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Newspapers95 of 165Nov 23, 1963 Kennedy Assassination NYT NewspaperThe Register Nixon Resigns
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Posted 3 years ago


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These are all from a pile of old newspapers from germany - 1992. i usually don't have a clue as to what the articles are talking about as i don't speak/understand any german at all, but the illustrations are such a high quality and they do speak volumes on their own.


  1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
    thanks mustangtony. i had no idea that extensions were first accessories for horses! Marietta - my grandmother's name and a real beauty too. i'd love to know what it says in the one you are unable to read.
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    I've seen the second image before somewhere & I love that last image, thanks for sharing with us.
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    The long haired horse
    Found the image/images scroll down on this link;
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
    thanks walksoftly. great detective work!

    Mustangtony - it probably refers to a pygmy tribe in the Congo.
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
    when i get around to it, i'll post photos of these images framed and hung on my wall.
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    The third image could simply be a "little person" dwarf, of any African tribe along Stanley's travel route.
    Is it just me or does she look like Oprah?
  7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
    i think it's just you walksoftly.
  8. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    To me they look more like drawings ? Not photographs . The dwarf woman for sure does . If you look at hands ? I don't know but I am throwing out my 2 cents and say they are the artists interpretation of what he saw as he traveled ?
    Good one Walksoft I see Oprah in her also :-)
  9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
    i think that they're etchings made from photographs. i see them a lot in harper's weekly at that time. they sure are beautiful quality though - way more of a statement than the photos in today's daily papers.
  10. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    I so agree ho2cultcha ! beautifully done . I love the old newspapers like Harpers . They have great etchings and lots of history in them . Thanks for sharing these :-)
  11. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
    thanks manikin. i do too! i think that harper's weekly's are a real treasure and still a bargain. someday soon, they are going to be very scarce and valuable, i think. i have several of the big annual volumes, and i spend a lot of time reading through them and taking photos of their graphics and interesting things. i've got a few annual volumes of foreign newspapers as well and find them equally fascinating.

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