Friday, October 31, 2008

New York City Marathon Preview

New York City Marathon Preview

New York City Marathon Preview

New York City Marathon Preview
New York City Marathon Preview, Friday October 31, 2008. Two days until Marathon Sunday. On the park drive west between 66th and 70th streets on and around the finish line.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween House Fall Harvest

Halloween House Fall Harvest

Halloween House Fall Harvest
Halloween House Fall Harvest, NYC Upperwest Siders' brownstones display their Samhain aka Halloween spirit.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter RaleighSir Walter Raleigh (c. 1552 – 29 October 1618),, Digital ID: cph 3a06535 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-2951 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,429 kilobytes)
TITLE: Sir Walter Raleigh - the true and lively. CALL NUMBER: FP - XVII - P2872, no. 826 (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-2951 (b&w film copy neg.)

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Skull Lantern

Halloween Skull LanternHalloween Skull Lantern lights the way to the annual haunted house at this brownstone row house on West End Avenue on Manhatten's upper westside.
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Monday, October 27, 2008

Theodore Roosevelt 2 Views

Theodore Roosevelt 2 ViewsDigital ID: cph 3f06234 Source: color film copy slide, Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-6234 (color film copy slide), Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieve unedited JPEG version (106 kilobytes)
TITLE: Theodore Roosevelt in his library at Oyster Bay N.Y. / William H. Rau, Philada. CALL NUMBER: PRES FILE - Roosevelt, Theodore--Portraits--Photos--Full [item] [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC2-6234 (color film copy slide)

SUMMARY: Theodore Roosevelt, full-length portrait, seated, facing for the front. MEDIUM: 1 photographic print. CREATED PUBLISHED: c1912.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fall Colors Moon Rise Central Park

Fall Colors Moon Rise Central Park

Fall Colors Moon Rise Central Park
Fall Colors Moon Rise Central Park, early fall colors and moon over the North Meadow in Central Park that covers 16 acres, which are bounded by the East and West Park Drives between the 97th Street Transverse Road and the 102nd Street Cross Drive. October 22, 2008.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Veterans Day A Day of Rememberance

Veterans Day A Day of RememberanceFootsteps Poster. Poster created by SrA Gary Stevens, United States Air Force. 1 SOW/PA. Following in the Footsteps of Generations Past, Present and Future. A Day of Honor, A Day of Rememberance

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THE HISTORY OF VETERANS DAY, 1919 - November 11: President Wilson proclaims the first Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…" The original concept for the celebration was for the suspension of business for a two minute period beginning at 11 A.M., with the day also marked by parades and public mettings.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Veterans Day Poster Honoring All Who Served

Veterans Day PosterVeterans Day Poster. Honoring All Who Served This poster was created by j. Luke Borland of the Air Force News Agency.

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THE HISTORY OF VETERANS DAY 1918, World War I, then normally referred to simply as The Great War (no one could imagine any war being greater!), ended with the implementation of an armistice [temporary cessation of hostilities—in this case until the final peace treaty, the infamous Treaty of Versailles, was signed in 1919] between the Allies and Germany at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November, 1918.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Early Fall Colors in Central Park New York City The Pond

Early Fall Colors in Central Park New York City The Pond

Early Fall Colors in Central Park New York City The Pond
Early Fall Colors in Central Park New York City around The Pond at the southeast corner of the park at Central Park South between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Taken on October 21th 2008, late morning.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Haunted House Demons Guard the Entrance

Halloween Haunted House Demons Guard the Entrance

Halloween Haunted House Demons Guard the Entrance
Halloween Haunted House Demons Guard the Entrance of their house on halloween. Blue and green demons at the annual haunted house at this brownstone row house on West End Avenue on Manhatten's upper westside.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Early Fall Colors Central Park New York City

Early Fall Colors Central Park New York City

Early Fall Colors Central Park New York City

Early Fall Colors Central Park New York City
Early Fall Colors in Central Park New York City around the ball fields at 64th street on park drive west.

