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1959: A Nurse Injects A Dummy At The Nursing & Health Exhibition

FLASHBACK to March 2 959:

Nursing & Health Exhibition at County Hall: A nursing sister shows how an injection is given. The exhibition was organised by the London County Council.

(Because dummies are terrifying.)

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Posted: 18th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1969: KFC’s Colonel Harlan Sanders In Las Vegas

FLASHBACK to  21/01/1969:

Col. Harlan Sanders, who operates Kentucky Fried Chicken stands across the country, meets employees on visit to the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, Jan. 21, 1969. Sanders was in town for the company’s convention.

 

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And, yes, he did eat the stuff:

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Posted: 17th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1930: The Mechanical Hen Demonstrates The Anatomy Of A Chicken

FLASHBACK to 1930:

The hen with the mechanical internal organs, who surprised visitors at the World’s Poultry Congress in London by giving a brief lecture on how she utilized her food to make eggs. The exhibit was prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture Office of Exhibits. H. L. Shrader, poultry expert, is shown at work on the huge bird before it was shipped to London.”

 

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Spotter: Harris & Ewing Collection

 

Posted: 16th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1970: US Soldiers In Vietnam Smoking Marijuana Through A Shotgun Barrel

FLASHBACK to November 13, 1970:

Soldiers in fire support base Aries, a small clearing in the jungles of War Zone D, 50 miles from Saigon, smoke marijuana using the barrel of a shotgun they nicknamed “Ralph” to get high.

 

PA 15319566 1970: US Soldiers In Vietnam Smoking Marijuana Through A Shotgun Barrel

Posted: 11th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


10 Epic Failed Political Photo-Ops

Failed political photo-ops

DAVID Cameron is facing ridicule once again. His latest gaffe was to tweet a picture of himself looking serious and statesmanlike while having a serious statesmanlike phone call with Barak Obama. The problem, aside from the typically patronising pomposity of the gesture, was that he looked singularly un-statesmanlike. In fact, he resembled nothing do much as a perplexed pudding.

 

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Of course, he has plenty of competition in the failed phot-op stakes.

Here’s George Osborne, Chancellor and Chelsea fan, in ‘man of the people’ pose, manfully working late while snacking on a burger and fries. His tweet backfired when said burger was identified as coming from posh nosh joint Byron.

 

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Oh, hello! Talking of burgers…

 

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Hey presto – instant ridicule. What a Gummer.

But frankfurters are even more risky. Republican Presidential nominee Michele Bachmann has been dubbed Palin 2.0 thanks to her numerous factual and logical gaffes. On this occasion, however, she was guilty of nothing more than innocent naivety, and chomped on a corn dog in full view of the press without considering the consequences.

 

 

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Best to stick with a beer. In Nigel Farrage’s case almost literally so, as he clings to his pint prop as tenaciously as Tony Blair clung to his ubiquitous ‘ordinary guy’ coffee mug. Asked about it, he replied: ‘I’ll tell you something. I work an 18 hour day most days and I think I’m entitled at lunchtime to a pint.’

 

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William Hague famously claimed to have regularly drunk 14 pints a day as a schoolboy, and he wasn’t averse to being pictured pint-pot in hand. But his most risible moment was this fashion faux pas which was intended to make him look cool, but didn’t.

 

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Even without the banana, David Miliband achieves the extraordinary feat of making his brother look normal.

 

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But what the hell – normal’s overrated, right? Just ask Francois Hollande. Actually don’t ask him, as he appears to be a bit sensitive about it. In fact, two French press agencies even took the unusual step of withdrawing this unflattering portrait of the French president.

 

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Ask former US Congressman Chris Lee instead. Or better still, just admire this picture of himself that he utilised in the services of his reply to a sex ad on Craigslist.

 

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Of course anyone can have an off-day. But for one man, it happened to be Groundhog Day.

 

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In the end, you just have to laugh along and rise above it.

 

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Posted: 10th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Photojournalism, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1943: Olive McDonald Brands The Casting Of A 3-inch Mortar-Bomb

FLASHBACK to May 5th 1943:

Olive McDonald, branding the casing of a 3-inch mortar-bomb, at a factory somewhere in England, on May 4, 1943.

PA 8670883 2 1943: Olive McDonald Brands The Casting Of A 3 inch Mortar Bomb

 

Posted: 9th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Classic Photo: April 29th 1962 – Norwich City Celebrate Winning The Second Division Championship

FOOTBALL flashback to April 29th 1972: Norwich City celebrate winning the Second Division Championship in the dressing room: (l-r) Graham Paddon, trainer, Doug Livermore, Kevin Keelan, Terry Anderson, Duncan Forbes, manager Ron Saunders, Trevor Howard

PA 692717 Classic Photo: April 29th 1962   Norwich City Celebrate Winning The Second Division Championship

 

Paper plate: model’s own.

Posted: 5th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1972: Jennie Jaconello From Weybridge Relaxes In A Peter Banks Stereo Chair

FLASHBACK to February 5 1972: the Stereo Chair.

Jennie Jaconello from Weybridge relaxes in a Stereo Chair on show at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, Feb. 5, 1972. The chair designed by Peter Banks is the theme of the display by Banks Heeley Plastics Ltd., at the furniture show, which opens at London’’s Earls Court on February 6. The chair permits a stereo and radio unit to be fitted on to one of its arms. The addition of a pair of headphones enables the occupant of the chair to recline into his on her private world of music-and ignore the television, radio or record-player that may be operating in the same room.

