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    Mississippi-born Jimmie Rodgers' brilliant, prolific recording career lasted
    from only 1927 to 1933, but he is remembered as "The Singing Brakeman,"
    "The Blue Yodeler" and, by many, as "The Father of Country Music." Famous
    records included "In the Jailhouse now" and "Frankie and Johnnie." In an
    era when the word "tuberculosis" struck more fear than the word "cancer"
    does today, Jimmie battled TB most of his later life, ending after a recording
    session in May '33.

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    With his TB steadily taking a greater toll on his health, Jimmie
    moved his family to Kerrville, Texas, where he hoped the drier
    climate would improve his health. Perhaps not, as his musical
    wanderlust kept him traveling and performing until his death.
    Anyway, above is a warm family scene from the Packard company
    files. An African-American maid looks on as Jimmie holds his dog
    and is flanked by his wife, Carrie, and daughter Anita with her doll.
    Sitting on a 140-inch wheelbase, the family car, a '30 Packard
    740 Custom Eight, seems to say Jimmie's recording career, if not
    his health, was going well indeed!
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    Folk singer Woody Guthrie was fairly a contemporary
    of Jimmie Rodgers, though his musical style differed.
    Guthrie was also a campaigner for America's poor and
    downtrodden. He is best remembered for "This Land Is
    Your land" and "Roll on Columbia." No fan of Washing-
    ton big government, Guthrie nevertheless opposed the
    alternatives, and, yet, was unafraid to associate with those
    openly communist. Photo thanks to timegoesby.net!



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    The family home where Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie
    was born in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, in 1912.
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    Eastman "Stereoview" slides by the Keystone Co. were viewed with
    a hand-held viewer, providing an almost 3-D scene. It was billed as
    "The War to End All Wars." And, indeed, it made pacifists out of many
    folks, soldier and civilian alike! Because of their static nature, I find
    these images to provide a sort of objective -- almost antiseptic --
    view of the awful goings-on, compared to what modern media tech-
    nology might have done. You can spend HOURS looking at these
    scenes (warning: occasionally showing the dead). My THANKS to
    the source site:
    George Eastman House Keystone View Company - WWI Views Series


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    "Human Wreckage in No Man's Land," Chemin des Dames, north of Paris.
    The French phrase means the "ladies path -- ironic in view of the savage
    trench fighting and bombardment between French and German forces
    there! The above soldier appears to me to be one of the British contin-
    gent sent to reinforce the battered French at Chemin des Dames in 1917.

    The above photo may well have been taken in 1918 or 1919 after
    the fighting was finally over. One of the horrors of the war was that
    the battle dead very often remained in "No Man's land." In fact, it took
    until 1920 to pick up all the human remains and permanent, honorable
    burials stretched out through the '20s. This alone shows the over-
    powering scale of the killing, which awed and revolted human society
    the world over! Though WWII deaths were even higher, "The Great
    War" cost an astonishing (for the time) estimated 10 million battle
    deaths, plus 7 million civilian deaths, as well as some 20 million mili-
    tary personnel wounded.

    Without the photos, though, the statistics can't convey the scope
    of the devastation.

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    Fearsome view, even 95 years after the fact. Sea of barbed wire
    on the Bulgarian front.

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    French troops and transport on 'The Sacred Road.' During the Battle
    of Verdun, 1916

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    'The Dogs of War Let Loose Are Howling.' French 320's in action, near Reims
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    Thank's for this thread. I live in the past and these takes me back even further.
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    From the Packard company files, here's Gen. John Pershing
    (officer's cap) parading in Indianapolis, IN, in a '24 Packard
    143 first-series single eight. Inscription on pic back says this
    85-horse series was built June '23 through February '25.
    Photo is THANKS to "Big Kev" and the PackardInfo.com site!
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    Mazooma-Interesting shot of Hughes Flying Boat.I noticed something interesting in the lower left corner.I blew it up for detail.I believe this is a surplus 80' Elco PT boat that has been cutdown in the deck areas.The shape and length seem to fit.Hughes may have used it as a chase boat for the Goose.Three Packard engines powered them so this post is sort of Auto related!



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    The "Spruce Goose" which was made out of birch

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    PTs were definitely hot rod boats of the day. And made of wood, too, as I recall. Better than a Chris Craft, it was fast AND could blow your ass up. Gary
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    Yup, just watch out for jap destroyers, esp at night.!
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    Geez, guys, it was a joke!!
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    Whoa there Harm you can't post this pic without IDing the dame, WOW!
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    I beleive it's Jimmy Bryan in the car . . . Sam hanks leaning over . . . and possibly Nancy Pelosi . . . nah, maybe not !
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    I would agree on that, my dad tells me it was his first airplane ride.
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    WOW Doug, I never would've guessed Pontiac. I was thinking Cougar Javelin Camaro kinda sorta. Was this the Firebird proto? Shoulda built it as is, SEXY!

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    hard to believe that Porsche unleashed the 917 over 40 years ago...seems like yesterday
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    Not a Firebird proto. Was a 2 seater Pontiac wanted to build. GM brass would not let them thinking it may hurt Corvette sales and turned it down though DeLorean tried hard to get it apprived. This was around '63. Note the VERY strong resemblence to the '68 and newer Corvette. 2 were made and one recently was on Ebay.
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    What a doll baby....


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    nice quarter panels too! mmmm

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    THAT is the way the most gorgeous women looked in the 50's....
    "scenesters, take note....
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    I wonder what she's grabbing with her left hand for James Dean to look like that?

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    Model Y, 1964...check out the Anglia in the background
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    "Ladies, I am the local Health Inspector. I need to have those towels immediately as there is an outbreak of poisonous terry cloth being reported in the neighborhood. Now hand 'em over, your health is at risk!"

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    Yup...the "Arizona Cowboy" Jimmy Bryan. Cool pic, thanks for posting.

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