Taken on October 20th 2008, late morning.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

General Douglas MacArthur Returns Leyte, Philippine

General Douglas MacArthur Returns Leyte, PhilippineGeneral Douglas MacArthur wades ashore during initial landings at Leyte, Philippine Islands, 10/1944, ARC Identifier 531424 / Local Identifier 111-SC-407101, Item from Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1982
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Production Date(s): 10/1944. Part Of: Series: Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity, compiled 1754 - 1954.

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The Philippines Campaign, In March 1942, under presidential order, General MacArthur escaped from the besieged Philippines to Australia, where he vowed, “I shall return.” Two months later U.S. conventional resistance ended in surrender.

But some Filipinos and Americans disobeyed orders, fled into the jungle, and, aided by friendly natives, formed guerrilla bands. From Australia, the Allies sent in supplies and agents by submarine. Thus, when MacArthur returned to the Philippines in late 1944 he found a movement able to help with intelligence, elimination of bypassed units, and even conventional attacks. In northern Luzon, guerrilla patches bore their motto, “We Remained.”

The main assault at Leyte took place on October 20, 1944, as four Army divisions landed abreast in the largest amphibious operation yet conducted in the Pacific. Vice Adm. Thomas C. Kinkaid, MacArthur’s naval subordinate, controlled the amphibious phases, including naval gunfire support and close air support by planes based on escort carriers.

Ground forces were under Lt. Gen. Walter Krueger, commanding the U.S. Sixth Army; land-based air forces of the Southwest Pacific Area in general support were commanded by Lt. Gen. George C. Kenney. Mac-Arthur himself exercised unified command over the air, ground, and naval commanders. The fast carrier task forces of the Pacific Fleet, providing strategic support, operated under the control of Admiral Halsey, who reported to Nimitz, not MacArthur.

There was no provision for unified naval command, and Halsey’s orders were such that he could make his principal mission the destruction of the Japanese Fleet rather than the support of MacArthur’s entry into the Philippines. WORLD WAR II THE WAR AGAINST JAPAN

RELATED: Catmon Hill (Hill 120) Dulag Leyte

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Halloween Fall Harvest Decorative Gourds

Halloween Fall Harvest Decorative Gourds

Halloween Fall Harvest Decorative Gourds
Halloween Fall Harvest. Decorative Gourds and autumn squash. Taken October 1, 2008 at the Westside market on Broadway between 76th and 77th streets on Manhattan's upper westside, New York, New York.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ghost Ghouls and Goblins Halloween Haunted House

Halloween Haunted House 2Halloween Haunted House, an annual event at this brownstone row house on West End Avenue on Manhatten's upper westside
Ghost Ghouls and Goblins welcome you to the front courtyard of their house on halloween.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Halloween Haunted House

Halloween Haunted HouseHalloween Haunted House, an annual event at this brownstone row house on West End Avenue on Manhatten's upper westside
"Beware!! Enter At Your Own Risk" says this goblin, seen looking west from the avenue, October 15th 2008.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baseball Making of a Big Leaguer 3

Baseball Making of a Big Leaguer 3The American Magazine. Published by Crowell-Collier Pub. co., 1913. Item notes: v.76 1913 Jul-Dec. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Feb 5, 2008

Text by High S. Fullerton. Illustrations by G. P. Hoskins
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The Story of One of the Great Ball Players of the Country as Told by Himself to •
Hugh S. Fullerton With only one week of training, The move confused the catcher, the ball hit the edge of his mitt, the runner reached second, and scored when I cracked out a hit . Illustrations by G. P. Hoskins

With two boys batting the runner in One, Two, Three has little chance to reach the plate unless the fellow at bat gives him a chance. If Wiggle reached tirst I would poke my bat at the ball, not intending to hit it, but to confuse the catcher and let my partner get around the bags. Then he would do the same for me.

One of the greatest triumphs of my life was the day Wiggle and I took the bat at the start of recess and held it for half an hour without being put out. This triumph was greater than it seems to you, for Wiggle and I were "Country Jakes," and the chief reason that I became a ball player was that I desired to show the town boys a "Jake"
could play.

