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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. T-Head
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    Glad to see you over here.....That pipe is neat.....what can you tell us about the big trike you posted?
     
  2. jimi'shemi291
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    SunRoof, thanks for finding an old pic of a "low-hanging fruit"
    Woods Mobilette. And, yes, you and I have kicked around the
    "Big Brown Luverne" for some time. I even have an inquiry
    in to the county historical society and newspaper for Luverne
    presently. Point is Luvernes (cars not the fire apparati ) are
    so rare as to bear continued searching, in my opinion. You
    can't find one in the flesh if you stop looking. And, right again,
    the '15 Luverne Special Speedster would be as exciting to me
    as the 1906 Heine-Velox. Oh, yeah!

    First-hand testimony is good. 37Kid knows of a Cutting on
    Long Island, and you said you've seen the '09 Luverne,
    currently in deep storage with no resto plans. These
    testimonials just keep me hungry for more. I don't know
    that there's anything wrong with continuing to ask anyone
    who may know. And, how about a Spaulding from Grinell,
    Iowa? I've kept tabs, and the only one known is only
    halfway through its restoration. So, that one remains a
    challenge, too.

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    Woods Mobilette cyclecar, thanks to the sleuthing of SunRoofJim!
     
  3. jimi'shemi291
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    Circa 1915 pic from the State Library of Queensland. Post Office Hotel proprietor is J. Pickering, according to the sign at the front of the hotel. Some of the crowd is packed into the Royal Mail truck while others stand around the verandah of the hotel. Inscribed on the back of the photograph : "This was the day Dave Sinclair left for World War I." That's a neat touch, AS are the little kids at left! (Historical photo, no restrictions.)
     
  4. jimi'shemi291
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    Great steam locomotive about 1915 on the Canungra Pine Creek Tramway.
    Unrestricted historical photo from the Queensland State Library.
     
  5. jimi'shemi291
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    Now, THIS one is a really curious photo (rendered as a postcard, actually). Supposedly, it shows a mill explosion in the vicinity of Minneapolis on May 2, 1878 and was the work of famous period photographer and avid photo collector Edward A. Bromley. This and what seems a ga-zillion early pix are maintained on a site called ChucksToyland.com (worth a vist, gang!).

    What's fascinating about this pic is that Chuck says unabashedly it's a FAKE. And how could it be otherwise, given that slow glass-plate photography was still the norm between 1849 and 1885, the parameters of the Bromley work?


     
  6. TagMan
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    "What's fascinating about this pic is that Chuck says unabashedly it's a FAKE. And how could it be otherwise, given that slow glass-plate photography was still the norm between 1849 and 1885, the parameters of the Bromley work?
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    The world's first PhotoChop???
     
  7. jimi'shemi291
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    TagMan, that's pretty good. LOL. The folowing two grim archival images are not faked.

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    Not a photo per se. Appears to be an engraving Public hanging of 38 Souix Indians in Mankato, MN, December 26, 1862, for their alleged part in the Dakota War (aka Great Souix Uprising, etc.) which killed an estimated 400 to 800 white settlers. This was the largest execution in a single day in U.S. history
     
  8. jimi'shemi291
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    Edward Bromley took this stark photo of the November 11, 1865, hanging of Souix chiefs Medicine Bottle and Little Six, leaders of the so-called Great Souix Uprising of 1862, during the civil war. The pair escaped to Canada and, eventually, were caught by British agents and turned over to the U.S. government. Execution was at Fort Snelling, MN.
     
  9. T-Head
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    Buenos Aires, Argentina.....Start of a speedster.....
     

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  10. jimi'shemi291
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    Logging back onto happier images! The bullock wagon belonged to one Jim Rohan, according to a note on pic back. The loggers were posing on Brisbane Street, Beaudesert, Queensland, in the WWI era. Uncopyrighted archival photo is from Queensland State Library.
     
