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    Canals in Venice being drained and cleaned. 1956.

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    OH WOW, that had to smell REALLY BAD.. I used to hate helping to clean out the community swimming pool after it sat over winter with the water lowered, to just below the outlets from the filter system. It was awful smelly. Cannot imagine those canals..

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    My question is where do they carry off the muck. or are those bins actually part of the drainage system to carry off the silt through a pipe underneath?
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    Canal cleaning? First off, who accepts the water drained away. Then, old as Venice is, tells me sewage collects as well. And to the mid-left; spectators?
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    Who'll bet that, right in front of the kneeling engineer, isn't a circular chart recorder? And waaaa-y bigger than TV screens of the era!
    Or maybe an extra clothes dryer for the White House 1st Lady, Maimie??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockguy View Post
    Or maybe an extra clothes dryer for the White House 1st Lady, Maimie??
    In 1952 it would have been Bess Truman, not Mamie Eisenhower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Canals in Venice being drained and cleaned. 1956.

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    Hmmmm, no ready evidence of any plastic bags, bottles, or kid's toys??

    It's hard to believe that we have left ALL of the plastic TRASH found on this planet today .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    In 1952 it would have been Bess Truman, not Mamie Eisenhower.
    Yeah, I guess you're right, Ike wouldn't have been sworn in until the following January .......

    Sorry Bess ..... [I wonder if she remembers the Venice Canal Cleaning of '56??]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Interior of main garage of American Red Cross, 79 Rue Laugier, Paris, France. March, 1919.

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    Wow! Not only did these guys have to know how to drive, but they had to be able to administer First Aid to both victims AND ambulances, ..... when needed.

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    Boy, I have a pair of hips which need drastic replacement, and the pain killers and muscle relaxants I am on are really messing with my timing in posting responses. Sorry about that.
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    Venice disposes sewage into its famous canals. It's swept out by tides twice-daily. It has modernized somewhat, but this practice is still common: https://www.venipedia.org/wiki/index...ewage_disposal
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