All posts tagged: Old Photos

a bit of history


    Soldier going ashore on D-Day, – by Robert Capa, June 6, 1944 At 6:31 a.m. Robert Capa landed in the first wave on Omaha Beach. He captured ‘bloody Omaha’ in what turned out to be a world famous photo sequence. Capa described the morning, “After the pre-invasion breakfast at 3 am with hot cakes, sausages, eggs and coffee, served on the invasion ship by white-coated waiters, at 4 am the invasion barges were lowered down into the rough sea. The men from my barge waded in the water. I paused for a moment on the gangplank to take my first real picture of the invasion. The boatswain who was in a hurry to get the hell out of there, mistook my picture-taking attitude for explicable hesitation, and helped me make up my mind with a well-aimed kick in the rear. The water was cold and the beach still more than a hundred yards away. The bullets tore holes in the water around me and I made for the nearest steel obstacle.” His three …

more old photos


Veterans helping each other out with a light.  Could you imagine losing BOTH of your hands?  I’m glad their lives were spared though.  Fancy new car Love her shoes.  A poor family on their porch.  I’m so glad for modern conveniences like washing machines and dishwashers.  Could you imagine doing laundry like this for a large family?  I’m sure they didn’t have as many clothes or wash them as often but still it must have taken all morning to wash and hang them dry.  Look at the carriages lined up on the street.  Standing in line for the picture show.  Look how dressed up they are.

Old farms and picnics


I love vinatge photos like this one.  They remind me of growing up near the Kankakee River in a small town called Shelby, Indiana a summer day 1951 Simple and lovely Ozarks Who doesn’t love a picnic? What a cute silver tea pot.  A real old country buffet Nebraska I love that they brought their own table and tablecloth.  Check out how many bottles of wine they have.  One for each I think.  LOL  A family and their farm animals.  What a cute little set up. 

Wild Fire Tallulah Bankhead 1902-1968


She was a pistol!  loved jazz music smoked like a chimney and drank like a fish  was an exhibitionist with a flamboyant personality       “my father warned me about men and booze but he never said anything about women and cocaine.” “(on why she called everyone “darling”) Because all my life I’ve been terrible at remembering people’s names. Once I introduced a friend of mine as ‘Martini’. Her name was actually ‘Olive’.” “”Codeine…bourbon…” (Tallulah Bankhead’s last words)” flirted with women and men equally “Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don’t have time.” Bankhead Outrageous, outspoken, and uninhibited are just a few adjectives that described Tallulah Bankhead’s personality. Most people who met her never forgot her -and she made sure of that! At the age of fifteen, she stormed out of her home state of Alabama like an April tornado, determined to gain attention and recognition. She did achieve stardom working in virtually every medium – stage, screen, radio and television – but her fame was attributed more to her outrageous antics than for her work. …

Returning home


Home for the Holidays. 1945 WWII   Famous photo of solider kissing a nurse off the street spontaneously on VJ day. It is reported that the nurse slapped him afterwards.  Several people have come forward saying it is them in the photo.    and some more modern welcome home pics: May all of our troops come home safely and soon.  FeeFee

old photos


Does anyone still make a special occasion out of going out for ice cream?  Once T took me out on a date to Papa’s Deli in Crown Point, Indiana to buy me bubblegum ice cream.  We went back another day for sandwiches (the good homemade kind with fresh bread).  I’m pretty sure Papa’s Deli is still on the square in Crown Point.  DQ and Cold Stone just aren’t the same.  1939 Selling chickens at a farmer’s market. 1880 The Four Little Dudes 1908 That boy looks miserable.  1910  Ever have a dollhouse? 1912 You just don’t see people carrying boxes like this down the street anymore. I wish I could see the details better.  Love those little country stores.  My parents owned one of these in Indiana when I was growing up.  Everyone knew each other in town.  My dad bought our german shepherd off of our milkman.  My father also owned the town’s only gas station and my brothers worked there while the girls worked in the store.  This pic is like 60+ years …

Old photos of animals


                                                                 The following are all from Africa: