hmm, very interesting……
Note: Photo taken circa 1914, from a family photo album.
Standing over one of her many trophy mule deer, subsistence-and-sport huntress “Gusty” Wallihan appears every inch the frontier matron with her dressy bonnet, prairie-pattern cartridge belt, floral-em broidered gauntlets, hunting knife, and Remington-Hepburn rifle. 1895
At least this one won’t be quite as dangerous as the old single wheeled models. Look in the trailer over the back wheel. They have their baby in there!
This was the approved way to change the street lamps in 1910. Cool!
A single Paddy Wagon. Never knew they had such a vehicle! This is way cool.
Here is an early motorhome, built in 1926.
These are vintage treadmills in the 1920’s.
This is a 1920’s refrigerator. Only the elite could afford such a thing, and most still had the old ice boxes.This is a 1920’s refrigerator. Only the elite could afford such a thing, and most still had the old ice boxes.
A hair dryer in the 1920 Salon. What a contraption!
Chester E. Macduffee next to his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911
A postcard from the 1800’s advertising a knife throwing act with the traveling circus.
London, in the 1920’s, this was a telephone engineer. What a job!
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This is the first I’d heard of this. Additionally we also took other defensive steps to protect our war production capability from both Japanese and German attack. For instance in the Greater Buffalo, New York area there were several steel making facilities, iron foundries & chemical plants. All of these were critical to the war effort and all of them had many antiaircraft batteries manned by US Army troops around the clock.On the east & west coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico we had antisubmarine nets, manned barrage balloons & coastal artillery batteries & spotters. We also deployed Coast Guard & Naval assets in the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes to protect war related commence of raw materials to the steel and iron making industries.
Hidden in Plain View
During WW II Lockheed (unbelievable 1940s pictures). This is a version of special effects during the 1940’s. I have never seen these pictures or knew that we had gone this far to protect ourselves. During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from a possible Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air.
The person that provided these pictures said she got an interesting story about someone’s mother who worked at Lockheed, and she as a younger child, remembers all this. She says that to this day, these are the first pictures of it she’s seen.
Another person who lived in the area talked about as being a boy, watching it all be set up like a movie studio production. They had fake houses, trees, etc. and moved parked cars around so it looked like a residential area from the skies overhead.
I lived in North Long Beach during World War II, I was 13 years old. (1940) The Long Beach airport was near Lakewood , CA . There was a large Boeing Plant there. If you would drive down Carson St. going south you could drive under the camouflage netting. Ed Pollard
I am 85 and had much of my pilot training in Calif. I have been under this net and have seen it from the air. During preflight training I rode a bus under the net and was very surprised as I didn’t know it was there. It was strong enough to walk on and they hired people to ride bicycles and move around as if they lived there to make it look authentic. Warren Holmgreen Jr
Hiding the Lockheed Plant during World War II – wow this is amazing!
1. This is what the sunset looks like in Iceland
2. Seriously, this is an actual thing you can see on this planet.
3. so the question is…
4. Why do we all not live here already?
5. Iceland has some of the most incredible views in the world.
6. Like this.
7. And obviously this.
8. It has insanely colorful geothermal hot springs
9. And so many waterfalls
10. They are ALL beautiful.
11. Like, whoa
12. There are also the geysers.
13. Which look even cooler before they erupt,
14. This is a real thing you can actually see.
15. When Iceland isn’t busy being a winter wonderland…
16. It could probably pass for a tropical island.
17. There are some wicked volcanoes.
18. Don’t be fooled, this is not Mordor
19. It is an actual place on this earth.
20. Even the non-volcanic peaks are completely out of this world.
21. And that SYMMETRY
23. This country is pretty much perfect.
24. Not to mention it has ice caves.
25. ICE CAVES
26. Perfect frozen hideaways just waiting to be explored.
27. So unreal, so beautiful.
28. Reykjavik, the capital, is basically the cutest.
29. And has the best view.
30. But the countryside is even more picturesque.
31. I mean, so perfect.
32. Iceland also has the Blue Lagoon.
33. Which is basically like swimming in a warm cloud.
34. The Jokulsarlon lagoon isn’t too shabby either.
35. There are completely amazing natural landforms all over the country.
36. Like these smoking fields in Kerlingafjoll.
37. Or this basalt column beach.
38. Or steaming fumaroles, which are incredible, no matter how bad they smell.
39. You can visit a lake inside a volcanic crater.
40. Or bathe in a thermal cave
41. Icelandic glacier formations are some of the strangest and most beautiful things you’ll ever see
42. Frozen perfection.
43. How can some dirty ice be so completely stunning?
44. And let’s not forget that puffins are the squirrels of Iceland
45. And that black sand beaches white sand.
46. And that everything about the whole country is just completely unreal and gorgeous.
47. Stop showing off, Iceland
48. let’s all move there.
How is this For Nostalgia?
All the girls had ugly gym uniforms ,
It took 3 minutes for the TV to warm up,
Nobody owned a purebred dog,
When a quarter was a decent allowance,
You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
Your Mom wore nylons that came in 2 pieces.
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time. And you didn’t pay for air. And, you got trading stamps to boot,
Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box,
It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents,
They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed…and they did it!
When a 57 Chevy was everyone’s dream car…to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady.
No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked,
Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, ‘That cloud looks like a…’
Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game,
Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger,
And with all our progress, don’t you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savour the slower pace, and share it with the children of today,
When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home,
Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn’t because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.
…as well as summers filled with bike rides, Hula Hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
Didn’t that feel good, just to go back and say,
‘Yeah, I remember that’
I am sharing this with you today because it ended with a Double Dog Dare to pass it on. To remember what a Double Dog Dare is, read on. And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.
Share this on with someone who can still remember Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale,Trigger and Buttermilk.
How Many Of These Do You Remember?
Wax Coke-shaped bottles with coloured sugar water inside.
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.
Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes.
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.
Newsreels before the movie.
Telephone numbers with a word prefix…( Yukon 2-601). Party lines.
Hi-Fi’s & 45 RPM records.
78 RPM records!
The Fort Apache Play Set.
Do You Remember a Time When:
Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe,’
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, ‘Do Over!’
‘Race issue’ meant arguing about who ran the fastest,
Catching The Fireflies Could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening,
It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘Best
Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot,
Saturday morning cartoons weren’t 30-minute commercials for action figures,
‘Oly-oly-oxen-free’ made perfect sense ,
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles,
The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a team,
War was a card game,
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle,
Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin,
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon,
If you can remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived!!! come again and see some more