  11. jimi'shemi291
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    T-Head, I'm more convinced than ever: Though the term "HOTROD" didn't catch on 'til after WWII, the roots of "hotrodding" go back virtually to the beginning!!!
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    A four cylinder Lozier Briarcliff that went off of a bridge in Central pack. LOC
     

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    Jack Hillyard seated on his Aero-Iceboat on Irondequoit Bay. Propelled by a five horse power Aerothrust II motor connected to a 42 inch propeller. RMSC photo
     

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  16. jimi'shemi291
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    Well, they don't get much more stripped-down than this! Shot is from 1920
    in the province of Alberta. HAMBer 51Pontiac's great-uncle called his chick
    magnet the "Go Devil"! The term hotrod wasn't around yet, but hopping up
    cars was a pretty common hobby early on -- as Twin6's thread has already
    shown!
     
  17. twin6
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    Cut down Packard model 18.
     

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  19. jimi'shemi291
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    What is it? U.S. made. Posted elsewhere by the Surrey Vintage
    Vehicle Society . . . and even they are stumped!!! HELP!

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  20. kurtis
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    I have noticed recently a number of Pierce Arrow photos and several Utah photos. So here is one of both with the backstory.

    This photo was taken on March 13, 1908 on the muddy road leading north out of Salt Lake City to Ogden, Utah. The man on the running board is Wallace Bransford, a wealthy Salt Laker and owner of the bogged down Pierce. The gentleman perched in the back seat is Tom Botterill, Salt Lake agent for Pierce Arrow automobiles. At the rear of the car is W. D. Rishel, sporting editor for the Salt Lake Herald newspaper.

    Weeks before the arrival of the New York-Paris Thomas Flyer in Utah, Harold Brinker was in Salt Lake, meeting with prominent automobilists and making arrangements for pilot cars to aid The Flyer. A phone call from Brinker sent the official Herald Pilot Car, and another Pope auto, on their way. They eventually met Mathewson, and The Flyer later, in the middle of the night, in a blinding snow storm. The Flyer also ran out of gas that night, but eventually made it down the canyon to Ogden.

    To up the drama of the effort, and get a little favorable publicity for Pierce automobiles, Botterill and Rishel staged a "sealed bonnett" run, wiring the hood of the Pierce closed and crimping it with lead seals to certify that the engine had not been tampered with or adjusted during the trying trip up and down the canyon.

    This photo was published, along with some others, in the March 15 Herald. This is an original photo from my collection. An original print also resides in the photo collection of the Utah Historical Society, although unidentified.

    Everyone have a great Sunday.
    Bob.
     

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  24. jimi'shemi291
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    Kurtis, neat "perspective" shot! I apologize if this following one was posted before, but it's one cool pic from the orient, maybe Hong Kong? CHECK the headwear in background!!!

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    1915 Saxon Model 14
     
  25. jimi'shemi291
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    1924 Essex. Not TOO common! Found this THANKS to the Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society.
     
  26. kurtis
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    Thanks for the story Bob.
    I just finished reading Julie M. Fenster's book Race of the Century. Now i can put a picture to the text. All of the competitors had an extremely difficult time getting out of Utah.
     
  27. kurtis
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    ...speaking of Utah.

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  28. Rapid Robert
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    Kurtis -
    Salt Lake was a hotbed of early motorcycle racing, mostly as an outgrowth of bicycle racing on two wooden saucers that existed here. Oldfield got his start in the biz racing motorized tandems at the old Salt Palace saucer.

    Race of the Century is MOSTLY a good book about New York-Paris, but, honestly, there are a couple of things that are just plain incorrect. If you want all the facts, well researched and correct right down to the last detail, find a copy of Hard Driving by Dermot Cole.

    Love this thread. Keep em rolling, boys!
    Bob.
     
  29. JamesG
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    I like the big n littles on this one.

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  30. kurtis
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    I'm actually in the process of researching motorcycling in Utah as we speak. So far i'm stuck in the year of 1907 but i sometimes go for a wander and find other articles of interest. I just learned last week that an electrical fault was to blame for the fire that destroyed the Salt Palace. Now i have to find out why and how the place was built from salt.
    It's all fun with a headache or two thrown in the mix.

    Thanks for recommending the book. I too found a few inaccuracies in Fenster's book but overall she did a good job.
     

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