Senate Beer Ad. New York Ave NW & 14th St NW, Washington, DC 1942.


This might be great, you did an job that is awesome! I happened to be getting lost searching at all of the details and imagining what it might have been like being there. As a whole people tend to romanticize the past, and i believe ...



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  • This is great, you did an awesome job! I was getting lost looking at all the details and imagining what it would have been like being there. In general people tend to romanticize the past, and I think a photo like this can really help you imagine what it would have been like on an average day back then. Great job bringing this slice of life back to life!
  • Thanks, glad you liked it. That's exactly why I chose this photo. Just a snapshot of a time most of us weren't alive to enjoy.
  • It's a credit to your work that I often forget which sub I'm in and don't realize it's been colorized until I get to the comments.
  • Ha, good. That's what I try to aim for
  • This is absolutely amazing. I'm in awe!
  • That feels vaguely tilt shifted.
  • What's with "war" being superimposed over "defense"?
  • "Buy US Def - WAR - ense bonds"
  • "No need for alarm, just making sure we have the money in case we need it, you never know when --" pearl harbor "fack IT EVERYONE DIES"
  • It is weird. The Defense Department wasn't called the "Defense Department" until 1948. From the time of its creation in 1789 until 1948 it was always "The Department of War/War Department."
  • The best defense is a great offense.
  • What's the wooden tower on the sidewalk?
  • That's a streetcar control tower. Someone would climb in and work the switches.
  • Neat! Thanks for responding. I'd have never figured that out.
  • I thought it was a bird feeder, because in those times birds were huge.
  • That's so crazy! I never thought about what they did before automation.
  • Must have got hot as hell in there in the summer.
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