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Mrs. Baker: 1918
... on her trusty keywind alarm clock. That's some watch That's an unusual wristwatch for a lady. She must work in a test kitchen. The ticker on her wrist That's a regular pocket watch with a leather pouch fitted to it-it's ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/06/2012 - 1:56pm -

Mrs. Baker: 1918

Rockaway Bungalows: 1910
... a few blocks up in a rooming house. It was very sad to watch as these homes burned to the ground. Such a day-gone-by era. Beach ... a neighbor's dog that I wanted to play with, and broke my wrist on broken concrete. Today, one would sue the owner. Back then, we just ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/04/2012 - 3:56am -

Rockaway Bungalows: 1910

This Won't Hurt a Bit: 1937
... He appears to have electrodes attached to his wrist and ankle. There should be at least one more attached to his chest, under ... It appears that the boy has something strapped to each wrist as well as to his left ankle, though not his right. So it would appear ... Banzai! We're sending him to the 8th Dimension. Watch out for Lectroids. Same Socks? Same Kid? ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/23/2012 - 6:18pm -

This Won't Hurt a Bit: 1937

The Young Moderns: 1952
... size. Comparing wristwatches I was looking at the watch on the woman's wrist in the Lil Boomer photo and was wondering if it was the same watch as on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/21/2013 - 8:40pm -

The Young Moderns: 1952

Dr. Buzzkill: 1925
... the Barber. Bling Bling! Call me a cynic, but that watch looks very gold, very thin, very stylish and very expensive to be on the wrist of a humble public servant in 1925. I confess! I confess! Just stop ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 6:30pm -

Dr. Buzzkill: 1925

Ennis the Menace: 1942
... born. His wife She is looking everywhere for her watch. Why is he wearing his mom's watch? Looks pretty tight around his wrist. Mom, can I borrow your watch? Such a delicate men's wrist watch! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/19/2014 - 10:55am -

Ennis the Menace: 1942

A Face in the Crowd: 1920
... 1920. "Selinger window, 820 F Street N.W., sale of Army wrist watches." Wristwatches, which saw widespread use during the First World ... were entering the mainstream as the era of the pocket watch began to wind down. National Photo glass negative. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 8:11pm -

A Face in the Crowd: 1920

Splash: 1905
... This guy is ripped for 1905! And what's that on his wrist, looks like one of those wide 1960's watch bands. [He's also seen here . - Dave] Cookie cutter ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 1:41pm -

Splash: 1905

Lunch With Lynn and Hugh: 1943
... at the time. - Dave] Lynn Massman I watch comments on this website on a daily basis. My father was in the Army Air ... Appears to be an archer or a bird. The watch on his right wrist suggests he was a lefty. Mom & Dad I never knew how pretty my ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/17/2018 - 1:22pm -

Lunch With Lynn and Hugh: 1943

The Billboard Jungle: 1907
... to. A folded newspaper, a man appearing to look at a wrist watch, a man carrying a child, the streetcar and interurban operators -- and a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/18/2012 - 6:58pm -

The Billboard Jungle: 1907

Family Dinner: 1952
... 'combover' on his bald spot. Bet any money that Mother's wrist watch is a Bulova. Mother ironed and 'starched' the tablecloth, so it must be ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/29/2015 - 10:31am -

Family Dinner: 1952

King of the Road: 1920
... acetylene headlamps and that old coach lamp up top. And watch out for that muffler as you're getting in and out. That's not a ... the wrong time the crank could come around and break your wrist if you were holding it wrong. King dies a pauper This is Edward ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/07/2012 - 10:24pm -

King of the Road: 1920

I Am the Egg Girl: 1940
... negative by Jack Delano, Farm Security Administration. Watch? Another great Delano image -- his photos of people are as good as those of trains! Is the child wearing a watch on her left wrist? If so, how odd. The Work Ethic Washing raw eggs is extremely ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/16/2012 - 8:00pm -

I Am the Egg Girl: 1940

Kellogg's Chorus Line: 1952
... the camera had almost no weight. He just had to apply his wrist strength to the pan and tilt bars to push or lift in the desired ... With Peter O'Toole, one of my all time faves. I like to watch movies and think to myself what would I change to make it a better movie. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/06/2013 - 9:56am -

Kellogg's Chorus Line: 1952

Bad Example: 1942
... the number of trips. She was right. It's a watch fob Attached by a leather strap to a pocket watch. It was a ... he might have thought it safer than having a strap on his wrist, asking to get caught in whatever he was working on. My wife still ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/24/2015 - 1:52pm -

Bad Example: 1942

G-Man: 1940
... Correct A dapper guy right down to that tank watch on his wrist.. Wow! Never seen a picture of him smiling before! Re: ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 11:40am -

G-Man: 1940

Biometrics: 1918
... worn only by women. It took the development of the "trench watch," designed to be worn on the wrist so that a soldier could more readily tell the time (important for those ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 7:56pm -

Biometrics: 1918

The Bunny Chair: 1935
... that watchmakers even made toddler wristwatches, as the watch seems proportional to a 2-year-old's wrist. The Wristwatch ...is a TOY! Plastic band, tin watch with plastic ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/02/2009 - 4:36am -

The Bunny Chair: 1935

And Then This Time at Scout Camp: 1917
... the knife first from each finger tip, then progressed to wrist, elbow, shoulder, chin, nose, etc. It got progressively more difficult. ... pinned onto children and a tip given to the porter to "watch" them ... Swimming in the river (or gravel pit) ... "Kick-the-can" at ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/26/2008 - 2:00am -

And Then This Time at Scout Camp: 1917

Hello Fada: 1929
... size grandfather clock on your back instead of wearing a wrist watch. Re: Unwanted consoles I'll gladly pay for shipping!!! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/19/2012 - 6:49pm -

Hello Fada: 1929

Home at Last: 1945
... reveal that this image is reversed. Wedding ring and watch on grandpa's right hand/wrist. Grandpa's service ribbons belong on the left side of his jumper, not ... 
 
Posted by BornTooLate - 01/17/2012 - 12:55pm -

Home at Last: 1945
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