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Replacements – In service set of Silverliner Vs (led by #717) sits aside Farewell to the Silverliners trainset (led by former RDG Silverliner III #9001) at Chestnut Hill West, Philadelphia, PA

Trip run by Philadelphia Chapter, NRHS.

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Cotton – The Fabric of Society

Chances are that the first fabric to touch your skin was cotton. It is by far the most common and versatile fabric known to man. Baby diapers used to be almost exclusively cotton and are still popular among many families.

The earliest use of cotton has been estimated to have occurred between 3000 to 5000 BC. and was worn by the Egyptians as far back as 2500 BC. It has been a major factor in the world economy and continues to be the leading commercial fiber in the United States since around 1800. Cotton is grown in semi-arid regions of the southern United States and at one time was called King Cotton as it was the primary commercial concern of the south. Cotton is still a major American export and it even has its own museum in South Carolina.

One of the most amazing properties of cotton as a fabric is its ability to breathe. Cotton can retain nearly 30 times its weight in water. Thus it quickly absorbs perspiration from the wearer and releases it to the air through evaporation. Other remarkable properties include the propensity to stand up to high temperatures for sterilizing and ironing without disintegrating. It whitens well with chlorine bleach and absorbs dyes easily. It wears well and stands up to friction. It is often blended with polyester, wool, or other fibers.

Cotton fiber is gathered from the seed pod of the cotton plant and ginned. A gin is a machine that separates the seeds from the cotton fiber. It was invented by Eli Whitney in 1793 and is one of the revolutionary events in cotton processing. The fiber is then spun into thread and woven into fabric. The commercial process is actually far more complicated and complex but those are the general steps.

Cotton fabrics include muslin, flannel, gingham, seersucker, terry cloth, gauze, drill, swiss, duck, sateen, poplin, organdy, lawn, flannelette, percale, velveteen, outing flannel, whipcord, sailcloth, polished cotton, and others.

Currently there is a trend toward organically raised cotton. It uses compost and other natural fertilizers but no synthetic fertilizers, and utilizes ladybug introduction and other natural pest control measures. Earthtone cotton fabrics use no dyes, reducing the cost of the cotton up to 40% as compared to chemically dyed cotton. There is a return to naturally colored cotton. Not all cottons grow white. Some cottons can be grown that are brown, light purple and rust.

The finest cotton is considered by many to be Egyptian cotton. Fabric made from Egyptian cotton has a smooth, silky texture. Pima cotton is grown in the United States an exported around the world while Indian cotton is generally the least expensive and can be course.

Cotton has survived drought, boll weevils and seeds have crossed entire oceans on the wind. It makes a tough, useful fabric that will never go out of style.

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North Marshall St near Diamond

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Oporto single-truck trolley 172 was making its way homeward for the day when a tour group headed from one carbarn to the other came along for the short trip between the two buildings on the Rockhill Trolley Museum property, July 21, 2012.

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New Novel “Golden Fields” Explores Struggles and Culture that History Forgot


BRUSSELS (PRWEB) September 19, 2014

According to South Africa’s tourism bureau, more than one million travelers visit this amazing country every year, but what does the average tourist really know about the background of their destination?

Author Klavs Skovsholm has travelled extensively through Africa. He wants to help people explore an often-overlooked period of time with a modern set of characters in his new novel, “Golden Fields.”

“Historical events in South Africa between the Boer War and WWI are largely forgotten in history books,” Skovsholm said. “These challenging times brought about long-term changes and represent population struggles similar to those surrounding the 1994 elections.”

Skovsholm knows that the history of events is only one factor in any story, so he made sure to include cultural aspects that have carried over to today. “Golden Fields” presents the story of two older women in love and how they must survive a bloody civil war, whose effects would travel all the way into Europe while creating the borders and governmental structures that exist in South Africa today.

“While LGBT culture is openly discussed today, it is rare to hear about gay people in history,” Skovsholm said. “That certainly doesn’t mean that somehow they didn’t exist, so I wanted to show history through the lens of characters that faced extra challenges.”

The best way to relate the past to the present is to apply it to the stories of individuals. As Skovsholm’s characters do their best to be true to themselves and each other, they reveal a dark part of history that many have never seen.

“Golden Fields”

By: Klavs Skovsholm

SC-ISBN: 978-1-4525-1859-6

SC-Retail price: $ 11.99

Available at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.

About the author

Klavs Skovsholm has travelled throughout Africa on both professional and personal trips. These trips have helped satisfy both his love of outdoor activity as well as his interest in colonial history. He currently works for the Council of the European Union. Skovsholm is a specialist in the European Union’s bilateral fisheries agreements with African countries.

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Pitcher [Herb Pennock, Philadelphia AL (baseball)] (LOC)
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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Pitcher [Herb Pennock, Philadelphia AL (baseball)]

[1914]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Notes:
Original data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Pennock, A’s.
Corrected title and date based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006.
Photo shows pitcher Herbert Jefferis Pennock (1894-1948). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.15117

Call Number: LC-B2- 2948-12

Philadelphia Night Skyline
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Philadelphia night time skyline as seen from Spring Garden Street above the Schuylkill Expressway.

