Apr 30

Miley Cyrus New Look



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Apr 25

Great Old West Black and White Photos

Here are some shots from the era of the “Old West”. (captions are below each photo)

Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir in Yosemite. Two men most responsible for the Nation Parks we have in California.

William Sydney Porter, aka O. Henry. Teller at First National Bank, Austin, 1891-1894. Man, look at that fancy woodwork done by the craftsmen of the day!

Earthquake of August 31, 1886, centered near Charleston, SC, damaged many of the railroads in the area.

Old West gunfighter Bat Masterson. was a colorful figure – an army scout, gambler, buffalo hunter, frontier lawman in Dodge City, and eventually a US Marshall. He was friends with Wyatt Erp, and had visited Wyatt in Tombstone, Arizona shortly before the showdown at the OK Coral. Later in life, after the West had been tamed, he settled in New York City, and worked as a sports editor for the New York Morning Telegraph.

Wyoming, circa 1900, Overland by Stagecoach….Crossing the country by stagecoach was adventurous even by nineteenth-century standards. Nine people could squeeze inside a stagecoach; additional passengers sometimes traveled on the roof. Passengers remained sandwiched together for about 22 days, with only brief stops for meals and changes of stock or equipment.

Wanna buy me a drink, Cowboy?” When women were pretty scarce, this was a welcoming site for the cowboy who’’d been on the range for weeks, seeing nothing but cows!

Photo of bareback bronc riding at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo. These guys were real pro’s!

Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken. The real Sonora Webster Carver and her diving horse.

Nevada’s Tonopah to Sodaville stages meet on the road, circa 1903, for a rare respite. The iron engine would soon take their place as the next year, a 60-mile railroad connected Tonopah with the Carson and Colorado branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad at the Sodaville junction. The railroad would become known as the Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad.

This cowboy’s house was dug in so that the insulation of the earth help keep it warm. Today we would think of this as a root cellar, but to him it was home!

A Saloon in Georgetown, Colorado. Again, everyone wanted in the picture!

Log cabin in the mid 1880’s – Washington CO, Minnesota

A pair of New Mexico brothers get a studio shot in the 1880’s.

Another studio shot showing everything that was important to this cowboy. 1880’’s.

A shot from the Great Depression, where a title for this picture might be…”I don’t know what to do next!”

A Memorial placed on the battlefield of the Little Bighorn Massacre in 1879.

Frank Boardman “Pistol Pete” Eaton (October 26, 1860 – April 8, 1958) was an American author, cowboy, scout, Indian fighter, and Deputy U.S. Marshal for Judge Isaac C. Parker. He was also known to throw a coin in the air, draw and shoot it before it hit the ground.

A store in Stone Hill, Missouri in the early 1900’’s.

Cowboys. Christoval, Texas late 1800’s Women riding side saddle with Colt 45 peacemaker.


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Apr 22

San Diego Padres Face-off Against the Saint Louis Cardinals

Today the San Diego Padres are facing off in game one of a three game series with the Saint Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball game. I went down to Petco Park to partake in the festivities. Here are some of the photos from my experience. Spoiler alert: The Padres beat the Cardinals 4-1 tonight. It was an entertaining game to watch in quite the venue.



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Apr 21

Ocean Beach Hippie Van

Today I was driving through Ocean Beach in San Diego, California and I saw a hippie van with a couple of hippies inside of it. I thought it was interesting enough to take a photo of. I can’t read everything, but I think the front of the van reads, “Feel the sun. Love the moon.”


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Apr 18

Hillary Clinton – Hillary-ous

I was a shopping mall today and I saw this hat. Everything about this woman from her joke of a marriage, to her corruption, to her political aspirations. Everything about Hillary is a complete and utter joke. This hat sums all that up.



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Apr 02

Leninade – Get Hammered and Sickled in California

What the heck is happening in the super markets in California? I was in the super market and I came across a beverage called “Leninade” and their slogan is “Get hammered and sickled.” How the heck did something like this make its way into super markets in the United States? What kind of self-loathing, democratic, pigs would think it’s a good idea to sell this communist crap here? It just sickens me. What will I see next a nice “KGB” hand held radio?



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Apr 01

Funny Sign at the Sea Life Aquarium


I was at the Sea Life Aquarium and I saw this sign. The way the sign shows a finger pointing at a fish with a line through it and then the outside fish has a sad face, it looks like the sign is saying, “Don’t point at the fish. It hurts their self esteem.” Maybe it’s saying, “Don’t point finger guns at the fish.” Finger guns must make fish sad. I find that to be funny.


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Apr 01

Sea Life Aquarium Carlsbad, California

One of the attractions as part of Legoland in Carlsbad, California is the Sea Life Aquarium. Here are some of the photos I took while I was there.


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Apr 01

Photos From a Day at Legoland California

Enjoyed a nice spring day at Legoland in Carlsbad, California. Here are photos from my experience.



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Mar 29

Historical Old Photographs

Here’s some more great old historical photo‘s. The photo descriptions are below the photos.

Here is the way they parked cars in NYC during the 1930’s.

Righting the overturned hull of USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, 19 March 1943.

A worker helping to build the Empire State Building in the 1930’s, during the Great Depression era. No safety equipment used here and very dangerous work.

In the Paluxy River, in Glen Rose, Texas, they found human and dinosaur footprints in the clay.

This is what NYC looked like in the late 1800’s. A busy place. I wonder who had the jobof picking up all the road apples from the horses?

The USS Ranger….the first Aircraft Carrier. Just look at the Bi-Planes!

A Normandy Beach landing photo they don’t show in textbooks – Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops, WWII.


Library hidden in a cave, a unique repository of ancient manuscripts known as the Library Cave.  A hidden cache of 50,000 books and rolls dating from ca 500 1002 AD that were deemed heretical and hidden in the cavesince the early 11th Century.


“Second Class Saloon”  The saloon that Wyatt Earp and his wife owned in Nome, Alaska between 1887-1901.


It took big cajones to be a steel worker during this period, when they weren’t required to use any safety lines.


This crew was working on the Woolworth Bldg, NYC, in 1926.


Atlanta in the Civil War before Gen. Sherman burned the city to the ground.


New Orleans circa 1906.  “Italian headquarters, Madison Street.”  The streets were still dirt!


Actress Jane Fonda sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun during her 1972 visit to the country, as a protest against the Vietnam War.  POW’s handed her pieces of paper with social security numbers on it, she gave the list to the Vietnamese, the soldiers were executed later that same day!


On July 10, 1913, Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States. You remember “20 mule team Borax?”


A cool photo of the Eiffel Tower, Paris in 1928.


Baptism in the river. From “Appalachian Life” photographic study.


Child soldier – in desperation the Nazi’s used many of these children often as fodder for front line diversionary actions. These children didn’t have a chance.


This photo, taken at the end of the war shows a young boy terrified by the sounds of battle.  He even wet his pants! You can see he is being told to toughen up!


No other family in American history has suffered a wartime loss like that of Waterloo’s Sullivan family. The Sullivans gave up their five sons in a World War II tragedy that has never been forgotten. They all were serving on the same ship that was sunk.  The Navy changed its policy after that tragedy about next of kin serving on the same ship.


lleta Sullivan reads a letter from the U.S. Navy. She received two letters from F.D.R. in February of 1943. The first informed her of the death of her five sons in the line of duty, the second, sent later, requested her presence at the christening of the destroyer U.S.S. Sullivans named in their honor. Can you even start to imagine the grief this poor lady had?


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