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Beautiful color photos from the 1940s.

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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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It's footage not pictures, but this is from 1922.
For some reason it always makes me well up.





posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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It's beautiful, but eerie to think that the majority of the people photographed are probably dead.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by User8911
Maybe it was handpicked but...no one is fat?

How could it be, we have advanced so much?!

I taught HFCS and mosanto we're suppose to be for the good of humanity?

Ah easy, it's the internet that is to blame!

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No kidding. No fat people anywhere. The picture of the workers next to the airfield would have had half as many people in it if it were taken today.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 09:20 PM
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Your post got me to looking up other early color photographs online and I found this blog with more of the same like your first photo and it says the photos are from the library of Congress.

What really got me was where those people are from: Pie Town, NM...which is little more than a deserted post office these days...and my mom lived there as a girl...I don't know when exactly, but maybe right around 1940 when this picture was taken; she would have been 15.

Awesome find! Thanks for posting this.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 10:09 PM
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OP those photos were AMAZING.

Thanks so, so much. I have never seen photos like that from that time period before. History really was "brought to life"....so weird how real...almost surreal the pics seemed. These people were real, they lived, laughed, loved and died. What a awesome expression of life that was captured. It's crazy how much adding color can change how one views a photo.

The 40's have always fascinated me, one because my parents were born during that time, and two I loved the style of that period. I find it to be the last decade of simplicity in the US....once TV took over, everything got so much more complicated. I even bought a home from the 40's and it is solid as a rock! You don't find craftsmanship like that anymore unless you are willing to spend a bundle.

I try to imagine how life was for the original owners of this house, those photos helped me envision everything much better. S&F!!!!



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 06:51 PM
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Very nice thread OP. Thank you. I have always enjoyed looking back at the good ole days... NOW look at us..My, how far we have come.....we've left those days behind to only have them in our memory . So I most certainly enjoy reminiesing....

I think you guys will enjoy this ... My recent thread hasn't gotten many hits. General Entertainment Forum is hardly ever visited it seems. Thread gets rolled off.
This is a vid with the 40's decade photos/music.
" Awesome Collection : 1940's Memorabilia"
www.abovetopsecret.com... Entertainment
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posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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From a fashion perspective, its interesting to me the way so many of the women had those funny little "shoulder puff" thingies on their dresses. It's a style I never really have seen before. I am not sure how they achieved that effect, or why, even. Also, most if not all of these clothes were hand-made but they look so good...people really had more skill in those days with things like that, and its a shame that society seems to have largely lost that skill. Good find, thanks.



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