Nice collection of old American photos.

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  1. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think it's been posted here, and not too long ago.
     
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    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I really enjoyed the shot of the planes being built.
    Thanks for posting Mike! You always find these cool stories.:thumbup:
     
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    Well I have not seen this before - but WOW, this is interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing Mike
     
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    Yeah, some fantastic old pictures there. This was posted about 10 days ago, maybe a bit longer than that...still--WELL worth a look. A good number of those have been lifted from the site Shorpy.com, which is one of my favorite sites. I LOVE looking at old photographs...they're wonderful things.

    If there is a takeaway, a lesson from sites like these it is this: 1) documentary-style photographs, or even just snapshots of real life, take on an air of added significance as time moves on and 2) Even the most dull,mundane, and boring daily activities, things you have done a thousand or ten thousand times before, like crank-starting your Maxwell car, or tying the horse to the steel tethering ring on the sidewalk in front of the cobbler's shop, or watching the old black men sitting out in front of the barbershops to chat,whittle,play harmonica, and wait for their 15-cent haircuts--all that dull, daily living stuff...well, some day that will be FASCINATING to anybody who sees your photos.

    Oh wait...you kill-filed all that mundane stuff to save space on the hard drives....nevermind...it was just digital debris, right?
     
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    Derrel - well said!
     
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    Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed looking at those.

    Also Derrel great input.
     
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