Soldier John S. Sonnen had more than just his "girl back home" to miss during his two years away from home. He and his wife, Georgiana, had a son, Stuart, who was 18 months old at the time of John's enlistment. This photograph of Georgiana and Stuart, taken in 1943, was carried by John throughout his Army career as a gentle reminder of his loved ones "back home."
Temple Bar, designed by Christopher Wren in 1672, once stood in the Strand as one of the gates to the City of London, but it was removed in 1877 and languished in Theobalds Park in Hertfordshire until it was brought back and installed at the entrance to Paternoster Square next to St Pauls Cathedral in 2004. In Search of Relics of Old London Spitalfields Life
I pinned this to my Americana board because I think this represents American culture and history because America was the one to pioneer into the fashion world and come up with jeans for the working man and its also funny to see how much jeans have evolved in America back then they were for working men like farmers, miners, ect and they were so cheap, you could get them for a dollar and some cents but now famous people wear them now and now they can cost up to hundreds of dollars.
Glimerton Cove, Edinburgh -a subterranean complex of passageways and chambers carved out of the sandstone bedrock on which this part of Gilmerton stands. Our tips for things to do in Edinburgh: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2011/12/19/edinburgh-tips
The wedding bed for Sir John Radclyffe and Lady Anne Asshawe, dates back to the 1570s. The bed is the only surviving piece of furniture from Ordsall Hall. The Radclyffe family were one of the most influential families in England who served Tudor kings and queens in civil and foreign wars.
Don McCullin is one of the greatest war photographers. This is just one of many, many of his images. They are stunning. http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/may/22/don-mccullin-southern-frontiers-interview http://www.nytimes.com/1997/10/30/style/30iht-don.t.html?pagewanted=all