 

PA 9547622 1972: Jennie Jaconello From Weybridge Relaxes In A Peter Banks Stereo Chair

Posted: 4th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1945: ‘“Popeye The Sailor’” Poses At The US Naval Headquarters In The Pacific

FLASHBACK to 23/06/1945:

 

PA 11342152 1945: “Popeye The Sailor” Poses At The US Naval Headquarters In The Pacific

 

 

Hollywood experience could be responsible for this “Popeye the sailor” pose of Edward R. Baker, Phom 3/c, of North Hollywood, Calif. Baker is a former film industry employee stationed at advance naval headquarters in the Pacific on June 23, 1945.

 

 

Posted: 4th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1968: Posters Go Up For Birmingham City V Arsenal, Spurs And The Mighty Orient

FLASHBACK to 09/02/1968: (L-R) Birmingham City’s George Moore and Tommy Bell prepare to paste up a poster advertising the forthcoming fixtures taking place at St Andrew’s.

 

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Posted: 3rd, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1916 Crimea Photo: Sergeant James Mustard Last Survivor Of The Charge Of The Light Brigade at The Battle of Balaclava

FLASHBACK to January 1 1912:

Sergeant James Mustard (80), formerly of the 17th Lancers, flanked by two serving members of the regiment. Mustard (who died on 4th Feb 1916) was the last survivor of the 17th Lancers who took part in the charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava in 1854.

The Crimean War began, in 1854. Russia lost.

 

PA 1273258 1 1916 Crimea Photo: Sergeant James Mustard Last Survivor Of The Charge Of The Light Brigade at The Battle of Balaclava

 

 

The Times’ War correspondent William Russell was there to report on the carnage:

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Posted: 2nd, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


November 30, 1962: The International Communications Fair’s Spy Van

FLASHBACK to November 30, 1962:

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This mobile communications laboratory designed for demonstrating, checking and testing equipment, is demonstrated by Peter Robins, president of electronics communications, Inc., Mount Vernon, N.Y., which developed the traveling lab, at the International Communications Fair in New York on Nov. 30, 1962, displays of all new electronics communication equipment included mobile two-way radio for road, sky, ship and shore, ham radio, citizen’s band, short wave, intercommunication systems for factories, offices and homes, radio paging devices, Hi-Fi, MM multiplex, automatic telephone systems. Walkie-talkies, and closed circuit television.

File under: what we got from the Cold War.

Posted: 2nd, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1944: Lt. J.B. Keeley of Houston, Texas, Is Raised By Ukrainian Girls In Celebration of Their Liberation From German Slavery

FLASHBACK:  20/12/1944: Lt. J.B. Keeley of Houston, Texas, is raised by Ukrainian girls in celebration of their liberation from forced labor in a German factory in Schirmeck by American troops of the 6th Army on Dec. 20, 1944. The girls were brought by Germans from the Ukraine.

 

PA 12263087 2 1944: Lt. J.B. Keeley of Houston, Texas, Is Raised By Ukrainian Girls In Celebration of Their Liberation From German Slavery

 

Posted: 1st, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


May Day 1937: The Red Army Rolls Through Principal Square, Kharkov, Ukraine

FLASHBACK to 01/05/1937: In a mass May Day demonstration of military might, the Red Army rolled a legion of tanks through the Principal Square, in Kharkov, Ukraine.

 

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Posted: 1st, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Finally! A Cure For President Yoweri Museveni Of Uganda’s Gay Worms

AS President Yoweri Museveni taught us and the people of Uganda, the wrong kinds of sex gives you worms.

One of the cultures that we detest is oral sex. The mouth is for picking food, not for sex. We know the address for sex. That address (the mouth) is not for sex. The mouth is for eating not for sex. The mouth is engineered for kissing. It is not healthy. You can contract STD (sexually transmitted diseases). You push the mouth there, you can come back with worms and they enter your stomach because that is a wrong address.

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Posted: 26th, February 2014 | In: Photojournalism | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


November 1972: Liverpool’s Steve Heighway And Brian Hall Read A Greek newspaper in Athens

FLASHBACK to November 1 1972: Liverpool’s Steve Heighway (left) and Brian Hall (right) read a Greek newspaper in Athens ahead of their UEFA Cup second round second leg match against AEK Athens.

 

PA 304794 November 1972: Liverpools Steve Heighway And Brian Hall Read A Greek newspaper in Athens

 

 

Liverpool won the tie 6-1 on aggregate. They would go on to defeat Spurs in the semi-final and Borussia Mönchengladbach on aggregate to win the cup.

 

 

Posted: 25th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Liverpool, Photojournalism, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Special Offer: 100 Plastic Pennies For $3.49

THE economy can be saved. Keep your bitcoins – invest in plastic pennies:

pennies Special Offer: 100 Plastic Pennies For $3.49

Spotter: Bits and Pieces

Posted: 25th, February 2014 | In: Money, Photojournalism, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Iwo Jima: A Story Of Death, Glory And Propaganda In Wonderful Photos

ON this day in photos:  February 23, 1945: US raises flag raised over Iwo Jima.

Joe Rosenthal took the wonderful picture as the  U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raised  the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi.

This picture won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945.

 

PA 4750723 Iwo Jima: A Story Of Death, Glory And Propaganda In Wonderful Photos

 

 

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Posted: 23rd, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Photojournalism | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0