Photo Prompt

Daily Photo – (5/22/20) Grimshawe House, 1906

Photo — “Gromshawe House, 1906”

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In another “then and now” photo, today we visit Salem Massachusetts and the Grimshawe House.  It’s seen better times, looking at the photo from today.  Next door is the Old Burying Point Cemetery, opened in 1637 and resting place of several Salem notables, including Witch Trial judge Bartholomew Gedney. [GOOGLE MAPS]

Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1906. “The Grimshawe House.” A pleasant street where the neighbors are quiet and have deep roots in the community. 6½ x 8½ inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 1, 2020!

May 1, 2020

Today is:

May Day

Couple Appreciation Day

International Workers’ Day

Global Love Day

International Space Day

International Tuba Day

National Chocolate Parfait Day

Phone in Sick Day

New Homeowners Day

National School Principals’ Day

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

BENJAMIN HENRY LATROBE (1764-1820) — British-American architect.  Helped design the US Capitol building and the first cathedral in the US, the Baltimore Basilica.
CALAMITY JANE (1856-1903) — American frontierswoman and Wild West Show performer.
JOSEPH HELLER  (1923-1999) — American novelist, short story writer, playwright and screenwriter.  Best known for writing Catch-22.
TIM McGRAW (1967) — American country music artist, actor, and record producer.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1840 – The Penny Black, the world’s first official adhesive postage stamp is issued in the United Kingdom.
1886 – Rallies are held throughout the US demanding an eight-hour work day for workers.  They will culminate in the Haymarket Affair in Chicago three days later.
1931 – The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.
1956 – Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine is first made available to the public.
1989 – Disney-MGM Studios (today Disney’s Hollywood Studios) opens in Walt Disney World, Florida.
1999 SpongeBob Squarepants premieres on Nickelodeon.
Photo Prompt

Daily Photo – Old Stone House, 1865

Photo — “Old Stone House, 1865”

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In another “then and now” photo, we’re visiting Richmond where the Ege family home on Main Street has connections to George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette and Edgar Allan Poe.  Today it’s still standing, and pretty much the same,  as a Poe Museum. [GOOGLE MAPS]

April 1865. Richmond, Virginia. “The Old Stone House — so-called ‘Washington’s headquarters,’ 1916 East Main Street.” Wet plate glass negative.

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Photo Prompt

Daily Photo – “Uneeda Biscuit”, 1937

Photo — “Uneeda Biscuit, 1937”

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In this “then and now” photo, we’re off to New Orleans where the billboard painted on the side of the building is still there after at least 83 years.  I wonder how long it was there before the original was taken? — [GOOGLE MAPS]

New Orleans circa 1937. “Dumaine Street at Bourbon.” Momma’s balcony scene. 8×10 inch safety negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.

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Photo Prompt

Daily Photo – “Diamond Battery”, 1919

Photo — “Diamond Battery, 1919”

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This is another “then and now” photo that makes history come alive.  I love the old storefront for a new type of business in 1919, electric motor batteries.  It’s also interesting to see how the buildings across the street reflect in the windows.  The building is still there, but the storefront has changed quite a bit. — [GOOGLE MAPS]

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. “Roy F. Carty.” Chief draftsman for the Shipping Board during the war, Roy went into business for himself in 1919 at 1407 14th Street N.W. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 

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Photo Prompt

Daily Photo – “Broadway Advertising”, 1937

Photo — “Broadway Advertising, 1937”

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Here is a fun “then and now” photo, showing a Manhattan storefront in 1937 with the plethora of accompanying signage and distinctive architecture.  Today it is a very non-descript, generic Starbucks (See below) [GOOGLE MAPS]

May 7, 1937. “William Goldberg, 771 Broadway, Manhattan.” 8×10 gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott for the Federal Art Project.

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Photo Prompt

Daily Photo – “Urban Cabin”, 1910

Photo — “Urban Cabin”, 1910

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Washington, D.C., circa 1910. “Ambassador White at Poet Miller Cabin, Meridian Hill.” This is the former home of poet Joaquin Miller, “Poet of the Sierras,” relocated to Rock Creek Park in 1911 to make room for Henry White’s mansion. It remains the only example of a late 19th century wooden cabin in Washington DC, and is a US Historic District Contributing Property.   [WIKIPEDIA]

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