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Some coool old pics my Dad took 50+ years ago

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Mark Davis, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied

    Mar 2, 2003
    Bakersfield Ca.
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    in 1960-62 my Dad was on an old farmhouse kick living in El Reno Oklahoma all we had to do was drive a few miles out in the countrt yo see stuff like this.
     
  2. grguitar

    grguitar TDPRI Member

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    Nov 13, 2010
    Utah
    very cool, thank you for those images
     
  3. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 22, 2007
    Mid-Michigan
    Very nice, Mark.
     
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  5. Telegator

    Telegator Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 28, 2008
    Louisiana
    Give us the background info. Where were they taken, what the photo means as far as how it relates to your Dad. Was this a hobby for your Dad? Anyways, its fun to see old photos.
     
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  6. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied

    Mar 2, 2003
    Bakersfield Ca.
    My Dad had photography as a hobby had his own darkroom and developed his oen photos. He got on a windmill and old farm machines desire and we would drive 10-15 miles out of town and look for old farm houses and barns.

    He used a German made camera a Rolleiflex.

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  9. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    69
    Dec 6, 2005
    Norway
    I'm a great nostalgist and lover of old photos. The third one and the two last ones might as well have been Norway (south-eastern part) ... Very nice indeed!

    Thanks for sharing, Mark.
     
  10. Spittin' Blues

    Spittin' Blues TDPRI Member

    33
    Jan 13, 2010
    Los Angeles
    The pics are very artistically taken. I love the first and the last two. Thanks for the post!
     
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    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

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  12. cowboytwang

    cowboytwang Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 28, 2003
    Sonoran Desert
    I started scrolling down and by the third pic I had guessed Oklahoma in my mind.
     
  13. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire

    Wow, thanks. I've never seen Oklahoma, but someday I plan to go there, and thereabouts.
     
  14. tjalla

    tjalla Friend of Leo's

    Fantastic. Thanks for sharing Mark.
     
  15. Jamie Black

    Jamie Black Friend of Leo's

    Very cool! Your dad must have been a natural at composition.
     
  16. oldteleguy

    oldteleguy Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 19, 2011
    wallingford,ct.
    great photos!I suspect that your family was there during,or just after the Great Depression.If so,they survived the Dustbowl era.The photos are very moving! Thanks for
    posting them!
     
  17. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied

    Mar 2, 2003
    Bakersfield Ca.
    Yep my Dad was born in 1926 passed away in 1996.
     
  18. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 20, 2007
    Newbury, England
    Unfortunately, with the purple sky, that's emulsion fade.

    Edit: huh? the "red dirt" quote has vanished?
     
  19. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    65
    Jun 24, 2006
    Fort Worth,Tx.
    Nice. Looks like my grandfathers old place.
    When I was a kid the old wagon chassis they used to travel to west Texas in 1904 and some old horse drawn farm equipment were still sitting in a pasture.
     
  20. craigs63

    craigs63 Tele-Meister

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    Aug 23, 2009
    Naperville, IL
    Great stuff, you should check out shorpy.com. Lots of hi-res pics of the old days.
     
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