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History The Charles W. Cushman Collection

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  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Charles W. Cushman Collection

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    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
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  2. Ryan
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    Here's a few just to get ya going...

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  3. I thought this one was worth posting.
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  4. The man had a good eye,he preserved many images of structures that no longer exist..

    BTW,this type of photo shows that old cars were not prized as the are today,they were just old junk. HRP

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  5. Nothing can replicate the feel of early color.
     
  6. draider
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    Kodachrome rules hard.

    Thanks for posting these, Ryan. Damn good stuff.
     
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  7. pwschuh
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    Seriously: what kind of person would throw away a set of images like this. Certainly it wasn't Cushman's idea to get rid them?
     
  8. silverdome
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    Man , what a pile of cash (nowadays).
     
  9. Dude .....

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    .... and how about that guy driving that Zephyr, all the places he went ... until 1 9 5 8 !! Holy crap !
     
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  10. pwschuh
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    I never saw that he bought a Cadillac (as mentioned in blog)? That 58 Ford was a big step down from the Lincoln.
     
  11. i dragged this photo t my desk top while going through the pics, before i saw you posted it.
    what a time this must have been for these guys. war was over THAT week, sunny bright day, working on a really old car [almost the oldest] prepping it to race...............pure pleasure P02999.jpg
     
  12. Cyclone Kevin
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    There are images that show us the past, in color they're even better. Thanks Me. Cushman for stopping time in those images and Thank You Ryan for posting them here for us to see,
     
  13. P05300.jpg When I realized how many pages of pics there were, I skipped to #12 and what else but a 33-34 cabrio!!!!
     
  14. Rolleiflex
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    I've squandered many hours looking at that sight. Cushman's photographs definitely give you a great look into the past. The cars in them are the icing on the cake!
     
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  15. Anyone need some hubcaps? ...

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    "Sunday on Maxwell St. Chicago"
    (October 19, 1958)​
     
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  16. BUICK always made great "Circus Wagons" / "Clown Cars" :rolleyes::

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    "Ringling Circus The Giant Chicago"
    (August 2, 1949)

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    "Ringling Circus - Auto, Giant and Midgets"
    (August 5, 1949)​
     
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  17. flamingokid
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    Bookmarked and going back.That's a whole lot of Americana for one sitting.
     
  18. catdad49
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    Great stuff, need to set aside some time for this one. Thanks to Mr. Cushman and Ryan
     
  19. S.F.
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    This.
     

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  20. S.F.
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    Did you guys see the 50 Ford with flames?
     

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  21. Ryan
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    Good find! I missed that one.
     
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  22. Wow ... Good eye!

    Until I zoomed in on the image, I thought it was just some weird reflections/shadows on the fender:

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  23. Phillips
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    This is great stuff! Thanks!
     
  24. Phillips
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    Boxes say "factory seconds". Wonder if they came out the back door of Warshawsky's over on Archer?
     
  25. gnichols
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    Cool. Unfortunately, I'll hazard a guess that a lot of work like this gets thrown out by under-appreciating relatives. What a loss this would have been. Nice save, all around. Gary
     
  26. J.Ukrop
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    This. Is. Amazing. Thank you, Ryan.
     
  27. Blade58
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    Cool pictures
     
  28. randyfloyd
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    Hey all, so glad to see how much everyone here enjoyed the Charles Cushman Collection. I am a software developer at the Indiana University Digital Library that helped develop this collection a number of years ago in coordination with the University Archives. We spent a lot of time providing rich faceted search and browse capabilities into this collection because of the treasure trove of that it is. It was important for us to to allow people to search and browse for just about anything that specifically interested them, such as 'Automobiles and United States' (pretty sure I had something to do with that one specifically ;)) For some real fun, remove that constraint on country and look at all the cool cars from that era around the world. I've worked on lots of rare materials collections since then but helping bring Cushman to light was definitely my finest hour. It had such a big impact on me that I've even based some of my own artwork on images in this collection:
     
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  29. gnichols
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    ^
    Randy, PM (conversation request) sent. Gary
     
  30. BrerHair
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    3BumsBatteryParkNY1940.jpg Wow, I got sucked in, what a treasure trove! Some of my favorites already posted.
    Caption says something like "Three bums at Battery Park" (they were bums and hobos back in the day. "Homeless" didn't enter the lexicon until 70s or so)

    Great stuff, thanks to all involved for bringing this to us.
     
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