Sunday, May 24, 2015

Amazing Twitter Photo

This is a photo from 1938 and shows veterans from the Battle of Gettysburg (Civil War) dropping flowers from an airplane. It's hard to imagine the changes these men saw -- from fighting in the Civil       
 War to riding in an airplane!

Battle of Gettysburg vets poised to drop flowers on battlefield from plane, Memorial (Decoration) Day 1938:


Mary said...

Wow. I guess it's like our WWII vets. It's been 70 years since the end of their war and it was a little more than that for these Civil War vets. Lots of change for both. I guess the changes for the civil war vets were more startling.

Barbara said...

I think the transformations in our lives are as profound. Compare mailing a post card to a friend from vacation, versus twitter. Or going to a library to do research, versus google.

Pat said...

Or your mother's rule of taking a dime on a date in case you have to make a phone call.

Every so often I see a movie where someone leaves the table in a restaurant, for example, to go to the pay phone. It doesn't seem like that long ago that I was standing at LGA at banks of payphones with 50 other business people.