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The History of Content Marketing: Nashville Bicycle Messenger, 1910

Nashville, November 1910. “George Christopher, Postal Telegraph messenger #7, fourteen years old. Been at it over three years. Does not work nights.”

The photograph and caption are both by Lewis Wickes Hine, who took thousands of portraits of young bicycle messengers and other child laborers on behalf of the Nation Child Labor Committee at the turn of the 20th century. Hine’s photos, and the work of the committee, are credited with influencing public opinion to the degree that in 1916, Congress passed legislation protecting children: the Keating-Owen Act.

The Library of Congress photographic collections house more than five thousand original Lewis Hine photographs, given to the library by the National Child Labor Committee.

(via: Veloaficionado)

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Review: The Nickel Creek reunion tour proves that absence does, indeed, make the heart grow fonder

For the past 12 years, posts about music on this blog have been rare. And on those rare occasions, those posts have been almost 100% about the members of Nickel Creek. (The reason for why “just them” is buried in those posts, somewhere.)

This post is the next in that rare tradition.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Nashville

Jack-Daniels-Tennessee-FireFour Nashville-related news items were lined up in my RSS newsreader this morning that  seem appropriate for a St. Patrick’s Day blog post.:

  • The Tennessee General Assembly is debating the meaning of the term “Tennessee Whiskey.” (Spoiler: Apparently, it means Jack Daniels). (Later: The Wall Street Journal examines the “What is Tennessee Whiskey?” controversy.)
  • On Thursday, Tennessee’s governor is expected to sign legislation passed by the General Assembly that will allow voters in local jurisdictions to decide by referendum if wine can be sold in grocery stores starting in 2016. (Translation: Wine will be sold in Nashville grocery stores starting in 2016.)
  • The restaurant editor of Food & Wine lists Tennessee Brew Works as among the nation’s six best new breweries.
  • In April Jack Daniel’s will start test marketing a new cinnamon-flavored whiskey called Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire in Pennsylvania, Oregon and Tennessee.

I feel certain there is local news about something other than alcohol, but enjoy St Patty’s day.