Monday, June 27, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Eric Douglas Morley (26 September 1918 – 9 November 2000) was born in Holborn, London, England. He was the founder of the Miss World pageant. He was married to now head of the pageant Julia Morley from 1960.
|Eric Morley, the creator of Miss World, noting down some important vital statistics|
|Eric Morley helping with a jammed zipper in 1955|
|Eric Morley checking no contestants had big hips in 1955|
|The first Miss World at the Empire Rooms on Tottenham Court Road, 1951|
|All the contestants of the 1970 Miss World pageant|
|Miss Selfridge girls dressed and made up the same and no doubt contemplating that capitalism can only go backwards|
The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building, as it was originally called, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and the only skyscraper north of 14th Street. The building sits on a triangular island block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak. It anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square, and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies' Mile Historic District.
|Flatiron Building, c1903|
|Flatiron Building by Alfred Stieglitz (1903)|
|Flatiron Building by Edward Steichen (1904)|
Friday, June 24, 2011
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909). He is noted for his energetic personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive Movement, and his "cowboy" image and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the municipal, state, and federal level of government. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.
|a rough rider|
The red-brick Gooderham Building is historic landmark of Toronto, Ontario, Canada located at 49 Wellington Street East. The Gooderham Building is the focal point of one of Toronto's most iconic vistas: looking west down Front Street towards the building's prominent rounded corner, framed on the sides by the heritage commercial blocks along Front Street, and with the skyscrapers of the Financial District towering in the background.