“Just a thought And just to think – A slap of ink, embroiled the world in War! A fleet of ships through “U” boats slink – A Kaiser is no more.” I tried to find a source for this little, not-quite-rhyming poem, that was near the end of my great-grandfather’s WWI memoir, but I came […]
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Click for full image When producing a movie, everything stems back to this box: IDEA. In the 1940s, these were the sources of ideas: “Play,” “Short Story or Novel,” “Newspaper Story or Current Event,” “Original Story,” “Magazine Article,” or “Historical Incident.” Way off on the left, however, there’s one additional source that’s not shown above: […]
German POWs in Minnesota, 1940s
Click for full image As World War II progressed, captured German soldiers were increasing in numbers, and the U.S. needed to do something with them. Numerous POWs were scattered throughout the country and used as labor. Algona, Iowa was the main POW camp in the United States, and several Germans were sent to Algona Branch […]
Indian Chiefs, 1949.
Click for full image Two men, who don’t look particularly Native American, and with very European names, dressed up as Indian Chiefs for the Minnesota Centennial in 1949. From this set.
IH TD-6 Crawler, 1940s.
A man and his boy riding a diesel International Harvester TD-6 caterpillar tractor. Appears 1940s. From this set.
Broken Children’s Glasses, 1945.
Click for full imageThese glasses were purchased at a flea market in July, 2008. The seller had no information about them, but the fact that they had been stored in situ for sixty years — and the note to prove that fact even moreso — intrigued me enough to purchase them. These are a child’s-sized […]
Downtown Fire, 1948.
Click for full image Located in the Grand Forks area (based on other photos in the set), a brick building is consumed by fire, 1948.
Couple By Firepit, 1940s.
Couple standing by a brick firepit. Appears 1940s.
Jerry “Killer” Meeker, 1945.
Click for full image Professional wrestler Jerry (Killer) Meeker, from an advertisement for an appearance (with others) in Fargo, ND, 1945.
Changing the Tire, 1940s.
Click for entire image Changing a tire on a snowy mountain road. Appears 1940s.