Vintage Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
Coney Island, in Luna Park; Wire walkers & the Chute Boat [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Incapable of being expressed.|
|Synonyms:||indescribable, unspeakable, untellable, unutterable, indefinable|
|Usage:||There was an expression of ineffable sadness on her face as she spoke, and I could not but feel that she knew that I knew her secret.|
Coney Island Carnival - Race in street clothing [swimming] [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]
Idiom of the Day
slang A writer, especially one who produces a large amount of low-quality material for a living.
Orphans going to Coney Island, 1911 1911 June 7
Lafcadio Hearn (1850)
Born in Greece and educated in Ireland, Hearn immigrated to the US at age 19 and lived in poverty for a time until he found employment as a journalist. He was a colorful but morbidly discontented man, admired for his highly polished tales of the macabre. In 1890, a magazine sent him to Japan, where he married a Japanese woman, took a Japanese name, and became a citizen. His subsequent books offered the West its first thoughtful view of Japanese culture.
Could the Best Memory System Be One that Forgets?
|Intuitively, we tend to think of forgetting as failure, as something gone wrong in our ability to remember. Now, Canadian neuroscientists with the University of Toronto are challenging that notion.|
Could The Best Memory System Be One That Forgets?
1693 - "The Ladies' Mercury" was published by John Dunton in London. It was the first women's magazine and contained a "question and answer" column that became known as a "problem page."
1847 - New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires.
1918 - Two German pilots were saved by parachutes for the first time.
1924 - Democrats offered Mrs. Leroy Springs for vice presidential nomination. She was the first woman considered for the job.
1927 - The U.S. Marines adopted the English bulldog as their mascot.
1940 - Robert Pershing Wadlow was measured by Dr. Cyril MacBryde and Dr. C. M. Charles. They recorded his height at 8' 11.1." He was only 22 at the time of his death on July 15, 1940.
1955 - The first "Wide Wide World" was broadcast on NBC-TV.
1969 - Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, clashed with police. This incident is considered to be the birth of the homosexual rights movement.
1985 - Route 66 was officially removed from the United States Highway System
1989 - Tom Jones was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
2005 - In Alaska's Denali National Park, a roughly 70-million year old dinosaur track was discovered. The track was form a three-toed Cretaceous period dinosaur.
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2017 | Glencoe, ILChicago Botanic Garden|1000 Lake Cook Road
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival in Glencoe, Illinois, boasts over 95 artist’s works sprawling over 385 acres. All the works maintain a botanical motif. Interactive demonstrations, pop-up art chats, local food options and 26 display gardens all add to the ambience in this celebration of art and nature.
further information: Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival
Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers' Market & Craft Fair 2017
Jun 29, 2017 | Anaheim, CACenter Street Promenade between Clementine Street and Anaheim Boulevard|
S Lemon St & W Center Street
Since its inception in 1995, the Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers’ Market has been the go-to spot for locals to buy directly from certified California growers. Live music, delicious eats and agricultural exhibitions offer additional entertainment for festival goers.
further information: Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers’ Market & Craft Fair
Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival 2017
Jun 29 - Jul 2, 2017 | Greensburg, PATwin Lakes Park|185 Mc Williams Rd
One of the best ways to promote your community’s historical and cultural heritage is a family-oriented festival. Westmoreland County is determined to reach everyone across the state of Pennsylvania with its annual Arts & Heritage Festival at the scenic Twin Lakes Park. You’ll get a taste of Pennsylvania’s sheer creativity through juried fine art, outstanding dance and music performances, literary contests and colorful comic art. For historical entertainment, you’ll want to check out all the historic vendors and war encampments lining up and down The Heritage Trail.
further information: Home | Arts and Heritage
Remains balloon swing, Coney Island Fire, 1911 1911 May 27
A male (top) and female rusty-naped pitta (Hydrornis oatesi) in Mae Wong National Park, Thailand. This species of bird in the family Pittidae was described by amateur ornithologist Allan Octavian Hume in 1790. It is found in East and Southeast Asian subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, montane forests, and bamboo forests.
Coney Island, the Whole Drand Family [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]
Fire at Coney Island, 1911 1911 May 27
Coney Island, the Beach [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]
"The Teaser", Coney Island in Luna Park 1911 June 13
Crockpot Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwiches
Coney Island, Open air circus [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]
New York, 1917. "Landship Recruit on Union Square." The U.S.S. Recruit, a wooden battleship erected by the Navy, served as a World War I recruiting station at Union Square from 1917 to 1920, when it "set sail" for Coney Island.
Coney Island, Surf Ave. 1913 May 20.
Coney Island, Riding Elephant 1911 June 18.
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafting
Coney island, the "Cake Walk" 1911 June 13.
Austrian Mountain Jigsaw Puzzle
The Wonder Wheel, Coney Island
The Beach and Amusement Rides, Coney Island
Nathan's at Night
Teacups make such adorable bird feeders. You can create a little section in your garden for feeders and put them on poles to make them more decorate. Just attach teacups to saucers and then to the poles. These are great for sitting out in the yard and the more you put up, the more birds you will have to look at.
Vintage postcard image depicting entrance to Luna Park, Coney Island.