Color Photos of U.S. in 1940s

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Great photos, wiggles!!!!!!!


Not colorized black and whites, but actual color photos. It was a fairly obscure technology at the time and very few photographers had the means to use it.





more here: http://goncharka.com/?p=36

And even more on the Library of Congress website.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsachtml/fsacsubjindex1.html

But I am a little confused by the Santa message on the newsboard and the globe wrapped in the American flag photo.

Do you have anything you would like to add to better super impose these images?
 
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Great photos, wiggles!!!!!!!




But I am a little confused by the Santa message on the newsboard and the globe wrapped in the American flag photo.

Do you have anything you would like to add to better super impose these images?
I think the Santa message was referring to airplanes. They had some commercial flights back then, didn't they? Or maybe they mean freight delivery and that there could be shortages for Christmas shoppers or mail-ordered gifts might be late. See that's one way you know it's real - the newsboard presumes everyone celebrates Christmas.
 

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Damn, you got it, wiggles!!!!!!


I think the Santa message was referring to airplanes. They had some commercial flights back then, didn't they? Or maybe they mean freight delivery and that there could be shortages for Christmas shoppers or mail-ordered gifts might be late. See that's one way you know it's real - the newsboard presumes everyone celebrates Christmas.
I somehow thought it was about fairly tales and World Domination!!!!!!!! Goes to show what a cynisist I am!!!!!!!!!!!

GREAT COLOR PHOTOS!!!!!!
 
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Check out the links. There are tons more. Especially at the library of congress site.
 
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Download them all!!!!!!!!!1111

Now!!!!!!!!!!!111111oneoneone
 

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Obviously you don't know much about me (Psychoblues) wiggles so I'll give you a pass on that one.


Download them all!!!!!!!!!1111

Now!!!!!!!!!!!111111oneoneone
Have some fun here if you don't have anything else. As most of the old timers already understand, I am not one for snipe hunting.

Dig it? Or not? I really don't give a rat's anus.
 
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Obviously you don't know much about me (Psychoblues) wiggles so I'll give you a pass on that one.




Have some fun here if you don't have anything else. As most of the old timers already understand, I am not one for snipe hunting.

Dig it? Or not? I really don't give a rat's anus.
:eusa_eh: I was just funnin'
 

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The quote that you use on the bottom of your posts explains me completely.



ok cool then
I had never heard such disrespect for a President before and those words set me free!!!!!!!!! I was a very old 42 at the time, and those words promised me at least 42 more years of a more relative enlightenment.

Will you still love me when I'm 84?
 

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Kodachrome slide film was the greatest! The color saturation and contrast was absolutely incredible. The Kodacolor print process was a bit less sensitive in certain lighting conditions, and the prints tended to fade with time.
 

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Went to Gettysburg this weekend and in the museum of the visitors center they had color photos taken in the 1930's of Civil War veterans that had lived into their late 80's and 90's. It was quite a site to see them in authentic color and knowing that they had lived through the Civil War and World War I.
 
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It makes the period and the people in it more real to see them in color. I think it's easier to imagine yourself in their place maybe. I have this mental separation when I see black and white I percieve it as "back then."
That colorization stuff doesn't cut it either.
 

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Well, I tried. But really, wiggles, the color photos are excellent and well appreciated by this old vet!!!!!!!!
 

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Aunt Jemima with a rivet gun!!!!!! Imagine that!!!!!!!

Hey look! It's Rosie the Riveter!


Alfred T. Palmer
Woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber Tennessee, February 1943
Reproduction from color slide
LC-USW361-295
LC-DIG-fsac-1a35371
FSA/OWI Collection
Prints and Photographs Division (64)

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/boundforglory/glory-exhibit.html

And couldn't vote if she wanted too!!!!!!! And she wanted too!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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