Historical Art PhotoNews Posters Circa 1946 - 1952
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Armless Mother Uses Feet For Hands
Oddities In The News
Mrs. Alta Ficarelli, Fresno, Calif., 18-year-old mother, was born without arms but she has courageously overcome the handicap by making legs and feet do the work of arms and hands. Here she is seen typing, and caring for her baby. She also plays piano, sews, etc.
Left: Luther Caldwell, Columbia, Mo., reputedly the world's only one-armed fiddler, plays with a foot-powered mechanical bow. Right: T.P. Hall of San Diego, Calif., is responsible for this "flying automobile". Top photo shows it cruising at 100 miles an hour. Below, detachable car has land speed of 67 miles an hour, and gets 45 miles to the gallon.
Left: Bob Gilman, Portland, Me., misses and 8-foot putt by inches, during the International Blind Golfers Tournament at Los Angeles. He shot the first 18 holes in 110. Right: Charles Tooth, Hamilton, Ont., dropped this 3O-footer with aid of coach who gave him direction, and caddy to rattled pole in cup to give him distance.
Chicago - Miss Ray Francis, 28, of Richmond, Va., shows patients at the Hines Veterans' hospital here what can be accomplished in the rehabilitation of disabled persons. her perseverance has enabled her to walk with braces and live independently since an auto accident caused paralysis in both legs eight years ago.
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Wins Grand American Trapshoot Title
Left: Hugh Crossen, sporting goods dealer of Gardiner, Mont., rests on top of a pile of some 250,000 shells fired during the Grand American Handicap Trapshoot at Vandalia, Ohio, which he won with 99 out of 100 "birds" at 22 yards. Right: Allen Swanson, Kansas City Jeweler and a paralytic, was among the contestants.
Paralyzed Vets Play Wheelchair Softball
At the Birmingham Veterans Hospital, San Fernando,Calif., war vets who are paralyzed from the waist down, are organizing a softball team. 1. Choosing sides. 2. Batter socks a grounder. 3. Ball beats wheelchair-runner to first. 4. Another close play at 1st in the making.
8-year-old Billy Richards of Chicago was born without arms but with a stout heart. Pictures show how Billy has trained his feet and toes to serve as arms and fingers to write his lessons, telephone, use eating utensils, etc.