Invitation to an Area night club party. The capsule was placed in water and the invitation appeared. Area was open from 1983 to 1987.
Garrett Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky, in 1877. At the age of 15, he moved to Ohio looking for work. He started a small business and founded a newspaper that would later merge into the Cleveland Call & Post. He’s better known for his inventions, which included a hair straightening cream and an early traffic signal.
Most importantly, Morgan is the inventor of the “safety hood,” which was the predecessor to the World War I gas mask. In fact, Morgan’s invention is now often referred to as a gas mask. Morgan was inspired to patent the fire hood when he heard about the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911. Firefighters were often unable to enter burning structures because of smoke and toxic fumes. Morgan marketed his invention all around the country, but it gained much of its fame from Morgan’s own act of heroism.
An explosion in Cleveland’s Lake Erie Tunnel in 1916 left 11 men dead and others trapped in an enclosed space rapidly overtaken by leaking natural gas. By the time Morgan and his fire hood arrived on the scene at the request of Cleveland police, ten would-be rescuers had already succumbed to the gas inside the tunnel. This didn’t deter Morgan, who, along with two other volunteers, rushed into the tunnel wearing only, according to some reports, his fire hood and pajamas. The fire hood can be seen in the photo above slung across the back of Morgan’s shoulders. Morgan and his cohorts saved up to 20 men and retrieved several bodies from the tunnel using the fire hood.
While some newspapers failed to give Morgan proper credit for his bravery, citizens’ and firefighter groups did honor him with medals and honorary membership, respectively, and he was nominated for a Carnegie Medal. After this daring rescue, requests for Morgan’s invention rushed in from all over the nation. So the man in the above photograph is only the first of many lives that Garrett Morgan saved.
it just pisses me off as a big girl that the small selection of clothes really limits your looks like you’re either neon spandex dance hall queen bodycon dress hope your girdle don’t roll down as you get out the car OR animal print fringe fantasy am i wearing enough rhinestones yet OR serving church usher auntie realness yea my jacket still got shoulder pads in it idgaf. like that’s your only three looks.