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“Henry Ford did not invent the automobile or assembly line, he changed the world to produce cars affordable to the masses. “The Model T was produced from 1909 to 1927. Will Rodgers said after Fords funeral on April 7, 1947, “It will take a hundred years to tell whether he helped us or hurt us, but he certainly didn’t leave us where he found us.” (Forbes Greatest Business Stories 1966) Will Rodgers, Business Stories, Happiness Project, April 7, Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company, Ford Models, Funeral, Framed Art Prints

Fordimages.com - 1912 Ford Model T advertisement : Posters and Framed Art Prints Available

“Henry Ford did not invent the automobile or assembly line, he changed the world to produce cars affordable to the masses. “The Model T was produced from 1909 to 1927. Will Rodgers said after Fords funeral on April 7, 1947, “It will take a hundred years to tell whether he helped us or hurt us, but he certainly didn’t leave us where he found us.” (Forbes Greatest Business Stories 1966)

1960 - Hockey was and is a major popular sport in America. The US Hockey team has a history of surprising as they pulled off an upset in the 1980 Olympics, beating Russia in the gold medal game. Us Hockey Team, Men's Hockey, Usa Olympics, Winter Olympics, Olympic Hockey, Popular Sports, Winter Games, National Hockey League, History

1960 - Hockey was and is a major popular sport in America. The US Hockey team has a history of surprising as they pulled off an upset in the 1980 Olympics, beating Russia in the gold medal game.

Image of a one room colored school in Fruit Cove, Florida.Slaves, ex-Slaves, and Children of Slaves In The American South, mid to late Okinawa, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Antique Photos, Kings & Queens, Old School House, Aa School, By Any Means Necessary, Into The West

1870 - For over two hundred years, African Americans, laboring as slaves in the south were, denied the right to learn to read and write. Punishment was severe to those that were found to have the capability. In the 1870s, African Americans, now granted their freedom, realized with this freedom came the right of education. “Black communities, many desperately poor dug deep into their own resources to build and maintain schools.” (Smithsonian History Archives)

Pictured, the opening day of the League's Baseball season with the baseball players/team, and spectators. New York vs Boston, During America's Gilded Age, in NY. Baseball League, Baseball Season, Baseball Players, New York Knickerbockers, Lou Gehrig, America's Pastime, Shakespeare Plays, Happiness Project, Babe Ruth

1886 - The first baseball league, pictured below, wasn't incredibly popular at the time, but as time went on, became, as many call it, America's pastime. Players like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig served as icons for the game and still do.

Group of Children from the Model School, Fisk University, Nashville Tenn. Model School, American Children, Happiness Project, Next Chapter, Hospitals, Civil Rights, Nashville, Schools, Law

Group of Children from the Model School, Fisk University, Nashville Tenn.

1 photographic print. | African American children and adults holding hands in a circle (in school yard?).

1990 - The race for the cure is what the picture shows. It was and still is a 5K race to raise money for Cancer. Runs like these have brought happiness to Americans for a while now, as foundations like the Susan G. Komen foundation greatly help the fight for Cancer research and a cure. Happiness Project, How To Raise Money, Picture Show, The Cure, Dolores Park, Foundation, Fashion Inspiration, Cancer, Bring It On

1990 - The race for the cure is what the picture shows. It was and still is a 5K race to raise money for Cancer. Runs like these have brought happiness to Americans for a while now, as foundations like the Susan G. Komen foundation greatly help the fight for Cancer research and a cure.

Enjoy your day celebrating the Fourth of July! July fireworks, Washington, D. - July 2008 Source: Library of Congress New Years Eve Fireworks, 4th Of July Fireworks, Fireworks Photos, Happy Fourth Of July, July 4th, December, America Independence Day, Happy Independence, Best Popcorn

Fourth of July 2008 - As time has gone on, few events can stand up to the happiness that the fireworks on the Fourth of July have brought American citizens. A day that celebrates the United States Declaration of Independence from Great Britain, it has always appealed to all, whether they're there to celebrate the historical value, or just for the fun of the light show that the fireworks provide.

Lower East Side, New York City. From Everyday Life in the Hood: New York - LightBox Photo New York, New York Photos, Woolworth Building, World Trade Center, New York Street, New York City, Lower East Side Nyc, Bbc, Ville New York

Avenue C, Lower East Side, 1970 - Two kids pictured playing with a leaking fire hydrant. The civil rights act may have not sat well with some, but to kids in the 70s, color didn't change a thing when playing with others.

