Saturday, August 22, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday - Classic tarmac shadows

Last week I found an envelope of 8x10 photos in a file cabinet in the garage, and I think this might have been stored since 1997-1998 or so. There were a lot of pics therein from the 1940s on, and I found the second of a cool B&W photo which I am using for this week's Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

This is likely from March 1970, the person is my father returning from London, the place being the tarmac at JFK Airport in New York and the big subject in the background was the then brand new Boeing 747. On a sunny day in the Borough of Queens, the shadows are quite strong. The reason that he went down the steps that the 747 was so big that loading bridges to the plane were not yet installed at the Pan Am Worldport terminal.

On the back of the photo is a caption "Pan American World Airways, JFK Airport, New York" so this was when all was good...Pan Am passed away in 1991 and the Worldport terminal was razed in 2013. But four plus decades ago, the sun was bright and here is a picture of an optimistic future - I love the surprising discovery of these long-lost historical pics


Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Wow-what a cool shot! A slice of history and nostalgia!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a fabulous photo of a bygone era, Ralph! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What a great discovery and a fantastic photo!

Kathe W. said...

LOve old black and white images! Have a great weekend!

GreenComotion said...

Beautiful B&W photo and a lovely suitcase!
I was just thinking about suitcases the other day - they really are rare to see these days.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

OOOOOO wow. What a photo. Love the pose of your dad. He looks all shook up with excitement about being on the plane.

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