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Time's Square. '40's
#2,565 · Apr 27, 2012
John Wayne with islander kids at hotel Des Indes (Batavia, now Jakarta)
This dramatic press photo shows us the West Side Highway in NYC, with an assortment of late thirties and early forties automobiles. This photo shows The famous French Ocean Liner the Normandie which was being prepared for WWII service on February 9, 1942, when it caught fire after a cutting-torch ignited a stack of thousands of life vests.
Unfortunately firefighters pumped to much water into the seaward side of the vessel which caused it to roll over and capsize. The ship was eventually righted and ended up being cut up for scrap when it was found to be quite badly damaged.
Note the steering column under the compressor, and a frame construction that goes up to the cylinder heads.
Have never seen anything like it before.
1940's, Japanese Relocation Center, , WWII
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