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."

Metal Mickey. - Unbeknownst to many of his fans, Metal Mickey was actually already a minor showbiz personality before his eponymously titled series was first broadcast. In 1978 he released a novelty record, ‘Lollipop’, on the EMI label and on the back of this started making appearances on some of the most popular television shows of the time: TISWAS, The Generation Game, Jim’ll Fix It and Game for a Laugh to name a few.

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.

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

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

DIY Travel Guide to Venice, Italy. Venice, Italy – a romantic city surrounded by canals, beautiful architecture and beautifully crafted gondolas. Venice is one of the well-known cities in Italy for its grandeur and rich history that dates back to centuries ago. I hope this travel guide to Venice will help you.

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