FAMOUS GENERALS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Collect ‘em all.
These are some of the men made famous by their military leadership in the War Between the States, which was begun with the firing on Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861, and ended with the surrender of the Army of Virginia by General Lee to General Grant at Appomattox, April 9, 1865.
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin at historic meeting. The framing of our nation’s Declaration of Independence. Portrayed faithfully in Josephine Tussaud’s London Wax Museum, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.
“I WAS KILLING FASCISTS WHEN YOU PUNKS WERE IN DIAPERS.”
(Response by George Wallace to “hippies” who called him a fascist.)
George Corley Wallace, Jr., 45th Governor of Alabama, would have been 92 years old today. A staunch pro-segregationist, he renounced this attitude late in life.
His wife, Lurleen, is in the foreground, meaning that this postcard was likely published during her short term as the 46th Alabama Governor. (She died of cancer 16 months after taking office.) Alabama State law at that time prevented George from serving two consecutive terms as Governor. So how do you stay in power? This picture says it all.
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, 1776
The Declaration of Independence…Thomas Jefferson, the recognized author of this famous document and those who assisted him, John Adams and Ben Franklin, receive guidance from George Washington at TUSSAUD’S LONDON WAX MUSEUM, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.
Little did they know that George had become a pod person and that they would also be replaced by their duplicates very soon.
American history not taught in schools.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
CUSTER’S LAST STAND (Anniversary of)
Custer’s eyes completely kill any solemnity that the museum may have tried to create. I’d be laughing like crazy.
THE WAX MUSEUM
919 Bannock Street
On June 25, 1876, GEN. GEORGE A. CUSTER AND THE FAMED SEVENTH CAVALRY were surrounded by about 4,000 Indians at the Little Big Horn in Montana. After approximately 35 minutes of furious fighting, Custer lay dead in the midst of his annihilated detachment of 265 men.
TODAY is the 150th ANNIVERSARY of the BEGINNING of the CIVIL WAR
Thanks to the American roadside wax museum, even this daffy site can commemorate such a somber event.
Oct. 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 others captured the United States arsenal and rifle works at Harper’s Ferry, Va., now W. Va., with the intention of setting up a mountain refuge for runaway slaves. He was hanged for treason Dec. 2, 1859. The nation was divided in hate and admiration of him.
Happy Fourth of July!
HEY! GET YOUR HANDS OFF THAT!!
Don’t you know that acidic oils can transfer from your hands and cause irreparable damage to this ancient American treasure?!? What’s the matter with you?
Verso: “PHILADELPHIA, the Quaker City. THE LIBERTY BELL, one of America’s most famous symbols of freedom, was rung on the morning of July 8, 1776, to call all to hear the Declaration of Independence read to the people. On exhibition in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA.”
BONUS POSTCARD—in the spirit of yesterday’s elections
(…and a CONTEST!)
“Yes Son—You too can be President”
This card depicts a presidential birthplace.
Which U.S. president was born here?
The first person to correctly answer this question will win a BAD POSTCARD gem from my collection. I will give you a choice of a few cards, or ask you what topics interest you so I can pick the right one for you.
Your satisfaction is 99% guaranteed.
Submit your answer as a comment.
About the card: You read the caption and you look down at the two people standing at the right of the photo and you assume it is father and son. The guy on the right could definitely be a father, but, on closer examination, the person on the left looks like it could be a woman—something about the shape of the body. I have zoomed in on one of my scans so you can see detail.
Teaser for tomorrow’s card once more: MUSHROOM PARK