Monday, May 31, 2010

100 year old Photos #19 - Australian Waterfalls

With thanks to @downesy of Twitter, the following locations have been identified. Perhaps you recognise some of these shots? Taken approx c1910 - any assistance would be appreciated Thank-you This photo is a side view of McKenzies Waterfalls in the grampians National Park.

The photo below is McKenzies Waterfalls in the Grampians National Park

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pfizer announcement (Email)

Pfizer Corp. announced today that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form, and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer.
It will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one. Obviously we can no longer call this a soft drink, and it gives new meaning to the names of "cocktails", "highballs" and just a good old-fashioned "stiff drink".
Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of:

Thought for the day: There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer's research.
This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.

If you don't send this to five old friends right away there will be five fewer people laughing in the world

Friday, May 28, 2010

100 year old Photos #18 - Australia

Several options here. The first photo may be the Hawkesbury River, the second may be a view from the Blue Mountains, the third I think is taken near Sydney Harbour somewhere, the fourth a Blue Mountains vista again and the fifth is 'the family' notice nanna in the open back seat of the car. I believe she is unable to walk, a later picture shows her in a wheelchair. C1900 - if you can shed any light - once again I would be grateful. Thank-you

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

100 year old Photos #17 - Australian Bush

Australian Bush again - this time a Bullock team and dray team. The bullock team are on a break and enjoying food from nose bags, which was common practice in the 1900's. These bags were often tied/attached to the animal to stop them losing the bag and ensure that less cut feed was lost. These photos were taken approximately c1900, perhaps just after. The horses are chained together and pulling a rather heavy log through a water way.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

100 year old Photos #16 - Australia

More Australian Photos - seems that the James family is back on home ground.

I am extremely interested to learn what the pyramid construction is for, possibly mining, or perhaps a well. If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate your thoughts.

The first photo I believe is of Ethel James, possibly married by this time, or perhaps Ethel's mother. I'm not sure.

The second photo could be a residential property or guesthouse accommodation, once again I'm not sure. Any assistance appreciated.

The other photos are Australian bushland, unlikely that they can be identified, but if you can shed any light on the locations, I would also appreciate that!


Monday, May 17, 2010

100 year old Photos #15- Australian Bushland

This is Austrlian Bushland - I don't think there is any identifying to do!

Thanks for looking

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mississippi River Tugboat - Now this is UNBELIEVABLE

Look at each picture slowly and completely - in order to the end.
If not for the photos no one would believe this!!!

The towboat is approaching the bridge with barges loaded with coal.

This frame gives you an idea of how fast the river is running,obviously at or near flood stage.

Oh CRAP!! The bridge didn't open and the boat can't stop. Notice the tug has released the barges.
He is backing as hard as possible to try and avoid a collision with the bridge.

Can't back down enough against the current. LOOK at the NUTTY people standing on the BRIDGE!

Uh Oh! ! The current has swung the boat around sideways.

The cook thinks maybe something isn't quite right.

The boss is going to be REAL mad!

Uh... Boss? Do we have flood insurance on this boat? The Tug is going under the bridge!!

Uh.... Boss? You ain't gonna believe what we just did! Tug came out other side!!

She's low, but the flag is still flying.

The wheelhouse door and the door in the second deck are now open.
Look close at the bottom right hand side of the picture and you will see that the bridge guardrail is underwater.

Look at the water pouring out of the second deck doorway.

The working deck is still underwater, but rising..

This company that built the Tug should get the government contract to build our battle ships.
(And cruisers like the Titanic)

Notice anything unusual? Look at the smoke coming from the exhausts. It's still running!!!

Notice the prop wash at the rear of the tug. The boat is upright and back under power.
Just another day on the river.
Do you suppose the captain had to change his pants after all that?

As per this story is 100% true, occured in 1979, and captured by a photographer for the Linden Democrat-Reporter.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

100 year old Photos #14 - Sydney

I think these photos are taken in and around Sydney - The garden settings are possibly the Botanical Gardens and the waterfalls, somewhere in the Blue Mountains. I'm not sure. You can see in the 5th photo - the Sydney Harbour Bridge, still under construction. The photo is after the 1st October 1930 - as per this picture If you can shed any light on the other photos I would be very grateful! Thank-you

Monday, May 10, 2010

100 year old Photos #13 - The Blue Mountains

Now here thanks to @the_green_egg of thechirsmapstoneexperiment I am able to identify this area. It's the Blue Mountains. The 1st photo is of the Three Sisters, with the photo taken from Echo Point. Nothing has changed in 80 years. More or Less Bunk Occupational Health and Safety doesn't exist in the 2nd and 4th photos . If you are able to pinpoint even closer the locations, please feel free assist Once again, these photos were taken in c1910-c1920 Enjoy

Thanks to Maralyn K of The Detail Devils the above photo has been identified!
It's Sublime Point, at Katoomba NSW, Australia.

Thanks to Maralyn K of The Detail Devils the above photo has been identified!
It's Govetts Leap, Blackheath, also in NSW, Australia

Thanks to Maralyn K of The Detail Devils the above photo has been identified!
It's Evans Lookout, also in Blackheath, NSW, Australia