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Old 01-24-2013, 02:58 PM   #10021
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My girlfriend's great aunt, "Venelda", outside the restaurant in which she worked. This is not posed but the subject's own bike. Depression era New Jersey. Unknown make, maybe someone can tell me if it's H-D or Indian.

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Old 01-24-2013, 03:21 PM   #10022
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:40 AM   #10023
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:55 AM   #10024
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Can't tell for sure if this is real or a posed retro shot but it screams to my memories of an earlier time. Everything about the shot, the bike the beer, the clothes, the girl ...right down to the dirt stains on the knees of her jeans.

Her expression on that gorgeous fresh face, framed by her hair so obviously tangled by the wind... Damn! Where did those days go?

Beer can is alum. with part of a tab sticking up on top. So, it isn't a pull tab. That makes it early to mid 80"s at the oldest.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:25 AM   #10025
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:04 AM   #10026
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OK ok...they aren't on motorcycles but who can resist this?

Colorized Photos of Women Building War Planes in the 1940s
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:34 AM   #10027
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:35 AM   #10028
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:35 AM   #10029
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:36 AM   #10030
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:40 AM   #10032
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OK ok...they aren't on motorcycles but who can resist this?

Colorized Photos of Women Building War Planes in the 1940s
Those aren't "colorized" photos. They are from 4X5 inch Kodachrome transparencies. They're positives direct from the camera.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:45 PM   #10033
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:50 PM   #10034
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OK ok...they aren't on motorcycles but who can resist this?

Colorized Photos of Women Building War Planes in the 1940s
That's some great stuff! Thanks for posting
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:55 PM   #10035
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