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Dec
13
by JPK Huson 1863 at 7:51 AM
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These ' back of the head ' photos were MOSTLY intended for mourning purposes. The thing is, I discovered a few later photos of females whose dres did NOT indicate sorrow, as in at all. it transpires quie another purpose was served by a type of photo featuring females taken from the ' back'. Guess what? They were advertisements for early ( post war, pre 1900's ) ladies of the evening! NO WAY!

I really can't find...
Dec
13
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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What was the amount of taxes owed on Lee's property and what was the assessed value of the property?

credit: @JOHN42768
Dec
12
by donna at 2:14 PM
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Legend has it that in 1670 the choirmaster of the Cologne Cathedral gave sugar sticks to the young singers to keep them quiet during the long living Creche Ceremony. He had the candies bent into shepherd's crooks. The symbol of the shepherd's crook is an ancient one which represents the humble shepherds who were the first to worship Christ.

In 1847 August Imgard, a German-Swedish immigrant who lived in...
Dec
12
by Buckeye Bill at 10:37 AM
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IMG_20170918_140314553_HDR.jpg The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located in South Dakota’s Black Hills National Forest. This memorial is the site of four gigantic carved sculptures depicting the faces of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Led by the sculptor Gutzon Borglum, work on the project began in 1927 and was finally completed on this day in 1941....
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