August 25, 2008

margaretann1858 found a collection of automobile ads from 1909 and 1910 in The Atlanta Constitution. Brands include, Mitchell, Speedwell, Lambert, Cole and White.

Found on

August 22, 2008

Of Interest To Parents

Here's an interesting article from The Chicago Tribune of 2 February 1886.

It seems that Edma H Blackmer gave his 2 year old daughter up for adoption and then, when he disapproved of the lifestyle of her new parents, tried to get her back and the case went to trial.

chicago trib

Capturing the American Eagle

burnsfamily has started a Page on Footnote that is a "collection of eagle letterhead emblems." Interesting to see the way the eagle has been represented through the years.

Here's one example:
The American Eagle

August 20, 2008

Early Coke Ad

Here's an 1885 newspaper ad for Pemberton's French Wine Coca, an early version of Coca-Cola.

The real Coca-Cola Classic: Pemberton's French Wine

August 8, 2008

3 Milliseconds with an Atomic Blast

Here are three great photos uploaded to Footnote by tbrewer.

These were reportedly taken by Harold Edgerton with an automated camera set 7 miles from the blast, with a shudder speed of 1/1000,000,000 of a second.

1 Millisecond into an Atomic Explosion
The blast at 1 millisecond.

2 Milliseconds into an Atomic Explosion
At 2 milliseconds

3 Milliseconds into an Atomic Explosion
At 3 milliseconds, vaporizing joshua trees in the foreground.