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I Am the Oud Man: 1940

I Am the Oud Man: 1940

Oud player at the Palestine Broadcasting Service studios in Jerusalem circa 1940 during the British Mandate. View full size. 5x7 acetate, Matson Photo Service.



Palestine Broadcasting, Public Broadcasting - what's the difference, right, when there's a chance to get in a dig. PBS is PBS. At least the airwaves are corporate-owned now, Jack; remember that, a big plus for your camp (maybe you've noticed).

Cantilever chair

That chair looks like a Marcel Breuer model 32. Nice.

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Compare to 2007

It was probably less biased than our PBS of 2007.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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