Kodak and before #2

Discussion in 'Photography' started by nmbuzz, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. nmbuzz

    nmbuzz Livin Large

    Apr 9, 2013
    Some of the toughest, bravest people we know of. They gave it their all to go west and start a new life.
    This wagon train is in eastern Colorado in 1880.

    This moose team belonged to W.R. (Billy/Buffalo Bill) Day.
    They were found by a Metis, near Baptiste Lake, in 1910
    and were reared by bottle and broken to drive, by Mr. Day,
    at Athabasca Landing, during the winter of 1910.
    Mr. Day and the moose team hauled mail and supplies.
    In the American Civil War, soldiers were required to have at least four opposing front teeth,
    so that they could open a gunpowder pouch.
    Some draftees had their front teeth removed to avoid service.
    In our day, they just jumped the border into Canada.

    Here we have a tired old prospector during the Klondike Gold Rush.

    Lulu Parr - Her skill with the gun caught the attention of Pawnee Bill, who signed her to his show in 1903.
    She left that show but came back in 1911. By that time, Pawnee Bill had joined Buffalo Bill’s show.
    Buffalo Bill was so in awe of Lulu’s willingness to ride unbroken ponies, that he presented her with an ivory-handled, Colt single-action revolver, engraved with “Buffalo Bill Cody to Lulu Parr—1911.”

    View from the driver’s seat of a 40 mule, team.
    These rigs were used to haul Borax out of Boron, CA and then loaded onto railroads for manufacturing.
    All this so you could do the laundry! Man, that’s a lot of horses.

    Hoops had to be removed before taking your seat in a carriage
    and then they were hooked onto the back of the carriage.
    Omaha Board of Trade in Mountains near Deadwood, SD April 26, 1889.
    It was created in 1889 by John C. H. Grabill, photographer.
    The picture presents procession of stagecoaches loaded with passengers coming down a mountain road.

    This is a stunning photograph from 1862.
    The image shows a horse-drawn Civil War ambulance crew,
    removing the wounded from a battlefield.

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    A poem to which some of us can relate.

    I remember the corned beef of my Childhood,
    And the bread that we cut with a knife,
    When the Children helped with the housework,
    And the men went to work not the wife.
    The cheese never needed a fridge,
    And the bread was so crusty and hot,
    The Children were seldom unhappy,
    And the Wife was content with her lot.
    I remember the milk from the bottle,
    With the yummy cream on the top,
    Our dinner came hot from the oven,
    And not from a freezer; or shop.
    The kids were a lot more contented,
    They didn't need money for kicks,
    Just a game with their friends in the road,
    And sometimes the Saturday flicks.
    I remember the shop on the corner,
    Where biscuits for pennies were sold
    Do you think I'm a bit too nostalgic?
    Or is it, I'm just getting Old?
    Bathing was done in a wash tub,
    With plenty of rich foamy suds
    But the ironing seemed never ending
    As Mum pressed everyone's 'duds'.
    I remember the slap on my backside,
    And the taste of soap if I swore
    Anorexia and diets weren't heard of
    And we hadn't much choice what we wore.
    Do you think that bruised our ego?
    Or our initiative was destroyed?
    We ate what was put on the table
    And I think life was better enjoyed.

    Author, Unknown...
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  2. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Great collection of photos & text, thanks for the post Buzzski!
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  3. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right...

    Sep 11, 2012
    Outstanding presentation Buzz... thank you.
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  4. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    You ought to read that poem the Buzzster posted.
  5. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    Awesome post Buzz! :grin:
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  6. rmac

    rmac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 26, 2016
    Great post Buzz. I love the pictorial history of this Country.
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  7. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    Great stories, pics and poem!
  8. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    Makes a guy yearn for the old days, thanks buzz.
  9. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Very nice, Buzz! Thanks for sharing!!
  10. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
    What a very different life that must have been. Again, thanks for the pics plus I really enjoyed (and can relate to) that poem.
  11. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    Absolutely outstanding post! Love the historical photos and the poem. Thanks again. Made my day. Truly It did.

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