Friday, August 18, 2017

Vintage Mags: a look back at old magazine covers, through 1999

1986

The best of all six New England states, in memorable photos

Miss Worcester Diner, Worcester, Massachusetts (Google Images)

New England's hundreds of National Historic Landmarks (356)



Anyone with an interest in American history is familiar with the National Register of Historic Places. It contains more than 85,000 sites, but only some 2,500 of them have been listed as National Historic Landmarks. New England is home to hundreds of these particularly significant structures, objects and places. They appear here alphabetically, by state. Descriptions condensed from Wikipedia.
Above:
"Hauled Up," 1937, by New England artist Russell Cheney, 1881-1945
The Great Seal of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

RHODE ISLAND
Trinity Church, Newport


Founded in 1698, the parish served by Trinity Church is the oldest Episcopal parish in the state. The current Georgian building was constructed in 1725-26.


Journalist H. L. Mencken and the presidency of Donald J. Trump


"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

July 26, 1920
H. L. Mencken, Baltimore Evening Sun
 ~ ~ ~
August 18, 2017
Another great and glorious day with a downright moron adorning the White House.

Editorial cartoonists: keeping the legacy of Thomas Nast alive

Mike Luckovich

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Vintage Mags: a look back at old magazine covers, through 1999

1961

The best of all six New England states, in memorable photos

Stonington Harbor Lighthouse, Connecticut (Yankee magazine)

New England's hundreds of National Historic Landmarks (355)



Anyone with an interest in American history is familiar with the National Register of Historic Places. It contains more than 85,000 sites, but only some 2,500 of them have been listed as National Historic Landmarks. New England is home to hundreds of these particularly significant structures, objects and places. They appear here alphabetically, by state. Descriptions condensed from Wikipedia.
Above:
"Hauled Up," 1937, by New England artist Russell Cheney, 1881-1945
The Great Seal of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

RHODE ISLAND
Gilbert Stuart Birthplace, Saunderstown


Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) was born on Dec. 3, 1755, in the colonial-era house located on this property. He became a famous American portraitist of the 18th and 19th centuries.


Editorial cartoonists: keeping the legacy of Thomas Nast alive

David Horsey