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    Acquaintance Cards – These Pickup Cards from the 19th Century Are Fantastic

    Long before online dating, young men in the U.S. around 1870s to 1880s would keep a few of these pickup cards in their back pocket and hand to women they found attractive. According to Alan Mays, a collector of these cards, the card was “a common means of introduction, it was never taken too seriously”.


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    Vintage Photos of People Mesmerized by Store Windows Stocked with Christmas Goodies in New York City from the 1900s

    Each year department stores unveil their holiday window displays to admiring crowds. Festive windows have been a tradition in New York City since the 1870s; R.H. Macy, of the retailer Macy’s, is largely credited with having created one of the first Christmas window displays in 1874.

    In recent years, gazing into store windows has become almost as much a tradition as the actual buying of gifts, which of course, is the ultimate goal of the windows–to get shoppers in the door. Today, an estimated 15,000 people pass by the store’s elaborate windows every hour during the season.

    Today we look back to a time before online shopping, when browsing was done through a pane of glass. Delight in these vintage photos of people mesmerized by holiday windows from between the 1900s and 1910s.

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    Shoppers gather around a window, 1900.

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    Christmas shoppers, window shopping, New York, 1900.

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    Boy looking at Xmas toys in shop window, 1900.

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    Children looking at Xmas toys in shop window, 1900.

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    Christmas toys on display, 1910.

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    Captivated by Christmas toys, 1910.

    (Images: Library of Congress, via Atlas Obscura)

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    27 Amazing Vintage Photos That Capture Everyday Life in Brooklyn in 1946

    Brooklyn is big. If it were its own city, and not part of Gotham, its 2.5 million residents would make up the fourth largest metropolis in the United States. Brooklyn covers almost a hundred square miles of intensely varied terrain, from the beaches of Coney Island and Sea Gate to the brownstones of Park Slope and the thronging sidewalks of Williamsburg—a neighborhood filled with stoop-shouldered young men who, evidently, can afford fedoras but have difficulty finding socks, or pants that fit.

    There’s cobblestoned Dumbo; the mean streets of East New York; the mansions of Brooklyn Heights; the tree-lined avenues (and, miracle of miracles, driveways) of Ditmas Park; the glories of Prospect Park; the soaring container cranes of Red Hook; the unnameable, party-colored, aromatic ooze of the Gowanus Canal.

    The borough boasts countless ethnicities, creeds and religions. It’s somehow wildly bustling and unselfconsciously low-key at the same time. It has given the world memorable phrases (fuhgeddaboudit) and immortal delicacies (the egg cream—with no egg and no cream).

    Decades before Brooklyn became synonymous with hipsters, hip-hop and locavores, photographer Ed Clark caught the spirit of the place just right after World War II.

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    View of the Manhattan Bridge, connecting Brooklyn with that island across the East River, 1946.

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    Trolleys & tracks at corner of Flushing Ave., Graham & Broadway.

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    Brooklyn, New York, 1946.

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    Corner of Middagh and Hicks, Brooklyn Heights, 1946.

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    Jumping rope on Siegel Street near Humboldt, Brooklyn, 1946.

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    City veterans housing project, Canarsie, Brooklyn, 1946.

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    Laundry out to dry, Brooklyn, 1946.

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    Brooklyn street scene, 1946.

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    Unidentified Brooklynite, 1946.

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    Taking the sun on a Brooklyn rooftop, 1946.

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    Listening to a Dodgers-Giants ballgame on the radio, Brooklyn, 1946.

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    Ebbets Field, 55 Sullivan Place, Brooklyn, 1946.

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    Dodgers ballgame, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, 1946.

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    Dodgers fans, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, 1946.

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    Jack Kaufman outside his barber shop on Rogers Avenue in Brooklyn in 1946, holding a signed baseball that once beaned future Hall of Famer Joe Medwick.

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    Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 1946.

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    Sumner Avenue (now Marcus Garvey Boulevard) near Myrtle Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, 1946.

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    Under the elevated tracks, Broadway at Lynch, Brooklyn, 1946.

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    Sure thing! It may just be that my monitor is calibrated to show more faint detail than yours. To help you see, I took the liberty of downloading your image and just did a rough brightening of the levels. The dust motes are the darker circles.


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    Without getting in to too much detail about flat frames I want to at least mention a few details about what they are and why they can help. Typically I only use them when I am stacking multiple images. Flat frames are an image taken using the exact same setup as you use to photograph the object. They must have the same camera orientation and even the same focus (so it might be too late for this image, but something you might consider on your next especially if you get in to stacking multiple). The difference is you would point the telescope at something that is evenly lit (I use a white board with the scope just a couple feet away, some people even use the sky after it gets light out or a white computer screen with a white t-shirt covering the objective). Expose it maybe just slightly overexposed from what the camera's meter would say. You end up with a mostly "blank" image but you will notice it will show each of the dust motes and also show how even the lighting is across the frame. I usually take about 30 flat frames so my stacking software (DeepSkyStacker) can average them together for a cleaner frame. The stacking software will divide your image by the flat frame, essentially, which causes those dark areas to lighten up proportionally in a way that can make them much harder to notice.

    Feel free to PM me any time if you have any further questions about this. This is a passion of mine and having done astrophotography since 2002 perhaps I can help you avoid some of the mistakes I have made. :)

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    Emilie Preyer Still Life with Peaches, Grapes, and Nuts on a Table
     
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    Sandro Botticelli The Virgin and Child with Saint John and an Angel (1490, detail)
     
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    Pieter Gerardus van Os The Canal at ’s-Graveland
     
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    Thanks Eric it means a lot to me. Glad we share the passion. I did expose the sensor and blew it out with the rocket.
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    "The Car You Always Promised Yourself" – 19 Fascinating Ford Capri Ads from the 1960s and 1970s

    The launch of the Ford Capri in 1969 introduced a sleek and sporty car into the UK market. It was claimed that the Capri had a spacious rear seat ensuring enough room for two adults as well as offering Custom Plans allowing customers to personalize their Ford.

    "The car you always promised yourself" – the Ford Capri – was re-launched in 1968 after the original Capri 109E, 116E and GT models sold well in the early 60s. The new Capri featured a long bonnet and Ford Mustang-like styling with a range of extras to choose from. These included chrome wheel trims, reclining seats and a map reading light. The Ford Capri impressed customers and sold nearly two million units in Europe in only five years.

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    Capri 2 + 2 – “We were going to call the new Capri a 2+2. But there’s too much room in the back.” No there wasn’t.

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    Germany Ford Capri 1300 XL, 1969.

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    Ford Capri Vista Orange Special Advert 1971 The first Special Edition, the Vista Orange Special, 2000 GT.

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    Mercury Capri Sport Coupe, 1973.

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    Mercury Capri II "S", 1977.

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    18 Stunning Vintage Photographs That Show How New Yorkers Celebrated the Holidays Back in the Day

    There's nothing quite like Christmas in New York to get us all misty-eyed and nostalgic. Here, below is a collection of 20 stunning vintage shots of Gotham in holiday mode to compliment our modern-day photos of Christmas in NYC.


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    Macy's holiday windows, between ca. 1908 and ca. 1917.

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    Christmas shoppers on 5th Avenue at 42nd Street, between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915.

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    Christmas tree in Madison Square Park, between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915.

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    The first Rockefeller Christmas tree, December 1931.

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    Macys Christmas shoppers, December 1942.

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    New York Public Library lion with holiday wreath, ca. 1940s - 1950s.

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    Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, 1964.

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    Way back in the day, I shared a house with a guy who drove a Capri, nice little car.
     
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    Unpublished JFK’s 1960 Run for the White House Photos

    On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected president of the United States, defeating Richard Nixon in one of the closest national elections of the 20th century. At 43, Kennedy was (and remains) the youngest person elected to the office, and it was largely this quality in the man and his family — an engaging, youthful dynamism — that so captured the imagination of millions across the country and, ultimately, across the world.

    As Kennedy and his team ran a heady, propulsive campaign unlike any America had seen, LIFE’s best photographers (Paul Schutzer, Alfred Eisenstaedt, George Silk, et al.) were there, chronicling the grind of never-ending public appearances and the quieter moments JFK spent with advisers, with Jackie, and — rarest of all — alone, with his own thoughts.

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    Rare Images of the Battle of the Bulge During World War II

    From December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945, American, British, Canadian, Belgian, and French forces fought to stop the final major German offensive of World War II, launched in the heavily forested Ardennes Mountains of Belgium. While Allied forces ultimately triumphed, it was a hard victory, leaving tens of thousands dead on both sides. Today, the conflict is known as the Battle of the Bulge.

    Here, LIFE presents rare photos, as well as many images that were never published in the magazine, from one of the most brutal and pivotal battles of the Second World War.


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    American infrantry from the 290th Regiment crouch in snowy woods near Amonines, Belgium, January 1945.

