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I converted a photo of my 1950 ford to monochrome to get that authentic look of 50s photos and added some historical events that happened in the year 1950 that I found on the internet
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Cheers, Roger

Jan 7th - Hank Snow's 1st appearance on "Grand Ole Opry"

Jan 24th - Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history

Feb 1st - USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes

Feb 15th - Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released

Mar 6th - Silly Putty invented

Mar 30th - Phototransistor invention announced, Murray Hill, NJ

Apr 25th - Chuck Cooper becomes 1st black to play in NBA

May 6th - Liz Taylor's 1st marriage (Conrad Hilton Jr)

Jun 17th - 1st kidney transplant (Chicago)

Jul 19th - NY Yanks obtain their 1st black players, Elston Howard & Frank Barnes

Aug 22nd - Rotterdam harbor strike end

Sep 10th - Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium

Sep 17th - San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17

Sep 23rd - US Mustangs accidentally bombs British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed

Sep 27th - Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles KOs Joe Louis in NYC

Sep 29th - Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories

Sep 30th - Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time

Oct 2nd - Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz first published

Oct 26th - 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea

Nov 8th - 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War

Nov 24th - UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas

Nov 30th - US Pres Truman threatens China with atom bomb

Dec 5th - Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Dec 19th - Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander

Dec 20th - "Harvey," starring James Stewart, premieres in NY
August 30, 2011
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Aug 30, 2011 5:18:53 pm
ah...fantastic shot!

by mininessie Homepage »

Aug 30, 2011 5:31:09 pm
My dad had one of these in 1955. That was one cool car.

by Chanter56 Homepage »

Aug 30, 2011 5:33:00 pm
Yes The GOOD old days and Great info SROger ,Glad that u posted this ,Beautiful B/W and stunning shot, your Ford car look soo Sweet, and also i like the background Very nice...*amazing work...*HUGS*...mindypindy....*LOL*...

by Minda Homepage »

Aug 30, 2011 5:57:41 pm
Aweome Looking Old Ford Great Photograph



by AngelWeb58 Homepage »

Aug 30, 2011 7:07:39 pm
So wonderful to view and remember. Very cool Roger!

by ToniDunlap Homepage »

Aug 30, 2011 7:08:54 pm
Good shot! It does look like the good old days!

by KD Homepage »

Aug 30, 2011 8:13:59 pm
Nice work. A great image and a great old car.

by Sea_Dog Homepage »

Aug 30, 2011 8:53:32 pm
Really cool car & shot... good'n'old days!

by wotan Homepage »

Aug 30, 2011 9:21:47 pm
did a good job too doing it this way

by jocko500 Online Now!   Homepage »

Aug 30, 2011 11:30:58 pm
Just wanted to pop in and say I'm Back amongst the living and will try my best to look over your gallery to see what I've missed as time permits....

Sweeeeeet 50's Ford!


by KnightWolverine Homepage »

Aug 31, 2011 3:13:48 am
I enjoyed this post. Well done.

by blinkings Homepage »

Aug 31, 2011 3:18:57 am
This Rocks my World!!

by GARAGELAND Homepage »

Aug 31, 2011 8:13:21 am
September 10th, 1950: TallPockets 'conceived' in back seat of car. WINK.

by TallPockets Homepage »

Sep 1, 2011 12:00:53 am
Great monochrome for a great classic!!:-))And thanks for the chronological info!:-))

by Dreamdesigner Homepage »


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