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Florence Sally Horner Abduction Case Florence Horner (who answered to the name Sally) was the victim of a 1948 case of child abduction. It only merited regional coverage at the time. Had it happened today, it would surely be a national media sensation. In 1948, as part of a club initiation, 11-year-old Sally Horner stole a five-cent notebook from a dime store in Camden, NJ. Frank La Salle, a 50-year-old mechanic who had served a prison term for statutory rape, witnessed the theft and saw a perverted opportunity: He told Horner he was an FBI agent, and threatened to send her to 'a place for girls like you' if she didn't cooperate with him. La Salle abducted Horner and spent 21 months travelling with her from Camden to Atlantic City to Baltimore to Dallas and finally, to San Jose--all the while using Horner as an unwilling sex partner. LaSalle posed as Horner's father on their travels, even going as far as enrolling her in local schools under false names. While attending school in Dallas, Sally confided her situation to a classmate who urged her to contact the police. Shortly after relocating to a San Jose motor court, Sally confided her situation to another resident while Frank was away looking for a job and phoned her brother-in-law and older sister in Camden, asking them to 'send the FBI.' La Salle was arrested when he returned to motor court, but he claimed he was Florence's father. However, an FBI investigation found that Horner's true father had died seven years previously. La Salle was sentenced under the Mann Act to 30 to 35 years in prison. Literary scholars believe the Horner case at least partially inspired Vladimir Nabokov's famous novel Lolita. In fact, there is a reference to the Horner case in Part II, Chapter 33 of the novel. Nabokov also uses the adjective 'Florentine' to describe Lolita--likely an allusion to Florence (Sally) Horner. Like the fictional Lolita, Florence Horner died young: She was killed in a car accident near Woodbine, New York, on August 18, 1952. Two days later the Associated Press reported, 'Florence Sally Horner, a 15-year-old Camden, N.J., girl who spent 21 months as the captive of a middle-aged morals offender a few years ago, was killed in a highway accident when the car in which she was riding plowed into the rear of a parked truck.'
Tags: kidnapping  Lolita  Florence  Sally  Horner 
Added: 11th May 2011
Views: 4455
Posted By: Lava1964
1948 Easter Brunch From the pages of Seventeen magazine March 1948. An Easter brunch layout. Artwork by Valz. This is a very humble brunch by today's standards. Even for teens to give.I like the colored Easter eggs used for decoration. Better not touch those, I guess. LOL
Tags: Easter  1948  brunch  teens  VintageSeventeenMagazine   
Added: 24th April 2011
Views: 1655
Posted By: AngoraSox
Easter Fashions 1948 From the pages of Seventeen magazine, March, 1948, a photograph by famed Cosmopolitan magazine cover photographer (for over 30-years starting in 1965)Francesco Scavullo.
Tags: 1948  Easter  Fashions  Scavullo  SeventeenMagazine 
Added: 10th April 2011
Views: 2740
Posted By: AngoraSox
1948 Easter Present As seen in the March 1948 issue of Seventeen magazine. A dress ad employing product placement (Pepsi), and showing an Easter bunny that looks a little like Chucky from the 1988 film Child's Play. LOL
Tags: 1948  Easter  fashions   
Added: 9th April 2011
Views: 1492
Posted By: AngoraSox
Second Attack on Pearl Harbor - 1942 Few American realize the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor twice during the Second World War. The second attack, on March 4, 1942, was hushed up by the military. The residents who lived in the area where the bombs fell were not even sure what had happened. Many believed it was a local defense battery practice. The intended target, Pearl Harbor, was miles away from where the Japanese bombs actually fell. Neverthless, less than 90 days after the famous December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, the Japanese attempted a second attack. On Wednesday, March 4, 1942 during the early morning hours, four 550-pound bombs were dropped on Mount Tantalus, a quiet residential section in Honolulu. The U.S. Military officials confirmed two enemy planes were responsible for the raid. The planes were Kawanishi H8K flying boats that launched from a spy base housed near the Hawaiian archipelago. There were no injuries reported or loss of life and only limited property damage. The bombs fell in a wooded section of the area, creating a large crater and shattering a few windows.
Tags: Pearl  Harbor  Second  Attack  war 
Added: 7th April 2011
Views: 5774
Posted By: Lava1964
President Franklin Roosevelt Funeral I know this is long but the historical significance is so worth. A time capsule of the history itself, the dress style, transportation and buildings.
Tags: President  Franklin  Roosevelt  Funeral,  Vice  Pres.  Truman,  Warm  Springs  Georgia,  caisson,  Hyde  Park,  New  York,  Washington,  D.C 
Added: 29th March 2011
Views: 2044
Posted By: Old Fart
1948 Shinola Shoe Polish This is an ad from the March 1948 Seventeen magazine. I always thought shinola was a slang word. It's a shoe polish! The trademark name is created by adding ola to the word shine. Various commercial products used this trick of adding ola to their product's name to create a trademark such as Crayola or Victrola. Who knew that Shinola was also used as slangola? LOL BTW, when you copy a picture here, it copies into the original size. All of my media pictures are on the large size, so, if you want to read or see more details feel free to copy it in order to see it at a larger size.
Tags: shinola  shoes  polish  slang 
Added: 26th March 2011
Views: 6380
Posted By: AngoraSox
Tokio Kid WWII Propaganda Posters During the Second World War, the U.S. government produced a series of anti-Japanese propaganda posters featuring a caricature dubbed the Tokio Kid. (Tokio was a common spelling of Tokyo at the time.) These posters, featuring absurd exaggerations of Asian facial features and pidgin English, warned Americans that wasteful habits and slacking off on the job could aid the enemy.
Tags: Tokio  Kid  propaganda  Second  World  War 
Added: 2nd March 2011
Views: 7619
Posted By: Lava1964
US War Effort During WW II Tags: US  War  Effort  During  WW  II  Glenn  Miller  St.  Louis  Blues  March 
Added: 13th January 2011
Views: 2067
Posted By: Old Fart
1940 Olympics Poster The 1940 Summer Olympics were originally scheduled to be held in Tokyo. With Japan deeply embroiled in the Second World War, those plans were scuttled. The International Olympic Committee opted to move the Games to Helsinki, Finland, as this poster shows. This also proved to be impractical when the Finns began fighting the Russians. The IOC sensibly chose to suspend the Games until the war stopped. (Helsinki hosted the 1952 Summer Olympics. Tokyo got the 1964 Games.)
Tags: 1940  Olympics  Helsinki  Finland  cancelled 
Added: 9th January 2011
Views: 1579
Posted By: Lava1964

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