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Discussion in 'Hats' started by The Wiser Hatter, May 16, 2011.
Gathering for the last State sanctioned hanging in Arkansas, 1913.
You just can’t beat a good hanging.
The last hanging where I grew up took place in 1896 for the Meeks family murders. And they put up a stockade & sold tickets.
They’re selling postcards of the hanging
They’re painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
The circus is in town
Desolation Row -- Bob Dylan
Look at all those people just hanging around.
Yes, but can you hang a good beating?
Loafers Wall, Batesville Arkansas Courthouse, 1936
Horse Thief Row
1930’s: Melon seller north side of the courthouse square Scottsboro, Jackson Co., AL.
Hey, at least they had a wall to sit on. Day laborers these days have to stand in the parking lot at Home Depot.
Funny, I remember when that song was called "Alice's Restaurant":
Unidentified sailor from the crew of the USS Benton Civil War ironclad gunboat. My maternal great-great-grandfather served on the USS Benton with a crew of 176 men, & I know of no pic of him either.
The ships name on the sailors cap which was common.
Patrolling both the Mississippi River & the Yazoo River the Benton was in the battles at Island No. 10, Memphis, Grand Gulf, & Vicksburg during the 1863 Union siege. The USS Benton was decommissioned in July 1865.
No clue what's going on. But nice hat.
"The Green Hornet Graduates High School," a popular serial of the time.
I've about given up on the long-promised flying cars ...
^^^That thing should have been called the flying wheelchair.
This is probably more in my price range.
Buler's hat sale in progress...
Bank Robbers, Lexington Police Department. 1933
Lunchroom in Aberdeen, South Dakota, November 1940.
Photo by John Vachon via the Library of Congress.
Looks like fun ...