“Forgotten Hollywood”- Early 20th Century News!

Posted on March 10, 2011 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here.

Several stories have come across the Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History desk that are worth telling with regards to the first few decades of the 20th Century.

200px-Frank_Buckles_WW1_at_16_edited    ~ The last American Doughboy, who died recently, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday. The passing of a generation is what the White House is calling the ceremony. President Obama has ordered that U.S. flags on official buildings be lowered to half-staff on the day the final American WWI vet is buried.

   Frank Buckles, born in 1901, enlisted at 16 after lying about his age. The veteran devoted his final years to campaigning for more recognition for his comrades during the Great War by suggesting a  memorial be built in Washington D.C. in their honor. Buckles died last month in Charlestown, a month after his 110th birthday.  FRANK BUCKLES —->

Great Quake In Color

   ~ The only color photographs of a devastated San Francisco have been discovered at the Smithsonian Institute. The six newly-found images were taken by photographer Frederick Eugene Ives several months after the Great Quake of 1906. They were snapped during a visit by Ives in October ’06.

   The still-shots are photos of San Francisco’s destroyed downtown, and a visual rooftop  account overlooking miles of ruins. They display buildings damaged by the 8.3 temblor, and gutted by the subsequent fire. Some of these structures remarkably still exist.

   Ives is best-known for creating the halftone reproduction process still used for printing pictures in newspapers. It’s expected that these snapshots will be part of a permanent display at the museum.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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