When I was fourteen years old the town team chose me as right fielder for the First Nine. It was proof that they regarded me as a good player, but even better proof that the manager did not know much about the game. In fact he did not. He was manager because he had collected the money to buy the uniforms. I muffed three easy flies in the first game and was heart-broken until the town paper praised me.

Evidently they didn't expect right fielders to catch fly balls. I often have wished for a critic like that. He spoke in glowing terms of the two runs I scored and neglected to mention the muffs, even in the error column.

Two weeks later we were going to play the return game in a rival town. The shortstop's "Paw" wouldn't let him stop thinning the corn, so they found another right fielder, put me at short, and forced my life's vocation upon me. Besides, I pitched the last three innings and, as we won 28 to 5, I became a hero.

Father came near spoiling a great ball player right then. He told me he didn't want any more of that ball playing foolishness except at Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I hoed corn most of that season. I played a couple of games in the fall and a few more in the spring. I was pitcher and Wiggle catcher for the first town nine and, just for fun, we organized the Country Jake team to play the town boys. It was that game that made me a big league player.

We were pressed for players to fill the Jake team. Father had a hired man named Ned, a tall, quiet fellow with a pair of blue eyes that seemed always about to laugh but seldom did. He had been with us a year. He got drunk periodically, and after each spree Father hunted him up and brought him back to work. We asked him to play with us, and he laughed and said he reckoned he would try to play first base if "Paw" would let him off. I fixed it with Father, and Ned played first barehanded, making catches and stops that filled us with astonishment. Also he made five home runs, two into the railroad pond and three into the barn lot back of left field. Walking home that evening he told me he had played ball professionally, yet it was not until two years later that I learned he once had been a famous outfielder with a great team.

ED took much interest in our base- ball after that. Often, when we were resting while the horses finished their dinner, he would say, "Want to show me some more about that game, Jimmy?" and then proceed to show me how it should be played. Under his teaching I advanced rapidly and, at fifteen, was shortstop, change pitcher and change catcher for the town team.

I knew more baseball than any of the others, and was trying to teach them the things shown me by Old Ned (he was thirty-nine then, his career ended, money gone, and a farmhand). Whether Ned noticed natural aptitude in me or not is not certain. He coached me carefully, and seldom failed to be on hand when we played a match game. Our village was within one hundred miles of Cincinnati, and we commenced to read baseball in the papers.

Ren Mulford was my authority. Often Ned would sit with me at night explaining plays or, more likely, reading the story of the game and telling me not only what the players had done, but what they were trying to do. The American Magazine

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Baseball Making of a Big Leaguer 2

The move confused the catcher, the ball hit the edge of his mitt, the runner reached second, and scored when I cracked out a hitThe American Magazine. Published by Crowell-Collier Pub. co., 1913. Item notes: v.76 1913 Jul-Dec. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Feb 5, 2008

Text by High S. Fullerton. Illustrations by G. P. Hoskins
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The Story of One of the Great Ball Players of the Country as Told by Himself to •
Hugh S. Fullerton With only one week of training, The move confused the catcher, the ball hit the edge of his mitt, the runner reached second, and scored when I cracked out a hit . Illustrations by G. P. Hoskins

But you want to know the story of my life. I was born on a farm in the outskirts of a small town and played ball just like other kids. I was a poor fly catch but always could run and throw.

There was only one boy of my size in school who could throw a stone as far as I could. That was "Wiggle." I remember that fact because one day the teacher got the boys into a throwing match and, after we all had had three throws, he decided that either Wiggle or I had broken the 'window, as none of the others could throw from the woodlot to the schoolhouse.

He was quite a Sherlock. When I was twelve I had to walk nearly three miles to the town school. Wiggle and I used to play around every day after school, then run all the way home to be in time to do the chores. The spring that we started to the town school I was initiated into the mysteries of baseball for the first time.

We didn't play baseball except on Saturdays and holidays, but had a game much resembling it that did not require so many players. We called the game "One Two, Three." In this game the nine players took their positions as in baseball, and two, sometimes three, were batters.

