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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA: GREAT BARRIER CORAL REEF

Greetings, Weblings: 1955

Greetings, Weblings: 1955

1955. My brother had just gotten his 35mm Lordox and was experimenting. Always ready to be the center of attention, I was glad to supply the subject matter. Another cool shirt. The TV is showing what most people would think is a Cadillac emblem, but I think it's Nash. View full size.

Do De Do Do

You're looking a little Poltergeisty there, TT. Did you ever actually go into that TV set?

Nash Logo

You're right. It is a Nash logo. Nash was a prime sponsor of Disney programming (Mickey Mouse Club and the Wonderful World of Disney when it was on ABC in the 1950's). There were a series of commercials with Mickey and the gang touting the features of the Nash Rambler.

Wow!

Wow! One frame every 53 years. Talk about latency... Give it a couple of millennia and you'll have a second of video.

The Lordox

Wow. A 1.6-billion-second time exposure! Must have used a tripod.

Wormhole

Little did you realize that you were peering into the "Inter-Net," a two-way time machine that would propel you 53 years into the future, and the folks at the other end 53 years into the past! We love what you've done with the place, btw. When's "I Love Lucy" on?

 
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