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Office Xmas Party: 1925
... white elephant gifts at the party. I got a big stuffed fish at our last party. I would have preferred the oil can. This is so ... still dislike that pompous guy with the cigar. Wee fish, ewe, a mare, egrets, moose ... and a hippo gnu year! I have to ask ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/14/2018 - 8:44am -

Office Xmas Party: 1925

Black Sea Bass: 1900
... to this article please! That's a BIG ol' fish. Bob That's a BIG ol' fish. Bob from Iceland. WoW! That fish is unbelievable!!! What an ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 01/06/2008 - 2:22pm -

Black Sea Bass: 1900

Monster Fish: 1910
The monster sun fish caught by W.N. McMillan of E. Africa, at Santa Catalina Island, California ... lbs. View full size . Wow! Ho boy! That's a big fish! Digg I put the link on Digg btw ;) Monster Fish: 1910 From the fins and spots, it might be a nurse shark. Sunfish ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 12/12/2007 - 11:48am -

Monster Fish: 1910

Lady in the Water: 1947
... the light slicing through the water....... splinters of fish darting ........ i found it to be a soothing image - eternally ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 08/19/2018 - 12:31pm -

Lady in the Water: 1947

Catch of the Day: 1908
... Big Lagoon." View full size. U.S. Copyright Ofc. Fish Looks like trout. Lotsa fish! Wow, think they may be a tad over their limit? Anyone know what kind ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 1:48pm -

Catch of the Day: 1908

Fish Fry: 1940
1940. "Farm family having Fourth of July fish fry along the Cane River near Natchitoches, Louisiana." Photo by Marion ... and grits on the menu, otherwise it can't be a legit fish fry. Points for the cornbread though. Keeping it glassy I love the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/05/2019 - 12:06pm -

Fish Fry: 1940

Little Fish: 1901
1901. "Fishermen at Summit, Ill's." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size. Dinner "Hey Bobby, I think we got enough. Mom only wanted four!: Small fry Hrmf. Perch or crappie .... maybe s ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/04/2019 - 12:12pm -

Little Fish: 1901

Southdale Center: 1956
... once a week. Dayton's and Woolworth's were fabulous! The fish pond was fun, but seemed to sport dead fish frequently (wondered if they weren't poisoned from the coins being dropped ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/09/2019 - 3:36pm -

Southdale Center: 1956

Fish in a Barrel: 1903
... Detroit Publishing Company. View full size. Expert Fish Splitters The Boston Cooking-School Magazine, Jan 1912. ... although to many the various ways of catching and curing fish preparatory for market are entirely unfamiliar. To thoroughly explain the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/12/2017 - 1:21pm -

Fish in a Barrel: 1903

Kitty Hawk Drum Fish: 1900
... Tate's half-brother Daniel Tate, poses with a drum fish in front of a 1900 Wright glider. Photograph by either Orville or Wilbur Wright, 1900. View full size. Flying, Fish I'd have to agree with Treefrog, i come here all the time checking out ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 12/11/2007 - 10:32pm -

Kitty Hawk Drum Fish: 1900

C.H. Javins: 1926
... tasty and nutritious for their families out of them! Fish or Meat At last, I learn why there are no fish hamburgers. Advertisement, Washington Post, Mar 17, 1924. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/13/2011 - 9:56am -

C.H. Javins: 1926

Our Lady of Lourdes School
... Gomez, in the river. As kids during the war we would fish and crag off the docks right near the old Two Six Precinct. I'll never ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/14/2017 - 11:50am -

Our Lady of Lourdes School

Cuyahoga: 1910
... & Door Co. The Cleveland Machine Knife Co. Monson Fish Co. (I too am puzzled by the whirligigs in front of the fish house) Monson Fish What's going on in front of the Monson Fish Co. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/30/2012 - 11:07pm -

Cuyahoga: 1910

Little Boy, Big Fish
... so I imagine that is where the photo was taken. More Fish Stories Legend has it that in 1950 when they built the I-94 Bridge in ... 
 
