• 8
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 8, 1943

[voxant 3716532] Tuesday, June 8, 1943 Guercif, Morocco, North Africa Today was one of the most miserable days that I have ever spent in my life. I must have gotten a touch of Ptomaine poison last night in the “C” rations because I was terribly sick this morning when I woke. I didn’t eat any […]

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  • 7
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 7, 1943

Monday, June 7, 1943 Meknes, Morocco, North Africa This is what most people would call a screwed up day in every sense of the word. I woke up at six and ate breakfast so I could be ready to head for town alright (sic) to make all final arrangements and clearances. This turned out to […]

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  • 6
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 6, 1943

Sunday, June 6, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa This has been a funny day. It started out peaceful and pleasant and ended up in a furor of activity. We slept a little late as it was Sunday and we had nothing in particular to do. The men ate breakfast then we checked over our new trucks. […]

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  • 5
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 5, 1943

[voxant 3714894] Saturday, June 5, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa This morning I was one mad officer. I went down to headquarters to make the final arrangements for this convoy and found I wasn’t going. Orders had come down from Algiers putting us on the alert so the whole convoy fell through. We put a lot […]

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  • 4
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 4, 1943

[voxant 3713869] Friday, June 4, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa This morning I took eight men and drove down town to see what had happened. I saw Lt. Shaffer and he said we had to go up to the Shell Building to see a certain Col. about getting those trailers with air brakes. We went up […]

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  • 3
    Jun

19th-Century Fine Dining Symbolized by Tiffany Flatware

Victorian silver flatware has long been appreciated for their elaborate patterns and exquisite craftsmanship. It is doubtful that the vogue for a utensil for each category of food will make a comeback, but these days the many collectors searching out the various flatware patterns of from that time. Upper class dining in the Victorian era […]

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  • 3
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 3, 1943

[voxant 3712928] Thursday, June 3, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa This is one day I can truthfully say I have been busy. I rolled out of bed at 7:30, got dressed and went over to the office. I never eat breakfast anymore so that was just one more thing I didn’t have to do. I explained […]

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  • 2
    Jun

Dating Your Vintage Photographs (1840 – 1900) Part 1: Image Formats

Many people inherit photographs of generations of ancestors and struggle with frustrations of identifying exactly who is in each photo. Understanding the time periods for certain image formats can help tremendously, though. It narrows the probable window for a portrait and thus helps determine how many “greats” to add to that unknown uncle! History: Optical […]

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  • 2
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 2, 1943

Wednesday, June 2, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa This afternoon I walked into headquarters and Capt. Bley said I was just the man he was looking for. When I asked why he said he had a little convoy he wanted me to take and of course I said swell. Of course, then I didn’t know he […]

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  • 1
    Jun

Kentucky Rifles: How to Gauge the Quintessential American Firearm

Surprisingly, one of America’s earliest triumphs in artistic and functional design, the “Kentucky rifle,” was not invented or generally fashioned in Kentucky. The name, instead, was coined from a hearty stock of Americans who plied it. Native Americans called Kentucky the “Dark and Bloody Ground” because of the unending wars between Iroquois and Cherokees for […]

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