October 28, 2018
Sara Cochran joins Jean Wilcox Hibben for a podcast on make-up and cosmetics, including a couple of popular companies. The second half includes an explanation of the history of make-up use and its use as a cover up.
References for this program are posted at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com for this same date.
Image above: "The Best article in the world, Laird's bloom of youth, or liquid pearl for preserving & beautifying the complexion & skin," ca. 1863; retrieved from the Library of Congress.
October 11, 2018
Sara Cochran joins Jean to discuss the effects the Dust Bowl and Depression had on our earlier generations. Thank you for listening.
Photo is from Arthur Rostein of an abandoned Oklahoma Farmhouse, ca. 1936, retrieved from the Library of Congress.
References for the program can be accessed at the Gena and Jean blog: <https://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2018/10/podcast-60-dust-bowl-depression.html>
September 10, 2018
Sara Cochran joins Jean Wilcox Hibben to discuss the interaction between the Spanish flu pandemic and World War I.
To see the resources Sara and Jean used for this topic, check on the genaandjean.blogspot.com: https://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2018/09/podcast-59-wwi-and-spanish-flu.html
Image above from the Library of Congress: "Precautions taken in Seattle, Wash., during the Spanish Influenza Epidemic would not permit anyone to ride on the street cars without wearing a mask. 260,000 of these were made by the Seattle Chapter of the Red Cross which consisted of 120 workers, in three days." ca 1918-1919.
August 26, 2018
Jean is joined by Sara Cochran to discuss hobos and their lifestyles, communication, difficulties, lexicon, reasons for taking on that lifestyle, food, and even the annual Hobo Convention. Jean adds the song "Go to Sleep You Weary Hobo" in the second half.
For information on the resources used in this podcast, check <https://genaangjean.blogspot.com> for 26 August 2018.
Image above: Two hobos after being kicked off a train, Library of Congress (date unknown).
August 9, 2018
Gena "solos" it on this travelog-travel education podcast dealing with her recent journey to Europe. She shares information about food, packing, planning, preparedness (including tips for possible medical issues), staying within a budget, and more. Whether your travel is for genealogy or for vacation (or both), Gena's experiences are worth the time to listen to; for the links and sources she mentions, check her blog post for this program at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com>
Image above from the Library of Congress:
Title: European travel views
Contributor Names: Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942, photographer
Created / Published: between 1904 and 1938.
July 18, 2018
Gena and Jean explore some of the effects of prohibition on ancestral lives. Besides sharing a couple of family stories, they discuss the consequences of prohibition on both crime and lifestyle. The second half covers some of the terminology of the activities associated with illegal alcohol during the early 1900s. (Apologies for some drops in the dialogue.)
The information cited comes from a few specific websites which are clearly identified on the blogpost associated with this podcast (see <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com> for 18 July 2018).
The photograph displayed above comes from the Library of Congress and shows the confiscation of illegal alcohol production, unknown photographer, taken between 1918-1928.
July 4, 2018
Gena and Jean discuss various aspects of moonshine, from early days in the 1600s and 1700s to about the time of prohibition. In the second half of the program, Jean adds a song about the practice of moonshine, written by Albert Frank Beddoe. The aspects of moonshine and various laws relating to it are covered, with Internet sources cited here and available, as links, at <https://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2018/07/podcast-55-illegal-alcohol-part-1.html>. Also mentioned in the first half are the connection between NASCAR and moonshining, as well as the debate about that relationship and, in the second portion, some of the moonshine vocabulary and recipes are provided.
Photo above is from the Library of Congress, Harpers Weekly, North Carolina depiction, dated 1879
June 10, 2018
Gena and Jean discuss swim fashions over the ages. The first half covers more of their particular experiences but the second half involves more of the earlier styles. Photos on the blog posted on this date - 10 June 2018 - (http://genaandjean.blogspot.com) illustrate some of Jean's ancestors' swim fashions. Also on the blog is where you can find the resources used in this program.
Photo here: Atlantic City, NJ, Detroit Publishing Co., publisher, ca. 1900; Library of Congress.
May 27, 2018
Jean Wilcox Hibben does this podcast solo, presenting information about her Genealogy Journey from California to New Jersey and back. The first part of the program goes through the chronological experience and the second portion provides suggestions for preparing for your own Genealogy Journey to historical societies, libraries, cemeteries, and other locations. For more information and photos of highlights of the trip, see the blog post for this date - 27 May 2018 - at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com>
Photo above: portion of the Conrad Weiser memorial marker at the Conrad Weiser Homestead, Berks County, PA, April 2018
May 13, 2018
Gena and Jean talk about railroading, terms that come from railroads, and their personal experiences as train passengers. The second half covers more of the history and the evolution of the trains and the routes. Your ancestors may well have been involved in railroad building, railroad management, or maybe just train travel. Hear what might have affected their lives . . . and yours.
(Note: there is some interference on this recording; we have attempted to clean it up, requiring some "looping" - rerecording small portions. We apologize for that static.)
This was originally posted on 13 May 2018, in recognition of the anniversary of the completion of the East-West railroad at Promontory Point, Utah on 10 May 1869.
To access the resource information for this podcast, go to the blog post on 13 May 2018 at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com>
The image above is from the Library of Congress, copyright 1920