Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Pearl Harbor

From U. S. militaria Forum website

Japanese mock up of Pearl harbor that was used to plan the attack

Monday, December 05, 2016

Military Christmas card

Desert Shield/Desert Storm Christmas card The Desert Shield Christmas card could not contain any religious imagery or wording so as not to offend the Arabs

For Brian Farber

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Maggie Miller's Saloon 1918

Maggie Miller's Saloon 1918 Annapolis Maryland
Elgenbrot Beer was started by Christian and Maria Elgenbrot.  It was swallowed up by Maryland Brewing Company.  below is an 1899 showing the Baltimore Beer companies already acquired by them.

There is a facebook page for the beer

also here


New Year Poems

Imperial Palace, Tokyo - It was an old custom in Japan that every year in the middle of December, the Empress set the themes for the New Year Poems which had to be made out of 31 syllables and had to be based on pre-defined topics, e.g., “Spring rain at the coast”, or “Which family has blooming plums in their house". Any Japanese citizen was invited to create such poem, and in case of prizewinning, it had been announced both in the Imperial Palace as well as in the news papers. The picture here, made in the 1930s,. shows the judges for the poetry competition in traditional dress.