Slices of Early History

Here are some old photos that are wonderful slices of history.  The descriptions are below each photo.

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The rural kids in the 50’s rode bikes to school.  You took whatever path was best for you.  Bullet holes in the sign?thekumachan_old_photos-2

Camping out in 1918.

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This was the 30’s, and this sharecropper’s son was working behind the plow, barefoot and all.  You can bet there was a mule on the front of that plow.

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This couple pose in an early version of American Gothic, with a groundhog killed on their Manchester farm…….It’s dinner!  Note: Photo taken circa 1914, from a family photo album.
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Standing over one of her many trophy mule deer, subsistence-and-sport huntress “Gusty” Wallihan appears every inch the frontier matron with her dressy bonnet, prairie-pattern cartridge belt, floral-embroidered gauntlets, hunting knife, and Remington-Hepburn rifle……1895
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At least this one won’t be quite as dangerous as the old single wheeled models.  Look in the trailer over the back wheel.  “They have their baby in there!”

Ford Model T Street Light Maintenance Truck

Ford Model T Street Light Maintenance Truck.  This was the approved way to change the street lamps in 1910.

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A single Paddy Wagon.

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Here is an early motorhome, built in 1926.

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Old school camper?

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These are vintage treadmills in the 1920’s.

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This is a 1920’s refrigerator.  Only the elite could afford such a thing, and most still had the old ice boxes.

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A hair dryer in the 1920 Salon.  What a contraption!

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Chester E. Macduffee next to his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911.

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A postcard from the 1800’s advertising a knife throwing act with the traveling circus.

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A Strong-woman balances a piano and the pianist on her chest.  1920

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London, in the 1920’s, this was a telephone engineer.

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Two young girls in a West Germans street chat with their grandparents in the window of their home in the Eastern sector, separated only by a barbed wire barricade.It was a common occurrence for families, who had once only lived on the opposite side of the street from one another, to become separated by the ever growing Berlin Wall.

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A Gibson Girl in her corset in the early 1900’s.  Those poor women.  This was one fad that really hurt a lot of women for life.

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Lillian Russell. A plus size beauty in the late 1800s. She was around 200 lb at the peak of her career.  She was considered “The American Beauty.”

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