Weekly photo challenge: Old-fashioned

my first typewriter
all photos by Frizztext
tools changed, but not the passion to write – or to make photos or music …
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Help me to remember those decades: we spent with different audio record machines; from LP to CD from cassette to mp3 player: What could be the result of those decades? More capability to express emotions, to feel emotions, to focus on emotions? AND THE ENGINEERS TRIED TO DO THEIR VERY BEST AND MADE STEP BY STEP A KIND OF EVOLUTION…

I started in the late fifties with country music, rock and roll and rockabilly, with spirituals and blues. Soon the BEATLES appeared and the Rolling Stones. Then soul, rhythm ‘n blues, gypsy jazz came in my mind. It seems to be a never ending story of influence, of listening and covering the top ten with my own guitar. But I think, at least, coming to the end of the line, we should make a final statement about the results of those many hours spent in everyone’s lifetime SUPPORTED BY THE NEVER ENDING IDEAS OF ENGINEERS TO OPTIMIZE THE TOOLS FOR INFORMATION … CALL THEM OLD FASHIONED NOW, BUT THEY HAVE BEEN AN IMPORTANT BRIDGE TO THE LEVEL, WHICH MANKIND ACTUALLY HAS CLIMBED!

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Lute, Venice:
Lute
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script rolls, Venice:
Old Venice
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AGFA clack, my old camera
AGFA Clack 1953
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old telephones on a flea market:
SKYPE victims
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myself, addicted to old fashioned blues music
W = WANTED
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very old radio, design museum in Munich
old-radio
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how many efforts of mankind have been made to find methods to save music, to conserve a certain mood, feeling, optimism, dynamic, ingenuity …
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grandma’s first camera
camera-of-grandma
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my wife’s old camera:
the AGFA face
IF THINGS COULD TALK!!!
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45 responses to “Weekly photo challenge: Old-fashioned

  1. Gorgeous instrument! Is that a lute? any idea how old?

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  2. Renee

    Great pictures! I wish I had the typewriter ;) But I do have the same Agfa Clack. Nice camara ;)

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  3. omg. love, love the colors!

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  4. Zoya

    An interesting set of vintage collection you’ve got there.

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  5. thirdhandart

    Great photos! I love vintage items and you’ve certainly captured the theme. Is there a story to go with the “Wanted Dead or Alive” poster?

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  6. LOVE THE TYPEWRITER!

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  7. How sad the telephones look, like a graveyard.

    I remember when my parents first emigrated to Canada they used an old fashioned stand up phone, the kind you held in front of your mouth. I can’t imagine Canada was so far behind in the late 60’s, maybe it was a replica!

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    • in Canada they like canoes and wooden houses, rifles to shoot brown bears, they are singing songs like NORTH TO ALASKA and so on – at least we think so in Germany. I even heard, that the squirrels ignore modern technology: they are running high above the phone cables and electric power lines, using them like trees to travel from A to B.

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      • Yes, I think it was like that where I was born. Very far north, mining town. I only stayed till I was 5, but I remember my dad using “snowshoes” and a “ski-doo” in the winter snow. And in the summer we did go out in a canoe. Don’t remember any bears, but my mom said they almost drove their car under a moose they came across.

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  8. truthwithdoris

    wonderful!

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  9. Love your collection of ‘old fashioned’ things!

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  10. Great photos.I love old cameras.

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  11. Wolfgang Hermann

    da kommt sehnsucht nach der guten alten zeit auf
    und
    man darf gar nicht denken, was man alles wegeworfen hat nur weil es “alt” oder nicht mehr “funktionstüchtig” war
    und dann fällt mir dazu noch ein:
    dinge, die m,ann nach ewiger aufbewahrung dann endlich weggwirft,würde man kurz darauf dringend benötigen :-) wolfgang

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    • our apartment is like the MUSEUM OF OUR LIFE
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      hätten wir nix weggeworfen, Wolfgang, hätten wir ein ziemlich großes Museum um uns herumschichten können. Obwohl wir ständig wegwerfen, sieht unsere Wohnung dennoch aus wie das Museum unseres Lebens …

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  12. Oh my, Youve got a great collection of old fashioned stuff..Nice photos by the way..

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  13. Great photos – I especially love the telephones where you had to dial ’round and round and round.’ Reminds me of my great-grandmother and she’d cuss (oh my!) if she messed up that last number. HAHAHA

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    • and if you got a nervous finger, you had to start from the beginning several times … – have some bad memories, when I was forced to call emergency, because I was witness of an accident …

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  14. So many old fashioned things that can be used for still-life etc. Because we travelled all the time the only two olld things I own are a small bible from about the late 1800’s and a Brownie Box Camera

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  15. Eine schöne zusammengestellte Sammlung dieser “alten” Sachen. Ich gebe regelmässig etwas weg für Tröddelmärkte, aber habe dennoch viel Krims Krams um mich herum. Besucher denken oft das sie etwas neues bei mir entdeckt haben, was dann aber schon Jahre lang hier steht, sie hatten es gewohn nicht gesehen. Die vielen Dinge (auch viel aus dem Ausland) sind dann auch immer guter Gesprächsstoff.
    Ich wünsche Dir weiterhin viel Erfolg und Ideen mit dieser Seite, Herzliche Grüsse Dietmut

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  16. Such beautiful photos! We have one of those telephones which remains in use – we did not have to download a faux traditional ring-tone. As for the records, I can’t believe how many people gave away their collections when CD’s came on the scene. I had to save precious pennies for every record which was only ever bought with love. After considerable contemplation.

    I love your photos, not a speck of dust in sight!

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  17. Nice collection :-)

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  18. ‘grandma’s first camera’ is my favourite. amazing stuff!

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  19. Your photos are really beautiful!

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  20. You gathered an awesome collection of things… i love it. I used to have an old Agfa like yours and left it at one of the many places I moved to…. :-)

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  21. likeawind24

    I love this post!

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  22. I like your post the best for this theme…
    Really funky vintage stuff!

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  23. I had an uncle who had the phone and my journo cousin who had a typewriter…kept us busy and out of trouble or hours in both places :)

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  24. All of these photos are stunning! : )

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  28. my favorite:
    very old radio, design museum in Munich
    old-radio
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    how many efforts of mankind have been made to find methods to save music, to conserve a certain mood, feeling, optimism, dynamic, ingenuity …
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