Previously posted April 17, 2007 – December 27, 2008
The company was founded as Libby, McNeill & Libby in Chicago, Illinois, by Archibald McNeill and the brothers Arthur and Charles Libby. The business began with a canned meat product, beef in brine, or corned beef. It became well-known when it began to package the meat in a trapezoid-shaped can starting in 1875. – Wikipedia
Louis Baunach – Prime Meats – New Sauerkraut – circa Early 1900s – Possibly Richmond Hill or Ridgewood, Queens
According to genealogy website Mocavo, A “Louis Baunach was born on September 10, 1879 and died on February, 1969 at the age of 90…. Louis’s last known place of residence was Richmond Hill, Queens County, New York.” I am not certain that this is the same Louis Baunach as in this image, which Vincenzo and I bought in a second-hand story in Fishs Eddy, NY almost two decades ago. It is also unclear as to whether or not these images were taken in Queens. Feel free to help solve this mystery.
East New York Terminal Buildings (2002)
Our Lady of Loreto – 124 Sackman Street
Yesterday, I was doing a search for Diana Coal Oil since I recently reposted it, and I found my image on the Our Lady of Loreto’s Photo’s of Old East New York page (Dominick Mondelli, Webmaster). Here are some highlights from Donny’s page of old East New York filled with great fading ads and other glimpses of Brooklyn’s past.
Woman suffrage headquarters in Upper Euclid Avenue, Cleveland–A. (at extreme right) is Miss Belle Sherwin, President, National League of Women Voters; B. is Judge Florence E. Allen (holding the flag); C. is Mrs. Malcolm McBride.
Historically a number of men have engaged with feminism. Philosopher Jeremy Bentham demanded equal rights for women in the eighteenth century. In 1866, philosopher John Stuart Mill (author of “The Subjection of Women”) presented a women’s petition to the British parliament; and supported an amendment to the 1867 Reform Bill. Others have lobbied and campaigned against feminism. Today, academics like Michael Flood, Michael Messner and Michael Kimmel are involved with men’s studies and pro-feminism.
Other men have campaigned against feminism. During the suffragettes‘ campaign anti-suffragists numbered 160 in 1902 in Britain. In New York, the New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage was founded in 1897, and by 1908 it had over 90 members. – Wikipedia – Feminism
Library of Congress
My buddy Robert Baptista – Colorants History.org– found this image and forwarded me some historical anecdotes pertaining to this former Brooklyn business (celluloid combs) that are reminiscent of the famous Triangle Factory Fire. Thanks Robert!
Hi Frank- I was looking at Brooklyn photos at the Library of Congress web site when I came across the attached photo with an interesting story behind it. The photo shows a celluloid comb factory at 150-152 Columbia St. that was hit by a devastating fire on Nov. 8, 1909. According to a New York Times article of Nov. 17, 1909 the fire claimed ten lives. The building had no fire escapes and iron bars on the second floor windows prevented workers from escaping.
The owner of the business, Robert Morrison, lost his son William in the fire. William was trying to rescue other workers. A despondent Robert Morrison committed suicide at his Brooklyn home on Nov. 18, 1909.
I don’t know if the building is still there. If it is, it would make a good then and now feature at your web site.
My buddy Julian Seery Gude, great great grandson of advertising pioneer OJ Gude, turned me on to this blog. Great vintage photos. Above are Vincenzo, 15 years old, and brother Angelo, 11 years old, baking bread for their father at 174 Salem Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. February 1, 1917
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