History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

30 April, 2011

Assorted Photos I

Sometimes, in journeying through collections, one finds pictures that are great, but stand alone-- either because I've just not found others similar yet, or, sometimes, because they're just plain unique (see, for instance, the last photo of this post!). Rather than letting them languish I've decided to periodically post themeless collections. Here is the first assortment!

A soda jerker flipping ice cream into milk shakes, Texas, 1939. Source

Fox cubs being sold as pets, Wales 1956 (presumably where this little boy got his!). Source

A photo booth in the lobby of the 'United Nations service center' [this is what the caption says; from what I can tell it is at least a place servicemen could go and chill and read and sleep and shower and stuff in between trains, obviously having nothing to do with the actual 'UN', which didn't yet exist. More photos of it here], Washington DC, 1943. Source

The staff of the UK National Archives playing a game of cricket in gas masks during the Blitz. Source

A picnic amidst driftwood at a beach near Seattle, WA, c. 1915. Source

A Qantas hangar and airplane c. 1930. Care to fly? Source

A man giving a drink to a thirsty wallaby in Queensland, Australia. Undated. Source

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