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the_librarian
11-19-2008, 02:55 AM
I wasn't sure where to post this, moderators, please move it to the correct section.

google images now has hosted images from Life! Of particular interest is the 40's section.

Here's a link(s) to some great images!

http://tbn0.google.com/hosted/images/c?q=2529170071d99808_landing

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=1940s+Hawaii+source:life&imgurl=5beb5d9dcfae3f73

Buildy
11-23-2008, 11:17 PM
Here is a link to some battle of the Bulge photos from Life in Color.

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?q=Battle+of+the+Bulge+source:life&imgurl=fcc4a6c409dfa2d8


By Typing words into the search box-you can find all kinds of amazing Color,and also BW photos from WW II by Life.

Words like "Invasion" "Hitler" D-Day,etc etc bring up the good stuff.

I am having a field day going through their holdings.
The great thing is the res is very good and the photos are large!

Buildy
11-26-2008, 03:16 PM
I like finding photos like this.

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=Tunisia+source:life&imgurl=d30c62dbc82f069d

And this:

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=Tunisia+source:life&imgurl=1f0b22e6cb32f4e5


This:

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=Tunisia+source:life&imgurl=e054bb8187442472

Buildy
11-26-2008, 04:27 PM
Another beauty!

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=tunisia+source:life&imgurl=180e06c47622bce7

Buildy
11-27-2008, 07:09 AM
Midway!

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=Midway+source:life&imgurl=6588edcffdaa96cf

Buildy
11-27-2008, 09:10 AM
Nice photo of a Pilot and his Dog at Midway.

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=Midway+source:life&imgurl=fee5018e11b3e8cd

navyson
11-27-2008, 09:21 AM
Midway!

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=Midway+source:life&imgurl=6588edcffdaa96cf
Wow! That picture is gorgeous!

Buildy
11-27-2008, 09:33 AM
They really do have some amazing photos on there,which are free to save as long as they aren`t used for commercial purposes.
I am spending a lot of time on there!
They say 97 % of the photos in their archives have never been published.

Buildy
11-27-2008, 10:24 AM
Naples italy-1943:

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=Jeep+source:life&imgurl=bdd1a6c9662c1c30

Naples 1943-if you look close at the top of the stairs,looks like a US Soldier has found a pretty girl to spend time with.

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=Jeep+source:life&imgurl=40c462064304d829

Sergej
11-27-2008, 01:43 PM
They have great pics, but I hate the watermarks.:evil:

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=t28+source:life&imgurl=c7ca2a5ab678d508

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=t28+source:life&imgurl=e66d525743a10a7d

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=t28+source:life&imgurl=4f5e597d8ade735b

Buildy
11-27-2008, 03:17 PM
I understand,and I`m not a big fan of water marks either. However,as these things go,they could be much worse. They do keep them in the lower Rt hand corner,and the WMs aren`t in some garish color.
I still find this a fabulous resource,in spite of the WMs.
Also the fact that they offer these in a nice size that still doesn`t use too much disc space to save them,is pretty cool.

Buildy
11-27-2008, 04:28 PM
Assembling a Wasp Radial Engine-1941


http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=1941+source:life&imgurl=6602b24a7498b3d1



Another beauty from the Pratt and Whitney factory:

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=Pratt+source:life&imgurl=a7001995c9459c13

Buildy
11-27-2008, 04:47 PM
Most probably already know about this,but for those who don`t,there are tons of nice color photos of the WW II era here:


http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/f?fsaall:0:./temp/~ammem_rthf:

United States "Home front" primarily.

Rising Sun*
11-27-2008, 06:03 PM
Buildy

You have some great links there, which should interest a lot of the forum's members.

Keep up the good work!

Buildy
11-27-2008, 06:57 PM
Thank you-glad to help-if I find more good sites,I will post them here!

Buildy
11-28-2008, 12:42 PM
I wish more WW II era photographers used the quality color film that this gem from 1941 has!

US Battleship before Pearl Harbor.

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=Destroyer+source:life&imgurl=e8c7b5e87e7dcf29

Rising Sun*
12-06-2008, 06:34 AM
Buildy

You might be able to help me find what has been presented as a Life picture on several websites, but I'm a bit sceptical about it.

It's Natalie Nickerson in this link http://www.codoh.com/atro/atrocity.html , gazing at a supposedly Japanese skull supposedly sent to her by her boyfriend in the Pacific.