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    From rusting ships in lush green jungle to tanks in crystal clear ocean: Amazing aerial photos show WWII wrecks in watery graves off remote Pacific Ocean tropical islands
    • Aerial images show submerged planes, abandoned tanks and tractors and shipwrecks off the coast of islands
    • The images were taken on the Solomon Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and Rock Islands in Palau
    • They also show old piers, submerged tanks and remnants of planes that crashed in thick jungle
    • The abandoned relics are from the Pacific conflict in the Second World War which lasted from 1941-1943


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4003520/From-rusting-ships-lush-green-jungle-tanks-crystal-clear-ocean-Amazing-aerial-photos-remnants-WWII-remote-Pacific-Ocean-tropical-islands.html#ixzz4S4RG0aVc
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    12 Stunning Black and White Photographs That Capture American Youth Scenes During the Summer Months of the 1970s

    Whenever photographer Paul McDonough had enough time and money to get out of the city in the 1970s and ’80s, the New Yorker would pack his camera bag and drive.

    He had a brother in Oregon and friends in Los Angeles, New Orleans and elsewhere, so he’d have an end destination in mind, but he kept the itinerary loose.

    “The whole point for me as a photographer was to be ready for unscheduled stops,” McDonough told CNN.

    In a way, he said, he was looking for a distraction. His pictures describe the space between the truth and the fiction of public life. People queuing up for roller skates, a girl sitting by herself in blinding light—these are graphic images about our resistance to knowing anything or anyone other than ourselves.

    “Some states take a day to get through, and you might not feel inclined to get off the highway,” he said. “Others kept you there for a few days.”

    McDonough did part-time work for advertising studios and taught part-time at the Pratt Institute of Art. He would save up to buy a beat-up secondhand car, work on it until it ran, then take off for a few months.

    “I’d try to go as long as the money would hold out,” he said.

    Whether he was shooting on the streets of New York or from the window of his car, McDonough didn’t stop moving. He sought small towns and “sleepy places” rather vacation resorts.

    He looked “for what people are doing, where they live, what’s the entertainment in that part of the world.”

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    What Did the United States Look Like in the 1950s? Just Check Out This Gallery of 77 Fascinating Color Photographs

    Watching photos from the '50s that were taken in the United States, you may have the impression that life at that time was easier than today. Real idyll and peace.

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    33 Rare Vintage Photographs Captured Barber Shops from the Late 19th/ Early 20th Centuries

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    Pictures of an Opium Den in Singapore in 1941

    Opium (Papaver somniferum) contributed significantly to the general trade in Singapore’s pioneering years. Encouraged by the British colonial government, it reaped great profit from opium licenses. However, many Chinese coolies succumbed to this vice as an escape from their harsh realities. Despite attempts to control and ban this narcotic and addictive drug, the opium trade continued clandestinely. The death penalty was introduced for opium drug dealers and peddlers in 1989 in a bid to put a complete stop to it.

    Opium smoking was an accepted social practice, by both the elite and poor, in 19th century China. The act of offering an opium pipe to a visitor was akin to serving tea. At the turn of the 20th century, opium addiction was still widespread among the Chinese. Based on the Opium Farmers returns, the sales of chandu in Singapore peaked at 1,639,873 tahils in 1903.

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    Opium smokers in Singapore relax in a sparsely furnished opium den in 1941, suggesting that the clientele were mostly working class. It was a place where you do opium and hang out, then do more opium.

    Individuals and institutions initiated anti-opium movements to oppose opium trade and opium smoking. In 1907, an Opium Commission was appointed to assess the extent of opium smoking and set up measures to end it. The toxicity of opium smoking and chandu dross were documented. It was reported that out of the 12,560 hospital admissions in Singapore from March 1907 to February 1908, some 1,626 were opium smokers. The February 1909 report found that there was no increased prevalence of the opium habit or increased evils arising from the use of opium in the past 10 years. Nevertheless, the Opium Commission recommended to abolish the present system of farming the opium revenue, implement a ban on opium sale to women and children under 18, and to suppress the use of opium in brothels.

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    An opium den was an establishment where opium was sold and smoked. The social impact was huge and damaging, with addicts prone to sell all their possessions to feed their habit. Many men ended up homeless doing nothing but smoking opium.

