….1945

1945, originally uploaded by LinBow.

1945

My father took the original picture, this is the best it gets as far as blurriness. Does anyone know what building this might be?…(LinBow)

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LinBow has asked us if we might know anything about this photo…

what i can offer for now is this… it looks to be taken after the war in Germany… this i am not even sure of… but we will keep our eyes open for anything i find that might look like this LinBow… or maybe some one will drop into the blog who knows…

Thank you LinBow for sharing this special photo… tiandra..

My Uncle, Dr. David Graham

My Uncle, Dr. David Graham, originally uploaded by mrwaterslide.

My Uncle, Dr. David Graham

Well, he was David Graham then. Later on he was Dr. David E. Graham, of Spruce Pine, Charlotte, Goldsboro, and Matthews (those are all in North Carolina, for you outlanders.) He was the most curious combination of extreme orneriness and extreme intelligence that I have ever met. My Uncle. My mother’s beloved brother (she
has two other brothers, and they are beloved too, but David was the oldest of the boys(the two girls came first), and I think that made a difference.) He was Phi Beta Kappa at Carolina, and then he went on to get his medical degree at the University of Maryland (I’m a bit hazy on some of these facts). He loved the Tarheels and he loathed the Terps. He told me they had a tank of nitrous in a closet off the delivery room in the hospital in Baltimore where he did his residency, and the boys would be in there whiffing on it right before they stepped back into the room to deliver the babies. I don’t think he was making that up. One time he stopped the car (with a bunch of nephews riding along) and said he had to go down this trail (we were up in the mountains) and see his moonshiner. I think he was making that up—he probably just had to take a leak.
He did have moonshine, though—patients gave it to him. He would shake it up and show you by the bead whether it was good or not.
Once, when he was much older, when the Alzheimer’s was just setting in, he asked my mother to take him to the “girly” bar (that’s probably not the word he used). And my mother, who is quite a genteel lady, took him in the car and they set out on a quest to find the “girly” bar. But when they got to where he thought it was, it wasn’t there anymore.
He let us (the sons, the nephews) puff the “see-gars” and sip the beers. He paid
me a quarter one time to let a llama at the Columbus zoo spit in my face a second time. I probably wanted the quarter, but more, I wanted to humor him.
He had a ferocious temper and he was capable of being extremely profane. He was, I think, the ultimate instigator. He loved a beautiful sunset—I think he could feel it in his soul.
I’m sure there are ten thousand stories about my Uncle David, and it saddens me that I only know a few of them. He was the Platonic ideal of the preacher’s kid.
I would imagine that almost everyone who knew him misses him.

(story by mrwaterslide)

mrwaterslide.. this was a great short story… i so enjoyed it.. its a classic unto itself… thank you for sharing this treasure with us… tiandra…

1942 chrysler and Bonnie Blinked

1942 chrysler and Bonnie Blinked, originally uploaded by anyjazz65.

1942 chrysler and Bonnie Blinked

I had to look a long time to find this car. I finally found one picture using google that identified it as a 1942 Chrysler.

It is probably a brand new car. It was purchased at Kavarno motors in California. Unusual name. Google found an Isak Kavarno who imigrated from Norway and worked for General Motors in Santa Barbara, California.

And Bonnie or maybe Mabel, blinked… She was dressed nice though. Pin-stiripe suit and strappy high heels. She is probably a little upset right now. She doesn’t know whether her boyfriend is taking a picture of her or his new car. I think she’s a bit miffed.

Her boyfriend smoothes it out though and 20 odd years later Lennon and McCartney will write a song about it…”Baby, you can drive my car.”

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(anyjazz65)

Thank you anyjazz65 for sharing this treausre with us… great read.. lots of very interesting information… thank you from all of us who enjoy this… tiandra..

….Screaming Laughter

Screaming Laughter, originally uploaded by vintagephoto.

Screaming Laughter

No information on this one. Shows a ’41 Buick. She has obviously having great fun with her friend who can be seen sitting behind in the Buick. Probably shot by her boyfriend, who didn’t know how to handle a camera – the reason for laughter (my guess)….(vintagephoto)

Dennis Dixson Pro User has written this great comment under this photo…. i just have to share it with you…

This is one of the reasons why I think photography is just about the coolest thing there is. This is a scene that would probably never be captured by a painter or sculpter but here it is perfectly preserved like home canned tomatoes for us to enjoy long after the Summer has past…(Dennis Dixson)

Thank you vintagephoto for sharing this treasure with us… tiandra…

A new set of radials!

A new set of radials!, originally uploaded by anyjazz65.

A new set of radials!

Leaving the Goodyear tire store. (upper right)

(anyjazz65)

I found this gem in anyjazz65’s photostream…. great click..!

i am not sure what make this beauty is.. but over time i am sure we will get a visit from somebody who knows….

Thank you anyjazz65 for sharing this treasure with us… tiandra…

….SP – 1947

SP – 1947, originally uploaded by Meu Bairro Meu País.

SP – 1947

Ladeira junto ao Hotel Esplanada, no vale do Anhangabaú. (Meu Bairro Meu País )

Thank You… Meu Bairro Meu País… for sharing this treasure.. tiandra..

…1937 PLYMOUTH (In Color).

1937 PLYMOUTH (In Color)., originally uploaded by Frank Lavigne.

1937 PLYMOUTH (In Color).

20 Cents Brown and 25 Cents The rest. Vintage hand-tinted 5×7 photographs. Guess the car ??….

I just love Frank Lavigne’s photostream… i have gone to visit Frank so many times this weekend… so yes.. Frank you are the third reason i am doing a classic blog… i so want to share some of these wonderful treasures…

Frank.. this one is a real gem.. i have studied it at length…. ohhh.. 7 or 8 times.. now… it gets better each time… and i was thrilled with the first visit… they have their whole life ahead of them… i hope their dreams came true.. i know there are a lot of dark days in life… but if they had a few little ones… who grew up onto wonderful adults… then i would say their dream came true…

Thank you Frank for sharing this treasure with us… tiandra…