The object was to remain at bat as long as possible without being put out. When a batter was put out he went to right field, the right fielder went to center field and the others moved up. so that nine players must be retired before another chance to bat was given.

Even then the baseball instinct must have been active. At third base and shortstop I felt more confident and I figured out plays. Wiggle was the only other fellow from our neighborhood who went to the town school, and we used team work and figured out plays while going to and from school. Also we commenced to play ball at the farm, I as pitcher and Wiggle as catcher, and when 1 mastered an out curve I branched out
as a real pitcher.

With Wiggle as my catcher we found little trouble in fooling batters. Pretty soon we commenced to scheme to keep in bat as long as possible. Neither of us had read of or seen any real baseball, but we made up plans to get around the bases. The American Magazine

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Baseball Making of a Big Leaguer

Baseball Making of a Big LeaguerThe American Magazine. Published by Crowell-Collier Pub. co., 1913. Item notes: v.76 1913 Jul-Dec. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Feb 5, 2008

Text by High S. Fullerton. Illustrations by G. P. Hoskins
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The Story of One of the Great Ball Players of the Country as Told by Himself to •
Hugh S. Fullerton With only one week of training, I pitched the first game and won easily. Illustrations by G. P. Hoskins

BASEBALL writers and "fans" speak of me as a veteran. While the aches and pains of spring training are on me I read that I'm reaching the has-been stage and that some youngster probably will get my job.

By June they forget my age. I'm old enough in baseball to grin at these things and work all the harder to get my arms, back, and legs into condition to stand another one hundred and fifty four games of baseball.

Some of the writers watching me in the spring accuse me of loafing and of having lost my "pepper." The majority of fellows who write these things are older than I am,
yet they regard me as an old man. One, whose writings I studied when I was fourteen, says I'm getting too old, and his spring reports read like an obituary notice of me.

I am an old man — thirty-four. But sixteen of the thirty-four years have been spent in baseball. My throwing arm is worn out. The shoulder is muscle- bound at the back and damaged in front, through overuse. My legs are bad and one muscle knots into "Charley Horse" at the least provocation. My back muscles are strained. The doctor tells me my heart will be all right if I quit overtaxing it. \ am badly scarred from toe to knee by spike wounds, and limp a little because of a broken bone in my instep. One finger is permanently crippled and two are out of plumb. I am slightly deaf from being hit on the ear by a pitched ball, and I suffer from headaches and frequent attacks of rheumatism.

In other respects I'm strong and healthy, and my appetite is fine. If the manager knew all that is the matter with me he would either try to trade me or send me to the minors. However, I am not going to the minors. When they say I'm done in the big show, which probably will be this season or next spring at the latest, I'll pack my bats and a trunkful of practice balls and trot back to the farm. Honestly, I'm longing for that time to come.

V^OU have asked me to tell the story ^ of a ball player's life, and I'll stick as closely to facts as possible without revealing my identity. I have few complaints to make against it, although I suppose I have complained about sleeping cars, bad hotels, and such things as much as anyone. My ambition was to be a big league player. I have been one. I have seen a lot of the world and had a good time.

I have polished up from a raw, green country boy to one of fairly good tastes and manners, and I've learned more than if I had gone to college. I have met and have made friends of men and women with whom I never could have talked but for the fact I was a ball player, and they have broadened and educated me. Financially I am worth about seventeen thousand dollars in land and property, yet I do not count that as my chief material advantage — that is the business training I have acquired and the confidence of men of means, who are willing to back me in any business and to a considerable extent. The American Magazine

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Columbus Day Parade New York City

Columbus Day Parade New York City. The Columbus Day Parade has been held since 1929, over 35,000 people are expected to participate .

Wreath at the Christopher Columbus Monument at Columbus Circle 59th street and Broadway, just southwest of Central Park.

Across the park to 5th avenue as the Parade moves north uptown from 42d street to 86th street a little over 2 miles. Looking southeast from the park at 65th street.

