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Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Mr. Hallack, Jul 19, 2013.
Very evocative set of photos.
My Great-Grandmother threw ours out because she had Alzheimers and couldn't recognise the people in the pics . I do have one of my Dad when he was a little nipper, riding a sheep.
CASPER, Wyo. — A veteran has discovered a special piece of history. He stumbled upon a World War II-era photo album that belonged to a Utah soldier, and wants to return it to the soldier's family.
That is an awesome story, thank you!! I did get more pictures back today, here are a few
More great photos! Keep them coming. (The kitty's expression is worth the price of admission.)
OK, a few more (the city scene is Boston, Washington and Milk St)
Better throw the old hat in the ring...
The below photo was recovered from a plastic bin of unwanted photographs.
The two in this photo were Rosa and Floyd Dean of Des Moines, IA, both from smaller farm towns previously. They were married sometime in the 1920s; this photo being taken at the Iowa State Capitol building around 10 years after their marriage.
To give it a little perspective, he was 43 when the US was really getting serious about WWII. He was 64 when they attended the New York World's Fair. His daughter, a nun, was in her 40's after Vatican II. The woman in the photo, Rosa, died in her 80's. His daughter, the nun, died in her 70's in the early 1990's. He died at 100 in 2000.
This would make a great illustrative photo for an article (or book) about post-war Air Travel.
If I read the tail number right, that DC-3 flew with Transcontinental & Western Airlines from April 1939 to August 1953
N14933 DC3-209B 2120 381 04/39 08/53
Then it flew for Ozark Air Lines, til 1966.
N14933 Douglas DC-3-209B c/n 2120 1953-1966 re-reg. N140D
http://aerobernie.ae.funpic.de/Ozark Air Lines.html
Couldn't find any other images of that plane, but here's sister ship 14391 that was flying up til 2008.
Denholm & McKay Co. was a department store located in Worcester, Massachusetts.
THANK YOU!! I couldn't read the name of the store myself, thank you for checking that out and the airline information!!
Glad to help, Hallack - just keep posting those pics.
The Mayflower is a hotel in Washington DC, still there. The other building looks familiar, but can't place it. I'm getting more negatives done this week, can't wait to see how they come out.
Independence Hall in Philadelphia, as viewed from the south side. The area is built-up and that perspective is impossible to shoot today, as opposed to the more common view from the north side.
Here's an aerial shot from the south of what it looked like circa 1952 - the photographer would have been standing at the loweredge of this pic.
That's why it looks familiar. If I were blessed with One Hundred Dollar bills more often I would have guessed a lot sooner
And a few more I got back today
When I see old photos like this, I can't help from doing the math. If this picture was taken about the same time as one or two of the others found with it, it was taken around 1937. That means if "Leggy" was twenty-five or thereabout when she posed for the photo, she was born sometime around 1912. So if she is still alive...and I sure hope she is...she has already celebrated her one-hundredth birthday.
Looking at her so young and happy on that summer day...I struggle to get my head around that probability.
I always wonder who these people were (or are if still alive) what they did in life, and if they are remembered by family and friends. Here are a few more.
-Exceptional. Thanks for sharing these and letting us run some imagination, history, and research.
Quality work and consideration.
Wow, those are really great! Thanks again for posting them, Mr.Hallack!