Some old Photos for your enjoyment

popper

Well-Known Member
#82
FIL was navigator on B24, had to take over the nose gun when the gunner got shot up. Threw everything they could out trying to make land. We had a test B25, A26 - you think the 17 is small. Only guy in the backof the 29 was the remote tail gunner Dad designed most of the elec. motors on the 29, he would test fire control on Erie when the lake was frozen. Yes, WWII subs were tiny. Control room was a tank on top of a tube. You open the hatch to the next compartment, stick head, arm and leg through, then pull the rest of the body through. Your rack is wherever they found room to put a hammock. The T. Jefferson had mattresses and lockers in a ROOM.
 

Bret4207

St Lawrence river valley, NY
#83
Bill, if you look at the floor in the foreground it looks like some sort of track system. I wonder if they were sitting on a rail car type of support and moved them out that way? The nose wheels I can see seem to be pointed in that direction. The idea of an assy line was well known by then, might have been something like that.
 

JWFilips

Well-Known Member
#85
From one of my favorite old photo sites!:
Shorpy wishes you a Rockin' New Year!
1959. "American Bandstand emcee Dick Clark with teenagers on the set of the show." From color transparencies by Phillip Harrington and Howell Conant for the Look magazine assignment "Dick Clark Talks to Teenagers."
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Bret4207

St Lawrence river valley, NY
#87
My Mom and Grandmother always were big on "keeping your hair out of your face". Every morning it was "Dippity Doo" on my hair before school. Not sure when they stopped, but I'm thankful they did!

Those were different days. The least little bit of ill considered innuendo or a little too much leg could get a show cancelled or the cast replaced. I was a lot more comfortable with that than the rampant objectification of women and men (and girls and boys) these days.
 

JWFilips

Well-Known Member
#89
Another from Shorpy.com:

January 1, 1943. "New York. Blowing horns on Bleecker Street on New Year's Day." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information.
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