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July 19, 2012 |
In: Interesting, Merica, Mind Blowing, Nostalgia, Photography
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Go to shorpy and look at these in high res. Old glass plate negatives have incredible detail
life before the chive, poor souls
#43 i live about 3 miles from there. Waddup philly http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wissahickon_Creek
Look at #11 over by the stairs between the two dudes look closely
#31 Could have been taken last January in Chicago… looks the same.
If I had a time machine, I’d give them Twitter in 1800’s
Aah, when America was beautiful!
#2 ah, the venerable old Ironclad warships. Old windjamming wodden line-of-battle ships were glass cannons compared to them.
Loving all the steam train engines, too. Are there high-resolution versions of these images?
#52 Old Timey Hump Day
#21 thats in my home town! it's still here today.
These picture are amazing!!! I recognize so many of the places these pictures were taken. NYC, central park tavern, brooklynn bridge, Philadelphia, Atlantic city etc.
#21 is on rt 42 just north of catawissa, pa. If I was home I'd get a current pic
#46 — Totally got laid for this!
Look how well-groomed and nicely dressed. What happened?
The Navy pics in this post are badass!
All the Chiefs. Pretty cool.
"America looked like a whole different planet from 1870-1920." Because it was. It truly was.
When girls actually wore clothes and had dignity, woah!
#43 is Valley Green in Philadelphia and #44 is the Steel Pier in Atlantic City NJ
What a great post! Helps to remind us where we've been as a nation, and, hopefully, where we're headed. I agree with the commenter who wrote that we have become too indulgent and entitled, that we lack a basic sense of our collective history. It's almost as if we no longer have a sense of the united states of America, but we've evolved into a land of individual rights and privileges without the accompanying sense of responsibility connected with liberty and freedom.
back when americans still look like britsh people.
Instagram is awesome
probably one of the best posts i have seen on chive
#38 Times square?
The was so much space back then
these pictures are crazy and awesome
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