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New York Telephone Switching Building. 811 Tenth Avenue between West 53rd to 54th streets, Kahn & Jacobs. Architects, 1961-1963. View of the building in the fall of 1963.

Photo: New York Telephone, Co.

Source:  “Circle Line covers the waterfront” (New York, Circle Line, 1968).

George W. Bush (2001 - 2009) collapsed in 2002 while watching football.

George H.W. Bush (1989 - 1993) vomited and collapsed on the Japanese Prime Minister in 1992.

Ronald Reagan (1981 - 1989) probably suffered effects of early dementia late in his presidency.

Jimmy Carter (1977 - 1981) collapsed while running a marathon.

LBJ (1963 - 1969) had a near-fatal heart attack in 1955.

JFK (1961 - 1963) took a dozen different kinds of medication for a number of problems, including Addison’s disease.

Dwight Eisenhower (1953 - 1961) had a heart attack in 1955, surgery for Crohn’s disease in 1956, and a stroke in 1957.

But let’s talk about how Secretary Clinton can’t be President becausd she overworked herself while suffering from a mild case of pneumonia.


Ford Galaxie Part I:  The First Five Years

Like the Chevrolet Impala and Plymouth Fury, the Galaxie started as a sub-series.  In 1959, the Galaxie was part of the Fairlane line.  Galaxie displaced Fairlane as the top tier full-size car model in 1960.

Lots more of my Ford pictures on Flickr:



5 best classic horror films for the hipsters that don’t want to be bored on halloween:

Nosferatu (1922) - F.W. Murnau

Night of the Living Dead (1968) - George A. Romero

Carnival of Souls (1962) - Herk Harvey

The Innocents (1961) - Jack Clayton

The Haunting (1963) - Robert Wise

“wow i can’t believe people support nazis in 2017” wow i can’t believe people support nazis in 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 


Plymouth Fury Part II: The Next Five Years

The Plymouth Fury started in 1956 as sub-series of the Belvedere line.  It was only available as an off-white with gold trim 2 door hardtop.  In 1959, The Fury became the top full line model for Plymouth.  The Sport Fury became the top of the Fury Series. Plymouth downsized in 1962 and took a big hit in sales.  In 1965, the Fury was back to being a standard full-size car and available as Fury I, Fury II, Fury III or Sport Fury trim levels.  The V.I.P (Very Important Plymouth) debuted in 1966 as the formal luxury offering to compete with the Ford LTD and Chevrolet Caprice.

Many more of my Plymouth pictures on Flickr:


Historical Calendar Sheet: 26 April

On 26 April 1965, the West German Federal Reserve (Deutsche Bundesbank) issues a 500 DM banknote, showing the (mirror-inverted) portrait of an unknown man of 1521 by painter Hans Maler von Schwaz on the front, and Castle Eltz as a symbol of German chivalry on the reverse.

It was the last value of the third series of Deutsche Mark banknotes put into circulation; a year earlier, a 1000 DM banknote was issued; the smaller values of 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 DM were put into circulation between 1961 and 1963.

These banknotes remained in circulation until 1992, when they were superseded with a new design with improved safety features. Although they are out of circulation for 25 years now, and are no longer accepted as a means of payment, they can still be exchanged at all branches of Deutsche Bundesbank into Euro free of charge at a fixed rate of 1 € for 1.95583 DM. As of the end of 2015, banknotes worth 6.05 billion DM were not yet exchanged to Euro, which is 2.31 % of the original circulation.

The small print reads: “Wer Banknoten nachmacht oder verfälscht oder nachgemachte oder verfälschte sich verschafft und in Verkehr bringt, wird mit Freiheitsstrafe nicht unter zwei Jahren bestraft.” (”Who replicates or counterfeits banknotes or who obtains replicated or counterfeited ones and puts them into circulation shall be punished with no less than two years in prison.”) This warning was printed on all banknotes.