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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Vintage Facts

It is a known fact, when you visit Coloradolady at you will be very pleased. There are so many great vintage wares featured each week. My vintage post is not what I normally share. If it does not suit your fancy, there are lots of other great vintage post to view. Check them out.


First Gloves: Until 1870, American baseball players did not wear gloves when they played ball. That year, Cincinnati Red Stockings catcher, Doug Allison, decided his hands were too sore, so he fashioned half-fingered, buckskin mittens to wear - the first baseball glove used in a game.

We've Come a Long Way: The first electronic computer. which was introduced to the world over 50 years ago, was named ENIAC. It was 80 feet long. A personal computer in today's world can store a million times more information than this early model.

Paint Job: The Eiffel Tower, the famous landmark in Paris, is 1,063 feet high and consists of an iron framework supported on four masonry piers. Every seven years, the structure is repainted with dark brown paint - 50 tons of it.

- 1929 -

The first roller coaster in the United States is built.

In July, transcontinental air service begins with regularly scheduled trips between New York and Los Angeles. A $350 ticket will get you there in 48 hours.

The game of "beano" is first introduced in the U.S. at an Atlanta carnival. When a toy salesman takes the game to New York, its name changed to the familiar "Bingo".

On the evening of December 31st, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians play "Auld Long Syne" as a New Year's song for the first time.

The White House gets its first telephone.

1932-1934 Annual Earnings:

Coal Miner - $723.00
College Teacher - $3,111.00
Dentist - $2,300.00
Doctor - $3,382.00
Lawyer - $4,218.00
Registered Nurse - $936.00
United States Congressman - $8,663.00

My mother. She was born in 1907.


Ginny said...

These are such interesting facts!! I like the Eiffel tower one the best!

Anonymous said...

My late mom was born in 1929! The photo of your mom is precious! Thank you, LV, for sharing it with us. I enjoyed all the interesting facts you shared.

George said...

Thanks for sharing these vintage facts with us. I didn't know that Bingo first had a different name. It's interesting that in 1932 Congressmen still made much more than the people they represented.
The picture of your mother is adorable.

My Vintage Blankie said...

Wow!!! How interesting that gloves weren't used for baseball in the beginning and a doctor made just a little bit more income than a college teacher. Thank you LV. That took a lot of research!!

reanaclaire said...

hello..first time visiting your blog.. have a nice day!

Tete said...

Love history trivia. Your mother sure saw a lot of changes and so many new inventions, but so have you. I have seen my share and I wonder what my kids and my grandkids will see in their lifetimes. It's just amazing to think of all the little things we have and use every day had to start somewhere.
LV, I sure hope you get some rain soon. Too bad Lee couldn't have scooted just a little closer and let it go over the fires.
Just as the farmers are gearing up to pick here, the rains seem to be moving in. Got a 60% chance tomorrow and then another chance on Sunday and with the low yields they are expecting, they sure can't afford to dry it.
Hang in there- rain will come- Craig and I will do a rain dance for you tomorrow.
Hugs- Tete

Anonymous said...

Sweet picture of your mother, LV. She was just 8 yrs older than my dad who passed away 3 yrs ago today.

Hope you're keeping well and looking forward to Autumn ~

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi LV,

these are such interesting facts. thanks for sharing. I love the picture of your sweet mamma. So cute!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

What interesting facts. I really enjoyed this post. I love the picture of your Mother. My Mama was born in 1901.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What interesting information, LV... I had no idea that Bingo originally had another name...

GADS---look at how much more the Congressmen made than others... It's still that way unfortunately... ha

Thanks for the great info.

Lynn said...

Hi LV,
Such interesting facts. It's hard to believe the amount of changes in the last hundred years.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting post and information!

Have a great weekend, kisses:)

Madison said...

Great facts. I love reading things like that. The photo of your mother is adorable.

Madison xxx

C. Joy said...

Your mom's picture is so cute. Wow! That congress fact is pretty amazing. I wonder how the Eiffel Tower stands with all that paint on it? Happy Thursday.

Manzanita said...

I didn't know any of those facts and I lived through most of them. Thanks for bringing them to light.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I loved these fun facts! and the photograph of your mom is awesome! Another great post, LV!

Ann said...

Love all the facts--the congressmen are still doing it to us 60 years later!!! You Mom was adorable.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing so many interesting facts.

Jocelyn @

aprons & Old lace said...

I love that picture of your mother! Oh, the stories she would have been able to tell. History is such an important part of life....much can be learned from reading pieces of history. You know, it's funny how times have changed but nothing has really changed. Thanks form stopping by aprons and old lace.

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