Archive for the ‘Photos’ Category

Original Photographs from the Civil War Era

April 4, 2013

Please read the instructions before viewing…These pictures are very profound. It is fortunate that these photos have survived. Most probably a million wet plate photos were made during the civil war on glass plate.Popular during the war, they lost their appeal afterwards and so many were sold for the glass. Many were used in green houses. Over the years the sun caused the images to disappear.

These are pretty amazing considering they were taken over 150 years ago: A compendium of photos from era of the War Between the States. Run the cursor over the photograph and the picture caption will pop up. Click photo to enlarge and read the rest of the caption.

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5 Carriers Docked in Norfolk, VA

March 5, 2013


What is wrong with this picture?

The picture is of the five nuclear carriers… Just like Battleship Row, Pearl Harbor,December 7, 1941.

This picture was taken the other day in Norfolk. The Obama Administration ordered 5 nuclear carriers into harbor for “routine” (?) inspections. Heads of the Navy were flabbergasted by the directive.

NORFOLK, VA. (February 8, 2013). The first time since WWII that five U.S. aircraft carriers were docked together.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are all in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., the world’s largest naval station.

Sources stated that this breached a long standing military protocol in the Navy meant to avoid massive enemy strike on major US forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade/Released)

Mount Everest, in two billion pixels

December 19, 2012

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Note: You can scroll left and right for a panoramic view



Navy/Marines — One of Best Photo Series

December 16, 2012

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Frozen Chosin

November 29, 2012

62 years ago this month from 27 Nov to 13 Dec 1950,  the 1st Marine Division was fighting its way out of the Chosin (Changjin) Reservoir to the safety of Hungnam, destroying six Chinese Divisions in the process.  …This battle was a pivotal event in both the Korean War and the history of the Corps because it proved to the world that the United States Marines can defeat any enemy: any time, any place and under any conditions.

This event also served to inspire the attached short story (see file) and for those who’ve haven’t seen [it],  it describes what this epic battle may have looked like from a riflemen’s perspective, and for those who [have] please take a moment from your busy schedule, read the story and consider how just remarkable this experience was for these “Devil Dogs” who fought, lived and died so that others could have the opportunity to grow-up and prosper in a free society.

Lest We Forget, click on the links below:

The Changjin

Far Off Northern Lands

Happy Thanksgiving

November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Please keep our troops and their families

in your prayers this Holiday season.




Batten Down the Hatches – Here Comes Hurricane Sandy

October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy, a massive storm described by forecasters as one of the largest to ever hit the United States, is making her way towards the population-dense East

Hurricane Sandy covers most of the eastern United States in this satellite photo from the NOAA-NASA GOES Project the morning of October 29, 2012. Forecasters say the massive storm is feared to transform into a super storm if it merges with an Arctic jet stream as it moves inland. It it expected to hit shore in southern New Jersey late Monday night, October 29, 2012. UPI/NOAA-NASA. 

Time-lapse views from space show Hurricane Sandy’s enormity

Senator John McCain and Past Commander of American Legion Post 364 Daniel Eubank

October 26, 2012

Flying Tigers In Burma – LIFE – March 30, 1942

August 26, 2012


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Beautiful Babes of WWII

July 24, 2012

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