Sunday, October 14, 2007

Tuesday Oct 14

[no entry today]


Papa didn't write anything in his diary on October 14th, 1924 (he accidentally wrote his October 21st entry on the October 14th page, which is why you see writing on the image of the October 14th page at right). So, for those of you just joining us (perhaps you read about this site in today's New York Times) below are links to posts about some of the major subjects my grandfather has covered thus far:

- "The 20th Century Girl"

- The New York Academy of Music

- B'nai zion, a.k.a. Order Sons of Zion, the fraternal order my grandfather belonged to

- Baseball

- The Capitol Theatre, one of New York's great movie palaces

- Cars of the 1920's

- Coney Island

- Calvin Coolidge

- The 1924 Democratic Convention, the longest and most contentious in history and the first to be broadcast live on the radio

- The Brooklyn Dodgers and Ebbets Field

- Fraternal organizations and mutual support societies, a.k.a. landsmanshaftn

- The New York Giants, 1924 pennant winners

- Keren Hayesod

- Silent Movies (1924 was a great year for movie lovers like my grandfather; several monumental films including The Thief of Badgad, The Ten Commandments, Sherlock, Jr., and D.W. Griffith's America were out that year. I'm not sure if he saw any of those, but I do know he saw at least The Song of Love, The Unknown Purple, The White Sister with Lillian Gish, and A Woman of Paris, Charlie Chaplin's first serious directorial effort.)

- The Metropolitan Opera

- Papa's Father's Injury and Death

- Prohibition

- Prospect Park

- Early radio (Papa was an early radio adopter and frequently wrote about what he heard on New York stations like WEAF and WNYC)

- Sniatyn, Papa's Ukrainian home town (part of Austro-Hungary when he left in 1913)

- The New York Subway

- Telephones in 1924

- Tenement life

- Woodrow Wilson

- The New York Yankees

- Yom Kippur

- Zionist Organization of America

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