SS Paris a Small Rival to the Large Transatlantic Ships

The French liner SS Paris, built in 1921, was intended to enter service after 1916 but was delayed by the start of World War I. She was among the most opulent transatlantic ships in the world when she went into service following the war. She lingered in the shadow of the famous British transatlantic ships despite her good design and generally successful career.

First Driving License in 1899

Nowadays, every motorist needs a license to operate a vehicle on public highways. The local governments of the cities where these vehicles were first utilized introduced documentation granting authorisation for their usage when the first cars started to emerge on the roads. The first mandatory driving licenses were not implemented until 1903. First driving license […]

Restoration of Austin Healey Holey

Austin Healey 100 chassis BN1-223926 left Longbridge in 1955. (two weeks after BN1-222490, which later became the Ward Special). The blue Healey was sent to UK Motors in Brisbane. In the mid-1980s, Bob Whittred found the car’s remnants in a paddock near Ballina, NSW, where it had languished for many years after an apparently deadly […]

Most Famous Kiss Story of All Time

They didn’t know each other, and the photo wasn’t manufactured. The Kissing Sailor describes how it happened and was recorded. This summary combines chapters 9-12. As a nurse Greta Zimmer’s August 14, 1945 began like other weekdays that year. She quickly showered, dressed, and tied up her hair to protect her ears and neck. She […]

Once Abandoned Lynnewood Hall in Elkins Park Philadelphia

Lynnewood Hall is the Greatest Surviving Gilded Age mansions Falls Into Disrepair after 25 Years in Elkins Park philadelphia This magnificent example of the Neo-Classical Revival style is regarded as one of the finest Gilded Age houses still standing. The majestic house fell into disrepair due to a complicated and tragic history, but it still […]