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Vintage shots from days gone by!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Chris Garner
    Joined: Dec 2, 2010
    Posts: 101

    Chris Garner

    The scene is Trafalgar Square, London. Difficult to date, possibly early post WW11. The bus is an AEC ( Associated Equipment Company ) who went on to manufacture the Routemaster - the iconic red London bus known the world over.
    The model shown is possibly an STL2077 manufactured from 1937 to 1950.
    The taxis are the well known Austin 12/4s of which there were thousands.
    As regards the seeming chaos, snow notwithstanding!, well nothing changes - it is much the same today but a hundred times worse!
  2. swi66
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 11,512



    Correct, this one is a Cadillac mock up.
    I love the 2 sided design studies.
    Makes you think of the Johnny Cash song doesn't it??????
  3. mrjynx
    Joined: Nov 24, 2008
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  4. lordairgtar
    Joined: Oct 11, 2009
    Posts: 416


    Leg room? I say look at the hip room in those seats.
  5. Kens 50 PU
    Joined: May 13, 2008
    Posts: 54

    Kens 50 PU

  6. I have lurked for 1600 plus pages and now i'm starting to feel like I might be contributing. I've been cleaning latey and have started with my desk. Everthing I've posted so far is just loose stuff thats been floating around on and in my desk. I have 1000's of old family photos and others I've bought at antique and junk shops over the years. It was the 1st pic of the thread then the 2nd that hooked me. The Vance grille was in the Vance Hotel just 1 block from Humboldt Bay in Eureka Ca. I even know a Vance from that family and picture 2 of the 19th century 20th century overlap, WOW! Thanks for the history lessons and all the great images guys.

    You guys in Ohio watch watch out for this guy!

    Next week I'm going to try to get Dargling India 1943 scanned and posted:)
  7. Brizo
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 118

    from Indy

    Does the Buckhorn Motor Lodge still exist ?
  8. barryvanhook
    Joined: Jun 17, 2011
    Posts: 561

    from Mesa, AZ

    Yes, but it may have recently stopped operation. The owners are quite elderly, as I recall. It is east of the Phoenix area on US 60 in Apache Junction. Its big claim to fame was the hot spring mineral baths on the facility. Lots of celebs and athletes were known to frequent there to "take the waters."
  9. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,085

    Deuce Daddy Don

    NAH,---Its just a tarp covering the backside for shipping---Look more closer!
  10. BadassBadger
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
    Posts: 439

    from wisconsin

    because they are the greatest fliers ever!
  11. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,085

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Good pix of my 6th cousin!!!!!!!
  12. woody1946
    Joined: Mar 4, 2011
    Posts: 200


    Tonights big screen image

  13. swi66
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
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  14. swi66
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  15. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,422

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    I love the ingenuity that went into these! 1915 Snowmobiles. (Pics from Collectors Weekly site)


  16. jimi'shemi291
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 9,500


    Give-'em-Hell Harry and Ike, Jan. 20, 1953. What is the car? :rolleyes: I recall
    Harry liked Chryslers, but this is something out of the ordinary, I think.

  17. sferrell
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 5


    Regarding just another woodie, that is Dr. Sam Shepard being driven to the hospital by his sister-in-law Betty. The hair photo is Dr. Sam after his second trial with the second Mrs. Shepard, Arina and his son Chip.
  18. sferrell
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 5


    The just another woodie is Dr. Sam Shepard being driven by his sister-in-law Betty. The hair photo is Dr. Sam after his second trial, with his new wife, Arina and his son Chip.
  19. coconv
    Joined: Oct 22, 2011
    Posts: 1

    from Colorado

    Putting on chains (yuk!)
  20. Novadude55
    Joined: Nov 10, 2009
    Posts: 2,349

    from CA

    Would be nice to see your first post in the intro section..
    per the rules of this great forum.. follow this link and read
  21. Sorry man but 1941 was the second year of the war, you guy's(US) refused our (The British Commonwealth) earlier invite to join in.

    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
  22. twin6
    Joined: Feb 12, 2010
    Posts: 2,155

    from Vermont

  23. fbi9c1
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 626


    It's the 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Presidential Limo that served until the Kennedy '62 slabside took its place.
  24. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,767

    Bob K
    from Antigo Wi.


    Is that J E Hoover in front of Truman?

  25. No. Here's the caption from the AP site: "With smiles and a wave, U.S. President Harry Truman, left, and his successor, president-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower, leave the White House in an open car for inauguration ceremonies in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 1953. Sitting in the front is Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire, and behind him is House Speaker Joe Martin. (AP Photo)"

    BTW, those smiles were only for the camera. Harry hated Ike with a passion, and Ike hated Harry's ultra-liberalism.
  26. Ike in the Cosmo in '57 at his second inauguration.
  27. And a little later with the bubble-top...
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2011
  28. Tim Morris
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 22

    Tim Morris

    Post #32477 by Toby Denham

    That's George Hunter, a well known industrial photographer - Toronto based.
    That image has been my screen saver for a couple of years. My father had a
    photo-lab and George would come by and insist on being in the darkroom
    with the tech to make sure he got exactly what he wanted in enlarged B/W
    prints. The prints we made would be sent to a COLOR lab in NYC as a guide
    for crop, size etc.. That would have been in the early '70's.

    I last saw George 3 years ago at a celebration of life (wake) for an industry
    colleague. When I stumbled over this image I sent an e-mail but never heard
    back. Last I knew he was living in Mississauga (suburb of Toronto) and was
    in his '90's.

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