Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Saturday, November 12, 2011

PICTURES FROM THE PAST

PICTURES FROM THE PAST

These pics were taken from color slides found at the Library of Congress. They are dated between 1939-1943. 

The pictures are so clear and the color is so vibrant, it looks as though they were taken just yesterday .  

  http://extras.denverpost.com/archive/captured.asp

My favorites are # 58  # 70...or maybe...oh well, it is very difficult to pick a favorite.  All are awesome.


11 comments:

  1. Thanks to some 'bureaucratic' librarians and money from taxes this information is now preserved for us all and it is free. Being a former librarian I can understand this mission.

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  2. OMG I think these are some of the best photos I've seen for some time! They are amazing!

    I love number 9 and 29, well as you said, they are all awesome!

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  3. Actually 54 is incredible too.

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  4. Thanks for the link! The are all fabulous. #66 is my favorite

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  5. Tabor -- Settle down now:)

    LL Cool Joe -- See, it is hard to pick a favorite.

    Bonnie (BIZ) -- Loved 66 also. A real Rosie The Riveter.

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  6. Don't you wish this was what American was about today.....

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  7. Changes in the wind -- Some of it looks pretty awful but I do wish we could see children playing freely outside without more adult supervision than kids to play. The hardship for each family really shows through in these pictures and yet that is what made this country great.

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  8. Those are spectacular photos. They give a nice peek at life in that era. Some of those folks looked like living was pretty rough. I really enjoyed seeing them.

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  9. I like number 54 - nice strong women.
    Sandie

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  10. This was awesome Granny! Thanks for posting.

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  11. Those are such awesome pictures. I really enjoyed them. The picture with the tenement building reminds me of a couple of places we lived in when I was growing up. I also loved the one with the "Rosie".

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