Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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

1927

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

Sunflowers for sale, Boston, Massachusetts (Paul Carrier)

New England's hundreds of National Historic Landmarks (305)



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 New Hampshire

NEW HAMPSHIRE
MacDowell Colony, Peterborough

The MacDowell Colony is an artists' colony founded in 1907. Over the years, an estimated 7,500 artists, composers, playwrights, poets and writers have been supported in residence.


Editorial cartoonists: keeping the legacy of Thomas Nast alive

Nick Anderson

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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

1933

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

Newport, Rhode Island (Yankee magazine)

New England's hundreds of National Historic Landmarks (304)



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 New Hampshire

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Governor John Langdon Mansion, Portsmouth

The Governor John Langdon Mansion was built in 1784 by John Langdon (1741-1819), a merchant, shipbuilder, Revolutionary War general and signer of the U.S. Constitution


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
 ~ ~ ~
June 27, 2017
Another great and glorious day with a downright moron adorning the White House.

Editorial cartoonists: keeping the legacy of Thomas Nast alive

Joe Heller