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Paul_Hochman
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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

Hi,

 

I've been emailing back and forth with Shandi tonight and she said that she'll offer up what background she does know about the pictures when she arrives on the board.

 

And, there's still more photos to come.

 

P.

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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

Great Photos!  I look forward to more and the background info that will be coming.
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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

 

 

 

 

Hi all,

 

Well, not sure what I am doing wrong, but I cant figure out how to look at the pictures.  Could somebody paste in the url on this thread so I can go to it?

 

Thanks,

Mary

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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

The photographs are wonderful --- Thanks for sharing

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Paul_Hochman
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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

Might be a browser issue. Try using a different browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) and see if that works.

 


gringorn wrote:

 

 

 

 

Hi all,

 

Well, not sure what I am doing wrong, but I cant figure out how to look at the pictures.  Could somebody paste in the url on this thread so I can go to it?

 

Thanks,

Mary


 

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dhaupt
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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

I always love visual help when I'm reading especially a period piece. Thanks so much Paul and Shandi.

Can't wait til we start next week, haven't picked up the book except to look at the cover. 

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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

Take a look at these. The Dust Storm photo is surreal!







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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

These photos add to the experience of reading this great book.

 

It will be great to learn the story behind the photos from Shandi.

 

Thanks for sharing the photos and book!:smileyhappy:

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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

Dear Shandi & Paul:

 

Thank you for sharing and posting the pictures!  I can't wait for the details about the pictures and for the discussions to begin.  Thanks for allowing me to a part of this exciting adventure!!!

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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

What a wonderful gift you gave us Shandi and PaulH! Believe it or not I imagined the scenery of the book practically the same as the photos! But I added to it my first impressions of the cover painting: the nocturnal and blue ambience.
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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

Wow!


PaulH wrote:

Take a look at these. The Dust Storm photo is surreal!








 

 

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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

Is what I circled in pink a house?!?



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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

I would like to add my thank you for the wonderful pictures and the wonderful book.
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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

It's kind of scary to think that it is a house! If it is, there appears to be a barn or other structure to the left. I hope Shandi will be able to give us the answer.


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Is what I circled in pink a house?!?




 

 

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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

Wow, that's amazing! It definitely looks like a house or some kind of building to me. I've never seen anything like this before! Unbelievable! Thanks, Shandi for sharing these photos with us and Paul, thanks for posting them for us. Keep up the good work! We really appreciate it!

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Is what I circled in pink a house?!?




 

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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

Hi

wow, I couldn't imagine being in the center of a storm as black as that. When I lived in Texas and we had sand storms they were not as black as this cloud of dust looks.

These pictures will be a wonderful addition to the reading. Sometimes you just want to put these pictures in the book but I am sure it is not possible.

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Take a look at these. The Dust Storm photo is surreal!



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Looking at the picture of the dust storm with the tiny (comparatively) house makes me feel as I do when I look at the ocean...  Very small & insignificant, as well as instilling a feeling that there is something greater than man out there.  Quite an awesome picture.
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Wow. These pictures are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing them!
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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

Looking at the photographs just visually confirms what a daunting task the immigrants faced when "taming" the land they moved to.  A constant battle against the elements with little in the way of implements to help.  What extraordinary strength and will to succeed they possessed.  We have a lot to learn from them.  Thank you for sharing those awesome photos! 
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I remember a PBS special about the dark days of The Dust Bowl and there were some incredible pictures there too. Amazing what people survived through. I wonder how many of us today could do the same thing?