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Life in America:  1948







Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Mar 22, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Customs, 1940's, North America

Life in America:  1915









Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Feb 17, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Customs, 1910's, North America

Life in America:  1959









Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jan 20, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Customs, 1950's, North America

By Chevy From Cuba to USA

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With the recent migrant tragedies at sea around the globe, we must always recall one of the great refugee success stories: turning an old Detroit truck into an ocean-going vessel.

More photos here.

Full story here.

Life in America:  1947






Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 10, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Culture and Civilization, Customs, 1940's, North America

The Backwards Multilingual Singing Career of Jeanette

Because the USA market for music is so huge, singers from other countries are always trying to break in, abandoning their native languages for English.

Maurice Chevalier. Charles Aznavour. Julio Iglesias. Shakira. The list goes on and on.

What's stranger is someone who abandons a career singing in native English to become a star abroad.

Such was the case of Jeanette.

Born in the UK and raised in America, she tried to be a folkie.



But failing that, she moved to Europe and became a great success, singing mostly in Spanish.



Of course, looking like a beautiful flower child didn't hurt!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Sep 22, 2013 | Comments (10)
Category: Languages, Music, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960's, 1970's, Europe, North America

Mystery in the Kitchen

Mystery in the Kitchen by Don Haldane, National Film Board of Canada



Invisible supercilious foppish food policeman invades a family's life and assigns all nutritional malfeasance to the "emotional" mother/wife.


Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Sep 16, 2013 | Comments (1)
Category: Food, PSA's, 1950's, North America

Life in America:  1953









Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 24, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Customs, 1950's, North America

Strawberry-Flavored Salted Plums, with Honey and Chiles

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Who wants to try these Mexican goodies and tell me how they taste?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Aug 08, 2013 | Comments (9)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Food, North America
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