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#499654 - Thu Dec 19 2013 12:50 PM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: texasoldcarguy]
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While not an actual "old" photo, this old truck has an interesting take on politics.
Fred


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#499658 - Thu Dec 19 2013 01:31 PM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: texasoldcarguy]
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Nice set of pictures. Gives one pause when we complain about life today and you see what the 30's meant to a whole generation of Americans. Picking up your family with 7 children and heading west with only a vision and hope, in a car that would break down at any moment, on "roads" that may lead to nowhere. Yes good to get one back to reality.
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#499660 - Thu Dec 19 2013 01:38 PM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: texasoldcarguy]
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In addition to a load of kids , note that "Split Rim, yes that ring on the ground . Damn thing has the power of nearly five grenades when they aren't seated proper on a rim. Being in the towing business, I was scared to death of them. I had one go up one night nearly taking a fellow employees head off with it . Ed Shaver
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#499662 - Thu Dec 19 2013 01:55 PM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: Gasman84470]
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Originally Posted By: Gasman84470
Nice set of pictures. Gives one pause when we complain about life today and you see what the 30's meant to a whole generation of Americans. Picking up your family with 7 children and heading west with only a vision and hope, in a car that would break down at any moment, on "roads" that may lead to nowhere. Yes good to get one back to reality.
Fred


Fred:
Thanks, it definitely does make you appreciate what we have today. I have owned the same 1930 Model A Ford for 41 years and drove it round trip from Dallas, Texas to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to attend a national Model A Ford Convention in 1986 (approx 2,600 miles round trip), I felt some of the same apprehension the pioneers must have had wondering whether I would make it to my destination and back. Of course back when the migrants were escaping the dust bowl they didn't have cell phones, paved roads, service stations and restaurants or doctors and hospitals every few miles as we have today. Come to think of it, I didn't have a cell phone in 1986 but I took a national Model A Ford Club of America roster with me in case I broke down and needed help along the way from a nearby club member. I had my four and six year old sons with me and we had a real blast - they are now in their early 30's and still comment on the trip. I often think of the Okies heading out west in their dilapidated jalopies being held together by baling wire and a prayer with about $3 worth of gas in their tank and less cash in their pocket as pioneers much like those who rode the wagon trains on the Oregon Trail. They often buried their children on the trail and had to not only fight the elements and terrain but the hostile Indians. We all need to count our blessings!
Take care and have a Merry Christmas!
Fred


Edited by texasoldcarguy (Thu Dec 19 2013 02:04 PM)
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#499741 - Thu Dec 19 2013 07:24 PM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: texasoldcarguy]
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90% sure that tanker is in front of the Cleveland city hall. Looks like Standard oil off to the side. I never knew that. Figures Rockefeller would've been close to the politicians. lol

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#499751 - Thu Dec 19 2013 08:05 PM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: Steven C.]
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Registered: Sun Aug 26 2012
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: Steve C.
I was trying to find vintage historical 60's era photos of the Standard station that I would go to with my dad when I was a kid. Looking through some of the local archives I found all of these. All these places are within a mile or three of where I grew up.


Nice finds with the local photos Steve!

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#499753 - Thu Dec 19 2013 08:08 PM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: JimT]
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Originally Posted By: JimT
90% sure that tanker is in front of the Cleveland city hall. Looks like Standard oil off to the side. I never knew that. Figures Rockefeller would've been close to the politicians. lol

Jim:
It's actually the Fayette County Courthouse in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Compare the original photo to a current Google streetview shot I just downloaded.
Fred


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Edited by texasoldcarguy (Thu Dec 19 2013 08:11 PM)
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#499757 - Thu Dec 19 2013 08:13 PM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: texasoldcarguy]
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Those depression photos are incredible!! Guys can deal with all that ***** but I sure feel for what some woman and the kids had to go through!
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#499781 - Thu Dec 19 2013 09:39 PM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: texasoldcarguy]
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Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
I stand corrected. Its weird though how the windows are arched in the older picture on the third floor. They must have done some renovation at some point.
Not only that, but I'm pretty sure Standard Oil was in a much larger building.lol Definitely jumped the gun.


Edited by JimT (Fri Dec 20 2013 04:29 AM)

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#499790 - Thu Dec 19 2013 10:47 PM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: JimT]
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Loc: Georgetown, TX
Originally Posted By: JimT
I stand corrected. Its wierd though how the windows are arched in the older picture on the third floor. They must have done some renovation at some point.


Yeah Jim, a lot can happen in the 83 years since the first photo was taken. I noticed the third floor arched windows changing too. Notice the third floor window on the "setback" part of the building on the right still has the arches.
Fred


Edited by texasoldcarguy (Thu Dec 19 2013 10:49 PM)
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#499800 - Fri Dec 20 2013 03:14 AM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: texasoldcarguy]
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Registered: Thu Aug 14 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, WY
My folks left Illinois in 1936 in a 1928 Dodge pulling a homemade trailer hesding for Spokane WA to pick fruit. Mom and Dad and six kids, I wasn't born yet. Somewhere in Nebraska they couldn't make it up one hill so Dad threw out her washing machine and some other stuff. She wouldn't let him throw out her sewing machine. They didn't make it to Washington, all the farther they got was to Cheyenne, Wy. They went broke here where Dad found a job and settled here. His story was always that he never did make enough money to get back out of Cheyenne. I was born the next year here in Cheyenne. I sent some of these type of pictures to my sister in Calif. and told her to email them to her grandkids. She said they did not want to believe her when she told them that she didn't have a inside toilet has a kid until she went off to college in 1954. As you can see all the Okies were not from Oklahoma. Mitch

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#503572 - Tue Jan 07 2014 12:53 PM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: 67Chev4X4]
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#503574 - Tue Jan 07 2014 01:02 PM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: dodgeman60]
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Loc: wisconsin
crandon,wi 1950's


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#504282 - Fri Jan 10 2014 07:43 PM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: Thunder II]
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#504354 - Sat Jan 11 2014 02:29 AM Re: Great Old Pics [Re: oldnfuelish]
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Loc: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
A THEN/NOW I made up of the corner of Mission and Valencia St's, San Francisco.... Have the first photo, 2nd is off the 'net and 3rd is Google. You can see the Sears building on the right in all three...



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