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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, May 28, 2008.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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  2. Big T
    Joined: Aug 29, 2006
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    from Florida

    Some pretty cool stuff... Isnt this stuff featured on plan59.com?
     
  3. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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    Yes, it is.

    One of my favorite sites, ever. I can spend hours looking at the photos about life back in the day.
     
  4. 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.

    JH
     
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  5. JeffreyJames
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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.
     
  6. Big T
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    from Florida

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

    Good point... I hardly noticed 'membership' was spelled wrong on that poster. :D
     
  7. Flea
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 127

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    Thanks for sharing. I could look at those old pics for hours.
     
  8. wbrw32
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
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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
    Thanks again
    Bob Wolcott
     
  9. bustedlifter
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    What kind of "cole" did they mine?
    "cole" Foster, "cole" Porter, just wondering.
     
  10. Ryan
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    Man... I'm stupid. Thanks for the editing folks.
     
  11. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Cool pics. My grandpa was a coal miner/powder man in NW arkansas. A tough row to hoe.
     
  12. Wow. I just spent over an hour on the site. The pictures are amazing.
     
  13. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
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    I'ma goin' ta check this site out with more scrutiny when I get the chance, looks awesome.

    tanks
     
  14. Man lot's of history on that sight. And the Belmont ladies fur!!,That thing still has teeth>>>>.
     
  15. 54BOMB
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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.
     
  16. poorboy
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  17. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
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    Thanks Ryan, just wasted my whole morning looking! Great find!
     
  18. justacarguy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2007
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  19. Lost1
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  20. JamesG
    Joined: Nov 5, 2003
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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.
     
  21. Da Injun
    Joined: Dec 22, 2006
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    LosBoulevardosJames turned me onto that website awhile back. I check with it on an almost daily basis.
     
  22. autobilly
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    Interesting site for anyone into history. I particularly enjoyed the Cival War pages.
    Shame that I hardly have enough time for the HAMB as it is, let alone other sites.
     
  23. duste01
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    I was kind of blindsided by that one. I just lost my Dad last year, and seeing this reminded me of my wifes Dad who was raised in the coal mines. He was killed on the job in Hazard working as the night foreman for cypress coal. Damn I miss the great examples of men the two of them were.
     
  24. wishihad147
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
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    from delaware

    neat site. is it me or is it freaky how good some old photos turn out. i have a few brownie box cameras that i ocasionally play with and i am amazed at how well the pics turn out. i just briefly browsed the site but i dig it!!
     
  25. Anderson
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    from Texas.

    The original wheelstander...

    [​IMG]

    Very cool.
     
  26. TOE
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    Awesome site, never seen it before.

    I'm adding it to my list of blogs that I read regularly.
     
  27. HHRdave
    Joined: Jul 31, 2006
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    Great pics site!!! Thanks RYAN for sharing, I like the WWII pics.....

    [​IMG]
     
  28. VonMoldy
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,438

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    from UTARRGH!

    i stumbled on that site a while ago. I wasted hours just looking at the photos. It is amazing how just a photo can connect you to a time, and a place you've never been to.
     
  29. I used to think that chicks in fireproof driving suits were sexy, but now I'm thinking that babes wearing welding goggles are the can o' corn!

    The Shorpy site is a true gem. And you've got to go back every day to see what's new. And if that doesn't kill enough of your spare time then you can always read all the comments.
     
  30. McTullis
    Joined: Jun 20, 2005
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    I start every morning with Shorpy and a cup of coffee.
     

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