Vintage Photos at Random

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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:54 am

History In Moments posted this on their Facebook page. Man riding a shoe bike, unknown year.
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:48 pm

:lol: Could it be that some people have too much time on their hands? 8-) :D

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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:06 am

donnie wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:48 pm
:lol: Could it be that some people have too much time on their hands? 8-) :D
Yes, I think you are correct! :lol:
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:14 pm

This is another very interesting picture from History in Moments.
Sunset Blvd Los Angeles CA 1907
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:32 pm

Do YOU know any of these sodas?
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:03 am

Yes, indeed several, to wit: 7up (of course), Shur Fine, Cactus Cooler, A&W, Sprite, Tahitian Treat (used to LOVE that stuff as a kid), Dr. Pepper, Cott (Motto: "It's Cott to be Good").

All these soda cans look to be the old thick steel kind before they started using aluminum.The Sunday Funnies one is really unusual, as is Pearl Harbor. Why would they name a soda thusly?

I avoid all sodas now like the plague, but off-beat soda brands fascinated me growing up, and there used a lot of them. I loved to experiment with all the different ones and collect the bottles.

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Post by Kitty » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:24 am

donnie wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:03 am
Yes, indeed several, to wit: 7up (of course), Shur Fine, Cactus Cooler, A&W, Sprite, Tahitian Treat (used to LOVE that stuff as a kid), Dr. Pepper, Cott (Motto: "It's Cott to be Good").

All these soda cans look to be the old thick steel kind before they started using aluminum.The Sunday Funnies one is really unusual, as is Pearl Harbor. Why would they name a soda thusly?

I avoid all sodas now like the plague, but off-beat soda brands fascinated me growing up, and there used a lot of them. I loved to experiment with all the different ones and collect the bottles.
Cool! What did Tahitian Treat taste like?
That's a very funny slogan for Cott!!
I've only heard of the obvious ones.
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:33 am

I was like a carbonated fruit punch—very sweet, unique flavor, red in color. Now that I think of it, about the only place I could get these was in Florida, believe it or not. :lol: When I was a kid, our family would go to Jacksonville Beach every summer for vacation, and this would always be in the vending machines where we stayed. I rarely if ever saw it around home. So it really was a "Treat". :)

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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:54 am

:) :)
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:31 pm

I was messing around on Shorpy.com, and found this very interesting story. It all started with a picture of two adorable little girls who lived in Tifton, Georgia in 1909.
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"January 1909. Two of the "helpers" in the Tifton Cotton Mill at Tifton, Georgia. They work regularly. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine."

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"January 22, 1909. "Dinner time. Family of Mrs. A.J. Young, Tifton, Georgia." Last glimpsed here. Joe Manning of the Lewis Hine Project, who has spent five years unraveling the Young family's history, tells their story here in fascinating detail. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine."

Joe Manning painstakingly researched the family, and after years of work, his efforts finally came to fruition. You can read the whole story here:
http://morningsonmaplestreet.com/2014/1 ... ng-family/
It's really very interesting, and the pictures included in that link have bigger, prettier ones on shorpy. :) Enjoy!
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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