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George Rodger – Image Gallery

Via: Magnum Photos

G.B. ENGLAND. World War II.

Coventry.

Slowly the city of Coventry comes to life again after the night’s bombing.

Postmen on their rounds find addresses gone.

1940

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See more images, HERE:

http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_10_VForm&ERID=24KL53ZWR0

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And somehow, they did.

Bless the Brits!

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November 14, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1930 – London – Policemen testing life-jackets

Via: Retronaut

http://www.retronaut.com/2012/11/policemen-testing-life-jackets-london/

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November 4, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thurston Hopkins – Image Gallery

Via: Facie Populi

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London, 7th August, 1954

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See more photos, HERE:

http://www.faciepopuli.com/tagged/Thurston-Hopkins

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Born in London in 1913, Thurston Hopkins originally trained as a graphic illustrator at Brighton College of Art, but discovering that the camera “paid better than the brush,” he began working as a freelance press photographer in 1930.

When WWII broke out, Thurston joined the RAF Photographic Unit. After the war he freelanced for a wide variety of newspapers and later worked exclusively for Picture Post, where he remained until its demise in 1957.

Hopkins then set up his own studio and embarked on a highly successful career in advertising. Retiring in the late ’60s, he continued to teach and lecture in a number of academic institutions before returning to his first love, painting. He currently lives on the south coast with his wife.

http://corporate.gettyimages.com/masters2/mastersBios.aspx?id=hopkins

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August 28, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Kids – Image Gallery

Via: First Time User

Children in King’s Cross Street have a “peanut race’”

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http://firsttimeuser.tumblr.com/tagged/kids

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August 18, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Romney: “England [sic] is a tiny island that makes stuff no one wants”

Via: Foreign Policy

Mitt Romney has already gotten in a ‘spot of trouble’ in London for suggesting that Britain may not be quite ready to host the Olympic Games. Romney has walked back his comments, but it’s not the first time the candidate has said some not-so-flattering things about the Sceptered Isle.

In his book, No Apology, he writes:

“England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn’t make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy. And if it hadn’t been separated from the continent by water, it almost certainly would have been lost to Hitler’s ambitions. Yet only two lifetimes ago, Britain ruled the largest and wealthiest empire in the history of humankind. Britain controlled a quarter of the earth’s land and a quarter of the earth’s population.”

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/07/26/romney_book_britain_is_a_tiny_island_that_makes_stuff_nobody_wants

Romney, jus’ keeping “the special relationship, special”

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personal thought:

So when Romney visits Jeruslem, is he going to quote his idol, St. Ronnie, and say?

“Tear Down This Wall!

Man, I wouldn’t bet against it.

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July 27, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Robert Frank – Image Gallery

Via: First Time User

London, 1950

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Robert Frank (born November 9, 1924, Zürich), is an important figure in American photography and film.

His most notable work, the 1958 photobook titled The Americans, was influential, and earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and skeptical outsider’s view of American society.

Read more, HERE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Frank

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July 9, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Philip Jones Griffiths – Image Gallery

Via: Magnum Photos

1952 – GB. Liverpool, School Outing.This group of school children and their teacher were waiting to board a bus. Liverpudlians have always expressed an intensity rarely seen on other faces.
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When Evelyn Waugh described people like this in his novels, he was accused of fantasy.
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See MANY MORE amazing images, HERE:
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http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=ViewBox&ALID=2K7O3R149D29&IT=ThumbImage01_VForm&CT=Album
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Jones Griffiths was born in Rhuddlan, to Joseph Griffiths, who supervised the local trucking service of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, and Catherine Jones, Rhuddlan’s district nurse, who ran a small maternity clinic at home.

He studied pharmacy in Liverpool and worked in London as the night manager at the Piccadilly branch of Boots, while also working as a part-time photographer for the Manchester Guardian.

His first photograph was of a friend, taken with the family Brownie in a rowboat off Holyhead.

Read more. HERE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Jones_Griffiths

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May 11, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hull woman faces OUI charge after beer pours out of glove compartment

Via: Patriot Ledger

A woman was arrested on drunken driving charges for the second time in six  months after an officer noticed beer pouring out of the glove compartment of her  car, police said.

The woman said the beer was a gift from a friend for completing a  court-ordered alcohol-treatment program after her first arrest, police said. She  told the arresting officers she shoved it in the glove box when she saw the blue  flashing lights behind her.

Arrested was KAitlin M. Rymaszewski, 22, of 1182 Nantasket Ave in Hull.

Rymaszewski was accused of drunken driving in March, but a judge continued  the case without a finding in April and ordered her into the alcoholic treatment  program.

She was arrested again Friday night in Hingham and was arraigned Monday in  Hingham District Court. She id due back in court Sept. 26 on charges of:

– second-offense drunken driving

– driving to endanger

– driving with an open  container of alcohol

– speeding

– violating marked lanes

(picky, picky, picky)

http://www.patriotledger.com/archive/x1698395068/Hull-woman-faces-OUI-charge-after-beer-pours-out-of-glove-compartment#ixzz1Wk9Y0aXx

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photo:

That’s right, it’s Ms. Rymaszewski, Rykmasskee, Riemazooki, whatever; graduation picture from her court order alcohol-treatment program.

September 2, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment