Thursday, February 21, 2013

Model Airplane



Today's picture is from 1942, but it looks like it could have been from my childhood in the 1960's. The picture was taken in Robstown, Texas, and shows boy making a model airplane, and a girl watches. Really reminds me of simpler times.

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  1. This picture is a good reminder to take photos of everyday activities. The memories this picture will bring, along with the other photos you have shown, PJM, are priceless. Many thanks again to you and to all who share their comments and stories.

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  2. I sense that there is a growing effort throughout nation to try and return our country to the days of "old". Life has gotten so fast paced and mean that many are getting scared that the future behaviors of our people will continue to degrade until we become nothing better than those of the Iranian savages that have not yet developed much past the 12th century.

    There are many really good folks left but we need to clean up our act soon.

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  3. Those are a couple of wiry kids that, no doubt, had the joy of carefree outdoor play.

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  4. Great picture. Really brings me back to those carefree summer days. Outside doing stuff all day long. I recall that when the milkman came by on his delivery route he would give us a ride down the street in the milk truck. The truck had those slidding doors that were left open and us kids would stand on the step and hold on. Funny but moms didn't see anything wrong with that.

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  5. That girl in the dress could have easily been me. I was always outside, always in the dirt,almost always barefoot, and always with my older brother.

    I'm really digging that boys tenny's too! Awesome.

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  6. My childhood in the 80's looked like that for the most part as does my own children's now. In the warmer weather my children can easily spend 8-12hrs outside building, climbing, reading, snacking, and simply running around. They always come in filthy but happy.

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  7. Maybe I'm too used to seeing the black and white pics, but this seems amazingly clear for a photo from 1942! I'm not familiar with the technology of cameras. Would the clearness and color of this picture be typical of many cameras of the day?

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    1. I would guess that ,maybe this was taken with a 35mm film camera, probably fairly rare at the time. Leica was making excellent 35mm cameras before WWII, and this could well have been taken with one of those. There were undoubtedly others, but Leica comes to mind. I would guess that this picture was originally a Kodachrome slide that was converted to a picture. I don't know of Kodacolor print film was available at that time. I have several Kodachrome slides taken in about 1946 and they are as crisp and clear as if they were taken yesterday. Kodachrome keeps it color a long time, especially if it is stored properly.

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  8. Could have been from my childhood as well.

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