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Columbus Day Parade New York City

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Columbus Day Parade New York City

Columbus Day Parade New York City

Columbus Day Parade New York City

Columbus Day Parade New York City

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Christopher Columbus New World Discovery

Christopher Columbus and the New World of his Discovery: A Narrative By Filson Young, Young, the Earl Dunraven, Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin Dunraven, Christopher Columbus Published by Grant Richards, 1906 Item notes: v.1 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized Mar 15, 2006 322 pages.

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Friday, August 3, I 1492, at eight o'clock we started from the bar I of Saltes. We went with a strong sea breeze sixty miles, which are fifteen leagues,1 towards the south, until sunset afterwards to the south-west and to the south, quarter south-west, which was the way to the Canaries.

With these rousing words the Journal 2 of Columbus's voyage begins ; and they sound a salt and mighty chord which contains the true diapason of the symphony of his voyages. There could not have been a more fortunate beginning, with clear weather and a calm sea, and the wind in exactly the right quarter.

Christopher Columbus New World Discovery

Christopher Columbus New World Discovery

On Saturday and Sunday the same conditions held, so there was time and opportunity for the three very miscellaneous ships' companies to shake down into something like order, and for all the elaborate discipline of sea life to be arranged and established and we may employ the interval by noting what aids to navigation Columbus had at his disposal.

The chief instrument was the astrolabe, which was an improvement on the primitive quadrant then in use for taking the altitude of the sun. The astrolabe, it will be remembered, had been greatly improved by Martin Behaim and the Portuguese Commission in 1 840 and it was this instrument, a simplification of the astrolabe used in astronomy ashore, that Columbus chiefly used in getting his solar altitudes. Christopher Columbus and the New World of his Discovery in PDF Format

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Christopher Columbus Landing at Isabella

Columbus Day. The Life of Christopher Columbus By John Stevens Cabot Abbott. Published by Dodd & Mead, 1875
Original from Harvard University. Digitized Oct 4, 2007. 345 pages. Copyright 1875 by Dodd and Mead.

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Columbus, on the 7th of December, again weighed anchor and sailed to the east. About thirty miles beyond Monte Christo he entered a spacious harbor, surrounded by a grand forest, with a rocky eminence at its entrance, which presented facilities for a fortress which would command the bay.

Christopher Columbus Landing at Isabella

Christopher Columbus Landing at Isabella

Two rivers flowed into these still waters, presenting facilities for the erection of mills. Upon one side a large, green, beautiful meadow extended far back to the foot of the hills. Upon the banks of one of these streams there was a pleasant Indian village. The soil was evidently very rich. The bay and the rivers seemed alive with fish, many of them of gorgeous hues which are unknown outside the tropics.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus By John Stevens Cabot Abbott. Published by University society, 1904. Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized Jan 10, 2006. 345 pages. Copyright 1875 by Dodd and Mead.

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In the magnificent maritime city called Genoa the Superb, there was born, about the year 1435,* a child * The date of his birth is a vexata quastio. Washington Irving, relying upon the evidence given by Bernaldez, in the " Cura de los Palacios," states it to be about 1435 or 1436. This inference he draws from the remark of Bernaldez that he died " in the year one thousand five hundred and six, at the age of seventy, a little more or less."

Juan Bautista Munoz, in his " Histoire del N ievo Mundo, " concludes that he was born in 1446. Don Ferdinand, the Admiral's son, relates, that in a letter addressed by his father to the King and Queen, and dated 1501, he states, that he had then been forty years at sea ; an4 in another letter that he was fourteen years old when he went to sea ; so that, allowing a year either way for probable inattention to minuteness in these statements, we get the date of his birth, fixed by his own hand, at about 1447.

Christopher Columbus

Now known throughout the whole civilized world as Christopher Columbus. Even the precise year of his birth is not known. He was the child of humble parents and his father, a very worthy and industrious man, who followed the employment of a wool comber, labored hard for the support of his household.

