Ads: Tobacco

Ads: Tobacco

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42 min ago

Chess in Vintage Print Advertising      Although Chess isn't a common theme in advertising non-chess products, the practice goes back at least a century and a half when in 1859* Kaichen & Rothschild of Detroit usurped Morp...

Ads: Alcohol

Ads: Alcohol

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20 hrs ago

Beer: 1942   Miller Beer  ... 1957  Miller Beer  ... 1967  Schlitz Beer  ... 1971  Rheingold Beer  ... The Hard Stuff:   1936&nbs...

Ads:  Food

Ads: Food

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1 day ago

Food: 1909  Ely-Gillmore Fruit Co. ... 1909  Ely-Gillmore Fruit Co. ... 1909  Ely-Gillmore Fruit Co. ... 1909  Ely-Gillmore Fruit Co. ... 1909  Ely-Gillmore Fruit Co. ... ...

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Ads: Soft Drinks

batgirl
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2 days ago

The Softer Drinks: 1945  Canadia Dry Water ... 1945  Coca Cola ... 1957  Pepsi Cola ... 1964  Tab Cola ... 1968  Coca Cola ...

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Ads: Apparel and Accessories

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2 days ago

Apparel and Accessories:  ... 1920  Emery Shirts ... 1945  Trifari Jewelry ... 1947  Hamilton watches ... 1949  Maidenform Bra ... 1953  Van Heusen Shirts...... 1963   Botany ...

Ads: Business and Miscellaneous

Ads: Business and Miscellaneous

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3 days ago

Business and Miscellaneous:... . 1952  Sanforized Cotton ... 1953  Ladies' Home Journal ... 1956  Consolidated Electrodynamcs Corp. ... 1957  Pan Am ... 1957  Women's Day Magazine ... ...

Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair

batgirl
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3 days ago

From the first time I heard Art Garfunkel's angelic voice singing the opening lines Scarborough Fair/Canticle, my take on the old English ballad was a mistaken one.   I thought the term "Scarborough Fair" was a poetic expression of "f...

Chess Brilliancies III

Chess Brilliancies III

batgirl
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13 days ago

Francis Percival Wenman Percy Wenman (1892-1972), born in England.  In 1911 he moved to Scotland where he began his amateur chess career, married Elizabeth Thompson, had a son, Marcus Heathcote and a daughter Alice Elizabeth and started h...

Chess Brilliancies II

Chess Brilliancies II

batgirl
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13 days ago

Francis Percival Wenman Percy Wenman (1892-1972), born in England.  In 1911 he moved to Scotland where he began his amateur chess career, married Elizabeth Thompson, had a son, Marcus Heathcote and a daughter Alice Elizabeth and started h...

Chess Brilliancies I

Chess Brilliancies I

batgirl
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13 days ago

Francis Percival Wenman Percy Wenman (1892-1972) was born in England.  In 1911 he moved to Scotland where he married Elizabeth Thompson, had a son, Marcus Heathcote and a daughter Alice Elizabeth and started his amateur chess career. ...

Hang Your Head and Cry

Hang Your Head and Cry

batgirl
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23 days ago

"...it was merely two uprights, with a space between them of about ten feet and a cross piece on top..."N.Y. Herald, May 2, 1868                                 &nbs...

Social Progress

Social Progress

batgirl
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Aug 20, 2020

Here in the good ol' US of A., as in most places I suspect, the Covid-19 virus has created havoc. While mask-wearing, sanitizing and keeping our distance has become as common as it's become annoying, it's mainly an inconvenience most of us can end...

Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier

Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier

batgirl
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Aug 5, 2020

Siúil a Rún is an Irish song, most likely from the late 17th century, in which a lass is heartbroken because the lover is joining the military and going to war and will do anything to assure his safe return. Women and war is a theme ...

Under the Covers with Sarah Beth

Under the Covers with Sarah Beth

batgirl
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Jul 11, 2020

I like listening to cover songs.  Some are terrible, some a pretty good and some are phenomenal.  Below are a handful of very talented artists from various levels of renown who've really caught my ear with their covers of these oldies, I...

Bury My Heart

Bury My Heart

batgirl
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Jul 6, 2020

My somewhat eclectic musical tastes stem from my teens.  My mother collected albums she picked up at yard sales, not particularly interested in the genres or artists.  These are the songs that I listen to and learned to play on guitar.&n...

Tatanka

Tatanka

batgirl
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Mar 7, 2020

You see the ghost of the buffalo Moving both fierce and slowLike glittering prophesies On the edge of the horizon    (Jewel Kilcher, "The New Wild West)      Like most people I have a certain affinity for non-human an...

Vrnjačka Banja 1961

Vrnjačka Banja 1961

batgirl
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Feb 2, 2020

 I published something similar to this for that forums about three years go.  I wanted it in my blog. The Women's Candidate Tournament for the World Championship took place in Vrnjačka Banja, Oct.-Nov. 1961. I'm looking at this...

Max Euwe Clipped

Max Euwe Clipped

batgirl
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Jan 29, 2020

I found some Max Euwe images and articles while perusing various Dutch newspaper archives.  The quality isn't the best but I think they're still of interest.  I don't read Dutch, so the photos were more relevant to me than the articles.&...

Stamped Out

Stamped Out

batgirl
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Jan 24, 2020

  As early as 1982 the USCF had already started making preparations for the upcoming events commemorating the centennial of the death of Paul Morphy (1837-1884).  Paul Morphy, as most chess enthusiasts realize, was the most celebrated ch...

Rothwell

Rothwell

batgirl
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Jan 17, 2020

In March 1979 Chess Life and Review did a lovely presentation of the chess art of E. B. Rothwell.  The magazine was all B&W, so the images published there lacked color. The name Rothwell didn't ring a bell but upon looking it up I did f...

Fischer, Spassky, Thorarinsson and Gigoric.

Fischer, Spassky, Thorarinsson and Gigoric.

batgirl
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Jan 15, 2020

GM Svetozar Gligorić interviewed GM Robert Fischer and GM Boris Spassky after their 1972 world Championship bout.  Those two interviews, along with one of Gudmundur Thorarinsson by Johann Jonsson were reproduced in Chess Life and Review in Ja...

Three Old Songs

Three Old Songs

batgirl
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Dec 18, 2019

     I'd been having a discussion of sorts with a friend of mine about the song most commonly known as Barbara Allen.  I first heard the song on my The Everly Brothers' Songs Our Daddy Taught Us cassette tape a couple decade...

Histe Them Sails

Histe Them Sails

batgirl
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Dec 7, 2019

I've made blog postings about different aspects of music that had caught my eye— mostly with folk music and usually quite convoluted.    These include: Wasn't That a TimeTwo by TwoWild Old FamilyThe First Time   ...

Pillsbury-Bowles, A Living Game

Pillsbury-Bowles, A Living Game

batgirl
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Nov 28, 2019

     Rhoda Annie Bowles was the prime impetus of women's chess in London at the turn of the 20th century. A friend of both Steinitz and Pillsbury, her efforts culminated in the first women's international tournament in 1897. She was...

Wasn't That a Time?

Wasn't That a Time?

batgirl
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Apr 26, 2018

     Although I Dig Rock and Roll Music, I'm really more of a folkie, fond of not only the folk-rock of Bob Dylan, the Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, etc., but of traditional American folk music and of those that popularized it all...