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Old Weird Baltimore?

Posted in Shoebox of History with tags , on September 9, 2011 by btleech

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Professor Wise, Part II

Posted in Illustrious Lancastrians, Shoebox of History with tags , , , on August 13, 2011 by owl76

More engravings from John Wise’s Through the Air: A Narrative of Forty Years’ Experience as an Aeronaut, Comprising a History of the Various Attempts in the Art of Flying by Artificial Means from the Earliest Period Down to the Present Time.  See original post here.

"A gentleman came to the window and offered me his assistance."

"Holland, Green and Mason over Liege at night."

"Glaisher insensible at a height of seven miles."

"Thurston carried off."

Life Before Google

Posted in Shoebox of History with tags on July 24, 2011 by owl76

Found in a Lancaster bookstore for a dollar. Haskin was syndicated in over a hundred American newspapers during the 1920s. If there was something you needed to know, you wrote Haskin in Washington, D.C. for the answer.

Q: Does Haskin have an entry in Wikipedia?

A: No.

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Earl goes lady-noodling

Posted in Shoebox of History on December 9, 2009 by owl76

Dutch Lotto?

Posted in Shoebox of History on October 8, 2009 by owl76

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Children of the Shrubbery II

Posted in Shoebox of History with tags on August 5, 2009 by owl76

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Children of the Shrubbery, aka Where’s Creepy Waldo?

Posted in Shoebox of History with tags on July 29, 2009 by owl76

Nathan Reist was an amateur photographer and school teacher in Lititz, PA around the turn of the twentieth century.  His archives now reside in a shoebox on the bottom shelf of the bookcase in the shop area of the Lancaster County Historical Society.  They are on sale for a dollar a print.  A closer look reveals that he was a creepy amateur photographer and school teacher.COS1

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