Entertainment Coming out of the Great Depression. Life in the early 1940's in color.

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    America just getting out of the Great Depression. Talk about fighting and surviving. ;)
    http://www.businessinsider.com/great-depression-color-photos-2011-5?op=1

    Houston, Texas

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    Saying grace before the barbecue dinner at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair, 1940

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    At the Vermont state fair, Rutland, 1941

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    C & NW RR, a general view of a classification yard at Proviso Yard, Chicago, Ill., 1942

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    A woman's work is never done: Mrs Viola Sievers, one of the wipers at the roundhouse, giving a giant 'H' class locomotive a bath of live steam in Clinton, Iowa, April 1943.

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    Joseph Klesken washing up after a day's work at the rip tracks at Proviso yards of the C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill 1943

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    Part of the South Water Street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad in Chicago, Illinois, May 1943

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    Planting corn along a river. Northeastern Tennessee (May 1940)

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    Brockton, Mass., Dec. 1940, second-hand plumbing store

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    Sylvia Sweets Tea Room, corner of School and Main streets, Brockton, Mass. (1940)

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    Tying a ribbon on a calf's tail was one of the feature attractions at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair rodeo, 1940

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    Georgia, ca. 1940

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    Robstown, Texas (1942)


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    Distributing surplus commodities, St. Johns, Arizona (October 1940)

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  2. IfTheyOnlyKnew

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    Hi, LT!!!
    It's been a while since I've seen you do one of these. :)
     
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  4. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Yeah I don't really do them here anymore or post as much anymore. Just found this one interesting tonight, so I thought I'd post. :)
     
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    IfTheyOnlyKnew VIP Extreme Gold

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    Well, I'm sure I'm NOT the only one who's missed them. :hug:
     
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    Better res than my phone
     
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    kggtty Well-Known Member Banned User

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    no obesity.

    crazy how what I eat in 1 day, you could probaby span out for a total of 3 days worth of food for a 1940s man

    sincerely,
    a USA Millenial
     
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    regult 4 Goals...

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    How friggin big was that Pabst sign? Jebus...
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    It was go big or go home back then. :snicker:
     
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    Bristol Chicken Free Range and Loving It Gold

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    People knew the value of a Penney and no guarantees on the next paycheck.
    No going to 7/11 and buying a Snickers and Big Gulp with your credit card.
    You made do with less and rationed.
    Completely different mentality with our parents and grandparents.
     
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    kggtty Well-Known Member Banned User

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    1940
    frankie roosevelt at the helm
    pre-pearl harbor
    pre-atomic bomb
    pre-living in a country that has the term 'super bowl baby'

    btw how fucking stupid is that term? ... I look at commercials like that and just cringe about how idiotic some shit is nowadays.

    I was a mlb playoffs baby.. guess my parents love wasn't that requited because they didn't fuck when joe montana smoked the broncos and won MVP in 1990
     
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    "Diesel Electric will never replace steam" said the brakeman.

    This was manufactured by Electro-Motive Division of General Motors in LaGrange Ill, in 1938.

    Steam was doomed.

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    telecaster Get Yer Ya Ya's Out

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    Fantastic, LT. Thanks...
     
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    Amazing how much the world has changed in such a short period of time.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    A Trump rally? Lol
     
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    ClumpyStern HSS-clean since Dec 2011 VIP

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    That guy in the second-to-last photo was probably born before the end of the Civil War.
     
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    The reason we have all this shit today is because back then minorities (blacks etc) were not prevalent in our society. They did not contribute to social or entertainment or music or the arts or anything that could taint society. Things really started to change in the mid 80s when blacks gained more of a foothold (especially rap crap) and now we have what we have today. We need a wayback machine to make things right.
     
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    I like how just about all men wore a hat back then, not a turned around ball cap.
     
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    Great pics