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Landscape view of the Canadian Rockies. Over the tops of mountain ridges and peaks, there are clouds in the sky despite sunny conditions. Patches of snow are left in shady areas and trees are visible in a valley beyond the ridge in the foreground of the image.
Edited film is a promotional film produced for the Burlington Route by Atlas Educational Film Company, Chicago, and depicts the ease of railway travel and the scenic wonders of the American Rockies. Film is composed mostly of scenic views of landscape, some with wildlife.
A glowing fireball seen crossing the night sky above the western United States on September 2 has been identified as remains of a Russian spy satellite, according to the Associated Press.
Reports of the fireball were compiled by the American Meteor Society, which has been gathering eyewitness accounts about meteors since it was founded in 1911, and websites like Spaceflight 101 concluded that:
[T]he fireball observed over the United States in the night of September 2 can be connected to the return of the Kosmos 2495 satellite with a very high degree of certainty, based on the data presented on this page. It was not Kosmos 2495 itself that re-entered over the U.S. but an object released from the satellite in the hours leading up to its return to Earth. This is supported by ballistics data from tracked debris released on previous Kobalt-M missions.
As Gizmodo notes, it isn’t exactly a surprise to find out that the Russians have spy satellites in orbit. The Russians, predictably, deny everything. A spokesman for the government told Russian press, "One can only guess about the condition representatives of the so-called American Meteor Society were in when they identified a luminescent phenomenon high up in the sky as a Russian military satellite."
Sotheby's New York (October 29, 1974), lot 205.
New York Times, February 7, 1948, pg. 13.
Black-and-white study print (8x10).
Orig. negative: 8x10, Safety, BW.
Playing professional baseball had been Rocky Marciano’s (born Rocco Francis Marchegiano) dream, before his failed 1947 tryout with the Chicago Cubs. He soon turned to boxing and quickly developed into one of the ring’s most formidable talents. Marciano’s drive to win and compassion endeared him to fans and ring opponents alike. At the age of twenty-nine, he claimed the world heavyweight championship. Over the next several years, he successfully defended his title six times. In 1956, he became the only heavyweight champion in boxing history to retire undefeated, with forty-nine wins, a record that stood until 2017, when it was broken by Floyd Mayweather Jr. Richard Avedon took this photograph in 1953, shortly after Marciano had defeated Jersey Joe Walcott in a return bout for the heavyweight title.
Nacido en Brockton, Massachusetts
Jugar béisbol a nivel profesional había sido el sueño de Rocky Marciano (nacido bajo el nombre de Rocco Francis Marchegiano), antes de su prueba fallida en 1947 para los Chicago Cubs. Pronto decidió dedicarse al boxeo y se convirtió rápidamente en uno de los talentos más formidables del ring. El deseo de ganar y la compasión de Marciano le ganaron el cariño de sus seguidores y de sus oponentes en el ring. A los veintinueve años, ganó el campeonato mundial de pesos pesados. Durante los años que siguieron a esta victoria, defendió el título con éxito seis veces. En 1956, se convirtió en el único campeón de los pesos pesados de la historia del boxeo en retirarse invicto con cuarenta y nueve victorias, un récord que nadie rompería hasta la llegada de Floyd Mayweather Jr. en 2017. Richard Avedon tomó esta fotografía en 1953, poco después de que Marciano derrotara a Jersey Joe Walcott en un combate de vuelta por el título de los pesos pesados.