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Historic Photographs Restored...

 
 
Reply Mon 8 Jul, 2013 05:44 pm
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A company does HD photo restorations of vintage pics from the Library of Congress.
Pictures from various states from the late 1800's, amazing shots of life back then.


here's one to whet your appetite...

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d82/podakuni/Historical/story_010.jpg

1898 | "U.S.S. Oregon in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard"

http://photosilke.blogspot.com/2013/03/historic-pictures-restored.html
 
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jul, 2013 09:21 pm
These are amazing!

Just a quick look, but my favourite so far is photo 007- racing sloop.
Wouldn't I love that blown up to 5×4ft and on my wall.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 12:25 am
@Region Philbis,
Very nice find there RP.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 03:37 am

this was forwarded to me in e-mail.

every once in a while you find a gem in that pile of rubble...
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 05:48 am
@Sturgis,
Sturgis, you're on photo 020!

First park bench on the right.

Looks like you're just about to be arrested!
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 08:52 am
@Lordyaswas,

spot on!

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d82/podakuni/Historical/story_020.jpg
boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 09:21 am
@Region Philbis,
Lovely! Thank you for the link.
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vonny
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 09:25 am
@Region Philbis,
Wonderful! I've already spent half an hour just looking at the photographs, and have bookmarked it to return again and again ... Totally fascinating images. Thank you.
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saab
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 10:17 am
Wonderful!!!!
It is so nice too, that the pictures are arranged according to year so one can really notice the development of horses/ cars, clothing, trains and the technical development.

Have it under my favorites now.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 10:30 am
@Region Philbis,
Interesting sprinkler behind Sturgis.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 11:02 am
So great, RP. I'm stopping at #61 for now.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 03:18 pm

And when you want more stuff, there's loads on that blog if you search.


This one's called "Interesting Photos". An understatement if ever there was one.

http://photosilke.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/interesting-photos.html
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 05:59 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Thanks for that.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 09:18 pm
@Region Philbis,
Lordyaswas wrote:
Sturgis, you're on photo 020!

First park bench on the right.

Looks like you're just about to be arrested!
Yipes! I had no idea that photo was circulating...good thing the followyup pictures aren't around where things got messy.

Quote:
spot on!

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d82/podakuni/Historical/story_020.jpg
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Debacle
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 10:32 pm
Truly awesome photographs. Thanks for posting the site.

How about Daytona Beach then and now?!!

Amazing sharpness in the photo taken inside the Government Printing Office.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 10:49 pm
I took about an hour this morning to browse through the entire set of photos. Truly awesome. Daytona Beach? I found the Atlantic City scenes fascinating. That's just how I remember the boardwalk before they brought in the casinos. Smile
neologist
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jul, 2013 11:03 pm
Thanks, Region. True lessons in history.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 10 Jul, 2013 01:16 am
It's the little things that keep me here for ages.....

Pic 008 - The size of that ladle. The packet of OK Baking powder.....now, I was told that the expression OK was brought over to the UK by the yanks in the 40's, and was a WW2 expression meaning Orl Korrect (considered humorous at that time, a bit like FUBAR)
Now I see it on a packet that dates from the 19th C, and am confused, yet happy with my little discovery.
Also in that picture, why is the sailor on the right pointing at his nethers?

Pic 013 - Sign on boat "Daily excursions to drainage canal"
Sounds like something Gus would have dreamed up in one of his yarns.

Utterly fascinating.
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Debacle
 
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Reply Wed 10 Jul, 2013 06:50 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Andy: Daytona Beach, 1910. Photo #80.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 10 Jul, 2013 07:02 am
@Debacle,
I've never been to Daytona Beach, and apparently haven't seen any photos. #80 was a complete surprise - that it looks/looked like that.

I need to look at the whole series again - so interesting in so many ways.
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