Thursday, June 26, 2008

History, when it was an ordinary day, 1912... look at the details

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Teddy Roosevelt was running for president, women wore huge hats and petticoat dresses, all men wore hats, street cars were a nickel, the Jessop Jewelers clock was on the sidewalk, Western Union was a fixture of communication, and there were dozens of car makers who made a few cars, horse drawn carriages shared the road with cars, streetcars, and bicycles. Adverstising was cool, like the pointing hand (top center) and the blinds on the high rise