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The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies to many aspects of our lives, but especially to historical photography. Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent.

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies to many aspects of our lives, but especially to historical photography. Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent.

I said, Grandpa what’s this picture here, all black an white an ain’t real clear,Is that you there,he said,ya This is my favorite one,me an grandma in  the summer sun All dressed up the day we said our vows.can’t tell here but it was hot that June, rose was red an her eyes were blue,look at that smile I was so proud.that's the story of my life in black an white. A picture’s worth a thousand words But you can’t see what those shades of gray keep covered. You should have seen it in color.

I said, Grandpa what’s this picture here, all black an white an ain’t real clear,Is that you there,he said,ya This is my favorite one,me an grandma in the summer sun All dressed up the day we said our vows.can’t tell here but it was hot that June, rose was red an her eyes were blue,look at that smile I was so proud.that's the story of my life in black an white. A picture’s worth a thousand words But you can’t see what those shades of gray keep covered. You should have seen it in color.

August 14th 1945. A day that changed America forever. This picture doesn't just show a "romance", it shows the relief that Americans had that the second Great War was over. Hundreds of people were celebrating that the war had ended, and this picture is a symbol of relief and celebration.

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August 14th 1945. A day that changed America forever. This picture doesn't just show a "romance", it shows the relief that Americans had that the second Great War was over. Hundreds of people were celebrating that the war had ended, and this picture is a symbol of relief and celebration.

1838: The first photograph of a human being  This picture, the earliest known photograph to include a recognizable human form, was taken in Paris, France, in 1838 by Louis Daguerre. The human in question is standing in the bottom-left of the photograph, on the pavement by the curve in the road.  He is having his boots shined.

The first photograph of a human being

1838: The first photograph of a human being This picture, the earliest known photograph to include a recognizable human form, was taken in Paris, France, in 1838 by Louis Daguerre. The human in question is standing in the bottom-left of the photograph, on the pavement by the curve in the road. He is having his boots shined.

corallorosso: “Pride Street Photo by W. Eugene Smith, 1955 ”

corallorosso: Pride Street Photo by W. Eugene...

When visiting all these amaxing places of course I'll need a camera. You know what they say, "A pictures worth a thousand words."

When visiting all these amaxing places of course I'll need a camera. You know what they say, "A pictures worth a thousand words."

Nothing says it like pictures. The old adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words” applies here!  1967beetle.com daily receives many many requests about one-year-only parts (commonly shortened to “OYO”). It makes sense to maintain a photo library of these parts for everyone to access at will.  We’ve added a new feature under “ARTICLES” in the site navigation. Simply mouse over, and you’ll see the new addition. One Year Only Parts.

'67 Beetle – One Year Only Parts

Nothing says it like pictures. The old adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words” applies here! 1967beetle.com daily receives many many requests about one-year-only parts (commonly shortened to “OYO”). It makes sense to maintain a photo library of these parts for everyone to access at will. We’ve added a new feature under “ARTICLES” in the site navigation. Simply mouse over, and you’ll see the new addition. One Year Only Parts.

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