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Image from page 88 of “Two thousand miles on an automobile; being a desultory narrative of a trip through New England, New York, Canada, and the West” (1902)

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Title: Two thousand miles on an automobile; being a desultory narrative of a trip through New England, New York, Canada, and the West
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Eddy, Arthur Jerome, 1859-1920
Subjects: Eddy, Arthur Jerome, 1859-1920 Automobile travel
Publisher: Philadelphia, London, J.B. Lippincott company

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s; it is as if apprentice blacksmiths hadspent their idle moments in constructing a machine. The carriage work is hopelessly bad. The build-ing of carriages is a long-established industry, em- 6 82 On an Automobile ploying hundreds of thousands of hands and millionsof capital, and yet in the entire United States thereare scarcely a dozen builders of really fine, substantial,and durable vehicles. Yet every cross-road maker ofautomobiles thinks that if he can only get his motorto go, the carpenter next door can do his woodwork.The result is cheap stock springs, clips, irons, bodies,cushions, tops, etc., are bought and put over themotor. The use of aluminum bodies and more metalwork generally is helping things somewhat; not thataluminum and metal work are necessarily better thanwood, but it prevents the unnatural union of the lightwood bodies, designed for cheap horse-vehicles, witha motor. The best French makers do not build theirbodies, but leave that part to skilled carriage builders.

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r-y CHAPTER SEVEN BUFFALO TO CANANDAIGUA The five hundred and sixtv-odd miles to Buffalo had Troubles bcgtn been covered Avith no trouble that delayed us for morethan an hour, but our troubles were about to begin. The Professor had still a few days to waste frivo-lously, so he said he would ride a little farther,possibly as far as Albany. However, it was notour intention to hurry, but rather take it easily,stopping by the way, as the mood—or our friends—seized us. It rained all the afternoon of Tuesday, about allnight, and was raining steadilv when we turned off 83 give out 84 On an Automobile Main Street into Genesee with Batavia thirty-eightmiles straight away. We fuh}- expected to reach therein time for kmcheon; in fact, word had been sentahead that we would come in, like a circus, abouttwelve, and friends were on the lookout,—it was fouroclock when we reached town. The road is good, gravel nearly every rod, but the (steady rain had softened the surface to the depth of about

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Title: Two thousand miles on an automobile; being a desultory narrative of a trip through New England, New York, Canada, and the West
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Eddy, Arthur Jerome, 1859-1920
Subjects: Eddy, Arthur Jerome, 1859-1920 Automobile travel
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conspiracy to effect suchrevolution, also conspired to excite classes of workingmen inChicago into sedition, tumult, and riot, and to the use ofdeadly weapons and the taking of human life, and for thepurpose of producing such tumult, riot, use of weapons andtaking of life, advised and encouraged such classes by news-paper articles and speeches to murder the authorities of thecity, and a murder of a policeman resulted from such adviceand encouragement, then defendants are responsible there-for. It is the logical application of this proposition thatwill defeat the propaganda of action. If it beenacted that any man who advocates the commissionof any criminal act, or who afterwards condones thecrime, shall be deemed guilty of an offence equal tothat advocated or condoned and punished accordingly,the propaganda of action in all branches of criminalendeavor will be effectually stifled without the doubt-ful expedient of directing legislation against any par-ticular social or economic theory.

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UP THE HLL. CHAPTER SEVENTEEN NEW YORK TO BUFFALO It was Saturday, the 14th, at nine oclock, when weleft New York for Albany, followmg the route ofthe Endurance Contest. The morning was bright and warm. The roadswere perfect for miles. We passed Kings Bridge,Yonkers, Hastings, and Dobbs Ferry flying. At Tar-rytown we dropped the chain. A link had parted.Pushing the machine under the shade of a tree, ahalf-hour was spent in replacing the chain and rivet-ing in a new link. All the pins showed more or lesswear, and a new chain should have been put on inNew York, but none that would fit was to be had.292 New York to Buffalo 293 We dined at Peekskill, and had a machinist go overthe chain, riveting the heads of the pins so nonewould come out again. Nelson Hill, a mile and a half beyond Peekskill, a cUmbproved all it was said to be,—and more. In the course of the trip we had mounted hills thatwere worse, and hills that were steeper, but only inspots or for short distances; for a steady ste

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Title: Two thousand miles on an automobile; being a desultory narrative of a trip through New England, New York, Canada, and the West
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Eddy, Arthur Jerome, 1859-1920
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s own and use auto-mobiles ; the horses will see so many that little noticewill be taken, but the pioneers of the sport will have animenviable time. A good half-days work was required on the machine So»i/-repairsbefore starting again. The tire that had been plugged with rubber bandsweeks before in Indiana was now leaking, the aircreeping through the fabric and oozing out at severalplaces. The leak was not bad, just about enough torequire pumping every day. The extra tire that had been following along wastaken out of the express office and put on. It was atire that had been punctured and repaired at the fac-tory. It looked all right, but as it turned out the repairwas poorly made, and it would have been better toleave on the old tire, inflating it each day. A small needle-valve was worn so that it leaked;that was replaced. A stiffer spring was inserted in theintake-valve so it would not open quite so easily. Anumber of minor things were done, and every nut andbolt tried and tightened.

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THJE A.^^VaDE INN^ CHAPTER FOURTEEN LEXINGTON AND CONCORD Saturday morning-, September 7, at eleven oclock,we left the Touraine for Auburndalc, where wekmched, then to Waltham, and from there due northby what is known as Waltham Street to Lexington,striking- Massachusetts Avenue just opposite the townhall. PaidRevevf Aloug- this liistoric highway rode Paul Revere; at his heels followed the regulars of King George. Tab-lets, stones, and monuments mark every known pointof interest from East Lexington to Concord.188 Lexington and Concord 189 In Boston, at the head of Hull Street, Christ Church,the oldest church in the city, still stands, and bears atablet claiming for its steeple the credit of the signalsfor Paul Revere: but the Old North Church in NorthSquare, near which Revere lived and where he attendedservice, and from the belfry of which the lanterns werereally hung, disappeared in the conflict it initiated. Inthe winter of the siege of Boston the old meeting-house was pulled down

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