Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Coffee shop with gramophone in jerusalem, circa1910

My colorized version.
While listening to music these coffee shop customers are enjoying a strong cup of coffee.
The next records are layed down on the stool in front of the gramophone,
waiting for their turn to be played
Note the plants in front of the Coffee shop.
Are those herbs?

 The original photo was taken most likely 
close to the Jaffa gate in the old city of Jerusalem. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Colorized Marilyn Monroe and Yaacov hodorov, May 12 1957

In honor of Israel's 9th independence day, an all star "Hapoel Israel" team of soccer players came to Brookline NY to play against the  "NY all star" team.
The honorary kick was given to Marilyn Monroe.
Before preforming here kick Marilyn Monroe  circled Ebbets Field stadium in a car escorted by boy scouts troops and Yaacov hodorov, the Israel team golly.

This photo is my colorized version of an original black and white photo. 
My colors where based on other color photos taken during this event. 
This photo was a part of my Israel's 70th independence celebrations, special project by the Israeli major newspaper "Yediot Aharonot"

This is the original photo taken by Eliyahoo Atar.

This photo was taken almost at the same time as my colorized photo

Here are some more photos from that same event and a description of what took place that day in May 12, 1957 at Ebbets Field against the New York Stars team. 

Some 45,000 spectators - most of them Jewish - turned out to watch and were in their seats more than three hours before the kickoff.

A special ceremony celebrating Israel's ninth Independence Day preceded the game as the Hapoel players were driven around the stadium several times in Cadillac limousines.
Yaakov Hodorov was particularly lucky, being seated as he was, next to Marilyn Monroe. Not one to let the occasion pass him by, he used the time to talk to the screen star, sending the journalists' cameras flashing. The spectacular parade included a march-by by the boy scouts, the NYPD, and firefighters, New York mayor Robert Wagner, Brooklyn borough president John Cashmore and three congressmen: Republicans Javitz and Ives and Democrat Carroll. The parade also included delegations from the Italian-U.S. and Irish-U.S. organizations, colleges and war veterans, but the loudest cheer was saved for Israel's ambassador, Abba Eban.

The game then got under way with referee William Smolberg flanked by captains Hodorov and America's Eddie Vaterem.
The Israelis played in the following lineup: Hodorov, Zinovich, Mordechovich, Lefkowitz, Zilberstein, Haldi, Blut, Stelmach, Koffman, Rosenboim and Nahari.
The Americans' most notable player was Terry Sprinthorpe of English club Wolverhampton Wanderers who split from his teammates when the club had toured the U.S., deciding to stay behind in the Big Apple rather than to return to the grimy, industrial surroundings of Wolverhampton in the English Midlands.
The American midfield was also bolstered by two Brazilian players, Stefo and Petpet, but the crowd was overawed by Hodorov's long goal kicks. Sprinthorpe was not the only player to stay behind in the U.S: Israel's Zinovich also split from his teammates and settled there, becoming a leading rocket scientist.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Nahum Stelmach scoring against Hapoel Ramat-Gan 1959

1959 Nahum Stekmach, known for his nickname "head of gold" (for scoring goals with his head)
 in Hapoel Petach Tikva uniform playing against Hpoel Ramat Gan .

Original photo by Eliezer Zultar

The hight of Stelmaches carrier came when  in 1956,Stelmach scores against the Russian team in Ramat Gan stadium.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Israel's soccer team holding the Asian cup, June 3rd 1964

From left: Shlomo Levi, Motale Shpigler and Mutzi Leon

Original photo by Moshe Pridan

Israel's president Zalman Shazar handing over the Asian cup 
to Israel's team captan Nahum Stelmach and coach Joseph Mirmovich

After handing the cup over to coach Joseph Mirmovich said President Zalman Shazar 
"I had not seen a crowd so joyous since Israel's independence was declared"

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Golda Meir in here kitchen, January 01, 1950 (colorized)

A typical 1950's kitchen in Golda Meir's apartment.
Note the white (now famous) Golda shoes and the small trash can on the bottom left side.
Back at those days we did not manufacture so much garbage as we do today.
Back at the days when public figures lived in modesty.

The original black and white photo was taken by David Rubinger, a well known Israeli icon in photography who had a great talent to become intimate with politicians.

Two more photos from the same sashion.

 Golda's kitchen was where later on (during here prime ministership) the security cabinet of the Israeli government would meet to discuss issues of national security.

To this day the term security cabinet (in hebrew- security kitchenette) 
is used having its roots derived from Golda's kitchen. 

This next photo is of Golda Meir in here new and improved kitchen

 Another later photo of Golda's kitchen.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Babe Ruth knocked unconscious July 5, 1924

On a sunny July day in Washington, 1924, the Yankees were in Griffith Stadium, playing against the Washington Senators.
 In the fourth inning of the first game, before 24,000 fans, the home team’s Joe Judge swung his bat; the ball sailed just over the right-field line, heading toward the bleachers in foul territory.
Racing to make the catch, Babe Ruth slammed into a concrete wall and was knocked unconscious.
Note the racial segregation in this photo. 
As it happened, Ruth collapsed next to the section reserved for African-Americans.

The Yankees’ trainer, Doc Woods, rushed to Babe Ruth with a first-aid kit and poured icy water onto his face.
Ruth was out for five anxiety-producing minutes. 
The District of Columbia police (led by one Captain Doyle) kept the curious and concerned at bay. 

When the Babe finally opened his eyes, the Yankees’ manager, Miller Huggins, offered to take him out, but Ruth would not hear of it. 

Ruth went back into the game, showing a conspicuous limp (he had damaged his left hip) as he recorded two more hits, drawing louder cheers than usual, for his fortitude, as he rounded the bases. He even kept playing through the second game.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

New York. VIctory Arch for Admiral Dewey’s Triumphal Parade, Madison Square, 1899

The Dewey Arch was a temporary structure built of a plaster-like material, and thus did not survive. A previous temporary wood-and-plaster triumphal arch was built to commemorate General Washington in Washington Square, and proved so popular that it was decided to replace it with a permanent stone version.

This ornate was an exceptionally lavish structure. 
It was built to commemorate a then-recent event — the victory of Admiral George Dewey at 
"The Battle of Manila Bay", which took place on May 1, 1898.

 For Dewey’s triumphant arrival to New York, in late September 1899, the entire city was lit up with ‘fairy lamps to greet the procession.  
The fireworks display for the event would be the greatest the city has ever seen.

According to reports, although many petitioned for a permanent Dewey Arch 
by the winter of 1900 the arch was torn down. 

The only existing reminder of the Arch near the site was a bar and restaurant called 
Dewey’s Flatiron. It closed it doors on Dec 2014.