Monday, February 12, 2018

Readers Write: Charlie's Pics, Part 1

As I mentioned yesterday, Charles Z sent me some old time photographs and suggested that they might be of interest for Bytes. I have previously posted a lot of them but in black and white, these have been colourised, which adds an immediacy not present in the originals.  Thanks, Charles.

I should also mention that a few weeks ago I referred to Charlie as a Canadian, but he sent me an email: “BTW. I am not Canadian .... just another Septic enjoying Australia! Charlie.”

Onya, Charlie!

Charlie’s email onsend of pics and captions:

Now this is history !! 

President Lincoln with Major General McClernand and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam in 1862 

A Washington, D. C. filling station in 1924

Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933

Audrey Hepburn (WOW)

Mark Twain in 1900

Charlie Chaplin at 27 years old in 1916

Claude Monet in 1923

A car crash in Washington D.C. around 1921

Albert Einstein, 1921

Brigadier General and actor Jimmy Stewart. Stewart flew 20 combat missions over Nazi-occupied Europe, and even flew one mission during Vietnam.

Pablo Picasso

Elizabeth Taylor in 1956 (another WOW)

Alfred Hitchcock

Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953

Charles Darwin

Clint Eastwood, 1962

Hindenburg Blimp crash

British Soldiers returning from the front in 1939

Albert Einstein on a Long Island beach in 1939

Samurai training, 1860

Winston Churchill, 1941

Country store in July 1939, Gordonton, North Carolina

(More to come)

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