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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

10:30 PM November 11, 1921

3 comments:

misterarthur said...

Where did you find this photo? It's fantastic.

Red said...

Left corner reads "The Heralding of Peace".

SippicanCottage said...

Red- As you may know, Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, and commemorated the end of WWI. That was very fresh in people's minds in 1921, the first time it was celebrated. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is when the treaty was signed.

Mister Arthur!

Back in my youth, I was on the lam from Interpol over smuggling non-union cheese that smelled like leper's feet into France. I got my job making glass eyes for merry-go-round horses as a cover while I hid out and trained as a ninja-furrier. I vowed the feet and fur would fly, I'm telling you.

My boss at the merry-go-round factory let me sleep on crates on the loading dock when my shift was over, and I used the photos I found inside to cover myself for warmth, as I could not yet afford to buy a Boston Globe for its ideal purpose. That's one of the photos.