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Old America

May 18, 2012

Every time I start poking around Shorpy, I’ve lost a few hours of my life.  This isn’t such a  challenging feat considering their stock pile of historic imagery.

This collection of photographs capture what’s been labeled as The Lost America.  Lost or not, it’s hard (for me) not to get roped into old images.  These were my pick of the litter.

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  1. Kitkat permalink
    May 21, 2012 11:55

    Regarding the second picture down, with the people getting on to an aeroplane, I think rather than ‘Old America’ it shows a British Handley Page HP42 aeroplane at Cairo. Hence it says ‘GR [George Rex] Royal Mail’ on the side. The HP42s flew in public service only between 1929 and 1939, on the British India route between Egypt and Karachi via the Persian Gulf. Only a few of these four engined biplanes were made.

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