The harbor of Genoa was filled with shipping from all the commercial ports of the then known world. The wharves were crowded with sailors, speaking diverse languages and dressed in every variety of costume. The boy had received from nature a reflective mind, a poetic imagination, and a strong love for adventure. As he strolled the streets, and gazed upon the majestic ships, his childish spirit was roused to visit distant lands.

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Synagogue steps on Yom Kippur

Synagogue steps on Yom KippurDigital ID: ggbain 02316 Source: digital file from original neg. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ggbain-02316 (digital file from original neg.)
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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Two Views from Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee. View from CapitolDigital ID: cwpb 02065 Source: digital file from original neg. of right half. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02066 (digital file from original neg. of left half) , LC-DIG-cwpb-02065 (digital file from original neg. of right half) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
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MEDIUM: 1 negative (2 plates) : glass, stereograph, wet collodion. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [1864]. CREATOR: Barnard, George N., 1819-1902, photographer.

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Nashville, Tennessee. Tomb of President James K. PolkDigital ID: cwpb 02104 Source: digital file from original neg. of right half. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02105 (digital file from original neg. of left half) , LC-DIG-cwpb-02104 (digital file from original neg. of right half). Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
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MEDIUM: 1 negative (2 plates) : glass, stereograph, wet collodion. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [1864]. CREATOR: Barnard, George N., 1819-1902, photographer.

NOTES: Caption from negative sleeve: Grave of Pres. James K. Polk, Nashville, Tenn. Photographer's name attributed in Civil War caption books. Two plates form left (LC-B811-2648B) and right (LC-B811-2648A) halves of a stereograph pair. Forms part of Civil War glass negative collection (Library of Congress).

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Milwaukee Brewers Miller Park

Milwaukee Brewers Miller ParkMilwaukee Brewers Miller Park satellite view, nasa world wind 1.3.5, Permission: (Reusing this image) PD-USGOV-NASA.
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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Halloween harvest pumpkins para que mas

Halloween harvest pumpkins para que masHalloween harvest. para que mas. Pumpkins at a small New York City bodega. Located on the north east corner of west 74th street and Amsterdam avenue.

Taken on September 30, 2008. Looking east from Amsterdam.
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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Brooklyn Los Angeles Dodgers Ebbets Field Dodger Stadium

Brooklyn Los Angeles Dodgers Ebbets Field Dodger StadiumDigital ID: ggbain 12804 Source: digital file from original neg. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ggbain-12804 (digital file from original negative.
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TITLE: [Ray Caldwell, New York AL, pitching in exhibition game which was the first game at Ebbets Field, April 5, 1913 (baseball)], CALL NUMBER: LC-B2- 2669-11[P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ggbain-12804 (digital file from original negative)

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MEDIUM: 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1913 Apr. 5. CREATOR: Bain News Service, publisher.

NOTES: Original data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Caldwell pitching in first game at Ebbets Field [Brooklyn], 4/8/13. Corrected title based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006.

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the Bain Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain, Temp. note: Batch three loaded.

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Brooklyn Los Angeles Dodgers Ebbets Field Dodger StadiumDescription; Dodger Stadium LA. Date: 2007-10-29 (original upload date) (Original text : 08/28/2006)

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Philadelphia Phillies Shibe Park

Shibe Park (Stadium), 2701 North Twenty-first Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA. Shibe Park, aka Connie Mack Stadium, opened April 12, 1909 Unedited reference image (JPEG - 123K bytes), Highest resolution image (TIFF - 17424K bytes)
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MEDIUM: Photo(s): 12 (5 x 7 in.) Data Page(s): 2 plus cover page. Photo Caption Page(s): 1 Color Transparencies: 2. DATE: Documentation compiled after 1933.

CREATOR: Historic American Buildings Survey, creator. NOTE: Survey number HABS PA-1738. OTHER TITLE: Connie Mack Stadium. COLLECTION: Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress) REPOSITORY: Library of Congress, Prints and Photograph Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.DIGID: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hhh.pa0882

GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST. VIEW SHOWS GRANDSTAND--CORNER TOWER AND SIDE WINGS.

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