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    Tuckerman's Ravine 1952-54

    I found this set of photos quite by accident as I was browsing through some unrelated flickr photos. They are part of an archival project from the photos of a founder of Teradyne Corporation.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dboo/se...7600073036195/

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    Great pics! When men were men: skiing in short shorts, tams on their heads, and 10-foot long wooden skis.
    Thanks John!

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    For the love of mountains. On and on it goes. Isn't life good! Thanks for posting.
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    Those are some fantastic photos!

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    Very cool; thanks for posting. Tucks skiers in the 50s were really hard core. Thanks to our own cbcbd for correcting the opening aerial shot of Washington and Tucks. Someone else added boxes to some of the slides pointing out "fissure (crack) in the snowpack" and "US Army surplus "mummy" bag (down filled)," which are pretty funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audrey View Post
    Great pics! When men were men: skiing in short shorts
    was farmer alive in the 50's?
    oh wait, you said when the men were men.

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    Gotta love the long lasting quality of slide photography....The pictures are great
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    Really great photos. Thanks for sharing them.

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    Kewl stuff

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    Good stuff.

    Does anyone know if Warren Miller has ever highlighted the experience of skiing Tuckerman's or Mt. Washington in any of his 3,000 movies? If not, they definitely should have at some point.

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    Spring skiing in Tucks...it's the ginchiest!

    Two comments:

    1) I dig those crazy hats, but they don't seem to carry them at EMS (not even at 20% off). Where can I get me some?

    2) In these old photos, you can really see how far the Mt. Washington glaciers have retreated over the last 50 years.

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    WOW. Fantastic ~ Thank you for posting.

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    Incredible pictures! Nice find John. I have not been fortunate enough to have ever met Nick, but I was fortunate enough to meet Alexander d’Arbeloff, the other co-founder of Teradyne. Those two were brilliant engineers...

    The pictures are amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadtripper View Post
    Good stuff.

    Does anyone know if Warren Miller has ever highlighted the experience of skiing Tuckerman's or Mt. Washington in any of his 3,000 movies? If not, they definitely should have at some point.
    Maybe not Warren Miller, but Jim Farnsworth made some great ski videos in Tucks and down the Sherbie in the 60s and 70s; he was one of the first to carry a video camera on a shoulder frame allowing him to film others from behind on his skis at high speed. Need to check with the New England Ski Museum at Cannon to see if they have any of those old Farnsworth fillms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Dasypodidae View Post
    Maybe not Warren Miller, but Jim Farnsworth made some great ski videos in Tucks and down the Sherbie in the 60s and 70s; he was one of the first to carry a video camera on a shoulder frame allowing him to film others from behind on his skis at high speed. Need to check with the New England Ski Museum at Cannon to see if they have any of those old Farnsworth fillms.
    Jeff Leich says that they do not, but he would be very interested in archiving them.

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