Some early color photos 1940 across the USA

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Blog entry by Karson posted 08-17-2010 03:54 PM 10041 reads 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a photo blog of some early color photos from across the USA

These Photos are from the Library of Congress.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#1 posted 08-17-2010 04:02 PM

Very cool to see thanks for sharing.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#2 posted 08-17-2010 04:17 PM

very interesting photos… thanks for posting.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 08-17-2010 04:30 PM

Enjoyed looking at photos. Thanks for posting!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 08-17-2010 05:05 PM

Thanks Karson super photos

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#5 posted 08-17-2010 05:38 PM

Great little history lesson.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#6 posted 08-17-2010 05:48 PM

Thanks for sharing the great photos.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#7 posted 08-17-2010 05:54 PM

What a great collection, Karson!

I could not help but notice the sky color in most photos is so blue! I guess pollution has really gotten worse.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 08-17-2010 05:55 PM

Thanks for the photos Karson. I was born in 1940 and things hadn’t changed much by the time I was a few years old, except of course for World war ll. The pics brought back lots of nostalgic memories to me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 08-17-2010 06:19 PM

Very nice of you to share these photos, Karson.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 08-17-2010 06:25 PM

Great Pix, Karson!! I thoroughly enjoyed them…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#11 posted 08-17-2010 06:47 PM

A different world which I wouldn’t have seen had you not told us about it. Thank you.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#12 posted 08-17-2010 07:02 PM

These is something about seeing these old photos in such great detail and beautiful color…. it is almost like stepping into a time machine!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 08-17-2010 07:19 PM

Thanks Karson, They made me reflect on my Grandfathers time. Of coarse serving America in WWII during that time but also cutting Ash props for the mines in NE Pennsylvania. One thing that looks the same from then till now – That fat old Sun in the sky.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#14 posted 08-17-2010 09:24 PM

Hey buddy;

Great photos!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 08-17-2010 10:18 PM

Thanks Karson very nice photos I remember lots of it like picking potatoes by hands, old trains.
One photo was Caribou Maine and I was their Sunday I am over their 2 to 3 time a month.

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