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#1 NotDeaf

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 02:40 PM

Just surfing around again, came across the National Archive web site of photos from WWII and I thought I’d share this one. Maybe someone posted it here before, I just haven’t seen it. They have a ton of photos, from Al Capone’s and Machine Gun Kelly’s count documents to the Pacific and Europe war… You can check out the rest from their site here’s the link from which I grabbed this photo

http://www.archives....os/#destruction

National Archive - Thompson Picture




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#2 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 09:02 AM

That one is good but the focus is on the 1917 and not the Thompson, here's a good one I found.

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 01:19 AM

I'm gonna start posting these as "Posed WWII Thompson pics". You guys try to find "action" photos. There were only a few photographers who were snapping pictures while the bullets were flying. The only thing you seem to care about is that they are "posed"

Here's one that's "posed".

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 09:06 AM

QUOTE (Hawkeye_Joe @ Feb 18 2006, 01:19 AM)
I'm gonna start posting these as "Posed WWII Thompson pics". You guys try to find "action" photos. There were only a few photographers who were snapping pictures while the bullets were flying. The only thing you seem to care about is that they are "posed"

You post all you can find. I like 'em. Posed or not, it's the man, moment and machine thing I like to see. Hey, "Man, Moment and Machine", maybe I could sell that idea to the History Channel for a show!
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Posted 18 February 2006 - 10:34 AM

Here's one I acquired a few months ago. Can anyone beat 20 Colt Thompsons in one picture? This was taken of Marines at Quantico, Va taking a sight picture on a shooting range, circa 1935. None of the guns appear to have magazines in them. I bought this picture, and there were others I didn't buy that were from the same series, and did not include Thompsons. I can post previews of the other images if anyone is interested.

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This picture is also a good demonstration of the effect of depth of field in photography. The photographer probably had sufficient light that he could have used a higher number F-stop, produced greater depth of field, and captured all the troops in focus. However, maybe he sought the effect he produced with this shot.

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#6 colt21a

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 12:26 PM

the only pic i have of twenty thompson's is on my kitchen table.before i sold them off circa: 1999........and of course the cox collection back when...a 1975 polaroid. i have gone through hundred's of old pic's with thompson's.and never have i come across a pic of al with a thompson,using posing or otherwise...and have never heard of anybody who has seen or heard of one either. and i knew some of the old time newspaper guy's including tony beradi, john drummond,

and some guy's from the old "merry gangster's "group

that would be a prize pic.ole BIG AL with a thompson.only john d,from indiana,and clyde and bonnie and the shelton and birger gang's....... i wish sometime's now i would have kept some of the stuff.........but alas other collector's are happy....

i do have a nice one of wallace beery,and a old texas ranger with them....and of course the old standy bogart from "sahara"

someday the young guy's will be old,and look at mike's mg pic's and shout.anybody remember this guy??
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#7 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 12:30 AM

"Posed" Thompson Pic:

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#8 85th Engineer

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 09:07 AM

Don't know if these Krauts would consider this a "pose" or not. Kinda doubt it. Especially the one in the middle with the "would you point that in some other direction" look on his face.

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Edited by 85th Engineer, 21 February 2006 - 09:09 AM.

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 09:35 AM

Here are a couple good ones

http://home.earthlin...&target=tlx_new

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 10:46 AM

Talk about a posed photo, they should put clips in the guns when you arrest a bad guy! And no magazines in the mag pouch!
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#11 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 11:07 AM

And gun safety.. ohmy.gif Look at the one MP with the hammer back and his finger taking up all the slack.... slap.gif

Oh, and here's 85th Engineer's picture...nice one... smile.gif

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:11 PM

Hawk...that's a NICE photo! I'm gonna put that on a t-shirt transfer for myself!
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