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    Mark Twain in Tesla’s lab, 1894
    A 10 x 15-foot wooden shed where the “Harley-Davidson Motor Company” started out in 1903
    Testing football helmets in 1912
    Helmets again: A Pyramid of captured German ones in front of the NYC Grand Central Terminal, 1918
    A bar in New York City, the night before prohibition began,1920
    Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920s
    Traffic jam in New York, 1923
    Rob


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    You can only post 10 at a time.
    A quiet little job at a crocodile farm in St. Augustine, Florida, 1926 (UPDATE: well, an alligator farm of course, as Roy notes in the comments below)
    World economic crisis, 1929
    Central Park in 1930
    Last four couples standing at a Chicago dance marathon, ca. 1930
    Meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club, early 1930s
    Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg
    When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks, 1939
    NY, Coney Island, 1940
    The thirty-six men needed to fly and service a B-17E in 1942
    A man begging for his wife’s forgiveness inside Divorce Court. Chicago, 1948
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    • #3
      Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park during a water shortage. New York,
      Florida’s last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955
      NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960′s
      Muhammad Ali’s fists after the fight with Cooper, 1963
      An abandoned baby sleeps peacefully in a drawer at the Los Angeles Police Station, 1971
      Boy hiding in a TV set. Boston, 1972 by Arthur Tress
      A spectator holds up a sign at the Academy Awards, April 1974
      Robert De Niro’s cab driver license. In order to get into character for the film Taxi Driver, he obtained his own hack license and would pick-up/drive customers around in New York City.
      Nancy Reagan sits on the lap of Mr. T, dressed as Santa, 1983
      Ronald Reagan wearing sweatpants on Air Force One, 1985
      Rob

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      • #4
        Always enjoy your posts of long ago images. Thanks.
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        • #5
          Wish I could still buy that car for $100. Anyone have a clue as to what car that is?
          Rob

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          • #6
            Thanks ... Love old photos of bygone days

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            • #7
              Now those are some great photos!
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              • #8
                Great pictures of the past times. Always enjoy seeing those.
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                • #9
                  Great old pictures. I copied and sent the Mickey Mouse one to our son and family.
                  They are Mickey crazy.
                  We'll be going on a MM cruise to his island of Florida next June for a week and then to Disney in Florida for another week.
                  Been there with them many times and never get tired of going again.
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                  • #10
                    thanks for posting, they were great

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for posting those pictures...I really enjoyed them...I like the "No Trespassing" sign on the crocodile farm in St. Augustine...I doubt they really needed that :D

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Rob for posting. They are fun.

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                        • #13
                          Those are great if you get a chance please post more.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ghostman View Post
                            Those are great if you get a chance please post more.
                            I always do...every month or so I find a good batch to share. I figure if I Iove history, most of you old guys will too.
                            Rob

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bucfan11 View Post
                              Wish I could still buy that car for $100. Anyone have a clue as to what car that is?
                              I think it is a 1929 or 1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster Convertible.

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                                Thanks, Rob!

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Bucfan11 View Post
                                  Wish I could still buy that car for $100. Anyone have a clue as to what car that is?
                                  I think it's a version of the 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom.
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