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#1 Milton

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:46 PM

Colour Photographs of the Great Depression
Under Labour the Average House Price TRIPLED in a decade, whilst the median UK wage rose by just 6.5k.
Utilities also
TRIPLED under Labour, and Council Tax DOUBLED, plus we saw rising inflation in other staples like Food.
It was all a giant Ponzi scheme.
Basically if you didnt get onto the 'housing ladder' at the appropriate time, and ended up 'priced out' as house prices rose year after year, YOU ARE F*CKED FOR LIFE.
Youve worked for over 13 years hard graft, with nothing to show for it. No Capital.

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#2 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:01 PM

If you ever get to see these full size, high resolution, they really are amazing quality, and put the majority of digital cameras today, to shame. Beautiful and harsh times, though most of these are the early 1940's, so really starting to come out the Great Depression by then, no?

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:53 PM

There were fantastic! Proper colour as well, not colorized. Imagine they had been taken just 14 or 15 years previous you could see the Roaring 20s in action in true colour. Where are the full-blown versions? Nice that they are dated too. Any earlier ones?

These are a timely reminder of the passage of time. The adults in most of those photos almost certainly are no longer with us or are well into their 90s or 100s if they are.

All free movement of labour between countries with vastly disparate GDP's means, is that the labour gravitates to the country paying the highest relative wage; and it was always ever thus.


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Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:54 PM

Colour Photographs of the Great Depression

Thanks Dan1. Those pics are stunning.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:11 AM

Thanks Dan1. Those pics are stunning.


Great photos. They remind me of the Prokudin-Gorskii (photographer to Tsar Nicholas II) colour photos from around 1910:

http://www.loc.gov/e.../empire/images/

Its amazing (to me at least) how different they are to B&W images from the same period, almost as though the photos were taken yesterday with people wearing period costumes!

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:25 PM

Thanks Dan1. Those pics are stunning.


YW. Interesting to see USA pre globalisation.

They say Nostalgia is always 50 years old....

Edited by Dan1, 25 May 2011 - 07:25 PM.

Under Labour the Average House Price TRIPLED in a decade, whilst the median UK wage rose by just 6.5k.
Utilities also
TRIPLED under Labour, and Council Tax DOUBLED, plus we saw rising inflation in other staples like Food.
It was all a giant Ponzi scheme.
Basically if you didnt get onto the 'housing ladder' at the appropriate time, and ended up 'priced out' as house prices rose year after year, YOU ARE F*CKED FOR LIFE.
Youve worked for over 13 years hard graft, with nothing to show for it. No Capital.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:36 PM

Colour Photographs of the Great Depression


There no big fat disgusting obese Americans in these photographs....I call fake!

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:08 PM

Great photos. They remind me of the Prokudin-Gorskii (photographer to Tsar Nicholas II) colour photos from around 1910:

http://www.loc.gov/e.../empire/images/

Its amazing (to me at least) how different they are to B&W images from the same period, almost as though the photos were taken yesterday with people wearing period costumes!

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His unique images of Russia on the eve of revolution--recorded on glass plates--were purchased by the Library of Congress in 1948 from his heirs. For this exhibition, the glass plates have been scanned and, through an innovative process known as digichromatography, brilliant color images have been produced



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Posted 11 September 2011 - 05:57 PM

Beautiful and harsh times, though most of these are the early 1940's, so really starting to come out the Great Depression by then, no?


well if you look at the private sector, the great depression didn't end until 1948...

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 02:34 PM

Great photos. They remind me of the Prokudin-Gorskii (photographer to Tsar Nicholas II) colour photos from around 1910:

http://www.loc.gov/e.../empire/images/

Its amazing (to me at least) how different they are to B&W images from the same period, almost as though the photos were taken yesterday with people wearing period costumes!

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Some really nice studies in that collection. The Sunni Muslim man looks particularly dangerous!

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