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1940s America - Classic Cars, People, and Cities in COLOR #Video

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Please enjoy these old street scene photos from 1940s America. Within these photos, you'll see classic American cars in action - before they were classics. You'll also see people living their daily lives so many years ago.
These photos are not colorized but actually were taken at the time using color film. Kodak came out with their color film, Kodachrome, in the 1930s, which most of these pictures were likely shot on.
I think its fun to go back and view these times, especially in color pictures. You can get a glimpse into the daily lives of these people who lived so long ago. In some ways, their lives are similar to ours, even though the world has changed in so many ways since then.
I hope you enjoy these old photos - and thanks for watching!

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  • iotus2 Added I really enjoyed this video, Mel - the 40's in color! I was born in 1945. Reminds me of my folks. Thank you.
  • [email protected] Added I graduated from high school in 1954, and had the fastest car in the area, a 1939 Ford 2 door with a bad ass V8 engine. A great time to grow up. I'm 86 now and really miss the old days.
  • sharon Added loved I WISHED WE COULD GO BACK v kids need that experience v get a swat on pant's swat on hands in school maybe they v would have some respect.
  • Becky Added I don't think I'd like living during that particular era. (I don't like any of their clothes.) And too many things that I've depended on most of my life weren't there, either. I think I grew up in the BEST day, when we had music from The Beetles, The Who, Jethro Tull, Pete Townsend, Duran Duran, etc. We had bell-bottom jeans, black lights, bean bag chairs, Stingray bicycles, Easy Bake ovens..... and the list goes on and on. And we went to the moon.
  • Anne Added Loved it Mel. I was born in 46 so it's really interesting to see how things were back then.
  • CharMaine Added I love the days depicted in this video. I was born shortly after this era, but I treasure the simplicity, how we dressed, how we took care of our neighbors and neighborhoods and how we treated one another in public. I am a huge TCM fan, so I get to enjoy those time periods. While I wish I lived in those days, today I practice their respect for our amazing country. It was instilled in me. I am from Chicago, but noticed not one photo was from there. I lived in San Diego so I can tell you The Plaza is the same today as then. I've been to Beale St in Memphis and that is pretty much the same and finally I've been to Julian CA and yep, that is similar today as well. Tree filled hillsides east of the dessert of Temecula. Thanks for posting this Mel. It was a pleasure to go back, in color.
  • Bill Added In the 1941 Texaco gas station there is a 1951 Chevy in the picture. How does that work ?
  • Sarah Added Loved this one Mel. That photo in Cascade, Idaho made me laugh! 4 old businesses side-by-side and the signs read BEER, DRUGS, CAFE and BEER! Who could ask for anything more?? Ha ha ha ha Enjoyed all the pictures. I was born in 1949.
  • Bob Added Thank you Mel, I was born in 1932 in Northern California. A most enjoyable trip through the past. At 90 it is always great to see the vehicles like the ones I once traveled in.
  • Vicki Added Loved it! I was born in 1940 so its relative to me. I see cars like the o ones my Dad drove.
  • Mary Jane Added Nice video, a bit before my time, but I enjoyed it any way,
  • DOC CHERRY Added MEMORIES..GREAT VISIT..THANK YOU..
  • mercedes Added Absolutely the most fantastic video ever!!!!!
  • Kathy Added I really enjoyed the nostalgia. I was born in 1946 about 50 mi north of Flint Mi. Brings back lots of memories.
  • [email protected] Added Another GOOD ONE MEL, keep them coming. I was born 1937 and lived this in Clawson , Michigan, 40 miles from Flint ,Mi.
  • CHARLIE G. Added I grew up in the 50's and that's what the streets looked like - except the cars were 10 years newer . I was in Julian California in the early 70's and it still looked like the picture in the video .They grew lots of TASTY APPLES !! :green_apple::green_apple::green_apple::green_apple:
    THANKS MEL !!
    Stay Safe ! C. G.
  • BA Added Thanks Mel
  • Su Added Excellent. Thank you, Mel.
  • Randy Ferguson Added I really enjoyed this video, though it was before my time.
  • Merridy Added Loved it