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Suitland, Maryland

Suitland is an unincorporated community and census designated place in Prince George's County, United States one mile southeast of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 25,825. Prior to 2010, Suitland was part of the Suitland-Silver Hill census-designated place. Suitland is named after 19th century landowner and businessman Senator Samuel Taylor Suit, whose estate, "Suitland," was located near the present-day intersection of Suitland and Silver Hill Roads. In the 1600s, the Piscataway tribe inhabited the lands in southern Maryland. European settlers first visited Saint Clement's Island on the Potomac River and established their first Maryland colony downriver at Saint Mary's City in 1634, by the 1660s through the 1680s, settlers had moved into what is now known as Prince George's County. Faced with this encroachment, the Piscataways left the area in 1697, moved north to what is now known as Conoy Island, they moved further north into Pennsylvania and Michigan. The sole export of the European settlers was tobacco, slaves were first brought to the county in the 1700s.

Prior to the Civil War, tobacco production had made Prince George's County one of the wealthiest counties in Maryland, half of the county's population was enslaved. After the war, old plantations were broken up and replaced by communities centered on small farming and country villages. In 1867, Samuel Taylor Suit moved to Maryland and purchased more than 800 acres near Washington, D. C. In the 1870s and 1880s, such prominent guests as U. S. Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes visited the Suitland estate, it was the 1871 site of negotiations preliminary to the international tribunal in Geneva that arbitrated the Alabama Claims. After Suit's death in 1888, portions of the estate were sold to William A. Harrison, the land was subsequently subdivided and sold over the years. Suit's son, Arthur B. Suit, retained three acres of land near the corner of Suitland and Silver Hill Roads, where he maintained a general store, a bar, a bowling alley, the community's one-room jailhouse. By the turn of the century, the village of Suitland had added a post office and several houses.

On August 10, 1909, local residents met at the home of George J. Hess and organized the Suitland Improvement Association of Maryland to raise funds for a community meeting hall. Three officers were elected to serve one-year posts: Dr. C. M. Emmons; the Association was incorporated on November 17, 1950 and is now known as the Suitland Civic Association. There are two historic cemeteries in Cedar Hill and Lincoln Memorial. Cedar Hill Cemetery was built on the former Nonesuch Plantation. Prior to 1913, it was known as Forest Lake Cemetery and was renamed after the cedar trees that lined both sides of Suitland Road from the D. C. line to Silver Hill Road. Early churches performed baptisms at this location and it is the burial site for victims of the 1906 Terra Cotta Railroad wreck. Lincoln Memorial Cemetery was founded in 1927 on the former Landon dairy farm and is the site where many prominent African-Americans are buried. Individuals include Dr. Charles Richard Drew, who established improved techniques for blood storage and developed large scale blood banks early in World War II, Nannie Helen Burroughs and civil rights activist.

The first one-room schoolhouse was built in 1891 on land purchased by the community. A two-room schoolhouse was built in 1915 on Silver Hill Road, expanded to four rooms in 1922, saw additions to the building in 1928, 1941, 1957. Property owned by James West and Joseph Friday, located near the current intersection of Swann and Silver Hill Roads, was used as an airfield from 1938 to 1941. Named "Skyhaven" by a local student who won the naming contest sponsored by West and Friday, Skyhaven Airfield hosted a flying club that served 20 small planes, including Wacos, Great Lakes, Pipers. Suitland remained a rural farming community until the onset of World War II. To meet the need for additional office space to support the war effort, in September 1941, the Public Buildings Administration awarded a $2,749,000 contract to McCloskey and Co. of Philadelphia to develop a new federal office building in Prince George's County, Maryland. That year, 437 acres of farm and dairy land were purchased in Suitland to build the Suitland Federal Center.

The 12 existing residences on this property included the former dairy and summer home of Albert Carry, the German-American founder of the National Capital Brewing Company and the Carry Ice Cream Co. The Suitland House, built by Lowell O. Minear, a pioneer designer of memorial parks, is the sole remaining residence on the Federal Center property. A colonial-revival style home, it now serves as office space for the U. S. Census Bureau and is included in the Prince George's County Planning Department's 2010 Approved Historic Sites and Districts Plan. In 1942, the Suitland Manor apartments were built in anticipation of new federal workers. Parkway Terrace, Whitehall Square, Marlborough House developments soon followed to accommodate the influx of Census Bureau and other federal employees. In 1943, the Census Bureau turned 14 acres of land at the Federal Center site into the largest Victory Garden in the Washington metropolitan area; the land was a parceled into 616 plots and plowed and tended by census employees.