Posted by CheeseHead - 03/05/2008 - 12:25pm -

Little Boy, Big Fish

Bathgate Avenue: 1936
... display cases in front of the stores, the smells of dried fish and ethnic foods baking in the sun. The area was much more crowded in the ... and live pike & carp for Friday night's "gefulte" fish was a given. Mom used to keep the fish alive in the bathtub so we could ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/30/2012 - 10:50am -

Bathgate Avenue: 1936

Woman's Bureau: 1922
... to crawl under it. At least she has the keys. Hey! Fish! If this was NY's 12th Precinct, I would expect Wojo and Fish were out on a call. Obviously they modeled the set of "Barney Miller" on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 11:17pm -

Woman's Bureau: 1922

Armless Orphan: 1922
... glass negative. View full size. You never saw a fish with arms, did you? Found a cropped version of the photo Jenniearcheo ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/09/2018 - 4:39pm -

Armless Orphan: 1922

Super Giant: 1964
... counter. One Dill, one Half-Sour. Good pickles, and great fish. The fish department has always been a source of pride for Giant. Of course this was ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/22/2008 - 6:35am -

Super Giant: 1964

Me and My Shad: 1920
... Bad shad I've always thought of shad as a trash fish. Were they considered more desirable in 1920 or is there something I don't ... course making a delicacy of the thousands of eggs in each fish no doubt hastened their decline. Additionally, please don't interpret ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 1:33pm -

Me and My Shad: 1920

Sea Water Baths: 1904
... left side -- very stressful. "Do you know what fish do in that stuff?" Despite W.C. Fields' ostensible dislike of good ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/24/2018 - 11:40am -

Sea Water Baths: 1904

Airport 1941
... people as we flew between the mountains and see individual fish in the Caribbean. All Colombian pilots were avid readers of "Terry and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/18/2019 - 1:36pm -

Airport 1941

Fish To-Day: 1939
... Back then, you had to wait for a special day for fish, but could always find Sure-Jell in the stores because everybody canned, along with plenty of sugar. Now you can always find fish, but you'll have to ask in most stores to find the pectin. And I can ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/15/2017 - 1:34pm -

Fish To-Day: 1939

Fish Grotto: 1957
Bernstein's Fish Grotto restaurant on Powell Street in San Francisco in 1957. I like the ... never goes to sea" The entrance to Bernstein's Fish Grotto faithfully follows in size and detail the Nina , flagship of ... E. Mullen built the exterior and interior of Bernstien's Fish Grotto in about 1912. I am trying to build a scale replica for the family ... 
 
Posted by Rute Boye - 08/04/2012 - 4:40pm -

Fish Grotto: 1957

Abraham Lincoln: 1865
... consultants, plasticizing of any kind. He had bigger fish to fry, his life was never a day at the spa. But look at the CHARACTER in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/03/2012 - 6:52pm -

Abraham Lincoln: 1865

Fishbowl: 1905
... open in the future. But what did they do with the fish? I visited the aquarium with my first grade class in the spring of ... gold or silver to look like gilding. Fate of the fish The fish were loaned out to various aquariums across the country. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/26/2012 - 12:35pm -

Fishbowl: 1905

Hot Fish Daily: 1941
April 1941. "Chicago. Lunch wagon for Negroes." 35mm negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Resettlement Administration. View full size. It does say kosher I'd guess that the word "kosher" here means only that the red hot is made with a beef ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/11/2013 - 12:05pm -

Hot Fish Daily: 1941

New England Fish Inc.: 1904
... would be dispatched, usually with a man and a boy, to fish with longlines or by other methods. Cod was the most common prey. The ... Dories A dory can carry 2 men and 1,000 lbs. of fish. I've never heard of them being sailed, or known them to have centerboards ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/29/2014 - 12:57pm -

New England Fish Inc.: 1904

Fish: 1917
April 1917. "Teaching a deaf-mute to talk. Training School for Deaf Mutes. Sulphur, Oklahoma." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. look at them It looks like this girl really wants to learn, you can see the teacher student ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/04/2008 - 3:46pm -

Fish: 1917

Rockaway Bungalows: 1910
... Mrs. Herman, would let my Dad come before the season to fish. The last time I was there was about 36 years ago. It was so sad to see ... closed for the summer. We would stop at Weiss's for fish and chips, then drive over the old Cross Bay Boulevard bridge and see the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/04/2012 - 3:56am -

Rockaway Bungalows: 1910

Fish in a Basket: 1909
October 1909. Boy selling fish from a basket in Boston street market. View full size. Photograph by ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 1:04pm -

Fish in a Basket: 1909
 
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