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Old 05-28-2008, 09:42 AM   #1
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So this one is almost entirely off-topic, but if you fellas are anything like me you'll dig it. Shorpy Higginbotham was a hard working and usually filthy appearing young man that grew up working the coal mines of Alabama. In the Higginbotham househo...

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Old 05-28-2008, 09:45 AM   #2
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Some pretty cool stuff... Isnt this stuff featured on plan59.com?
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:53 AM   #3
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Some pretty cool stuff... Isnt this stuff featured on plan59.com?
Yes, it is.

One of my favorite sites, ever. I can spend hours looking at the photos about life back in the day.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:53 AM   #4
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Awesome website. Thanks for posting it. Shorpy looks like he was a pretty kick-ass young man. Reminds me of my grandfather. That was a different time for sure.

& FWIW..... I like chicks without bras better.

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Old 05-28-2008, 10:09 AM   #5
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FWIW..... I like chicks without bras better.

Good point... I hardly noticed 'membership' was spelled wrong on that poster.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:08 AM   #6
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What a gem of a site huh? I mean the quality of the pictures is breathtaking. I would love to have a few or all of these prints for my home. Bookmarked.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:15 AM   #7
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Thanks for sharing. I could look at those old pics for hours.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:18 AM   #8
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Ryan...really appreciate this posting..very interesting as some of the photos were taken by one of my familys historian...Marion Post Wolcott
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:30 AM   #9
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What kind of "cole" did they mine?
"cole" Foster, "cole" Porter, just wondering.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:31 AM   #10
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Man... I'm stupid. Thanks for the editing folks.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:34 AM   #11
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Cool pics. My grandpa was a coal miner/powder man in NW arkansas. A tough row to hoe.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:06 AM   #12
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Wow. I just spent over an hour on the site. The pictures are amazing.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:21 AM   #13
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I'ma goin' ta check this site out with more scrutiny when I get the chance, looks awesome.

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Old 05-28-2008, 11:57 AM   #14
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Man lot's of history on that sight. And the Belmont ladies fur!!,That thing still has teeth>>>>.
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:58 PM   #15
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Life looked pretty hard back then, glad I didnt have live on a dirt floor and go to work in a mill at the age of 10.

on a lighter note those alliance ads over the past few days have been pretty funny.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:40 PM   #16
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cool site
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:24 PM   #17
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Thanks Ryan, just wasted my whole morning looking! Great find!
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:05 PM   #18
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Very cool!
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:05 PM   #19
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I've been adding photos from Shorpy for about a year to my blog, http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/ what a source of time capsule photography!
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:43 PM   #20
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I almost started a post on here with Ryan's first photo. It's creepy to me. But I didn't.

Yea, Shorpy and plan59.com rock.

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