Two Old Boats correspondent Dan sent me links to some great old pictures over at the  The site says, “From the late 1930s to 1969, amateur photographer Charles W. Cushman traveled the country documenting American life and landscapes with color photographs. Upon his death in 1972, he bequeathed his collection of 14,500 Kodachrome color slides to his alma mater, Indiana University, where they remain today. Below are a selection of Cushman’s photos from 1938 to 1949. You can see the entire collection and read more about his life and work on the Indiana University website.

Here is my favorite shot that features boats.    The back one, especially, has a real shantyboat feel.

Originally posted 2012-06-06 20:00:16.

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