Monthly Archives: August 2013

Old Photo of the Day – Players of the Boston Braves

Shot in 1914, this photo shows Joe Connolly and Rabbit Maranville, athletes of the major league baseball team the Boston Braves, resting against a fence with baseball bats. Source

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Old Photo of the Day – Sydney, Australia

Looking very much like a scene from a noir film, this photograph was taken in the darkened streets of Sydney Australia in the 1930s. Source

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer, born August 29th, 1809 Happy Birthday!!

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Old Photo of the Day – U.S. Submarine

This is the inside of a U.S. submarine taken c. 1910. With the dizzying amount of controls, levers, switches, and piping, one wonders how these underwater vehicles did not malfunction more than they did. Source

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, playwright, born August 28th, 1749 Happy Birthday!!

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Old Photo of the Day – Hornibrook Highway Bridge

Black car after black car traverse across the Hornibrook Highway Bridge located in Queensland, Australia. While obviously very busy in this shot from 1935, the bridge has recently been demolished as of 2011 with two new highways replacing its role. … Continue reading

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Old Photo of the Day – Grafton Street

Taken sometime shortly after 1947 this photo captures the cityscape of Grafton Street located in Dublin, Ireland. Source

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Mother Teresa

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” –Mother Teresa, nun, born August 26th, 1910 Happy Birthday!!

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Old Photo of the Day – Armored Vehicle

A British infantry unit passes by a armored vehicle on the road in France, during World War I. Source

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Old Photo of the Day – Auto Polo

Back in the early 20th century a variation of the sport of polo developed known as auto polo, in which players would drive in automobiles instead of atop horses. The game was popular for only a short period of time, … Continue reading

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