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History Old Time Junk Yard Photos PIX 1920 to 1970

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jimi'shemi291, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. jimi'shemi291
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    From the time I started to drive in 1967, I loved to haunt junk yards and the habit went on until the old-time junk yards rusted away, dried up got crushed & abandoned, etc., in the 1980s.

    Though I have a ton of precious memories (plus some cool stuff!), MY BIGGEST REGRET IS NOT TAKING ANY PICTURES !!! No body would believe what I saw, and I myself wish I had pix to re-study at liesure.

    SO, anybody take photos in the '50s, '60s, '70s of YOUR fave bone yards? ALSO, who has GREAT historic pix (some of these are even framed and/or published in books of "Americana" and asthetic visiual appeal (call it art).

    A GREAT example I ran onto on the 'net can be accessed in a second by searching Earl Brown Junk Yard Harney County Oregon. It's in the Oregon State archives, as I understand. I'd try & post it here, but I think there's a copyright issue.
     
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    Now, the site manager will probably say this, too, so I should probably say it UP FRONT: I imagine everybody need to be judicious about any COPYRIGHTED images, 'kay?
     
  3. FiddyFour
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    ah... nope

    searching that in google brings this thread...

    got a link maybe? :rolleyes:
     
  4. jimi'shemi291
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    Sorry FiddyFour. I'm not a techie, so maybe this can help: (1) I found it in a standard search on my AOL; (2) let me see if I can get the SPECIFIC verbiage right for ya: Earl Browning Junkyard, Harney county, Burns, Oregon, Historic Photo Archive

    I'll try Google, too, but AOL was service I used, buddy. Hope it works, 'cause it's ONE COOL PIC!!!
     
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  6. jimi'shemi291
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    THANKS, Marcy! AND, I just Googled it using few words & it came RIGHT up. Try

    Earl Browning Harney Oregon

    It'll THE FIRST item listed.
     
  7. Frankie47
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    Found these on shorpy.com
     

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    Frankie! Now, THAT's what I mean (PLUS people's OWN pix). This is good already.

    I love the junkyard pic at the upper-LEFT!!! Looks like early-'30s, as viewed from a train.

    But WHAT in the dickens HAPPENED to that other car? Hit by a stret car? Totally demolished. (Thank God for SIDE AIR BAGS, eh???)
     
  9. Frankie47
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    Have no idea, a little before my time..lol.
    These next one has been posted before, you won't like it:mad:The second picture is not relevant but I think it is the original RATROD!:eek:
     

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    "The ORIGINAL RatRod" ! GREAT !!!

    And we thought it was a 21st-Century trend?
     
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    '37 Ford ('38 Standard?)
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  12. jimi'shemi291
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    Here's one posted by Frankie 47 on 8/20/09. Looks like it was taken
    from a train about late-'20s or early '30s, judging from mix of cloth tops
    & closed cars.
     
  13. jimi'shemi291
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    8FlatLiner6, a HAMB newbie from Rhode Island, posted THIS coupe in mid-August. It's back on his granddad's property, I think he said.
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    Seems to me, with the FERNS & all, this is almost "fine art" !
     
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    Can't even remember where this image came from, BUT she's a sleeping BEAUTY, no? What is she, Graham? Pontiac, what?
     
  15. jimi'shemi291
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    1915 KING Model D. This car actually got RESTORED.
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    those "r" words are killin me!
     
  17. Gasser 57
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    Milwaukee in 1936. A small yard right in the middle of the city. Imagine trying to get away with an operation like that today. I love the fenders piled 2 stories high against the building next door.
     

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    Gasser57, I am astonished at this GREAT picture. 1936 in New Jersey. They were junkin' old cars at the rate of a MILLION a year in 1930. SEEMS as if the trend kept going into the Depression years?

    Now, THAT is an awesome photograph, bro! And I want to THANK YOU for putting it in. Is it from the Smithsonian, national archives, where? Anyway, it's an AWESOME piece of auto history during the LEAN times of the 1930s.

    Thank you, again.
     
  19. DDlova
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    i wish i had pics of Statewide Used Auto Parts that used to be in Manassas, Virginia. the place had tons of old stuff going back into the 40's, maybe even the 30's. the area county landfill actually split the yard in two and there were cars on both sides of the road. i remember passing a Hudson Hornet everytime we went into the dump with trash. the guy who owned it/ran it never let anyone in though and if he did he escorted you to the car to get the part and then back out. later in the early 90's part of the yard was sold off and turned into a newer car yard and all the old stuff was crushed, and there was alot! the new yard gave you unauthorized access to the old yard as long as you didn't get caught and was more than happy to sell you anything you found in either yard. now everything is gone and was crushed in the early 2000's

    Dave
     
  20. Gasser 57
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    I thought the photo was pretty cool too. It was actually taken somewhere in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1936 according to the caption that accompanied it. I glommed it off of the Shorpy site which has a ton of cool old stuff.
     
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    Dodge
     
  22. jimi'shemi291
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    Good call, Benzine. The headlight shells looked nickel- or chrome-plated, and that threw me.
     
  23. unodos
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    show us some pictures from the 50's
     
  24. jimi'shemi291
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    For a good 1950s junkyard, there's a VERY good post from 2007 by fellow HAMBer 41 C28 of southwestern Ohio. WORTH your time to go check it out. Search title: Ohio Junk Yard Pix from 1950's
     
  25. Jimi, it's a 1936 Pontiac and, yes, she is a beaut.

     
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  26. jimi'shemi291
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    RareRodder, thanks for setting the record straight there. Any WAg why those headlamp housing are silver-looking? For some reason, a red flag went up. Not STOCK for '36, is it?
     
  27. Benzine440
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    You are correct sir. I can see the "Silver Streak" on the hood now. The ornament looks like a Dodge Ram from the top.
     
  28. jimi'shemi291
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    The HAMB is the place where details can get sorted out. THANKS guys for noodling it out!
     
  29. jimi'shemi291
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    Just wanted to mention that the photo posted by Frankie47 on 8/20/09 IS ACTUALLY AVAILABLE ON SHORPY AS A FRAMABLE PRINT! Shorpy is a photo archive, so instead of just orgling this wonderful old shot, you can, apparently, get one for your wall. I believe the Shorpy link to follow for this would be Junkscape: 1935
    / SHORPY Historic Photo Archive They also have fascinating info about the person who took the photograph, and more. Not sure if you have to be a member, BUT their members' comments on this pic seemed to be VERY enthusiastic!
     
  30. EPeters85
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    Saved this one from the cool pics thread...
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