Monday, April 14, 2014

Union Station



Today's picture shows the Union Station in Washington DC. My observation looking at this picture is that 1963 looks a lot more like 1943 than 1983. That is to say, things changed much more in the next twenty years than they had in the previous twenty years.

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  1. It appears fewer men are wearing hats but you can still see some on the ladies. Do men still carry attache' cases? I remember my dad, who was a businessman, always carried one and wore a hat.
    -Anne K.

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  2. There is one BIG difference. In 1943 most engines were steam, burning filthy coal. You were dirty and gritty after a train journey.
    By '63, conversion to diesel was almost complete.

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  3. Most folks do not dress well anymore. Suits are only worn by professionals today, whereas in the sixties and prior every man wore a suit when moving about town (when he was not working of course). My father always wore a suit to the movies or dinner, even though he worked as a coal miner. Today one is hard pressed to find suits even in church!!! Sad commentary.

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