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For some unexplained reason, I am quite nostalgic of bygone days. Life was more difficult but slower and more intense.

Let's have a look at images of the old way of life. Can be an object, costumes, antiques, pageants, even portraits. 

 

3 photos on Alamy per entry please.

 

Submissions close on 31st October, 6pm Sydney time (sorry can't do GMT, would be in the middle of the night for me).

 

Good luck all!

 

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Old opal miner

 

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Mantel radios

 

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King George III Bathing Machine

 

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Pioneers cemetery

 

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Train

 

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Whaling Ship

 

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Gold miner's tin shack

 

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Gold miner tin shack

 

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Old shearing shed

 

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card catalog, I don't miss this. I have no nostalgia for bygone technology, or outdated information. life was short, and people discriminatory and racist; and still are. 

 

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Despite being part of the forefront of the Suffrage movement in the early 20th century, Dr Mabel Ping Hua Lee was not able to vote herself after the ratification of the 19th Amendment due to racial laws preventing her from being a US citizen; she eventually took up her father's ministry at this church and spent her life advocating for the Chinese community. 

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4 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

Would a recent self-portrait work? 

 

Nice going on your September win, Gen.

 

Nah, too young.

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Love this challenge topic Gen!  I had so many to go through that I thought could work but whittled them down to these three.

 

1) An old farmhouse and tractor that had seen busier days.

 

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2) Making molasses by hand in Egypt

 

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3) I couldn't resist an old camera

 

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4 hours ago, gvallee said:

 

Nah, too young.

 

"Nah" ? 

 

You, as a French woman, can't use American slang! Using the term "drugstore" is a crime. Or am I behind the times? Hey, that's a good thing for this challenge. 

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A while since I joined this thread. Three of mine.

 

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PS the chap in the middle above is my great grandfather.

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Nice topic, Gen. I too am a sucker for nostalgia.

 

This telegraph in El Salvador, Central America, was still being used when I took this picture back in the 90's.

 

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Back to the 1950's. We had a TV (a Marconi) that looked similar to this one.
 
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My first calculator. It still works, sort of.
 
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2 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

"Nah" ? 

 

You, as a French woman, can't use American slang! Using the term "drugstore" is a crime. Or am I behind the times? Hey, that's a good thing for this challenge. 

 

Walking back home today I was briefly in a group of French-speaking people. What a beautiful language. No wonder they are proud of it and resist our ugly words.

 

Paulette

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2 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

"Nah" ? 

 

You, as a French woman, can't use American slang! Using the term "drugstore" is a crime. Or am I behind the times? Hey, that's a good thing for this challenge. 

 

pretty sure French people use 'le drugstore" 

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Moan ah me, 

 

Am I hallucinating about the protests that the powers that were in France in the 1960s and '70s against using American slang? Le Drugstore, which opened in 1958, was one case in point. Can someone help me out here? 

 

Edo

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8 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

Moan ah me, 

 

Am I hallucinating about the protests that the powers that were in France in the 1960s and '70s against using American slang? Le Drugstore, which opened in 1958, was one case in point. Can someone help me out here? 

 

Edo

 

all i know it is a major bone of contention of people from Québec how many English word the French use where there exist a proper French word. 

 

interestingly this is the définition, according to Larousse of "le drugstore"

 

"Store consisting of independent businesses selling gifts, clothing, newspapers and magazines, records and also comprising a restaurant, cinema, etc., open late at night, even on Sundays."

 

 

🤔je ne comprends pas.

 

 

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1 hour ago, meanderingemu said:

 

all i know it is a major bone of contention of people from Québec how many English word the French use where there exist a proper French word. 

 

interestingly this is the définition, according to Larousse of "le drugstore"

 

"Store consisting of independent businesses selling gifts, clothing, newspapers and magazines, records and also comprising a restaurant, cinema, etc., open late at night, even on Sundays."

 

 

🤔je ne comprends pas.

