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Archive for March 23rd, 2011

In 1991, while visiting Charlotte with fiance Larry Fortensky to promote her new perfume, Elizabeth Taylor apparently went unrecognized when she stopped her limo and entered Bojangles’ to order a takeout bucket of chicken.

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This week’s speculation over the identity of Clyde Hoey (and a camera-shy Harry Truman?) brought to mind shorpy.com, “a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s” (’60s, actually). Some are familiar (Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange), but others may surprise. Some North Carolina examples: – Petersburg provost marshal’s office, 1864 […]

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