As late as 1989, 110 garden plots were still available for summer rental on a first-come, first-served basis for $7.00 each. These gardens were located at the site of the current Naval Intelligence Building. In 1944, the Suitland

John Gordon (songwriter)

John Joseph Gordon is a songwriter from Queensland, Australia. In late 2010, he released the controversial climate change protest song Australia - which lambasts Australia's continuing coal exports, open slather approach to mining in general, he has released 2 recent Albums.'Alive in Bornheim' and'Souvenir' - both were recorded in Frankfurt, Germany - and is best known for his song'Inexorably Yours', covered by songstress Wendy Matthews on her 1994 Multi-Platinum album'Lily'. *Souvenir 1. Let The Sunshine 2. Emily 3. Souvenir 4. Small Town Vignette 5. Gettin' Out Finally 6. MS 7. Sycamore 8. Craver of Security 9. Mystral Wind Over Dubrovnik 10. Valiant Lady 11. Theys Goodbye*Alive In Bornheim 1. Rooftop conversation pt1 2. In a Strange Country 3. Time Will Tell 4. Alive in Bornheim 5. Moonsong 6. White Dove Sail 7. Evidently 8. Turn Me Around 9. Kiss of Life 10. Seein' it Through 11. Whatever It Takes 12. Holy War 13. Rooftop conversation pt2*Notre Dame Down To Earth Magazine, India - Website Sydney Morning Herald Feature The Courier Mail Newspaper Feature Music NT Link

Think Small

Think Small was one of the most famous ads in the advertising campaign for the Volkswagen Beetle, art directed by Helmut Krone. The copy for Think Small was written by Julian Koenig at the Doyle Dane Bernbach agency in 1959. Doyle Dane Bernbach's Volkswagen Beetle campaign was ranked as the best advertising campaign of the twentieth century by Ad Age, in a survey of North American advertisements. Koenig was followed by many other writers during Krone's art-directorship of the first 100 ads of the campaign, most notably Bob Levenson; the campaign has been considered so successful that it "did much more than boost sales and build a lifetime of brand loyalty The ad, the work of the ad agency behind it, changed the nature of advertising—from the way it's created to what you see as a consumer today." Fifteen years after World War II, the United States had become a consumer superpower. The Beetle, a "compact, strange-looking automobile", was manufactured in a plant built by the Nazis in Wolfsburg, perceived to make it more challenging to sell the vehicle.

Automobile advertisements back focused on providing as much information as possible to the reader instead of persuading the reader to purchase a product, the advertisements were rooted more in fantasy than in reality. Helmut Krone came up with the headline for "Think Small" simultaneously. Krone teamed up with Julian Koenig to develop the "Think Small" and "Lemon" ads for Volkswagen under the supervision of William Bernbach. DDB built a print campaign that focused on the Beetle's form, smaller than most of the cars being sold at the time; this unique focus in an automobile advertisement brought wide attention to the Beetle. DDB had "simplicity in mind, contradicting the traditional association of automobiles with luxury". Print advertisements for the campaign were filled with white space, with a small image of the Beetle shown, meant to emphasize its simplicity and minimalism, the text and fine print that appeared at the bottom of the page listed the advantages of owning a small car; the creative execution broke with convention in a number of ways.

Although the layout used the traditional format - image and three-column body were retained, other differences were subtle yet sufficient to make the advertisement stand out. It used a sans-serif font at a time, it included a full-stop after the tagline "Think Small." The body-copy was full of widows and orphans - all designed to give the ad a natural and honest feel. The image of the car was placed in the top left-hand corner and angled in a way that directed the reader's attention toward the headline; the ad was printed in black and white, at a time when full colour advertisements were used. Over time, the layout changed but the essential executional elements were used to give each iteration exhibited a sense of a "house style". A 1967 promotional book titled Think. Charles Addams, Bill Hoest, Virgil Partch, Gahan Wilson and other top cartoonists of that decade drew cartoons showing Volkswagens, these were published along with amusing automotive essays by such humorists as H. Allen Smith, Roger Price and Jean Shepherd.

The book's design juxtaposed each cartoon alongside a photograph of the cartoon's creator. The campaign has been the subject of a number of books, with serious scholarly analysis of the campaign's key success factors, including: Think Small: The Story of those Volkswagen Ads by Frank Rowsome. Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle. Ballantine, Random House. ISBN 978-0-345-52142-2 Rowsome, Frank. Think small: The story of those Volkswagen ads. S. Green Press. Marcantonio, Alfredo & David Abbott. "Remember those great Volkswagen ads?" London: Booth-Clibborn Editions, 1993. ISBN 1-873968-12-4 Imseng, Dominik. Ugly Is Only Skin-Deep: The Story of the Ads That Changed the World. Matador, 2016. ISBN 978-1785893179 Challis, Clive. "Helmut Krone. The book. Graphic Design and Art Direction after advertising's Creative Revolution)." London: Cambridge Enchorial Press, 2005. ISBN 0-9548931-0-7