Daily Archives: Aug 7, 2012

Chariot Late for Toga Party

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Devereux child in chariot." Late for the toga party. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. (Shorpy)

Bizarre? Definitely. Here’s a classic that was on Shorpy. The caption doesn’t reveal very much information, nor does it tell us where this was taken, but I think the photo speaks for itself. It appears to be a toga-wearing child …

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Negro League Star Held in Hospital for Mental Observation

Josh Gibson scores a run in the 1944 Negro League East-West All-Star Game at Comiskey Park

The title of this article caught my eye: “Josh Gibson Held in D.C. for Mental Observation.” If you’re a baseball fan, you know that Josh Gibson was probably one of the greatest and most feared hitters who ever lived. Unfortunately …

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