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The Automat The first automat in the U.S. was opened 1902 in Philadelphia. The automat was brought to New York City in 1912 and gradually became part of popular culture in northern industrial cities.
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Added: 16th July 2007
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Posted By: Cliffy
Downtown    downtown what a great old photo!!
Tags: 1912  mainstreet 
Added: 31st August 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Fred Snodgrass 1912 World Series Goat This is a photo of the first in a long line of World Series 'goats'--ballplayers who made critical blunders in the spotlight of the Fall Classic. In 1912, Fred Snodgrass of the New York Giants dropped Clyde Engel's routine fly ball in the bottom of the 10th inning of the deciding game of the World Series. The muff led to the Boston Red Sox turning a one-run deficit into a stunning 3-2 win. Sports writers called it the '$30,000 muff' because that was the difference between the winners' share of the 1912 World Series receipts and the losers' share. Despite an enormously successful real estate career in California after he retired from baseball, Snodgrass could never escape his infamous error. On April 5, 1974, the headline of Snodgrass' obituary in the New York Times read, 'Snodgrass, 86, Dead. Ballplayer Muffed 1912 Fly.'
Tags: Fred  Snodgrass  baseball  goat 
Added: 21st March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
September Morn Controversy A painting of a nude maiden standing shin deep in a lake created a major scandal in America in 1913. Matinee de Septembre (September Morn) was painted by French artist Paul Emile Chabas over three summers, ending in 1912. The next year, when it was in the window of a Chicago art gallery, a complaint was issued to the mayor's office and the owner of the gallery was subsequently charged with indecency. He beat the rap. Two months later a similar controversy erupted in New York City when the painting was displayed by another art dealer. Anthony Comstock, a self-appointed crusader against vice, vowed to file obscenity charges against the man but never followed through. The surrounding publicity naturally made September Morn the most sought after piece of art in America. Thousands of lithograph reproductions were made in the next decade. The painting is often denounced as kitsch by art critics who claim it lacks contrast, co-ordinated lines, and a worthy subject. Today the original painting is on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
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Added: 23rd November 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Godless Canadian Coins 1911 Except for one year, all Canadian coins have featured the phrase 'DEI GRA' or 'DEI GRATIA' on the obverse side. The Latin words mean 'by the grace of God' and refer to the reign of the monarch whose likeness appears on the coin. The year 1911 was the lone exception. George V had ascended to the throne in 1910, so 1911 was the first year he was featured on British Empire coinage. Because of an oversight or a misunderstanding (nobody is quite certain), the phrase was omitted from Canadian coins in 1911--much to the outrage of the public. (Some people blame the Liberal goverment's defeat in the federal election that year on the 'godless' coins.) The phrase was restored to Canadian coinage in 1912 and has appeared every year since then.
Tags: numismatics  coins  Canada 
Added: 7th October 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Titanic Survivors  1912 April 22, 1912...a look at Lolo (Michel) and Edmond Navratil, survivors of the Titanic disaster whose father went down with the ship. Lolo was the last remaining male survivor of the Titanic sinking He died in 2001...
Tags: vintage      photo      Lolo      Michael      Edmond      Navratil        Titanic      survivors 
Added: 27th April 2008
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Posted By: Teresa
Car 54 Where Are You What a great team they were! Did you know that: - For the black-and-white location shots, the patrol cars were painted red so as not to confuse the locals. - The large circular object on the dashboard between the two officers is an auxiliary fan, in the days before cars had air conditioning. - The show was filmed at the Biograph Studios in the Bronx. The studio was originally built in 1912 by the American Mutoscope & Biograph. The studio facilities were sold several times through the years, until it burned down in 1980.
Tags: car  54  where  are  you  officer  francis  muldoon  fred  gwynne  gunther  toody  joe  ross  comedy   
Added: 25th March 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
Keystone Cops The Keystone Cops were a regular feature in Mack Sennett's silent Keystone comedies. Their heyday was between 1912 and 1917. The ensemble that played the comical police force changed from film to film. (Many were per diem actors who remain unknown to this day.) Ford Sterling usually played the police chief. In this still photo silent screen buffs will recognize Roscoe Arbuckle and Edgar Kennedy.
Tags: Keystone  Cops 
Added: 8th May 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
R.M.S Titanic Sank 96 Years Ago Today Titanic struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912, and sank two hours and forty minutes later on April 15, 1912. The sinking resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, ranking it as one of the worst peacetime maritime disasters in history and by far the most famous.
Tags: R.M.S    Titanic    Ship    Accident    Sea    1912    Iceberg    Kate    Winslet    Leonardo    DiCaprio    James    Cameron   
Added: 13th April 2008
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Posted By: Cliffy
Titanic Within days of the sinking, a United States Senate subcommittee launched an investigation into the incident, they reported that 1,517 people perished in the accident, while the British investigation placed the number at 1,490 To the gallant crews of the Titanic and the Carpathia To the passengers ... victims and survivors alike We remember Uphold them with Thy saving grace. Thou Who supports with tender might The balanced birds in all their flight. Lord, if the tempered winds be near, That, having Thee, they know no fear. -- Mary C. D. Hamilton (1915) Photos Maritime Quest http://www.maritimequest.com/ Encyclopedia-Titanica http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/ The incredible Art of Titanic E. D. Walker http://www.edwalkermarine.com/ James A. Flood http://www.jamesaflood.com Simon Fisher http://www.simonfishermaritime.com/ Ken Marschall http://www.transatlanticdesigns.com/ Audio Clips with survivors Edith Russell Charles Herbert Lightoller BBC radio sound archives Music Titanic Soundtrack music composed and conducted by James Horner conceived and produced by Dale Caruso Here are several top notch locations to visit and spend time; and to begin you quest for information about Titanic and the tragic event of April 14th 1912 encyclopedia titanica http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/ Titanic Nautical Resource Center. http://www.titanic-nautical.com/ Titanic Historical Society(THS) http://www.titanic1.org/ And highly reccomended for photos, data, paintings on Titanic, her sisters, or most any type of sailing vessel Maritime Quest http://www.maritimequest.com/ If you love the sea, Maritime Quest will definitely top your "favorites" list
Tags:   RMS    Titanic    Sinking    1912    Historic    Photos    Survivor    Sea    Disaster     
Added: 25th September 2008
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Posted By: dalecaruso

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