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#1 OpanaPointer

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:26 AM

Just amazing. I won't even try to describe this. 4×5 Kodachromes « Pavel Kosenko's blog (English version)
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

Ok I second that sentiment, damn good picture quality.

Where the pictures appear to have originated from.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:25 PM

Amazing doesn't cover it.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:18 PM

Absolutely flaberghasting for the aviation lover!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

Kodachrome, give me those nice bright colors....

Thanks for sharing OP!!
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:10 PM

Shulman's Market looks like the Duckee Market (close anyway) from the cover of "Willie and the Poor Boys", CCR. Thanks for sharing, Boss OP.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

Kodachrome, give me those nice bright colors....

Thanks for sharing OP!!

I was thinking of that when I saw the first picture, Clint.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:14 AM

Always a good site!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:53 AM

Just a quickie???? Was it usual to go to work in a factory in states at the time fully made up in lippy and make up?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:00 PM

Just a quickie???? Was it usual to go to work in a factory in states at the time fully made up in lippy and make up?

I'm pretty sure they knew there would be a photog at work that day.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

Considering the average ISO speed of film of the era, yeah, most of those were staged publicity shots. But done using the actual workers on the plant floors. Still, a brilliant look into the era.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

I'm pretty sure they knew there would be a photog at work that day.


When Norma Jean Dougherty was photographed at Radioplane Munitions, it is pretty clear that the original shots were never published in Yank magazine. That is what the photographer himself stated, and that the one which was published is obviously “posed”. This was before she bleached out her brunette locks to the blonde she would become famous as; Marilyn Monroe was still to come.



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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:19 PM

Just a quickie???? Was it usual to go to work in a factory in states at the time fully made up in lippy and make up?


Oh that was in the rules which are nailed on the entrance Gate! "No trespassing without full camo!";)
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:46 AM

Are there any more?

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(Adlai Stevenson to Harry Truman on discussing the pros and cons of dropping the big one, or so I'm told)


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:41 AM

Excellent. Thanks. #6: Lady wearing 66 button-think I have that drill. Got it from me gran-pappy. Ill post a pic of it. ..The drill in #10 seems different than the 1 Pappy gave me.
Love #26: Some things never change. Buddy is picking his nose...Notice everyone is thin. They are eating apples (not hotdogs) and drinking from thermos containers ( not disposable cups). Peeps are crowding atop ma building, prolly totally against todays code. Etc....Love it.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:43 AM

Are there any more?

Leccy posted the source in post #2. That's a gold mine there.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

Great photos, indeed! Wow!
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

Poppy raises a good one...health and safety....I wouldn't trust a 20 year old British blonde with a rivetter at 300 feet today...Am I politicaly uncorrect again? Seriously though...I support our youth of today...but maybe an age thing...I do not think anything like that could be repeated today...That as far as I'm conerned..the world turned in the eightees. But we do have nice pop idol heros instead.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:29 AM

Poppy raises a good one...health and safety....I wouldn't trust a 20 year old British blonde with a rivetter at 300 feet today...Am I politicaly uncorrect again? Seriously though...I support our youth of today...but maybe an age thing...I do not think anything like that could be repeated today...That as far as I'm conerned..the world turned in the eightees. But we do have nice pop idol heros instead.

I had stats on "industrial accidents" onceupona. The information was classified for years after the war, of course, don't want to let the enemy know how well we're working. The numbers were somewhat surprising. They were actually higher early in the war, and seem to have dropped off sharply in 1943. I suspect they got their safety hats on when they started losing workers to accidents. Of course it could be that the initial surge of adrenaline was replaced by the day-to-day drudge.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:57 AM

Your last statement probably sums it up. Can you post those stats please? Are they handy? I wish we had a home front forum too.

"On the Plains of Hesitation, lies the blackened bones of countless millions who,
at the dawn of victory sat down to rest, and resting died"....

(Adlai Stevenson to Harry Truman on discussing the pros and cons of dropping the big one, or so I'm told)


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:47 AM

Your last statement probably sums it up. Can you post those stats please? Are they handy? I wish we had a home front forum too.

"Had" was the operative word. When I died in '07 I lost a lot of records.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:59 AM

You know OP, I always liked you, but I wasn't aware you had godlike resurrection powers. How many eyes do you have? If you're missing one, should I watch out? May explain a few things . . .

I've seen a few of those before, but it's a good collection. A really good collection. Kodacrhome, large format, heavy industry, and beautiful women: a combination that positively cannot be beat.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:31 AM

You know OP, I always liked you, but I wasn't aware you had godlike resurrection powers. How many eyes do you have? If you're missing one, should I watch out? May explain a few things . . .

Actually, it was just a matter of shear determination. I went into respiratory arrest due to a bad choice of meds by my doctor. As soon as I realized what was happening I got up, toss my wife her coat and went out to the truck, and drove to the hospital, about three blocks away. I couldn't speak so Brenda had to react quickly with no information, which she did. By the time I got to the hospital I was blacking out, so I drove up on the curb, almost to the door and jumped out. I made it into the ER waiting room before passing out and they did an emergency tracheotomy on me right there. I flatlined during the process and they jump started me. I spent a month in the hospital, during which time my wife died. So I had my brother move all my stuff down to Missouri (I was in Indiana at the time) and he took what he judged to be important. So I would up here with all the groceries and none of my books or records. [/long winded]

I've seen a few of those before, but it's a good collection. A really good collection. Kodacrhome, large format, heavy industry, and beautiful women: a combination that positively cannot be beat.


Very valuable for the great detail of some of the gear as well, future restorers may wish to mine these pix.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:22 PM

07? Who won pop idol then?.....Sorry....the world and this forum would be a poorer place without OP....And me of course...Now don't all go agreeing with me...It will go to his head...And we are not American now are we....Hold on...I guess....

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:57 AM

A salute for dying... Can I take it back for resurrecting? ..I kid , I kid. ..Wow man, that's another good story for the book.




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