 

 

 

Ni moi non plus. Quebec's language police wouldn't be happy with "le drugstore."

 

Bon weekend et joyeux Thanksgiving (au Canada). 😎

 

 

 

 

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45 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Ni moi non plus. Quebec's language police wouldn't be happy with "le drugstore."

 

Bon weekend et joyeux Thanksgiving (au Canada). 😎

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't really care about the Policing, and always thought it was too much, i am all for preserving the French language, but you do it with promotion and access, not with imposition.

One of my favourite story from introduction of Bill 101 (original language law) comes from town where I grew up, Hudson west of the island of Montreal.  The hardware store wanted to change their name to "Udson Ardware" since "this is how the Francophone pronounce it".  😀

 

 

fnow that i am getting exposure to Acadian, which has 17th century words and structure mixed with words borrowed from the English of the Maritime I accept way more fluidity in the language.   

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

"Nah" ? 

 

You, as a French woman, can't use American slang! Using the term "drugstore" is a crime. Or am I behind the times? Hey, that's a good thing for this challenge. 

 

I also speak Aussie. Yeah, nah = yes. Nah, yeah = no.

 

You know what? I can't remember what French call a drugstore. I left France 38 years ago and I genuinely struggle with oral French. Understanding is obviously not a problem, writing gives me more time to think, but speaking! I avoid French people because I am embarrassed about it.

 

Yesterday was an incredible coincidence. We were driving through the equivalent of your Midwest plains. Hundreds and hundreds of kms of flat emptiness. We stopped for lunch at a rest area. A car stops next to us and asks us if they can share the picnic table. Two French!! Zut alors! I gulped down my food and fled. So embarrassing. 

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5 hours ago, NYCat said:

 

Walking back home today I was briefly in a group of French-speaking people. What a beautiful language. No wonder they are proud of it and resist our ugly words.

 

Paulette

 

Last time I briefly visited France, they had all these new French words like 'horodateur' (parking meter') because they don't want to use English words. I felt like a total stranger. 

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How far back are we going? Neolithic Portal Dolmen, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

 

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Handcrank sewing machine, still in use today.

 

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It wasn't all good. But if we remember maybe we can do better in the present and the future...

 

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10 minutes ago, Keith Burdett said:

 

How far back are we going? Neolithic Portal Dolmen, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

 

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Handcrank sewing machine, still in use today.

 

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It wasn't all good. But if we remember maybe we can do better in the present and the future...

 

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I can't say I'm a fan of Middle Ages but go as far back as you like. 

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8 hours ago, NYCat said:

 and resist our ugly words.

 

Here's a new one invented this week:

 

Glockimolo

 

This was how somebody on this week's episode of the great british bake off pronounced guacamole when they were tasked with making "takeos" with one person peeling an avocado like a potato. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, meanderingemu said:

 

 

I don't really care about the Policing, and always thought it was too much, i am all for preserving the French language, but you do it with promotion and access, not with imposition.

One of my favourite story from introduction of Bill 101 (original language law) comes from town where I grew up, Hudson west of the island of Montreal.  The hardware store wanted to change their name to "Udson Ardware" since "this is how the Francophone pronounce it".  😀

 

 

fnow that i am getting exposure to Acadian, which has 17th century words and structure mixed with words borrowed from the English of the Maritime I accept way more fluidity in the language.   

 

 

 

 

I've been to "Udson" numerous times. It's a very nice place. I'm also very much for preserving the French language, as are most Quebec anglos (which I once was). As you say, though, draconian language laws aren't the way to go about it IMO.

 

But methinks we digress too much. Back to olden days... 👴👵

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17 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

 

I've been to "Udson" numerous times. It's a very nice place. I'm also very much for preserving the French language, as are most Quebec anglos (which I once was). As you say, though, draconian language laws aren't the way to go about it IMO.

 

But methinks we digress too much. Back to olden days... 👴👵

 

I don't mind the digression. I can still see the pictures. 😃

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