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The Bund was real big until the USA got in the war.
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solely wrote:
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The scaffolding.


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oh really?

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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↑ Shhhh, Pyrrho, don't give sparks any ideas! :shock:




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Cleveland public square, where the Terminal Tower now stands.

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blowup from above

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↑ Yup, that was a long time ago. :|





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Corner of Tremont & Park Streets, Boston, 1897.

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Black beauties.

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Aside from what it is, there is the past-is-a-foreign-country detail of advertising their product as an "anorectic".
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I know that guy from somewhere. 8)
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Hmmmm.

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solely wrote:
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Black beauties.
The formula is now called adderall
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Perhaps the first portable radio (and remote).

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https://www.shorpy.com/node/25762
CARRIES RECEIVING SET ABOUT IN SUIT CASE

Government Expert Astounds Gathering of Engineers With Demonstration of Singing Valise -- Explains Small Instrument Capable of Controlling Mechanism at Great Distances

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While the engineers were gathered in the French Room of the Drake, all windows closed, Mr. Dunmore opened the grip, turned the aerial director toward the Westinghouse broadcasting station KYW, and at once the voice of the announcer of a radio news service was heard.

"That's easy," said Mr. Dunmore, and, closing the satchel, he took hold of the handle and walked about the room. The news bulletins continued to come and were heard in all parts of the room. He walked to every corner of the room and the voice continued until KYW, having completed the news bulletins, signed off.

The reception of radio in a set inclosed in a leather case and all within the confines of the steel, concrete and brick structure of the hotel, amazed even those of the engineers who thought they had seen the very latest in radio reception.

Of greater practical importance, however, was the relay recorder for remote radio control, which Mr. Dunmore displayed and which he described at length in a written report to the engineers.

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↑ A hymn to inflation. :mrgreen:

But you Muricans don't have basements to store your old wines, right?