On The Road

I found a few lost submissions, so they will run later this week and early next.  We shall see where things go from there.


Today, a picture from about 1940, taken by my grandmother in Baranquilla, Colombia. It is titled “My baggage transfer at Baranquilla”. This was, I assume, the transfer from water-based transportation (seaplane, ship, etc.) to the airport for a white-knuckle flight to Bogota.



Have a great day, we’ll re-convene tomorrow for some 9-11 memories.

4 replies
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    J R in WV says:

    Pictures are such an astonishing window into that moment in the past, and this one is especially good because it’s from far away AND long ago.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    cliosfanboy says:

    Great photo. I tell my students that while they are young they should all do something that will amaze their grandkids…

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    Just One More Canuck says:

    Pictures like this fascinate me – there’s such a great story behind them

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    J R in WV says:

    @Just One More Canuck:

    Yes, this one especially. The big trunk, the little cart, the smoking factory in the distance, all those guys with wide brimmed hats in the tropical sun. Coulda been Casablanca!!


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