Archive for Forties

Unlikely pair: George H.W. Bush and Babe Ruth (1948)

Posted in lost souls with tags , , on February 10, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Babe Ruth signs the manuscript copy of his autobiography, which he donated to Yale.  Ruth passed away shortly afterwards from cancer.

I never thought I’d say this, but George Bush gets it! Check out the stirrups, sanitaries and pinstripes. 

From The National Archives’ Flickr set

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on ebay: Season’s Greetings from the Chicago Blackhawks (1948)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

This eBay auction offers a vintage Chicago Blackhawks Christmas card, dating back to 1948- possibly signed in pure Palmer method handwriting by Robert “Red” Hamill.  Very cool!