Happy Labor Day

There was a time when Americans had no choice but to hammer their fruits and vegetables to obtain steeled sinews and refreshed labour.

The Electrical Wonders of 1919

Electrical Experimenter, December 1919 issue.

1.  Electric Vase Light Attachment [turns a collectable into a lamp]
2.  Dishwashing Machine
3.  Rug Washer
4.  Vacuum Cleaner

5.  Electric Cooking Utensils [coffee pot, blender, etc.]
6.  Electric Stove [radiant heater]
7.  Electric Washing Machine & Motor Driven Wringer
8.  Electric Light Bath [tanning bed]

9.  Dental X-Ray
10. Radio Direction Finder
11. Electric Dairy [milking machine]
12. Coin Slot Sales Machine [vending machine]

13.  Electric Siren
14. Cloth Cutting Machine
15. Wireless Telephone
16. Electric Trucks

 

Independence Day

The Star Spangled Banner, The Diamond Four (ca. 1898)

Macropicidal Hot Links

Swinging Mama, Tiny Grimes (1974)Guitarist Lloyd “Tiny” Grimes (1916-1989) played with many jazz notables. In the late 1940s he had a hit on a jazzed-up version of Loch Lomond with the band billed as Tiny “Mac” Grimes and the Rocking Highlanders. They wore kilts and included Red Prysock on tenor sax and singer Screaming Jay Hawkins.

FEAR.

The Rescue.

Two portraits.

Rent-A-Dwarf.

Die Kugelpanzer.

Don’t touch the trash can.

Invasion of The Worm Men.

Self-service grocery store.

One Miilion Frames Per Second.
[h/t Pam M.]

It’s a spider and it’s radioactive.

Happy Mothers’ Day!

[Top image found on Pinterest: Dark Mamika, photo by Sacha Goldberger, unknown date.]


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