Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Jackson Park (Chicago) during the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
The Statue of the Republic overlooks the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
The exposition covered more than 600 acres (2.4 km2), featuring nearly 200 new (but purposely temporary) buildings of predominately neoclassical architecture, canals and lagoons, and people and cultures from around the world. More than 27 million people attended the exposition during its six-month run. Its scale and grandeur far exceeded the other world fairs, and it became a symbol of the emerging American Exceptionalism, much in the same way that the Great Exhibition became a symbol of the Victorian era United Kingdom.
Dedication ceremonies for the fair were held on October 21, 1892, but the fairgrounds were not actually opened to the public until May 1, 1893. The fair continued until October 30, 1893. In addition to recognizing the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the New World by Europeans, the fair also served to show the world that Chicago had risen from the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire. This had destroyed much of the city in 1871. On October 9, 1893, the day designated as Chicago Day, the fair set a record for outdoor event attendance, drawing 716,881 persons to the fair.
The original Ferris Wheel
The exposition was such a major event in Chicago that one of the stars on the municipal flag honors it.
Friday, July 29, 2011
“I shovel plowed the potatoes this forenoon and Father moved a load of grass on the flat lot where the wheat killed out. After dinner I went up town and got some ice for Ice cream and then we got in the load of hay. Very pleasant day.”
|TGIF! These people are really looking forward to the weekend. You can tell by their smiling faces.|
Thursday, July 28, 2011
“I drew out three loads of manure this morning and then we drew in our wheat rakings (father raked them yesterday and the day before) and I cultivated the beans twice in a row this afternoon. A beautiful day.”
|The last in a set of freaky doll pictures.|
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
“I cut the barley for Will Holmes today (about 6 acres) got it done about four o’clock. Mike drew out manure today and I helped him after I got Will’s field done until night. Has been a cool and pleasant day.”
|It is getting close to the time to start picking fruit.|
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
“Helped Mr. Holmes in their wheat (Mike and I) and we finished drawing the bundles. Has been very windy today.”
Sunday, July 24, 2011
“We built our wheat stack today. Got is done about five o’clock and drew in three loads for Mr Holmes. Has been a beautiful day and we have our wheat all in except the rakings.”
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
“We drew wheat all day for Mr. Holmes and cleared the hill lot and nearly all of the south lot. A shower about half past five hindered us from getting it all cleaned out. About two loads left in the south lot.”
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
“We finished cutting the second lot of wheat this morning and cut in the south lot from about 8 o’clock. About two hours will finish that piece. Has been a very fine day.”
Monday, July 18, 2011
“We finished cutting the east lot this forenoon and cut on the six acre lot this afternoon. Have about half an hours work to do yet on that lot. It’s been a very pleasant day.”
|This picture reminds me of the movie "The Bells of St. Mary's"|
Sunday, July 17, 2011
“I went over and cut Lawrence’s wheat today and Mike Shovel plowed the potatoes one way. I got home about half past five and cut five times around the wheat lot east of the barn. “
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
|The second in the series of freaky doll pictures.|
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
|I love these two pictures. They seem to be sharing a happy moment. That makes me very happy!|
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
|For some reason, when I first saw this picture, I was reminded of John Brown. However, A look at the picture below shows that they look nothing alike.|
Monday, July 11, 2011
“I moved awhile this morning and then we drew in two loads of hay before dinner and bunched what I mowed this morning. Pleasant day!”
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In Greek mythology, a harpy ("snatcher", from Latin: harpeia, originating in Greek: ἅρπυια, harpūia) was one of the winged spirits best known for constantly stealing all food from Phineas. The literal meaning of the word seems to be "that which snatches" as it comes from the ancient Greek word harpazein (ἁρπάζειν), which means "to snatch".
A harpy was the mother by the West Wind Zephyros of the horses of Achilles. In this context Jane Ellen Harrison adduced the notion in Virgil's Georgics (iii.274) that mares became gravid by the wind alone, marvelous to say.
Hesiod calls them two "lovely-haired" creatures, and pottery art depicting the harpies featured beautiful women with wings. Harpies as ugly winged bird-women, e.g. in Aeschylus' The Eumenides (line 50) are a late development, due to a confusion with the Sirens. Roman and Byzantine writers detailed their ugliness.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Hale Farm & Village (http://www.wrhs.org/index.php/hale) is the premier outdoor, living history museum in Northeast Ohio. For over 50 years Hale Farm & Village has provided school children, adults and families a slice of life on the Western Reserve in the backdrop of the 19th century.