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A boathouse at Topridge in the Adirondacks, once owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post. Photo Roger Wade.

Adirondack Retreats When Old Money Was New

*Adirondack Cabin with Boat House - Lake Placid, NY I love the stone and old cottage feel it gives off!

Navajo Code Talkers

A listing of the Navajo Code Talkers of the South Pacific. These men served their country bravely, using a language they were discouraged from using in residental schools.

Flinders St Station - Taken in 1911.

Flinders St Station, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Taken in

Melbourne is famous for its lanes and arcades. Degraves street is a showcase of what real Melbourne ambience is all about. Great place to have a coffee and enjoy street art show

Melbourne lanes in Winter by Carl Hemmings

The smell of the leather seats in the old ''Red Rattler'' Trains, Melbourne.

The smell of the leather seats in the old ''Red Rattler'' Trains, Melbourne. Wow, this pic takes me waaay back.

On 19 October, 1872, the Holtermann’s nugget was found in Australia. It is the largest specimen of gold ever found, measuring 150 x 66 cm, weighing 286 kg and with an estimated gold content of 5000 ounces (57 kg). Entire shiploads of prospectors bound for California took a U-turn to rush down under. The resultant infrastructure and population boom shaped Victoria and especially Melbourne city. Holtermann invested  wisely, building a magnificent mansion in Sydney, depicting nugget and himself

Biggest Gold Nugget Ever Found 630 lbs

Shrine of Remembrance. Melbourne, Australia

Shrine of Remembrance. On the hour of the Day of the Month a beam of sunlight lights up a plaque set into the floor of the Shrine.

St Paul’s Cathedral, cnr Swanston and Flinders Sts. Melbourne Australia on a bleak day ~1949. English architect William Butterfield (1814-1900)

St Paul’s Cathedral, corner of Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne Australia on a bleak day

The Argus building, corner La Trobe and Elizabeth Streets, 1950s. Still there today, but unoccupied and in danger of "demolition by neglect". From Trams and Streetscapes, Metropolitan Melbourne 1950s-1960s

The Argus building, corner La Trobe and Elizabeth Streets, Still there today, but unoccupied and in danger of "demolition by neglect". From Trams and Streetscapes, Metropolitan Melbourne

Australian Coat of Arms

Australian Coat of Arms / The symbolism of the Coat of Arms lies in the two native animals, the kangaroo and emu . who progress forward in leaps and bounds but cannot walk backwards.

The Jaws of Death, Grampians National Park (1947). State Library of Victoria.

Jaws of Death, Grampians National Park, Victoria (early photo - State Library of Victoria)

Depression "bread wars", corner store on Bourke & Fitzroy Streets, Surry Hills, Sydney, 21 August 1934 / Sam Hood.  The shop still stands, worn step included, but the area has gentrified since its slum days.  From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au  Find out more about this photograph: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=52316

Depression "bread wars", corner store on Bourke & Fitzroy Streets, Surry Hills, Sydney, 21 August 1934 / Sam Hood. The shop still stands, worn step included, but the area has gentrified since its slum days. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au Find out more about this photograph: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=52316

Melbourne, Flinders Street Station, 1917 (Burton Holmes   Historical Collection)

Village Green: Striking Images Reclaim the Urban Memory

HISTORY: Looking out to the street, Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, 1917 (Burton Holmes' Historical Collection)

The MacRobertson’s Old Gold confectionery factory, Fitzroy, ca. 1925. Royal Historical Society of Victoria Melbourne Australia

The MacRobertson’s Old Gold confectionery factory, Fitzroy, ca. Royal Historical Society of Victoria Melbourne Australia

Edmund Barton, Q.C., M.L.C., ca. 1889 / unknown photographer. 1st PM of Australia. State Lib of NSW

Edmund Barton, Q. 1889 / Australia's first Prime Minister / unknown photographer. / State Lib of NSW

Montsalvat. Eltham, Victoria, Australia.

Inspiration as a child to be an artist came from playing here at Monsalvat, Eltham, Victoria Australia, artist hub