Archive for April 24th, 2023


Roy Rogers (#1): Four Color #38. Dell Comics. Click for values
This is a rare Roy Rogers first cover photo four – color Dell comic book, #38 – 1944, in good condition.

Dell Comics was the comic book publishing arm of Dell
, which got its start in pulp magazines.

It published comics from 1929 to 1974. At its peak, it was
the most prominent and successful American company
in the medium. In 1953 Dell claimed to be the world’s
largest comics publisher, selling 26 million copies each

Its first title was The Funnies (1929), described by the
Library of Congress as "a short-lived newspaper tabloid
insert" rather than a comic book. Comics historian
(below) describes the 16-page, four-color,
newsprint periodical as "more a Sunday comic section
without the rest of the newspaper than a true comic book.

Ron Goulart | Open Library

Comic Book Culture : An Illustrated History Hardcover Ron Goulart - Picture 1 of 1

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ssAaron Rodgers gets a stump replica of his face, and it's ... strange

(FOXNEWS) – Aaron Rodgers’ time with the Green Bay Packers
appears to be over and following the path of his predecessor
Brett Favre is seemingly a part of the four-time NFL MVP’s

Rodgers will be traded to the New York Jets in a blockbuster
trade months in the making, according to multiple reports.

The full trade, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, is the Jets receiving
Rodgers, the 15th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and a 2023
fifth-round pick (No. 170) in exchange for the 13th overall pick
in the 2023 NFL Draft, a 2023 second-round pick (No. 42), a sixth
-round pick (No. 207) and a conditional 2024 second-round pick
that will become a first if Rodgers plays 65% of plays this season.

[49+] NY Jets Wallpaper and Screensaver on WallpaperSafari

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The Original Tinkertoy Major Building Set 1960's | Etsy | Childrens toy, The originals, Tinker toys

The Tinkertoy Construction Set is a toy for children. It was
designed in 1914—six years after the
Frank Hornby‘s
Meccano sets—by Charles H. Pajeau, who formed the Toy
Tinker Company in
Evanston, Illinois to manufacture them.
Pajeau, a
stonemason, designed the toy after seeing children
play with sticks and empty spools of thread. Pajeau partnered
with Robert Pettit and Gordon Tinker to market a toy that would
allow and inspire children to use their imaginations. After an
initially-slow start, over a million were sold.

Hasbro bought the Tinkertoy brand and currently produces
both Tinkertoy Plastic and Tinkertoy Classic (wood) sets
and parts. The US rights are now owned by Basic Fun!.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Charles H. Pajeau in his workshop, December 1918.

Robert Pettit, vice president and general
manager, Toy Tinkers Inc.

Vintage Rendez-Vous: Des histoires de jouets

Charles H. Servis (1868-1916) - Find A Grave Memorial

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Library of Congress: Architecture, History, and Research | Daycation DC

John Adams approved legislation to appropriate
$5,000 to purchase “such books as may be necessary for
the use of Congress,” thus establishing the
Library of
. The first books, ordered from London, arrived
in 1801 and were stored in the U.S. Capitol, the library’s
first home. The first library catalog, dated April 1802, listed
964 volumes and nine maps. Twelve years later, the British
army invaded the city of Washington and
burned the Capitol,
including the then 3,000-volume Library of Congress.

Former president Thomas Jefferson, who advocated the
expansion of the library during his two terms in office,
responded to the loss by selling his personal library, the
largest and finest in the country, to Congress. 

The library. The purchase of Jefferson’s 6,487 volumes was
approved in the next year, and a professional librarian,
George Watterston, was hired to replace the House clerks
in the administration of the library. In 1851, a second major
fire at the library destroyed about two-thirds of its 55,000
volumes, including two-thirds of the Thomas Jefferson
library. Congress responded quickly and generously to
the disaster, and within a few years a majority of the lost
books were replaced.

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Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826)

George Watterston (1783-1854) | Library of Congress
George Watterston
(October 23, 1783 – February 4, 1854)

Library - Library of Congress | Britannica
The U.S. Library of Congress.

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