March 5, 2019

50 Rare and Amazing Color Photos That Capture Life of the US in the Late 1930s and 1940s

These amazing color photos were taken by A. T. Burke who is 100 years old now and may has served in the United States Navy documented life of the US in the late 1930s and 1940s.

Man with the Radio Amateur's Handbook is dated 1939 and hot off the press in late 1938, taken at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), Maryland, December 1938

USNA Class of '42 Midshipman and future war hero on leave in 1940 does Corpsman duty

USNA Midshipman, Class of '42 on leave, June 23, 1940

This football game between the USNA and William & Mary College is played at Farragut Field on the grounds of the USNA in the September 27, 1941

USNA Navy vs William & Mary at Farragut Field, September 27, 1941

1943 Bremerton camera testing

Bailey's Grocery, August 1943

Four of the five friends who bonded their friendship in grammar school in 1928 or 1929, August 15, 1943

Friend's wedding, August 15, 1943

On leave from the Pacific in WWII, September 1943

 On leave in 1943

WWII USA, patriotic bicycle parade (no gasoline), August 1943

WWII USA, using wisely what little gas we had under rationing, 1943

A new baby and old war mark, Christmas 1944

Christmas 1944

November 1944 just off campus near the USNA

The young boy looks taller with the 5' tall grandfather, February 1944

An old black Chevy in the snow at the USNA, 1945

At the USNA, 1945

Eastport Apartments (1944), coal heated before we moved onto the campus (USNA) in steam heated housing, 1945

From Washington Monument, April 1945

Hamoja Village at the USNA, 1945

January of 1945 on the USNA campus

3306 Mission Blvd, Mission Beach, Dan Diego, CA, 1946

Family portrait at Mission Beach, San Diego, CA, November 1946

Mr. Helge Anderson was a big Swede who could still lift an automobile engine past 50 years old, Los Angeles, 1946

The seawall in Mission Beach, San Diego, CA, November 1946

These kids haven't turned three yet, San Diego, CA, October 28, 1946

1947 trip past cave dweller ruins

3306 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA just after WWII, 1947

3306 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA just after WWII, 1947

"At least I have my bear!", 1947

Boy was having fun, San Diego, CA, March 1947

Del Dios, CA, above Hernandez Hideaway, August 1947

Easter 1947

Easter 1947

Easter 1947

Family portrait, 1947

Just after WWII in the Mission Beach area of San Diego, CA, 1947

One of the little girls became Miss National City, circa 1947

Portrait of two young women, 1947

The boardwalk in Mission Beach, San Diego, CA, 1947

These pony rides were off highway US 80 (now I-8) below the old William Templeton Johnson mansion,  San Diego, California, 1947

These pony rides were off highway US 80 (now I-8) below the old William Templeton Johnson mansion,  San Diego, California, 1947

Young woman in Easter fashion of 1947 at 9661 Lev Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 1947

Formerly part of Lake Hodges, I-15 is right here today just south of Escondido, CA, 1948

After Easter egg hunt, Easter, April 17, 1949

Lady sitting on the chair, January 1949

The California Redwoods in 1949

Youngest son at 6 months, March 1949





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