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Old 07-27-2012, 09:31   #1
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USA in 1940s. Color photos.

http://podakuni.livejournal.com/682830.html
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:37   #2
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Looks like a hella cool time to be alive.

(But it'd be better if we could swap some of today's finer looking ladies for the ones in the pics. Just sayin'.)
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:45   #3
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Great pics.

Where are all the fat people?
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:14   #4
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Looks like a hella cool time to be alive.
They're all happy despite (or is it because of) the lack of diversity.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:30   #5
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Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:42   #6
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Those are cool pictures.

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Where are all the fat people?
Regular coffee and lots of cigarettes.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:45   #7
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Rooshkie Spy Photos ? ...



Helluva interesting era.

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:04   #8
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No tattoos or pierced people. No hood rats. No spray paint everywhere.

Looks like a foreign country...doesn't it?

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No tattoos or pierced people. No hood rats. No spray paint everywhere.

Looks like a foreign country...doesn't it?
Why no. It looks like America...
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:24   #10
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Great pics.

Where are all the fat people?
This comment is more important than people realize.

Look at picture 81 - its a large crowd. I looked pretty hard and can't find a single obese (or really overweight) person in the picture.

Although there does appear to be a guy right in the middle up front picking his nose.

Disregarding the fact most of these pictures were taken during WWII people today can't fathom how good they have it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:31   #11
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These were the years before fast food, cheap and plentiful processed sugar snacks and only one or two kinds of soft drinks.

People also did not have 200 channels, a huge tv, X-box and a computer to sit in front of. They worked outside...and with their hands more and were generally more physical in their daily efforts.

They actually had it pretty good in many aspects.

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:35   #12
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These were the years before fast food, cheap and plentiful processed sugar snacks and only one or two kinds of soft drinks.

People also did not have 200 channels, a huge tv, X-box and a computer to sit in front of. They worked outside...and with their hands more and were generally more physical in their daily efforts.

They actually had it pretty good in many aspects.

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Yet, people are living longer now.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:44   #13
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I live not too far from Pie Town. It looks about the same today as it did in those fine photos.

The Russell Lee FSA photographs taken in 1940 are world-famous for their depiction of ordinary Americans during the Depression. I have never seen them in color.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:03   #14
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No creepy guys with their hair dyed red either.
Guys like the Colorado shooter were unheard of back then.
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Old 07-27-2012, 13:47   #15
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No creepy guys with their hair dyed red either.
Guys like the Colorado shooter were unheard of back then.
Because the news coverage sucked people still did horrible things back then to. This was a 2 min Google search to find this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_shooting#1940s
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Old 07-27-2012, 13:51   #16
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Thanks for the link! I have only seen black and white photos from that time period so color really adds a new perspective. America was a great place before communist influence. Kind of surprising seeing so many kids without shoes though.
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Old 07-27-2012, 14:40   #17
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No creepy guys with their hair dyed red either.
Guys like the Colorado shooter were unheard of back then.
And they didn't have all the gun control laws back then that we do today -go figure.

Schools didn't have metal detectors at the door and armed cops stationed inside. The Lord's Prayer was likely repeated in class each day, and gay marriage wasn't even heard of, never mind preached. The young lady wearing the cross on a necklace probably wasn't just making a fashion statement -and it most likely wasn't made in China.

Fathers were present in those family photos (and any that were missing were most likely in the armed forces defending freedom). Our borders were defended back then too.

And there were no mosques in sight.
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Old 07-27-2012, 14:44   #18
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Great pics.

Where are all the fat people?
Bwahahaha!
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Old 07-27-2012, 14:45   #19
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Because the news coverage sucked people still did horrible things back then to. This was a 2 min Google search to find this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_shooting#1940s
I think the news coverage was superior back then -at least it was PRO-American. There were no where near as many school shootings back then, and the few that did occur saw the perps get speedier and more appropriate justice, I dare say.
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Old 07-27-2012, 14:48   #20
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I've always disliked B&W photos because they seem less "real". Seeing things in color makes it much more relatable.
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Old 07-27-2012, 15:05   #21
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Wow! No ear or eye protection back in the day!

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Yet, people are living longer now.
Two words: Medical Advancements

Top 10 leading causes of death in 1940

Diseases of the heart
Cancer and other malignant tumors
Intracranial lesions of vascular origin
Nephritis (all forms)
Pneumonia (all forms) and influenza
Accidents excluding motor-vehicle
Tuberculosis (all forms)
Motor vehicle accidents
Diabetes mellitus
Premature births

One comparsion for a top ten leading cause of death in the U.S from 1953 vs. 2006

Tuberculosis deaths per the American Lung Association
1953 19,707 vs. 2006 644

I don't think anyone can argue people today are healthier than they were in 1940. We have better ways of keeping people alive longer, we have more safety features on cars....but overall general health I would think has declined
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Old 07-27-2012, 15:31   #23
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some very well done pictures. awesome photographer.
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Old 07-27-2012, 17:37   #24
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Yep my father was one of those men missing in those photo's! He was off defending our freedom and freeing the Jews in Germany. My mother would have been one of those women serving our country building the tools of war. Times were tough and many did without the luxuries we see and have now. My mom walked/rode bike 6 miles to work everyday - no car then- couldn't afford the gas for my grandfathers car ! They didn't marry until after the war -they dated before/during it. Of course this was before the Socialist liberals ruined our country.
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I sure enjoyed that, thanks for sharing!
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