Archive for December 23rd, 2019

CRACKER JACK GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS ~ 1956

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“Ladies’ Home Journal”

Cracker Jack is a brand of snack food consisting of molasses-flavored,
caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts, well known for being packaged
with a
prize of trivial value inside. The Cracker Jack name and slogan,
"The More You Eat The More You Want", were
registered in 1896. Some
food historians consider it the first junk food.

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PAINTER CUT HIS EAR ON THIS DAY IN 1888

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Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890)  Painting by Australian artist John Russell.          

On December 23, 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from
severe depression, cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor    
while staying in Arles, France.  He later documented the event in a
painting titled Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear. Today, Van Gogh is
regarded as an artistic genius and his masterpieces sell for record-
breaking prices; however, during his lifetime, he was a poster boy
for tortured starving artists and sold only one painting.
    


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A self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh with a bandaged ear. On
display in the
en:Courtauld Gallery.

An image of a large opened bible on a table top
Still Life with Open Bible, Extinguished Candle and Novel also Still
Life with Bible
, 1885.

An expansive painting of a wheatfield, with a footpath going through the centre underneath dark and forbidding skies, through which a flock of black crows fly.
Wheatfield with Crows, 1890.

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