Category: Blast From the Past

Blast From the Past — 1937

Young Winthrop was a third-generation member of the Rockefeller family. The 3 years he spent in the oil fields followed his expulsion from Yale University as a result of “misbehavior”. He enlisted in the Army as a private during WW II and earned a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart for his actions…

Blast From the Past — 1937

On May 26, 1937, workers of 3 major independent steel mills—Republic Steel, Youngstown Sheet & Tube, and Inland Steel—voted to strike over low wages and poor working conditions. Once the workers walked out and formed picket lines, the companies brought in strikebreakers—”scab” labor—to run the factories. That decision

Blast From the Past — 1934

Johnny Weissmuller sounds a lot like his on-screen persona, Tarzan. Perhaps the character is not all that much of a stretch for him. (Click on image to enlarge)   Source: San Francisco Examiner Newspaper, September 18, 1934 via California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside