1940 From National Geographic: Mrs. E. Kenneth Hoyt, of Havana, Cuba, acquired the gorilla in 1932 when he was three months old. Mr. Hoyt had just shot Toto&8217;s father in the French Congo. African villagers, without the knowledge of the Hoyts, then
Date unknown After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly
1931 Two construction workers at the corner of two steel beams point to left while constructing the Empire State building. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Empire State building. The Empire State building was the world&8217;s tallest building f
1949 Boxer Gus Waldorf boxing against a bear. The bear won despite his handicaps. The picture appears to be from some sort of human vs. animal competition. At the same competition a woman raced a seal.
1940s Ches McCartney was a traveling preacher who traveled the country in a old railroad cart pulled by a heard of goats from 1930 to 1968. Despite being a preacher, Ches was notorious for his fowl language and horrid smell. His primary form of income was
1880s From 1888 until his death in 1897, &8220;Owney&8221; the dog rode with Railway Mail Service clerks and mailbags all across the nation. The Railway Mail Service clerks adopted Owney as their unofficial mascot, marking his travels by placing medals an
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