The Non Shorpy Web All Stars.

Discussion in 'Hats' started by The Wiser Hatter, May 16, 2011.

  1. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    I am absolutely not a "suit and tie" guy, but even I agree completely.
     
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  2. Pat_H

    Pat_H A-List Customer

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    I'm sure some wouldn't regard these folks as "all stars", but an interesting vintage photo. The "Cairo Gang", British police anti republican agents in mufti, circa 1920, trying to appear like what they figured the locals looked like. Cairo_gang.jpg
     
  3. carouselvic

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    Boys hold their breath, amazed, on their first elevator ride.
    1948.

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  4. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

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    love to watch her strut

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  5. anyexcuse

    anyexcuse New in Town

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    A picture of the then very popular Will Rogers in the background.
     
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  6. buler

    buler My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Light, high bowler.

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  7. Louis Mountbatten

    Louis Mountbatten One of the Regulars

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    Fantastic hat!!
     
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  8. Wonder what he did for a living? Both hands appear to have some nubbin fingers & maybe a mangled thumb.
     
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  9. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    I'm going with "pugilist". His shorter hair and well-groomed mustache remind me of the promotional posters that advertised bare knuckle boxers like John A. Sullivan, and his hands (particularly the knuckles) look like they've seen quite a bit of abuse. :D
     
  10. Hard to know what could have caused the apparent partial loss of so many digits. It's easy to lose fingers working with ropes & stock animals. Jesse James shot off the tip of one of his ring fingers while loading a cap & ball pistol. But neither situation would explain the loss of so many digits.

    I had an uncle who as a 12 yr old boy lost a thumb in a combine.
     
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  11. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    THAT was the first thing I thought of..... the many farmers and stockmen I knew growing up that were missing digits.........several of whom lost more than one........even knew one who lost an arm in an auger and another in a PTO shaft accident!!!
     
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  12. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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  13. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Crosby County Texas
    1939

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  14. Frunobulax

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    Obviously a shop teacher.
     
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  15. carouselvic

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  16. I remember seeing canvas water bags like that, that you hung in front of the grill of your car. Somehow hot air passing thru kept the water cool.
     
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  17. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll Practically Family

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    Yes, that's right. The bags wept through (I think they were cotton canvas?), and the air coming into the radiator cooled the water through evaporative cooling. I bet you'd have hot water in that bag if you didn't take it off as soon as the vehicle stopped, though!
     
  18. carouselvic

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    Inside the Boeing 307 Stratoliner


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  19. Zombie_61

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    Y'know, now that you mention it...
     
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  20. carouselvic

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    Remembering Woody Guthrie, born on this day in 1912 in Okemah, Oklahoma. Here he is performing in on the subway in New York City in 1943.

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