Do Not Believe  

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Do Not Believe
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Every thing you read in the Newspaper.

This is still as true today as it was following the 1948 Presidential Election in the USA. I took this photo last year at the The Elms Hotel and Spa in Excelsior Springs, MO. This is where Truman spent Election Night. I was attending some training concerning my job and we were entertained by this Truman impersonator.

I will upload a photo of the Spa soon. I intentionally blurred out the sign in the background so you would try to read it. You can follow the links if you want to read more about this Historic event.


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03/19/16 1:04 AM GMT
The mono tone is perfect for this one, and would be a super challenge entry. tigz=^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
03/19/16 6:54 AM GMT
Now you have another battle to fight. Good luck with that and with the Wednesday challenge, Tick.
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03/19/16 8:17 AM GMT
Looks good in b/w Tick. I hope to see this time similar heading with someone else. Nice shot.
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Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
03/19/16 8:37 AM GMT
History repeats itself eh!....

You worked this pretty good old Mate!....

That 'Dicky Bow' tie pulls the eye, as well as the papers headlines!
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03/19/16 9:44 AM GMT
I like to copy Sandi's words above Owd Fella Tick (OFT)!

PS: thanks for the links, I've enjoyed in particular the news paper article 'Charles Van Houten and his daughter, Evelyn, visiting the Truman library from San Antonio, Texas, got to join Niel Johnson in one of Truman's most famous poses.'
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03/19/16 12:14 AM GMT
US politics is so different from Europe and it's difficult for many Europeans to comprehend and they sometimes fail to reveal it Tic.

Europe had a brave new world after WW2 which bought socialism and the welfare state. America had McCarthyism, black lists and the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, may the unfortunate Jewish couple rest in peace.

Okay Tic I'll stop there, a very good presentation btw. 👀
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03/19/16 4:01 PM GMT
Nice one, Tick. The clothes, hat, and even the stance bring back memories.
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03/19/16 4:16 PM GMT
Yea, the Tribune never really lived that one down - it's not my paper of choice in this area for many reasons and politics is one of them. Excellent capture and a great one for the BWC Tick.
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. . . "What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome." A.J. Balfour
03/19/16 5:41 PM GMT
Looks like Harry is alive and well. Fine image.
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03/19/16 10:48 PM GMT
The B/W sure fits this picture Tick! What a story it tells.
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Joanie loves you :-)
03/20/16 1:10 AM GMT
An iconic image in the process of being recreated here, Tick. I trust this actor used the colorful language for which HST was known! :-)

You captured a good one here.
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If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine The Earth without art is just 'eh'.
03/20/16 6:34 AM GMT
You got him good, Tick. At first, I thought you were presenting a photo of a historical image. This has got that old time look in BW. Well done.
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Smile, without a reason why. Love, as if you were a child, Smile, no matter what they tell you Don't listen to a word they say Cause life is beautiful that way. (From the film "Life Is Beautiful")
03/20/16 7:29 PM GMT
Ohh, that's right...Truman was a Missouri man...

Nice one, Cap'n...
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03/21/16 2:27 AM GMT
Looks like one from the archives - well done
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03/22/16 5:56 PM GMT
Great one Tick, a wonderful B/W showing us some history passed
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