- Flashbak 13:39September 24, 2021Spring 1942 – When Japanese-Americans Were Forced Into Camps“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his address to a joint session of Congress. “I was truly depressed on December 7th when … Continue reading "Spring 1942 – When Japanese-Americans Were Forced Into Camps"
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- Flashbak 23:06May 10, 2021Russell Lee’s New Deal Visions of Depression-Era Rural America“It’s very strange that most of our people were interested in art, had some art training, had desires to be artists, perhaps suddenly discovered photography offered them something…. In that job and elsewhere, I began to realize it was curiosity, it was a desire to know, it was the eye to see the significance around … Continue reading "Russell Lee’s New Deal Visions of Depression-Era Rural America"
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- Flashbak 12:44May 4, 2021When Gas was 15c a gallon – US Filling Stations 1937-1942Before the ubiquitous gas stations people bought gasoline literally out of a barrel at a grocery or hardware store. Some of which even offered gasoline home delivery in five-gallon jugs. The world’s first purpose-built gas station was built in St. Louis, Missouri in 1905 at 420 South Theresa Avenue. Although the Smithsonian magazine says that … Continue reading "When Gas was 15c a gallon – US Filling Stations 1937-1942"
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