Birthday Update

Yesterday was the 244th birthday of the United States Marine Corps and today, of course, is Veteran’s Day. I was looking for an appropriate photo and remembered the one above, which I scanned during a research trip to Quantico a few years ago. And that reminded me of a few other updates I’ve been meaning … More Birthday Update

A Niche In History

The New York Daily News ran this photograph on 17 April 1945. Eli Plotnick was a kid from Queens, a son of Solomon and Anna Plotnick. The family business was wholesale neckwear, designed by Solomon and sold by the oldest boys, William and Murray, while Eli and Lillian attended school. Eli joined the Marine Corps … More A Niche In History