Monthly Archives: August 2010

An oil refinery

Oil–No. 5, an educational card printed by the Coca Cola Company. The first sentence on the back says, “An oil refinery is a strange-looking place, for it has many tall structures.” Copyright 1942. Advertisements

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Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, 5/7/45

The caption on the back of this photo says Pilsen, “Czechoslovakia,” 5/7/45. On 5/8/45, just one day from the moment this picture was taken, the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany, putting an end to … Continue reading

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