    The Chandu Revenue Ordinance was enacted in 1909 followed by the creation of the Monopolies Department. The sale of opium became controlled and in 1925, the government issued licences to opium smokers to smoke opium in their own premises. In January 1929, supplies of opium were rationed and registration of opium smokers became compulsory and only adult Chinese above 21 were permitted to consume opium. In 1933, the Chandu Revenue Ordinance was amended and opium possession by those under the age of 21 was banned. In 1934, opium possession was banned by anyone who did not have a medical practitioner's certification that they needed opium for health reasons. However, there were still supposedly 16,552 opium addicts in 1941. During the Japanese Occupation (1942‒45), it is thought that the number of opium addicts could have risen to a high of 30,000.

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    Rare Color Photographs Captured Everyday Life Inside Berlin's Marienfelde Refugee Transit Camp in 1961

    Marienfelde refugee transit camp in Marienfelde, Berlin, was one of three camps operated by West Germany during the cold war for dealing with the great waves of immigration from East Germany, especially between 1950 and 1961. Refugees arriving in West Berlin were sent to the center where they received medical treatment, food, identification papers, and housing until they could be permanently re-settled in the West. Below are some of rare color photographs that capture daily life inside Berlin's Marienfelde refugee transit camp in September 1961.


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    Meet Jessie Knight, Britain’s First Professional Female Tattoo Artist

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    Before Jessie Knight became Great Britain’s first professional female tattoo artist and had a very successful career from the 1920s through the 1960s, she worked for her father in his sharp shooting circus act.

    Her job being to stand before him so that he could hit a target that was sometimes placed on her head or on an area of her body. Which of course was fine until one night it all went horribly wrong when he accidentally shot Jessie in the shoulder?

    And it was this that prompted Jessie who was born in Cardiff, to give up show business and leave her fathers act to concentrate on becoming a tattoo artist. But instead of learning the art from her Father, (who was also a tattooist in his day) she went to work at Charlie Bell’s in Chatham, Kent, England.

    It was in and around the year 1936 – that saw her move onto and set up her own tattoo shop in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. Later to move into the back of an amusement arcade in the army garrison town – tattooing there throughout the Second World War.

    In 1955 Jessie took out second place in the ‘Champion Tattoo Artist Of All England’ competition held in London, with a large back design of a Scotsman tossing a caber, complete with tents and spectators in the background of the tattoo, which was judged by reporters from the long gone ‘Sunday Pictorial’ and ‘Sunday Dispatch’ British newspapers of the day.

    1960 saw another move, and this time Jessie made the journey to the navy town of Portsmouth (also in Hampshire) and tattooed there until 1963 before retiring to go and help her brother Lenny, who had just left service as a steward on the ‘RMS Queen Mary’ to open a hotel in the city of Cardiff in Wales, where Jessie spent a very happy retirement in her homeland.

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    Knight shows off her own work. She officially retired in 1963, but according to a client of Knight's from the 1960s in the online forum Tattoo News, she tattooed until at least 1965: “Before she did my eagle on my chest in 1965 she lit a match and showed my the flame and I asked her why she was doing this and she told me I do this to show you that I have a steady hand even at my age. She never used a plastic format like they did in Canada because the [tattoo] on my chest was done free hand which is quite amazing.”

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    36 Bizarre and Disappointing Vintage Christmas Ads You Just Don't See These Days

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    The real-life Mowgli: Incredible story of the little girl who spent her first 10 years growing up in the African bush with an elephant as her 'brother' and a leopard best friend
    • Magical pictures show the life of Tippi Degre, who spent her first ten years travelling Africa
    • The images, taken by parents Sylive Robert and Alan Degre, have been released in a book
    • She was pictured with leopards, cheetahs and elephants, and has been branded the real-life Mowgli


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    17 Vintage Passport Photos of Iconic Figures You've Never Seen Before

    With all the wild parties, international tours, and even business deals, having a passport is an absolute must for any celebrity. They may fly around in first class cabins and private jets, but celebrities still need passports to get into another country legally.

    If you're wondering whether their passport photos are just as terrible and awkward as your own, prepare to be enlightened. This list contains examples of celebrity passport photos. From artists and musicians to actors and politicians, these passport pictures prove famous people are just like us. Or at least some of them.

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    45 Vintage Photos of Love During Wartime That Will Melt Your Heart!

    These heart-pounding photos of love during wartime prove true love never dies, it only grows stronger with time. And as they say, distance truly does make the heart grow fonder. It's based upon the same psychological premise as "you don't know what you've got until it's gone."

    Being separated from your partner during war is a treacherous endeavor, but it's a sacrifice many people make for their country. These loving photos show couples being reunited and separated due to war. Those separating have no idea if they will ever see each other again, and sadly, some are pictured saying their last goodbyes.

