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    Default We've come a long way in 60 years

    I came across this photo album today.

    http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured...ource=ARK_plog

    Just thought I'd share.
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    Default Re: We've come a long way in 60 years

    Those are cool. This should be moved to Coffee Clatch.

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    Default Re: We've come a long way in 60 years

    That's fine with me.

    #62 is just an awesome image. I'd be thrilled to capture that with my DSLR. The lighting is the tricky part.

    #68 is my favorite I think. Not quite sure what it is about it.
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    i am trying to figure out why they make me so sad. i think i would rather have those good times and problems than these good times and problems. the future looks like it would be really bright in those photo's, like everyone was working for the future and here we are taking it for granted. me anyways. the photos of tennessee remind of the places i lost to progress growing up there. the ones of montana are pretty close to how it looks now, except for suv's and cell phones. justin

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    Thanks for that Bodo.
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    Default Re: We've come a long way in 60 years

    Justin, they were dark days.

    Think about the early 1940's

    The Great Depression was for all intensive purposes still going on....a full decade of economic ruin under Hoover and Roosevelt.

    Thousands of Americans had been killed by the Japanese a few months earlier at Pearl Harbor.

    Rationing of food and fuel was rampant and the entire country was shifting to war production.

    Victory Gardens were the norm and in fact in at least one of the photo's there's a school poster promoting them.

    Remember that there were NO new cars build throughout most of the war for civilian consumption.

    Americans were concerned about a possible invasion of the US by the Japanese

    German Spies were being caught and executed off the east coast and even a couple of subs were sunk off the east coast.

    March of '42 was the biggest American defeat in history at Corregidor (Phillipines) and we had yet to win a significant action in the Pacific.

    They were very dark days.
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    Default Re: We've come a long way in 60 years

    I'll move it with the understanding that if it becomes a TG thread it goes back, ok?
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    Default Re: We've come a long way in 60 years

    Sad, depressing, not happy images. Does anyone want to go back to that????? Thank god for the here & now.
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    Default Re: We've come a long way in 60 years

    In some ways, I wouldn't mind a little more of that and a little less of right now.

    maybe it's nostalgia or romanticized view of the past? I don't know.

    But a more simple life is appealing.
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    Default Re: We've come a long way in 60 years

    Quote Originally Posted by JPK View Post
    Thousands of Americans had been killed by the Japanese a few months earlier at Pearl Harbor.
    With the numbers of soldiers killed in todays wars, thousands on one day is almost inconcievable. Yes, we have come a long ways, in some respects. But in other ways we still haven't grown up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodo View Post
    In some ways, I wouldn't mind a little more of that and a little less of right now.

    maybe it's nostalgia or romanticized view of the past? I don't know.

    But a more simple life is appealing.
    Well there isnít anything stopping you from simplifying your life is there??
    We make our lives as complicated as they are. No???
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    With the numbers of soldiers killed in todays wars, thousands on one day is almost inconcievable. Yes, we have come a long ways, in some respects. But in other ways we still haven't grown up.
    True true
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodo View Post

    But a more simple life is appealing.
    Agreed
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Well there isnít anything stopping you from simplifying your life is there??
    We make our lives as complicated as they are. No???
    There are LOTS of things stopping us....mostly the size, scope and complexity of State and Federal Government.

    Seems to me that up until the 20th Century we had a MUCH more appropriate not to mention Constitutional implementation of Gov.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodo View Post
    But a more simple life is appealing.
    Interesting. When I tried that Simple Life back in the 70s I was met w/ quite a bit of scorn and derision from some folks. Now y'all think it's cool or something? Appealing? Then why aren't you living it? Or are you? Some folks like to dream about a simpler life. 5 Acres and Independence and all that. But when they go out and get into it they find that they only liked the idea, not the rerality. , Simply speaking, a simple life isn't all that simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPK View Post
    There are LOTS of things stopping us....mostly the size, scope and complexity of State and Federal Government.

    Seems to me that up until the 20th Century we had a MUCH more appropriate not to mention Constitutional implementation of Gov.
    Wow, I never would have guessed that JPK is actually Abby Hoffman. Or H. Rap Brown. Or Stokley Carmichael. Power to the People!! Right Arm. Ahem!! I mean, Right On!!
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    Simply speaking, a simple life isn't all that simple.
    I disagree, we did it in the 80's....it was simple but not easy!! Takes lots of hard work to live the simple life, at least the type we where attempting did.

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    Default Re: We've come a long way in 60 years

    Amazing pictures. It was hard to move on to the next one. The colors are extraordinary. Nothing like slide film. It was probably Kodak 25 or 64.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NasalSponge View Post
    I disagree, we did it in the 80's....it was simple but not easy!! Takes lots of hard work to live the simple life, at least the type we where attempting did.
    Exactly what I said. Or meant anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berkshire bee View Post
    Amazing pictures. It was hard to move on to the next one. The colors are extraordinary. Nothing like slide film. It was probably Kodak 25 or 64.
    They aren't colorized black and white photos? I'll have to go back and look again.
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