lake and surrounding area as the sixth US National Park in 1902.  Steel, however, considered his campaign far from finished. He became the park’s first concessionaire in 1907, put the first tour boats on the lake, and selected a site for the Crater Lake Lodge. As the park’s  superintendent in 1913, he encouraged a former business partner, Alfred Parkhurst, to finance construction of the lodge and then open it in 1915. He garnered enough support in Congress to have the Army Corps of Engineers build the first Rim Road around the lake. He also served as park commissioner at Crater Lake from 1916 until his death in 1934.
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docinla · 9 hours ago
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hi-majine · 18 hours ago
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花椿 1939年2月号
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populusfennicapatriam · 17 hours ago
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The Flying Finn Volmari Iso-Hollo. Gold medalist in the 3000 meter steeplechase in 1932 and 1936 Summer Olympics.
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blondebrainpower · 4 months ago
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In 1930 the Indiana Bell building was rotated 90°. Over 34 days, the 22-million-pound structure was moved 15 inch/hr... all while 600 employees still worked there. There was no interruption to gas, heat, electricity, water, sewage, or the telephone service they provided. No one inside felt it move.
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newyorkthegoldenage · 3 months ago
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Two boys practicing their swordplay, Harlem, 1939–1940.
Photo: Aaron Siskind via Smithsonian American Art Museum
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yesterdaysprint · 7 months ago
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The Caledonian-Record, St. Johnsbury, Vermont, December 21, 1932
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