Author Archives: Lisa Rickey

Thanksgiving at Base Hospital No. 18, Bazoilles-sur-Meuse, 1918

On Thursday, November 28, 1918, Americans celebrated Thanksgiving, and there was much to be thankful for indeed. Men and women in many other nations were probably feeling quite thankful around that time as well! The armistice, signed two weeks earlier on November 11, … Continue reading

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Join us for Archives Fridays: The Wright Brothers: More Than Airplanes on Nov. 20

Please join us for this month’s “Archives Fridays” presentation: The Wright Brothers: More Than Airplanes Friday, November 20 12-1 p.m. Dunbar Library 315 Stories about the Wright Brothers and their aviation accomplishments abound, but materials in the Wright Brothers Collection reveal untold … Continue reading

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How to get that ‘Vampire Complexion’

The headline of this advertisement from 1922 caught our eye just in time for Halloween. It contains some recommendations for how to get that “vampire completion” — though we wouldn’t recommend following these instructions, and we’ll tell you why in … Continue reading

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