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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."

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.

“No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.” ::: kahlil gibran

from DrinkedIn

Prohibition by the Numbers

Prohibition was definitely not one of those shining points in American history. In fact, attempts to regulate alcohol consumption go way back to the early days in US (even during the Colonial period). This infographic spells out a history of attempts (and failures) of alcohol legistlation, protests, repeals and so on... (read more...)

Pyramids were important locations that early civilizations used as tombs for kings, sites for sacrifices, places for worship, and astronomical tools. The Mayans were especially crafty in the construction of the Temple of Kukulkan. It has 91 steps on each side of the pyramid plus a platform, which totals 365 steps, one for each day of the Mayan calendar.

How Should We Live: History’s Forgotten Wisdom on Love, Time, Family, Empathy, and Other Aspects of the Art of Living
from Brain Pickings

How Should We Live: History’s Forgotten Wisdom on Love, Time, Family, Empathy, and Other Aspects of the Art of Living

»A beautiful case for why our flourishing requires that we move from pursuing value to cultivating values.« | The History Manifesto: How to Eradicate the Epidemic of Short-Termism and Harness Our Past in Creating a Flourishing Future | Brain Pickings

from BBC News

'Oldest' bed returns to Ordsall Hall in Salford

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.

from Mail Online

The 100-year mystery of why suffragette Emily Davison threw herself under the king's horse

Today I am grateful for what these strong women did some 100 years ago... we owe them so much more than most people remember. KH