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Sweet Photo's from 1935 TdF(11 posts)

Sweet Photo's from 1935 TdFteoteoteo
Jun 21, 2003 8:30 PM
Saw this link on another board. Cool old TdF photo's
Photo's what?Atombomber
Jun 21, 2003 8:49 PM
The 's designates a possessive. ie The photo's colour is black and white. The photo's content is of a cyclist riding up a hill. The photo's size is 3" by 6". An s after a noun pluralizes it. ie The photos are old. Americans have trouble spelling. Americans have difficulty differentiating between the words there, they're and their and you're and your.
"When in Rome,....coonass
Jun 22, 2003 4:15 AM
do as the Romans." Color is the correct spelling for use in America; not colour. Don't worry, we'll still send the Foreign Aid checks.
When not in Rome...Atombomber
Jun 22, 2003 9:57 AM
one does not need to do what the Romans do.

The last time I checked, I was still in Canada.
* yawn * nmJS Haiku Shop
Jun 23, 2003 6:16 AM
Fabulous's! Thank's You teoteoteo! Very cools! nmDUOHEAD
Jun 21, 2003 9:19 PM
Capa at wargcbgcb
Jun 22, 2003 6:14 AM
Very interesting. Robert Capa is best known as a combat photographer but in the rare intervals between wars it looks like he enjoyed less dangerous assignments. I'm always interested in the bicycle-related work of artists not known for their bicycle related work. I believe Louis Malle made a documentary on the Tour in the 60's but I've never seen it. Anyone know of any other examples?
Jun 22, 2003 7:01 AM
man, I would have really liked to see more shots of the race or of the cyclists, rather than of the crowd. It is interesting, though, and hard to believe they raced with fenders and such. There is a picure at the bike shop of some TdF riders smoking... odd how times have changed...yet stayed the same.

the famous "smoking riders" photo!Alexx
Jun 23, 2003 8:42 AM
Believe it or not, athletes back then thought that a cigarette (or at least a few puffs off one) would 'open up your lungs'. My father (now 76) told me that high school coaches used to tell their star atheletes to do this back in the 1930's. How times have changed....
Amazing for what it DOESN'T show ...Humma Hah
Jun 23, 2003 6:13 AM
... namely much of the bikes or people riding them.

I'm interested in the kind of roads they were on, the bikes, and seeing them ride. Not so terribly interested in the motorcycles the press were riding or shots of folks lying around.
Correction: 1939 TdF (history lesson here)rollo tommassi
Jun 23, 2003 8:30 AM
July 1939. So many people commented on how few images of the riders are shown, but think first, of the ordinary citizens who were to see the last "free" Tour de France. Only four weeks later, Hitler invaded Poland; by the end of June, 1940, France had surrendered.

When I see these images, I think about the time in which these people were living, and the things they were thinking (or not thinking - no one wanted to think about Czechoslovakia, or those 'other' places already invaded)

Thanks for the link - Capa is showing us more than images?
Excellent timeline: