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Old April 20th, 2017, 02:15 AM   #741
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Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin County side[North) circa 1959

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August 1942. Children stage a "patriotic demonstration" at the Beecher Street School in Southington, Conn.


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1967...Hippies dawdle at the corner of Haight and Ashbury Streets San Francisco.
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In 1967, the undisputed center of the hippie subculture was the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco.

With its ornate Victorian terraces, Haight-Ashbury was one of few areas in the city that had emerged unscathed from the devastating fires that followed the 1906 earthquake. But after WWII, the middle classes moved out of the city into the suburbs, and the neighborhood went into decline.

In the 1950s, a proposed freeway through the area caused property values to fall off a cliff. Although vocal and organized local opposition eventually canceled the freeway, the low rents drew beatniks, and their successors, hippies.

Hippies explored alternative lifestyles, Eastern culture, mind-expanding drugs and free love, and Haight-Ashbury's culture catered to all these needs. Exotic stores abounded, including The Drogstore Cafe (sic); the Wild Colors gift shop; Rae's In B Tween Tavern;, The House of Style Barber Shop; and Trader Cliff.

The Psychedelic Shop sold marijuana and LSD, alongside records. Psychedelic rockers, such as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Janis Joplin, relocated to the area.

The continuous press coverage of the movement made the area a magnet for the youth of America. Thousands arrived, and Haight-Ashbury found itself unable to cope with the vast influx — up to 100,000 people. Homelessness, cramped conditions and drug-associated health problems took their toll on the fabric of the area and the people therein.

By October, the remaining residents held a mock funeral for 'The Death of the Hippie."
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Date: Oct. 1, 1942
Description (Slide):Produce Exchange New York..Rockefeller Center in the background.
Description (Notebook):New York's old Produce Exchange


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Date:Oct. 1, 1942
Description (Slide): Lower end, Broadway
Description (Notebook):White horses draw white coach Bowling Green
Street Address:Broadway


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Date:Oct. 3, 1942
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Description (Notebook):Two views looking up a street of many races, lower Manhattan
Street Address: (None)
Neighborhood: Manhattan


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Date:Jul. 5, 1960
Description (Slide):Manhattan's towers from the East river
Description (Notebook):Manhattan Towers from the East River
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Neighborhood:Manhattan
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Title: Tyler Davidson Fountain, Cincinnati, Ohio..1904
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Title: Suspension bridge, Cincinnati, Ohio...1907
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Title: Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa....1906
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Title: Wabash Ave., north from Adams St., Chicago IL... 1900
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Title: Madison and State Sts., Chicago, Ill...1907
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Title: United Nations exhibit by Office of War Information in Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. View of entrance from 5th Avenue
Creator(s): Marjory Collins, 1912-1985, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1943 March


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Feb. 23, 1940
Description (Slide): Rodeo parade Tucson


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Description (Slide): Bisbee's Brewery Gulch.


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Description (Slide):View north from one of high bridges Harrisburg, Penn
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Title: New York, New York. Looking north on Herald Square
Creator(s):Marjory Collins, 1912-1985, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1942 Sept.


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Title: New York, New York. Macy's department store at Herald Square
Creator(s):Marjory Collins, 1912-1985, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1942 Sept.


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Title: New York, New York. Looking south on Third Avenue from the 59th Street (Bloomingdale's) station at 8:30 a.m.
Creator(s):Marjory Collins, 1912-1985, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1942 Sept


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Title: New York, New York. Loading trucks in the garment district
Creator: John Vachon 1914-1975, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1943 Mar.
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Title: Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders, Pie Town, New Mexico
Creator: Lee Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1940 Oct.


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Title:Boy building a model airplane as girl watches, FSA ... camp, Robstown, Tex.
Creator:Arthur Rothstein, , 1915-1985, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1942 Jan.


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Title: Girl with doll standing by fence..location unknown.
Date Created/Published: [between 1941 and 1942]


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Answering the nation's need for woman power, Mrs. Virginia Davis made arrangement for the care of her two children during the day and joined her husband at work in the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Both are employed under Civil Service in the Assembly and repair department. Mrs. Davis' training will enable her to take the place of her husband should he be called by the armed service
Creator:Howard Hollem, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1942 August
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Not sure why but I'm strangely enamored with this picture. Hauntingly beautiful in its simplicity but conveying so much. The innocence of the kids, the hardscrabble nature of the times... Though obviously these families can afford nice haircuts. It's not so unique in that capacity compared to so many others yet I'm drawn to it. Perhaps because it's not a staged picture but a snap of the kids in action? Perhaps because I can't recall the last time my kids sat so patiently for any reason other than something electronic! One wonders if they're brother and sister, or perhaps friends with few other kids in the area?

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GunnerJacket..thanks for those thoughtful words...perhaps you can share these photos with your son..

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Title: [Untitled photo, possibly related to: Children of Negroes dressed in Sunday best for ceremonies, memorial services. All Saint's Day, New Roads, Louisiana]
Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
Date Created/Published: [1938 Nov.]


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Title: [Untitled photo, possibly related to: Slum children at play, Washington, D.C. Children in their backyard near the Capitol. This area inhabited by both black and white]
Creator(s):Carl Mydans, photographer
Related Names: United States. Resettlement Administration.
Date Created/Published: [1935 Nov.]


