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History Photos taken before WW2 - history in black and white

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by twin6, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. swi66
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    They were just cars in accidents, and that the photo's survived.
    Looking for old pictures you run across certain sites, like I search for Buffalo related pictures and fiind a treasure trove.
    Especially cars built in Buffalo like the Babcock, Pierce Arrow, Thomas, Atterbury, etc........
    Also the Rochester Kodak Museum Archives is another. almost any town has an historical society, or museum.
    Search the areas you are familiar with, and dig deeper.

    Isn't the internet fun!
     
  2. early guy
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    Here are a couple more Kansas pics. The woman on the motorcycle looks like she knows what she is doing.
    The other shows a 1902-3 Rambler and the great wide open-ness we enjoy out here.
    And an old ad that reminds me of you guys...Always at your service.
     

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  3. SUNROOFCORD
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    St Joseph County Fair ... SO Bend IN ... 1916
     

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  4. T-Head
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    Sure Early Guy......Make fun of us.....We'll kick you out the club.....And send our dogs after you.....THEY BAD.....THEY GOT GUNS
     

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  5. SUNROOFCORD
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    This car took these people from Minnesota to New York in 1933. Any idea what the car might be????
     

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  6. twin6
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    On a hot summer day, what better way to cool off than to look at early snow removal efforts in NY. On the left, New York City with a horse drawn affair. On the right, a Packard truck in Rochester (RMSC photo).
     

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  7. kurtis
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    Sheesh, T-Head's a little grumpy today. Maybe 'cause he's stuck in the mud.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. jimi'shemi291
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    Now, what's this then?!?!? A 3-sheet poster
    for the epic, "Planet of the Assistants" ???

    [​IMG]
     
  9. gnichols
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    Look out! Gun-sled-dogs!! (sounds like a Japanese Sci-fy movie about armored fighting suits! Gary
     
  10. kurtis
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    Model T Ford's used by Australian servicemen during the Great War.
     

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  11. gnichols
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    Man, that rail truck is the cat's pajamas! Gary
     
  12. T-Head
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    Walter Christie and his T tank, a T camera man and another T rail car......

    Kurtis......Your 1st military T looks like they were running it on wood gas.....
     

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    And one more....
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  15. T-Head
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    Twin6 wanted to cool off earlier.....come on over and let's go for a ride on the Harley-Davidson powered snow machine...... Photo RMSC
     

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  16. T-Head
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    I warned you earlier all about our unique airplane, well here she is along with the mad inventor.

    In the first photo John F. Cooley, the inventor of the plane, stands to the left, in front of the airship along his manager Jacob Goldenson.

    On December 4, 1910, the Rochester Herald announced in a lengthy article and page of photographs that the Cooley "airship" was nearly ready for trial flight. This "airship" was under construction in Rochester by New York City inventor John F. Cooley, reputedly with the financial backing of wealthy Rochester men. The gigantic aircraft measured 81 feet overall and 42 feet in width and was to be equipped with two six-cylinder, ninety-horsepower engines. Canvas stretched over wooden ribs covered the "hull" or cabin area. Four "planes" of "naiad aeronautical Irish linen" ran horizontally, two on each side, along the hull to give lifting power.

    Construction continued through the winter of 1910/11. In April of 1911, Mr. Cooley disappeared from Rochester and was reported to be selling stock in a New York City airship enterprise; workmen, left to finish the project, abandoned the aircraft. Finally, Mrs. Anna S. Burns, a grocer to whom Cooley owed $92, obtained a writ of attachment on the machine. The final fate of the Cooley airship is unknown. Photo RMSC
     

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  17. UnsettledParadox
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    they called that a '56 pontiac wagon but it is infact a '55. i feel so smart now lol
     
  18. T-Head
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    Big Oil......
     

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  19. Straight Eight
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    How about a 37 Packard Brand new, with model sitting on hood?
     
  20. early guy
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    Odd sales pitch here...I'll let you fill in your own comments.
     

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  21. T-Head
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    Only in California..........
     

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  22. early guy
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    Could this be T-H and T-6 in their retirement years?
    Perhaps arguing about who started this GREAT thread....

    Actually they are employees of the Smith Automobile Company, Topeka, Kansas, circa 1909.
     

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  23. early guy
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    Another Kansas photo, here's a 1915 Model T with a deliery box on the back. They fine young gentlemen are selling "Raccoon Plaster", advertised to "Get you corn". Maybe everyone has heard of it, but it's for the corns on your feet.
     

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  24. T-Head
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    Actually Twin6 told me that we had to spent our retirement years together in his office, photo 1. But as you can see in his avatar and his office photo he is into all of these wimpy flowers.

    Instead of that he is going to power my lathe in the second photo while we actually get something physically done instead of watering flowers and listen to him flap his gums.

    And young man if you don't start behaving yourself, we are going to send you to our broom workshop for the rest of you're working years......
     

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  25. T-Head
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    Someone could really....... Clean up with this business opportunity......
     

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  26. T-Head
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    Another chance to really clean up.......
     

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  27. T-Head
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    More working Model T Fords....... Photos RMSC.
     

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    And yet more.......
     

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  29. Cannuck
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    TH--what a great shot! I won't claim to be an Overland expert, but my guess is that this is a 1912 Overland 61F. In 1913, the F referred to a torpedo cowl, rather than the T which had the traditional flat wood dashboard, so I am assuming they had the same designation in '12. The runningboard boxes suggest it's the 61 vs the smaller 59 or 69. Early Guy knows a couple of 61's in NJ--I believe they are both 61T's.
     
  30. Cannuck
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    [​IMG]
    Another nice one T6 (I have a copy of this one)--Just to add some Russell trivia...The parent company of Russell was CCM, which still exists making bicycles and sporting goods. They were heavily backed by the Massey family. Tommy Russell was a committed patriot--he accepted a role in military procurement for WW1, and the fate of his car company may have been different had he not chosen that path.
     

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