Band of Brothers by George Cousins

Photographic Prints

Small (11.9" x 8.0")

Finish:
$7.15

Sizing Information

Photographic
Small 11.9" x 8.0"
Medium 17.9" x 12.0"
Large 23.9" x 16.0"
X large 29.8" x 20.0"

Features

  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

Taking nothing away from the movie, this was our own band of brothers, and our trusty steed, a Canso amphibian aircraft of the Royal Canadian Air Force, in which we criss-crossed the Canadian Arctic wilderness in the summer of 1955. This photo was taken by a person that I can’t remember, using my camera, on the dirt runway at Norman Wells, in the North-West Territories. I’m the second from the right, with the best looking beard :)
The camera was an Exakta Varex 35mm.SLR and probably using Ektachrome film at the time. Taken in 1955, scanned in 2004 with a Canoscan 4000dpi scanner.
Not expecting anyone would want to buy a copy, but here it is anyway. Nostalgia, if nothing else!


Comments

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekalmost 6 years ago

    Bet this brings back memories.
    Just think, George. You’re a pioneer !!

  • Tons of memories,Stan! Wish I could do it all over again..lol!

    – George Cousins

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous keepsake George . It is lovely to have old pictures to look back on . x

  • Thanks Irene, I’ve always felt so lucky to have been able to see that wilderness country when it still was virtually untouched.

    – George Cousins

  • ubumebme
    ubumebmealmost 6 years ago

    Very cool George…What is the bubble on the nose of the plane or is that something else I am seeing?

  • Hi Della, that is a perspex observation bubble. Usually the navigator sat in the nose and his head was up in the bubble to look around. I sometimes did the same, but I preferred the huge bubbles that were on the sides,back of the wing. You could sit in them and take pictures, though they were not very clear and had a lot of reflections. But better than nothing..lol!

    – George Cousins

  • ubumebme
    ubumebmealmost 6 years ago

    That must have made for some amazing views! Is this similar to the B52 bomber gunner’s bubble? Thanks again for answering my pesky questions…lol

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsalmost 6 years ago

    Yes, pretty much the same thing. I didn’t much like using it because I found way too much sun glare. With the side bubbles you could move from the sunny side to the shady one..LOL!

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 6 years ago

  • LOL!!! I LOVE the “thumbs up”! What a great icon! And thanks very much indeed for the Feature, which is truly appreciated.

    – George Cousins

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent shot George, a real treasure I think! :D

  • Many thanks Kathie, they say old memories never die..lol!

    – George Cousins

  • Lisa Defazio
    Lisa Defazioalmost 6 years ago

    This is incredible – sell the movie rights now!

  • Thanks so much for your kind comments! Wish I could sell something, it would be a nice change..LOL!!! But making new friends on RB makes it very much worthwhile.

    – George Cousins

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...almost 6 years ago

    Nice historical story and capture George.
    I was 1 year old when this was taken.

  • Thanks Richard, if one could have imagined such things as scanners,computers and all that back in 1955..!!

    – George Cousins

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaalmost 6 years ago

    In 55 my dad was teaching Ground School for new pilots that were mostly going for the Korean War. 55 Also brought me nemesis- a baby brother who tipped me off of the throne!
    What a pain he was! Now we’re close, though. I started 1st grade in 55, at the time, Oregon didn’t “believe” in Kindergarten. I wrote my first book then, too— but I had to use some symbols because I didn’t know how to write some words. A box stood for “day”. I was 5, I think a 3-page novel wasn’t bad for my age! LoL, those were pretty good days to look back on, weren’t they? You were a young man and bullet proof, and I was a little kid, so excited to be in school, finally!


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