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Title: Healthy white children, Washington, D.C.
Creator(s): Carl Mydans, photographer
Related Names: United States. Resettlement Administration.
Date Created/Published: 1935 Nov.


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Title: Children of Negro sugar workers near Ponce. Puerto Rico
Creator(s):Edwin Rosskam, 1903-, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1938 Jan.
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Title: Homesteader feeding his daughter at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair free barbeque
Creator(s):Russell Lee 1903-1986, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1940 Oct.
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Chicago Transit Authority 4271, 4272, and 1 on the Loop in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in October 1981, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This was a fan trip sponsored by the Central Electric Railfans' Association ( CERA ).


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Street Level under the Loop, Chicago. Taken on Kodachrome on 1 June 1971.


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Tyler-Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square Cincinnati OH circa 1953.


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This girl in a glass house is putting finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F navy bomber in Long Beach, California, She's one of many capable women workers in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model of the B-17 which distinguished itself in action in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a long range, high altitude heavy bomber, with a crew of seven to nine men, and with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions. Photo taken in October, 1942


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Women are trained as engine mechanics in thorough Douglas training methods, at the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California, in October of 1942.


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Answering the nation's need for womanpower, Mrs. Virginia Davis made arrangement for the care of her two children during the day and joined her husband at work in the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, Texas. Both are employed under Civil Service in the Assembly and repair department. Mrs. Davis' training will enable her to take the place of her husband should he be called by the armed service. Photo taken in August, 1942


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With a woman's determination, Lorena Craig takes over a man-size job in Corpus Christi, Texas. Before she came to work at the Naval air base she was a department store girl. Now she is a cowler under civil service. Photographed in August of 1942


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Part of the cowling for one of the motors for a B-25 bomber is assembled in the engine department of North American Aviation's Inglewood, California, plant, in October of 1942


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Lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas, October, 1942


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Pearl Harbor widows have gone into war work to carry on the fight with a personal vengeance, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mrs. Virginia Young (right) whose husband was one of the first casualties of World War II, is a supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department of the Naval Air Base. Her job is to find convenient and comfortable living quarters for women workers from out of state, like Ethel Mann, who operates an electric drill. Photographed in August of 1942.
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37 CENTS A GALLON ! THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIENDS....!


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37 CENTS A GALLON ! THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIENDS....!
That .37 cents a gallon is equivalent to $2.66 in today's dollars. As adujusted with inflation not much change really.

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Title: [Eagle Fruit Store and Capital Hotel], Lincoln, Nebraska
Creator(s): Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer
Date Created/Published: [1942]
Medium: 1 slide : color.
Summary: Photograph shows Hotel Capital above Eagle fruit store. Awning sign: Groceries, Cold Meats, Fruit; Make mine Falstaff Beer.


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Title: Lincoln, Nebraska
Creator(s): Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1942
Medium: 1 transparency : color.
Summary: Photograph shows Park and billboard: Lincoln has gone 40 Days without a Traffic Fatality, help us add another day.


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Title: Santa Fe RR freight train about to leave for the West Coast from Corwith yard, Chicago, Ill., Santa Fe R.R. trip
Creator(s): Delano, Jack, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1943 March


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Title: Diesel switch engineer moving freight cars at the South Water street freight terminal of the Illinois Central R.R., Chicago, Ill. The N.Y. Central is one of the railroads that lease terminal facilities from the I.C.R.R.
Creator(s): Delano, Jack, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1943 April
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Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue & 40th Street, 1959. by Michael Donovan, on Flickr

New York City 1973 WTC under construction by Tom, on Flickr

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A nostalgic look back at the Chicago River before many of the distinctive buildings that line the river were built. The bridges shown are as follows (starting from the lower left and working to the distance): North Dearborn St, North State St, North Walbash Ave, North Michigan Ave.
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July 1940. Another view under the elevated tracks in Chicago. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

The view is under the south perimeter of the Union Loop El, which straddles Van Buren Street from Wells Street to Wabash Avenue.


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July 1941. Crossing Dearborn Street in Chicago. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA.


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Chicago, April 1943. "General view of part of the South Water Street Illinois Central Railroad freight terminal." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.


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Chicago..1949. Great representation of a busy city street. The El in the far distance, the Chicago Theatre marquee in the near distance. The Butler building is now known as The Gene Siskel Film Center, and is a part of the Art Institute of Chicago. A school that coincidentally, my mother was studying at in 1949


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Chicago, 1949. "Theater traffic on State Street." 35mm negative by Stanley Kubrick, on the outside looking in, for Look magazine
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Metal parts are placed on masonite by this woman employee before they slide under the multi-ton hydropress, North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif OCT 1942


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Two women employees of North American Aviation, Incorporated, Inglewood, Calif. assembling a section of a wing for a P-51 fighter plane OCT 1942


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Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Shown checking electrical assemblies. June 1942


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Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee. FEB 1943


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Oyida Peaks riveting as part of her NYA training to become a mechanic in the Assembly and Repair Department at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas
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That .37 cents a gallon is equivalent to $2.66 in today's dollars. As adujusted with inflation not much change really.

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That inflation calculator is very handy. Thanks for the link
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.....vintage American autos....the photos have been colorized



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Some of the very last 1957 Nash & Hudsons leaving the Kenosha, Wisconsin assembly plant.



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