    This is an incredible collection of feelings represents the love, innocence, despair, loss, and undying perseverance within all of us. Some of these wartime photos are very moving and we truly hope you enjoy!

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    4. A Young Woman Lifts Her Feet While Embracing And Kissing A Uniformed Us Soldier At The Train Station, Connecticut, 1945

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    5. Farewell To Departing Troops At New York’s Penn Station, April 1943

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    7. Jean Moore Kneels And Kisses Her Fiancé, Wheelchair-Bound World War II Veteran Ralph Neppel, 1945

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    8. Saying Goodbye At The Train Station Before Departing To WWII

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    9. A Soldier Comes Home From War, 1940s

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    10. American Soldier Kissing His English Girlfriend On Lawn In Hyde Park, 1945

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    11. Soldiers Departing For Egypt Lean Out Of Their Windows To Kiss Their Loved Ones Goodbye, 1935

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    12. Farewell To Departing Troops At New York’s Penn Station, April 1943

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    13. Coffee Served On Porch Of Ante-Bellum Mansion, At Party For Cadets From Local Army Flying School, Mississippi, US, 1943

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    14. English Soldiers Saying Goodbye To Their Wives, Getting Ready To Go To Egypt, 1937

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    15. An English ATS And Eighth Air Force Sergeant Enjoy A Blissful Kiss, 1945

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    16. A Sailor Leans Over A Picket Fence And Lifts His Girlfriend Up For A Kiss, 1945

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    17. A British Soldier Whispers Into The Ear Of A Loved One As He Leaves For The Front, 1939

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    18. Saying Farewell To Departing Troops At New York’s Penn Station, April 1943

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    19. US Soldier Tenderly Kissing His Girlfriend Goodbye Before Departing By Train, 1922

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    20. A Young Woman On Roller Skates And Her Soldier Honey, 1940s

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    21. US Soldier Giving Japanese Girl A Bicycle Ride, With Handlebar Riding Forbidden, 1946, Japan

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    22. A GI And His Girl Walk Arm-In-Arm Among The Sheep In Kensington Gardens, London, 1945

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    23. A Girl Climbs To Say Her Goodbye To A Soldier Going Off To Fight In World War II, 1940

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    24. A British Soldier Kisses His Wife On His Return From Serving With The Armed Forces, 1945

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    25. Couple In Penn Station Sharing Farewell Kiss Before He Ships Off To War, 1943

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    26. Servicemen And Downtown Workers Embrace And Kiss In The Street As Word Of Surrender Flashed Through The Nation, 1945

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    27. A Kiss In Times Square Displays The Mood Of The World On V-E Day, New York, May 8, 1945

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    28. A Member Of The 1st Battalion Of The Manchester Regiment During A Quayside Reunion At Southampt Before The Unit Moves Onto Egypt

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    29. Young Couple Chalking Hearts Onto A Tree, Valentine’s Day, 1944

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    30. Us Soldier And Local Girl Sharing A Chocolate Bar And Cigarettes, 1940s

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    31. A Soldier Saying Goodbye To His Wife In Seattle, Leaving For World War I, 1917

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    32. A Present For His Girlfriend, California, 1943

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    33. An American GI And His French Girlfriend Holding One Another While On A Date, 1940s

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    34. An American Soldier And A Frenchwoman Kissing In A Picture That Raised Eyebrows After Appearing In Life Magazine, 1944

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    35. Soldier Is Welcomed Home At Long Beach Airport, 1945

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    36. Saying Farewell To Departing Troops At New York’s Penn Station, April 1943

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    38. D. Brown Kissing Her Fiance Terry Under The Mistletoe, On Board The HMS Wakeful At Portsmout, 1955

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    39. Evacuated French Troops Relax On An English Beach

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    40. Actress Martha O’driscoll Kisses A Soldier Goodbye In Los Angeles, 1941

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    41. Kissing Their Lovers Goodbye, Toronto, 1914

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    42. Comrades Heckle Soldier Kissing His Girlfriend Goodbye Before Leaving Waterloo Station, London, 1939

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    43. A British Tommie Bestows A Last Kiss Upon His Rhineland Sweetheart As His Detachment Leaves For England As They Evacuate Germany. Konigstein, Germany, September 1929

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    44. Husbands Kiss Their Wives After Coming Back From War, 1940s

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    45. Soldier Is Greeted With A Kiss From His Ecstatic Wife As He Comes Home From France On Christmas

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