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Magick #1 Posted Nov 29 2012 - 23:29

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Ever hear of Shorpy?  Chances are probably not.  For those of you that know it, feel free to skip ahead.  Otherwise, here's the deal.  Shorpy is a website of photos.  It's a special website though.  You see, the photos are largely in HD, and purely historical.  Some date far back as the American Civil War.  



These are some of the photos I found, and love from there.  One could even make a great recruitment or even WoT poster.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/12847
This photo is called "Top Gun"  He's on a Lee.  (this is the one that could make a great poster)

http://www.shorpy.com/node/3438
M3's in action, 1942.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10322
Army Gi's in southern France.

These last few are VERY sobering.  These are pictures taken aboard the USS. Maine. The same ship that blew up in Havana Harbor.

http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption

http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption

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Edited by Magick, Nov 29 2012 - 23:41.


Sheller3 #2 Posted Nov 29 2012 - 23:31

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um...none of the pictures showed up for me. And the links won't work for me either; says "Page not found."

Edited by Sheller3, Nov 29 2012 - 23:31.


Magick #3 Posted Nov 29 2012 - 23:32

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I just checked them so they're working fine. They're posted with permission of the website, so there shouldn't be a problem.  Edit: I see the problem. I borked some of the link code. reposting.

Edited by Magick, Nov 29 2012 - 23:41.


Tiger_23 #4 Posted Nov 29 2012 - 23:37

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Cant see...

viking_power #5 Posted Nov 29 2012 - 23:38

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I am getting a page can't be found error :Smile_sad:

Here are some pics to help with the lack of :Smile_Default:
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DeathMutant #6 Posted Nov 29 2012 - 23:38

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I do not see them either. The links result in a "Page not found." error.

Magick #7 Posted Nov 29 2012 - 23:41

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Should be fixed.

Sheller3 #8 Posted Nov 29 2012 - 23:50

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nice! thanks for reposting the links, and for the nice find!!! :Smile_great:

Blackhorse_Six #9 Posted Nov 30 2012 - 00:00

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That looks like my Ol' Gaffer in the front row of the Glee Club ...

Nice Find ... You get a Green one ...

USMarine #10 Posted Nov 30 2012 - 00:02

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+1 Thanks for sharing!

Magick #11 Posted Nov 30 2012 - 01:42

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Shorpy is one of the more interesting sites.  The photos of the Maine are just unnerving.  

Here's more:

Daddy's Back:  1919
http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption
Note: Baby is NOT a happy camper.

Douglas MacArthur. 1930
http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption
Handsome man.

Powder Monkey 1865.
http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption
He's at best...10.

Unknown Battleship. 1910.
http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption
(Note. There is some discussion about that being the North Dakota, or possibly the Delaware.  There are some that think she's the Arizona shortly after construction.)

Ord Mate Walker. 1942
http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption
August 1942, Corpus Christi, Texas: "It's an intricate operation, installing a 30-caliber machine gun in a Navy PBY plane, but not too tricky for Jesse Rhodes Waller. He's a Georgia man who's been in the Navy 5-1/2 years. At the Naval Air Base he sees that the flying ships are kept in tip-top shape. Waller is an aviation ordnance mate." (from the pic description.  Beautiful kodachrome!)

Momma's Marine. 1916
http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption
I love his little smirk.  (Photo notes: "Mrs. George Barnett and son." Lelia Gordon Barnett, wife of the Marine Corps commandant, and her son Basil Gordon, who in 1923 became the first person to crash an airplane in the District of Columbia.)  Basil survived the crash and went on to become a Brigadier General.

Last but not least:

Sgt. Choken. 1943
http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption

Edited by Magick, Nov 30 2012 - 01:44.