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Pompeii Pompeii

Library of Congress. 1890 photochrom color.

Louisiana: Part II Louisiana: Part II

Harvesting rice, Crowley, Louisiana. 1938. Lee, Russell, photographer. Kinja ate first try, pardon the editing.

Louisiana Louisiana

They’re trying to wash us away.

Hello from Hollywood Hello from Hollywood

Bernheimer Home, 1922. Library of Congress and New York Public Library Digital Collections.

The Great War The Great War

WWI. One of my Czech relatives from Flatonia, Texas was killed in the Battle of Argonne-Meuse Forest in 1918. When I looked at the casualty lists many were killed by the Spanish Flu before they ever left the states.

Barbed Wire Barbed Wire

Barbed wire fence. Cascade County, Montana. 1939 May. Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985, photographer. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-And-White Negatives (170,901)

Haunted Vintage Haunted Vintage

Library of Congress images were down again for a while.

Vintage Magic  Vintage Magic 

AV Club Wiki Wormhole today is a magician I heard of from Orson Welles. Magic posters, ads, etc. from Library of Congress.

I'm Flying I'm Flying

1895. My Wiki Wormhole last night was early flight experiments. Once you got a certain height off the ground (50-60 ft.?) crashes were almost always fatal. In the very early days people would jump off towers with homemade contraptions with no basis in science and would invariably kill themselves. Otto Lilienthal…

Vintage Hamburgers Vintage Hamburgers

Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger. Pepsi.

Vintage Hurricane Vintage Hurricane

I’ve been hit twice pretty much head on but I’m also pretty far inland. Both were bad.

Niagara Falls Niagara Falls

Slowly I turn. Step by step. Inch by inch.

Atget Atget

Some of my earliest Kinja posts were on history of photography. All you had to do was post images in a row. Atget one of my favorite photographers. Discovered by the surrealists and Man Ray but not appreciated until after his death. He wandered the streets of Paris with a camera.

Vintage Ice Cream Vintage Ice Cream

Ice cream.

The Denizens of Dive Bars The Denizens of Dive Bars

Three years of The Golden Horn on Friday 13th.

Hot Dog Man Hot Dog Man

Farewell, My Lovely has a hot dog man character. The nicest man Philip Marlowe ever met. Took some doing, but after two days I found the Hot Dog Man CD cover that I shot. Doesn’t exist online anymore so I had to go back in time on Kinja. Kinja search is broken.

Vintage Hawaii Vintage Hawaii

Magnum night on Cozi-TV. From the Library of Congress.

Vintage Sideshows Vintage Sideshows

And we’re back. Library of Congress website took the 4th off. Sideshows of yesteryear.

Vintage Typewriters Vintage Typewriters

Library of Congress. Vintage typewriter photography.  Typewriters for the war effort, etc.

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