[Front cover of Jackie Robinson comic book]. American Memory collection: “ Jackie Robinson & Other Baseball Highlights, Library of Congress. Jackie Robinson, Baseball Posters, Baseball Cards, Baseball Pics, Baseball Stuff, Baseball Highlights, African American History Month, History Posters, Nationals Baseball

1950 - Branch Rickey General Manger for the Brooklyn Dodgers had a steadfast opposition to baseball’s color barrier. In 1945 he signed Jackie Robinson, a 27 year old college graduate to a minor league contract. On April 15, 1947 Robinson made his debut as the first African American to play in the major leagues. “Amidst racial slurs, objects thrown at him, even death threats, he went on to receive National League Rookie of the Year.”(From National baseball hall of fame)

Helen Hayes 1920 - Helen Hayes was a popular American actress who played in many movies, both silent and with sound. This brings us to the movie, which was incredibly popular with Americans and brought them happiness consistently, and that is true today. 20s Makeup, Hair Makeup, Helen Hayes, American Actress, Hair Styles, Happiness Project, Painting, Popular, History

Helen Hayes 1920 - Helen Hayes was a popular American actress who played in many movies, both silent and with sound. This brings us to the movie, which was incredibly popular with Americans and brought them happiness consistently, and that is true today.

Gay Pride 2012 - The 2010s have brought rise to a newer culture. That is, the LGBT(Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgener) community, who already have influenced lawmakers to change laws in favor of same-sex marriage. To some Americans this doesn't bring them happiness, but to many others, pride parades like these are the definition of fun. Happiness Project, Pride Parade, Gay Pride, Lgbt, Lesbian, Harajuku, Bring It On, Marriage, Community

Gay Pride 2012 - The 2010s have brought rise to a newer culture. That is, the LGBT(Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgener) community, who already have influenced lawmakers to change laws in favor of same-sex marriage. To some Americans this doesn't bring them happiness, but to many others, pride parades like these are the definition of fun.

Learn how to play the acoustic electric guitar making use of these easy to understand recommendations. Trying to play an instrument is not hard to understand, and can open up a great number of musical doors. Guitar Tabs, Cool Guitar, Signature Guitar, Learn To Play Guitar, Happiness Project, Sounds Great, Blues Music, Classical Guitar, Playing Guitar

Les Paul, Fat Tuesday, 1980 - Les Paul was, and is, a rock and roll legend. Not only known for pioneering the electric guitar, he was a guitarist who played jazz, country, and blues music. However, he brought(and has brought) happiness to many Americans with his signature guitars.

Crowd of people, many waving, in Times Square on V-J Day at time of announcement of the Japanese surrender in 1945 / World-Telegram photo by Dick DeMarsico. Date 14 August 1945 New York Street, New York City, Victory Over Japan Day, Peace At Last, Times Square New York, History Online, World War Ii, The Book, New York

1945 - In this picture, Americans are gathering to celebrate the surrender of the Japanese in World War II. This was most certainly personal for the American citizens, as Japan had attacked American soil(Pearl Harbor). The US finally fought back with nuclear bombs on Japan in 1945.

1939 - In the most Americans' form of entertainment came from the radio. Whether it was dramatic radio shows, listening to big band jazz, or listening to the news, radios were a must-have in American homes everywhere. Big Band Jazz, Happiness Project, Radios, Entertainment, Homes, History, American, News, Happy

1939 - In the 30s, most Americans' form of entertainment came from the radio. Whether it was dramatic radio shows, listening to big band jazz, or listening to the news, radios were a must-have in American homes everywhere.

Recently we had posted article about vintage Pepsi Cola advertising. Most of us are well aware about the Cola War. So we thought it would be a great idea to share some of vintage Coca Cola ads also… Posters Vintage, Vintage Advertising Posters, Images Vintage, Retro Poster, Old Advertisements, Poster S, Art Posters, Food Advertising, Print Advertising

1890 - In the 1890s, Coca-Cola was an up-and-coming company that sold soda that contained cocaine. However, later on in its life, Coca-Cola became not only a good drink, but an icon, and still is to this day. It has been seen as American to enjoy Coca-Cola and still is.

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