Show us their hats!

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Matt Deckard, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

    Messages:
    14,304
    Location:
    Funkytown, USA
    And his boy, Dirk.

    download.jpg
     
  2. Brigitte Bardot, 1950.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

    Messages:
    14,304
    Location:
    Funkytown, USA
    That's a lot of, um, hat.
     
    Zombie_61, Rmccamey and BobHufford like this.
  4. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,130
    Location:
    Central Texas
    Yes, a lot.................

     
    Zombie_61 likes this.
  5. steur

    steur

    Messages:
    10,881
    Location:
    Nederland
    Terry Jones
    terry jones.jpg

    or back in the day:
    terry jones bowler.jpg
     
  6. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,197
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Adam Savage shows you his new-ish O'Farrell and spreads a little custom hat gospel.
     
  7. I enjoyed the clip on the One-Wheel; never seen that before.
     
  8. OOOhhh la la.
     
    Zombie_61, BobHufford and Frunobulax like this.
  9. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,197
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    They're pretty cool! There's a bunch of electric skateboard and unicycle things popping up around here, but the Onewheel has the most cool factor, IMHO. There's a go-kart tire in the middle and software/hardware to keep it balanced.
     
  10. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    8,272
    Location:
    Central California
    I’d kill myself, but I’d have a blast right until I did.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
    Redfokker, M Hatman, Rmccamey and 2 others like this.
  11. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,130
    Location:
    Central Texas
    That's what I've always said about my motorcycles. I think I'll stick with two wheels!

     
  12. January 2nd marks the 116th anniversary of the death of CSA General James Longstreet in 1904. January 8th will mark the 199th anniversary of his birth in 1821. A West Point graduate, Longstreet had served in the Mexican - American War from 1846-1848, & frontier duty in the American Southwest in the 1850's before resigning his commission to enlist in the CSA as a strong advocate for states rights but not succession.

    After the Civil War ended & President Lincoln had been assassinated, Longstreet was denied amnesty by President Andrew Johnson who said in his denial, "There are three persons of the South who can never receive amnesty: Mr. Davis, General Lee, and yourself. You have given the Union cause too much trouble."

    Former advisories photographed together during the Great Reunion of 1888 at Gettysburg.

    IMG_7014.JPG

    L to R: US Brevet Major General Joshua Chamberlain, US General Daniel Butterfield, CSA General James Longstreet and one-legged US Major Daniel Sickles

    IMG_7017.JPG

    IMG_7024.JPG

    IMG_7016.JPG

    For many yrs Longstreet's post War reputation took a hit from the former Confederacy due to actions under his command at the Battle of Gettysburg, & his critical writings & statements of Lee & the Lost Cause. Eight yrs after his death his 2nd wife was still campaigning for a statue to be erected in his honor at Gettysburg.

    IMG_7021.JPG

    IMG_7022.JPG

    Longstreet had tried to address those allegations in his memoirs published in 1896, but it wasn't until the publication of Michael Shaara's two novels relying heavily on those memoirs some 80 yrs later & the subsequent movies where Longstreet was played by Tom Berenger, that perception of him began to change.

    Brave men, one & all.

    Gettysburg statue of CSA General James Longstreet

    IMG_7026.JPG

    PS: If someone is ever needed to play Longstreet in his later yrs of life I nominate David Crosby.

    IMG_7028.JPG
     
  13. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    9,102
    Location:
    Alabama
    Some great pics and history, Jack. Have to agree with you on Crosby.
     
    Redfokker and Rmccamey like this.
  14. Thanks BB. Worthy of an additional comment is "Devil Dan" Sickles, as the conscripted/enlisted men under his command called him. While it is true that Major Sickles was a brave man & he lost his leg at Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863, it is also true that in 1859 he was acquitted of shooting & killing his wife's lover in front of the Whitehouse. Her lover was Phillip Barton Key II, the son of Francis Scott Key.

    Sickles defense was temporary insanity, the first time such a defense was ever used at trial. It's no wonder Sickles went on to have a successful post War career in politics.

    IMG_7018.JPG

    Stetson perhaps?
     
    Redfokker, M Hatman, quikrick and 6 others like this.
  15. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    9,102
    Location:
    Alabama
    That was great!
     
  16. Thanks for some history lessons, Jack. Longstreet was from Edgefield SC, which is where my Williams ancestors were from.
     
  17. He was a complicated man. He fathered 10 children with his first wife. Only 5 of the 10 children lived to reach adulthood. In 1862 they lost 3 children within a couple of wks of each other. It is said that event changed him forever. He lost his wife prematurely at age 62.

    IMG_7036.JPG
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2020
  18. Tough times, back then.
     
    Redfokker, M Hatman and Zombie_61 like this.
  19. A young Nate Salsbury (1846 - 1902)

    IMG_7366.JPG

    In 1883 by chance Nate Salsbury met William F. "Buffalo Bill” Cody and soon became Cody’s Tour Manager for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Salsbury would later become Vice President, General Manager & business partner with Cody. He is credited with hiring sharpshooter Annie Oakley and Chief Sitting Bull among others, for the popular show.

    IMG_7363.JPG

    IMG_7364.JPG

    IMG_7365.JPG

    IMG_7362.JPG

    IMG_7368.JPG
     
  20. Poet Walt Whitman & his longtime companion Peter George Doyle, 1865.

    IMG_7369.JPG

    IMG_7370.JPG

    IMG_7371.JPG
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.