Archive for August 2nd, 2020

REMEMBER THIS FUN CATALOG?

1959 Johnson Smith & Co. Novelties & Toys Catalog Vintage

The Johnson Smith Company was a mail-order company established in 1914
by
Alfred Johnson Smith in Chicago, Illinois that sold novelty and gag gift
items such as
x-ray goggles, whoopee cushions, fake vomit, and joy buzzers.

The company moved from Chicago to Racine, Wisconsin in 1926, to Detroit
in the 1930s, and from the Detroit area to
Bradenton, Florida in 1986.

In 2014, Johnson Smith & Co. marked its 100th anniversary. On December
31, 2019, the company’s website announced that they had ceased
operations and closed.

Remember Johnson Smith Catalog? Did You Read The Johnson-Smith ...


Early 20th century Ventriloquism Guide and novelties catalogue.

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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT 85

The Cast of The Waltons: Then and Now | DailyDisclosure
Anthony Wilford Brimley (September 27, 1934 – August 1, 2020)

(AP) – Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to
an indelible character
actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes
menace, to a range of films that included “Cocoon” (1985)“The Natural”
(1984) and “The Firm” (1993) has
died.

Brimley’s manager Lynda Bensky said the actor died Saturday morning
in a
Utah hospital. She said he was on dialysis and had several medical
ailments.

 


1982

Quaker Oats W/ Wilfred Brimley (1991) - YouTube | Oats quaker ...

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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

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DOCUMENT SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1776


Members of Congress affix their signatures to an enlarged copy
of the
Declaration of Independence.

 

Fifty-six congressional delegates in total signed the document, including
some who were not present at the vote approving the declaration. The
delegates signed by state from North to South, beginning with Josiah
Bartlett of New Hampshire and ending with George Walton of Georgia.

John Dickinson of Pennsylvania and James Duane, Robert Livingston
and John Jay of New York refused to sign. Carter Braxton of Virginia;
Robert Morris of Pennsylvania; George Reed of Delaware; and Edward
Rutledge of South Carolina opposed the document but signed in order
to give the impression of a unanimous Congress. Five delegates were
absent: Generals George Washington, John Sullivan, James Clinton
and Christopher Gadsden and Virginia Governor Patrick Henry.

The Declaration of Independence | American Experience | Official ...
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