I haven't been able to find it by trying to seach Life.

Can you find it on the Life site, or otherwise verify it, or disqualify it, as a genuine Life photo?

Rising Sun*
12-06-2008, 07:02 AM
I wish more WW II era photographers used the quality color film that this gem from 1941 has!

It's probably not the film.

If you look at the men first and third from the right you'll see that their ties have obscured their rifles but that the ties are faint, while the stock is visible behind the tie of the bloke third from left.

This indicates that wind blew the ties which moved around a bit during a relatively long exposure time which was short enough to capture the men crisply but long enough to be unable to stop the movement of the ties.

You will also notice that everything on the ship is in good focus, although it falls off a bit in the background. This indicates a smallish lens aperture which gives good depth of field (sharpness into the distance) but also requires longer exposure times to burn the image into the film.

As a general rule with film of that era, and much later whether colour or black and white, you got better defined images with smaller apertures and longer exposures, but any movement (such as ties blowing in the wind) won't be frozen in the image.

mike M.
12-06-2008, 11:14 AM
Wow! That picture is gorgeous!


Wow..I agree, Fantastic! Love the dauntles

the_librarian
12-07-2008, 02:50 AM
Buildy

You might be able to help me find what has been presented as a Life picture on several websites, but I'm a bit sceptical about it.

It's Natalie Nickerson in this link http://www.codoh.com/atro/atrocity.html , gazing at a supposedly Japanese skull supposedly sent to her by her boyfriend in the Pacific.

I haven't been able to find it by trying to seach Life.

Can you find it on the Life site, or otherwise verify it, or disqualify it, as a genuine Life photo?

Hi all,

May 22, 1944. I've got the issue. It's a full page black and white photo, labeled Photo of the Week.

Caption reads: (portions..I didn't type the whole thing...)

"When he said goodby two years ago to Natalie Nickerson, 20, a war worker of Phoenix.....Last week Natalie received a human skull, autographed by her lieutenant and 13 friends, and inscribed...'picked up on the New guinea beach'...Natalie, suprised at the gift, named it Tojo. The armed forces disapprove strongly of this sort of thing."

Here's a google books link: http://books.google.com/books?id=-vTLF9KIzYoC

It's a book entitled "The Clash"

There's a reference to the skull on page 229.

There's also a informative Wikipedia article on this subject, please forgive me if everyone has seen this:

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



Hope this helps a bit......

Rising Sun*
12-07-2008, 02:57 AM
Hi all,

May 22, 1944. I've got the issue. It's a full page black and white photo, labeled Photo of the Week.

Caption reads: (portions..I didn't type the whole thing...)

"When he said goodby two years ago to Natalie Nickerson, 20, a war worker of Phoenix.....Last week Natalie received a human skull, autographed by her lieutenant and 13 friends, and inscribed...'picked up on the New guinea beach'...Natalie, suprised at the gift, named it Tojo. The armed forces disapprove strongly of this sort of thing."


Thanks for clearing up my doubts about its authenticity.

I can understand troops in the field becoming callous, but it disturbs me that civilians at home could be anything but revolted by such "trophies".

Buildy
12-07-2008, 07:54 AM
"I can understand troops in the field becoming callous, but it disturbs me that civilians at home could be anything but revolted by such "trophies"."

In 2008,it is hard to imagine the hatred toward the Japanese by the American public. The Japanese were considered sub human savages by many here,and trophies were indeed sought after.
Although I had no direct knowledge of the story of the skull being mailed to the GF I am not particularly surprised that it did occur.

Rising Sun*
12-07-2008, 08:37 AM
In 2008,it is hard to imagine the hatred toward the Japanese by the American public. The Japanese were considered sub human savages by many here ...

The same was true in Australia, which suffered a much more direct threat than America of invasion by Japan, but I have never heard anyone of my father's generation which faced that threat say anything which would approve of such "trophies".

the_librarian
12-09-2008, 12:23 PM
KAPOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOOGLE DOES IT AGAIN---WITH MAGAZINES!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHECK THESE LINKS:

http://books.google.com/books?id=WNYDAAAAMBAJ

http://books.google.com/books?id=PN8DAAAAMBAJ

WOW!*

*I aplogize for all caps, but to a historical person, this is really good stuff.