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Not Really Dudley Do-Right—Canadian Mounties as a National Symbol

                                               A Northwest Canadian Mounted Police Constable in 1876. On May 23, 1873 acting on the advice of Canadian Prime Minister John A. Macdonald Queen Victoria g

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First Atlantic Crossing With Steam Power—Glorious but Futile

The S,S, Savannah coming into port under steam power in 1819. To get a handle on the audacityof the designers and owners of the SS Savannah , the first ship equipped with steam powerto cross the Atlan

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Capt. Moses Rogers James Monroe Lord Lynedoch Thomas Graham Scarborough & Isaacs side wheeler steam ship Stephen Roberts Trans-Atlantic crossing Fricket & Crockett S.S. Savannah

New York City Built a Temple Monument to Books

The grand and glorious New York Public Library in a hand-tinted linen post card from the early 1930's . There may be taller buildings.   There may even be more beautiful buildings. There are certainly

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Beaux-Arts Bryant Park Dr. John Shaw Billings Fiorello La Guardia lions New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building William Howard Taft Michael Bloomberg reading room

As Reproductive Rights are Under Siege The Old Man is Called to Testify Again

  Not only are abortion rights under attack but women's control over their own bodies is being criminalized. Note —A version this first appeared on my blog back in its relative infancy in 2007. And I

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Supreme Court Murfin memoir Handmaidens Republicans Anti-abortion movement Jane NARAL Roe v Wade Women's reproductive rights

Post Cards Evolved from Poor Man’s Telegrams to Souvenir Collectables

                                      A late 19th Century official Post Office post card with decorative images. Over the vigorous objections of the United States Post Office on May 19, 1898 Congress

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