Spending the past week up in the mountains of Lassen County got me remembering some long-ago camping trips to similar spots a bit further south, near Frenchman Reservoir in Plumas County, back in the 1980s. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find any photos from those trips, so instead I went digging into my photo album and found these prints, from […]
Since we’re about to celebrate Independence Day, July 4th, in the U.S., I thought today I would share another handful of images from my vintage 1940s photo album. These are all black-and-white prints, with many of them professionally shot and sold as souvenirs. That’s the case with the pictures I’ve chosen for today; along with a few general views of […]
When it comes to our TV, these days if the Big Guy isn’t watching a big-money bass fishing tournament, he’s tuned into the Motor Trend channel, watching the road tripping hosts of Roadkill and Roadkill Garage, or the technical talk on Engine Masters. So I’ve become used to seeing “ugly” cars in various states of repair, and this week’s images […]
I’m pretty sure most of this week’s images from the Korea albums were shot in Central California. In fact, I’m a little embarassed about how long it took me to realize the photo below shows part of the Yosemite Valley, with El Capitan on the left and Half Dome in the distance. Some of the colors on these pictures had […]
Here’s the final set of photos showing a squad of men of the US Air Force laboring in the mud of South Korea, trying to free up some heavy equipment. I can only assume they eventually managed to triumph over the sticky muck, since these images date from sometime in the early 1980s!
In this group of images it’s clear that both the big truck and the small earthmover are deeply mired in a sticky mudpit. I’m not sure who the photographer is, because Kenneth W., the original owner of the photo album, is visible (wearing sunglasses) in a number of the pictures. It seems pretty clear that the only option was grab […]
My next set of images from the Korea albums all relate to men, machinery, and a whole lot of mud. I shared a handful of similar photos back in late May 2022, when I first began digging into this stack of photo albums, but there are enough of them to take up the next couple of weeks. It’s impossible for […]
This week I have a few miscellaneous shots of what I’m guessing is the motor pool service in South Korea. Although I would love the backstory on one set of images in particular, the only information I have is a date stamped on the back of one photo. I’ve also included a couple of images showing some impressive teamwork.